Elton John is in Nîmes tonight. He’s just one of the stars that show up in France for a summer concert in Nîmes’ ancient arena.
There’s nothing ordinary about living in the South of France. Especially in the spring, there’s always a festival , a brocante, a party or something extraordinary going on.Here are a few snippets of life around Uzès this week in the month of May.
Nimes What to See Why is Nimes a “must-see” for Roman history lovers? Because it’s a city where you can literally see, touch, and experience Roman life in France during the days of the Roman Empire. France has so many amazing places to visit. It’s hard to decide […]
Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon
As I write this post I’m a long way from the hot weather in France. I’m in the US for a few weeks spending time with my “grands.” Usually I’m not anxious to leave Uzes, but I’ll admit, the heat was getting to me. The thermometer in town […]
Revisit some of the ancient past with a tour of Romans in Nimes — one of the key Roman towns in “Gaul” during the days of Augustus. Romans in Nimes Nimes is a “must” for Roman history lovers France has so many amazing places to visit it’s hard […]
This weekend the ancient Roman city in the south of France is going to party! It’s Feria Time in Nimes! One of the most exciting events in France’s Languedoc region is on Pentecost weekend in Nimes. The Pentecost Feria brings Bulls, matadors, herdsmen from the Camargue, and tens […]
You don’t know how often the Barefoot Blogger has to pinch herself to believe my French life. It’s more than a dream come true. It’s pure heaven. It’s not fair to brag about what a good time I’m having, but … just saying. Take a look at this […]
McKenna’s best memory of the day
For five full days we packed in as much history, animal adventures, and fun in the south of France as we possibly could.
Special friends are on the way to visit the Barefoot Blogger, including my dear 10-year-old McKenna. Planning the 7-day visit has been easier than you’d think.
After a few times driving to shopping areas in Nimes, I’m beginning to know my way around.
romans in France
Romans in France Anytime I take a trip in France and walk among ancient Roman ruins, I am thankful to the French for reminding the world about Romans in France. In French towns and villages where the Romans used to roam, you can actually see, feel, touch, and […]
This summer I was invited to a bullfight in Nimes. Visions of bulls, matadors and swinging red capes have been swirling in my head ever since.
Every Thursday night during July and August the city of Nimes throws a party.
My bonne chance this week was visiting a friend in Nimes who lives only a few blocks from the Stage 15 finish of the Tour de France.
The Nimes Arena Imagine revisiting the Roman Games of Augustus Caesar’s time. Now, place yourself in the spot where the “games” were held. Then add the fanfare, color, and a raving crowd. Such just happened this weekend in the Arena in Nimes. Battle re-enactments are popular in the […]
My first house guest came to visit recently. During her two-day stay, my college-aged friend and I saw some of my favorite spots around Uzès in November: Pont du Gard, San Quentin La Poterie, and Nimes. Uzès in November When I learned that my friend from North Carolina’s […]
Gardens and Gladiators in Nimes, France, took me back to Miss Clegg’s Latin class in high school. Some of you reading this story remember Miss Clegg. Or you had a teacher like Miss Clegg. She never knew that I had English translations of Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey […]