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A Travel Guide to France

Travel enriches us. Sometimes it literally changes our lives. This is a travel guide to France and to some of the towns, villages and regions the Barefoot Blogger has visited, along with stories on each. Check back often as places will be added as quickly as I can pack my suitcase! Bookmark the page for future reference and pass it along to your friends if you’d like.

Enjoy your journey!

Your Travel Guide to France

Albi

7 Days in Dordogne: Step-by-Step 

Amboise

3 Days in the Loire Valley: Amboise

Anduze

Halloween Train to the Cevennes

Antibes

Antibes in Two Days: Moonlight and Absinthe

The Doors and Windows of Antibes

Arles

Arles’ Feria du Riz: Bullfights and Fanfare

Day Trip from Uzes: Arles, Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer and the Camargue

Romans in France: The Mini-Series

Avignon

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 5-6 Nimes, Pont Du Gard, Avignon

What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

 Beaucaire

Revisiting Van Gogh

Beziers

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 7-8 Sete, Beziers and Bouziques

Bordeaux

3 Perfect Days in Bordeaux

Bordeaux Day 1: The Secrets of Great Wine

Bordeaux Day 2: La Cité de Vin

Bordeaux Day 3: The Magnificent City 

Brantome

7 Days In Dordogne: Lascaux to Brantôme

Bouziques

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 7-8 Sete, Beziers and Bouziques

Cahors

7 Days in Dordogne: Albi to Cahors

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

Carcassone

Trip Ideas You Can Steal From a 10-Year-Old’s Visit to France

A Visit to Carcassonne Through the Eyes of a Child

Caromb

Caromb and the Pipinette

How Can One Fine Day Go So Terribly Wrong?

Chenonchaux

7 Days in Dordogne: Up, Up and Away!

7 Days in Dordogne: The Finale

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

36 Hours of Wine and Roses in Provence

Clermont Ferrand

Hanging Out In The Loire Valley

Collioure

Collioure: A City of “Special Light” for Artists

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 9-10 Port Vendres and Collioure

Corsica

Travel Corsica: From Sea to Snow-Capped Mountains

Domme

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

Gordes

Lost in the Luberon: Gordes, Goult and Menerbes

Goult

Lost in the Luberon: Gordes, Goult and Menerbes

Gif-Sur-Yvette

Living Like a King and Wallace Simpson

Juan-Les-Pins

Antibes Again? It Just Gets Better

La Grande Motte

Move in 7 Days or Bust!

La Grande-Motte: A Thoroughly Modern French Holiday

La Rogue Gageac

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

Les Baux de Provence

36 Hours of Wine and Roses in Provence

L’isle sur la Sorgue

Revisiting Van Gogh

What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

36 Hours of Wine and Roses in Provence

Lyon

What Does a Southern Gal Think of Lyon? “Hog Heaven!”

Lyon, France: Behind Closed Doors

Lyon’s Musee des Beaux Arts: “The Most Elegant Woman in Paris”

Lyon: A Feast For the Eyes

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and New Chaussures

Lyon Day One: Hog Heaven

Marquay

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

Menerbes

Lost in the Luberon: Gordes, Goult and Menerbes

Mont Montmartre

5 Things You Should Do in Montmartre

Montignac

7 Days In Dordogne: Lascaux to Brantôme

Nice

Nice is Nice. Marc Chagall Makes It Nicer

Heading for a Beach in France? Nice!

City Side of Nice: Favorite Finds

Uzes to Nice: Nice!

Nimes

A Bridge To The Past: The Roman History of France Revisited

Nimes Arena: The Great Roman Games

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 5-6 Nimes, Pont Du Gard, Avignon

Jeudi de Nîmes: J’aime Nîmes!

An Insider’s Guide to Shopping in Nimes

The Feria’s in Nimes. Let the Party Begin!

In Awe of the French: History Preserved

Oradour-Sur-Glane

A Personal Journey Back in Time

Orange

In Awe of the French: History Preserved

Paris

Paris Night Lights

Christmas in Paris

A Photo Guide to the SNCF/TGV Trains at Paris’ CDG Airport – Updated

Paris Through Your Eyes

Back to France. First Stop: Paris

Travel Tips for Passing Through CDG Paris

Paris: Fiddlers Rock the Château

Look What’s Cooking on Sunday in Paris

Pezenas

Saturday Market in Pezenas, France

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard: Architecture or Art?

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 5-6 Nimes, Pont Du Gard, Avignon

A Bridge To The Past: The Roman History of France Revisited

How to Make French History More Fun

Romans in France: The Mini-Series

Uzes in November: A Two-Day Tour

Port Vendres

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 9-10 Port Vendres and Collioure

Remoulins

Revisiting Van Gogh

Rocamodore

7 Days in Dordogne: Rocamadour

Roussillon

Roussillon: For Art and Authors

Why Roussillon is “Red”: Fact and Fable

Fall … In Love With Provence

Lost in the Luberon: Gordes, Goult and Menerbes

Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer

Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer. Who Knew?

White Horses on the Beach: Festival d’ Abrivados Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Day Trip from Uzes: Arles, Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer and the Camargue

San Quentin la Poterie

Oh La La Poterie!

Sunday Fetes in France: Wine Tasting and Pottery

Uzes in November: A Two-Day Tour

It’s Time for “La Tournée du Père Noël” in San Quentin la Poterie

A Dream Vacation in the South of France. It’s All in a Day’s Work.

Shopping Finds in San Quentin la Poterie

Off the beaten path: Part 2

San Quentin la Poterie for Art and Lawrence Durrell

The Best Ever Le Chocolat Chaud

Sarlat

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

7 Days in Dordogne: Market Day in Sarlat

Travel Guide to Dordogne: Hints, Finds and Faux-Pas

Saint Jean Du Gard

On the Road with Sally: Saint Jean du Gard

Sete

7 Reasons To Visit Sete This Year

Sete or Marseille? Which Has the Best Fish Soup?

A Day at the Beach in Sete: That’s Life!

Next Stop: Sete France

Barefooting in Sete, France

The Bad Girls in Sete

“The Golden Girls” Loving France: Day 7-8 Sete, Beziers and Bouziques

Sete: Abbeys and Vineyards

By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sete

Sete: Eat, Pray (to eat), Love (to eat)

Final Days in Sete: Parties, Artist Friends and Days at the Beach

St. Remy

Revisiting Van Gogh

36 Hours of Wine and Roses in Provence

Uzes

Uzes on your Mind?

100’s more… Type “Uzes” on the Search bar to find out all you want to know about Uzes

Versailles

Living Like a King and Wallace Simpson

Special regions of France

Camargue

7 Reasons You Should Go To The Camargue

Back to the Camargue: The White Horses

A Most Unusual Place for a French Vineyard

Dordogne

7 Days in Dordogne: Step-by-Step 

7 Days in Dordogne: Albi to Cahors

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

7 Days In Dordogne: Lascaux to Brantôme

7 Days in Dordogne: Rocamadour

7 Days in Dordogne: Market Day in Sarlat

7 Days in Dordogne: Up, Up and Away!

7 Days in Dordogne: The Finale

Travel Guide to Dordogne: Hints, Finds and Faux-Pas

Loire Valley

Hanging Out In The Loire Valley

3 Days in the Loire Valley: Amboise

3 Days in the Loire Valley: Wine Caves and Parties

3 Days in the Loire Valley: Château Clos Lucé and Leonardo Da Vinci

Loire Valley: Château Villandry and Living Large

Luberon

Fall … In Love With Provence

Why Roussillon is “Red”: Fact and Fable

Roussillon: For Art and Authors

Lost in the Luberon: Gordes, Goult and Menerbes

Lost in the Luberon Part Two

 

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4 replies »

  1. Hi there,

    Hope all is well at your end…

    Are you coming to the theatre on Friday 30th?

    Nice to see your list of places in France, but I think a few are missing…in the Vaucluse, Séguret, Goult, Oppède le Vieux, Lourmarin ((was until Tuesday amongst – and still is…(was there for the lovely market this morning) one of the 13 pretties villages in France, but Kayserberg in Alsace won)), in the Bouches-du-Rhône…Eygalières, St Remy de Provence, and the ever important Aix-en-Provence (the reason we are where we are) and on the Côte dAzur… Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cassis…not to forget the beautiful Calanques just off the coast by Toulon… .😉

    The list is endless…aren’t we lucky to live in such a beautiful and ‘stimulating’ country?

    Lis x

    Sent from my iPad

    • For sure there are many many more places to visit in France…and many I’ve been to that I haven’t written about. This is a list of those that have appeared on the blog yes! I’m looking forward to the theatre in Avignon. See you then!

  2. Deborah your Nice pictures were terrific and this list of places to visit and what to see and do are wonderful ways to expose people to the great places in France. It would be good to also expose them to the book that contains all the Plus Beaux Villages de France.

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