Around France

Oh! “The Places You’ll Go!”

Female expat living in Uzes travels in France for fun and education. Click here for Trip Ideas You Can Steal


The whirlwind tour of the south of France is now history for my recent guests, including 10-year old McKenna. Now that they’re gone, the words of Dr. Seuss’s poem seem perfect to share with McKenna as a reminder of her visit.


“You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!


For five full days McKenna, her mother and I packed in as much history, animal adventures, and fun in the south of France as we possibly could. Here’s a picture view of the highlights. Posts to follow will fill in the stories and learnings.

Day One – Uzes

Saturday market and dinner with our friend, Geoffrey, at Le Comptoir 7 

How many ways can you say “foie gras”? This entree featured foie gras as pate, ice cream and creme brûlée!

Foie grae entree at Le Comptoir 7 in Uzes

Foie grae entree at Le Comptoir 7 in Uzes



Day Two – Pont du Gard and Nimes


Tracing the Romans in France started with a visit to Pont du Gard. Wading in the cool river water was a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard




Day Three – The Camargue 

A safari in the Camargue gave us “up close” views of the white horses, Camargues bulls and flamingos


Day Four – Sete and Carcassonne 

A day on the beach in Sete

A day on the beach in Sete


Bastille Day Fireworks in Carcassonne

Bastille Day Fireworks in Carcassonne


Day Five – Carcassonne 


Train rides from Sete to Carcassonne and back.

Train rides from Sete to Carcassonne and back.


… and a lot of 10-year-old craziness along the way!


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10 replies »

  1. Hi Deborah,
    Have been really enjoying your blog for some time now, reading all your stories about Uzes and your adventures. My husband and I are here now for a month – have only been here a couple of days and know we are going to love it.

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