There's something about it. The passion, the language, the unknown. If you're looking for something inspiring to listen to while painting, cleaning, traveling or reading, may I recommend something French. During our honeymoon, Monsieur Moulin and I were on the French Riveira (le sigh), and we stopped in a record store to see what we could find (for my audio guy who is obsessed with all things music). There, we found one of our favorite treasures from the trip - an album by Ben L'Oncle Soul. It was life-changing, really. And ever since, when I hear French music, I pretend I have a flat in the heart of Paris. A girl can dream, can't she?
The La Vie en Rose album is also exremely beautiful and romantic. It transports you to another place and time.