When driving down the backroads of France near Uzés, it’s a common sight to ride alongside tall stone walls. You know these beautifully laid stones must conceal something amazing. Perhaps behind French garden walls there’s a story to be told.
When I heard there were going to be white horses racing on the beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, I couldn’t wait to get there.
Autumn Week South of France How do you spend an autumn week in the south of France? Visiting beaux villages, going to brocante stores and outdoor markets, dining with friends, and eating great food. That’s how! Have I told you lately how much I love France? After a […]
What if you had only one day in Aix-en-Provence? That was our challenge when planning this year’s South of France Memories Tour
The French love their fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s why there are farmers markets in France in nearly every town, once a week or more often. In between, lots of places have their hometown green grocer. In Uzes there are market days on Wednesdays and Fridays. The green market […]
When some expats are choosing a place to locate, it seems to be a toss-up between Uzès and Pezanas. Here are some of the reasons you’ll love Pezanas.
Everytime I make a visit to the US to see family, it’s always the same. My grandson insists on watching videos of his grandmother’s hot air balloon ride. I’ll admit, when I think about the day I took my first hot air balloon ride, I get as excited as […]
The Barefoot Blogger is off to explore the middle of France: the Loire Valley châteaux and vineyards.
A recent visit to Carrières de Lumières was my third experience with the digital, immersive events staged in a former bauxite mine outside the village Les Baux de Provence. This year’s exhibition is “Picasso and the Spanish Masters.” Believe me, the photos don’t do justice to the real event.
Celebrate summer in south of France at Uzes’ Fete Votive. A summer event that everyone looks forward to attending.
When you go to a friend’s house and there’s great food and wine flowing and lots of people you enjoy sitting around, it’s pretty special, don’t you agree? What if you learn how to create the foods you are served? A hands-on cooking class? That’s the perfect way […]
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour When visitors to the south of France ask which Châteauneuf-du-Pape wineries to visit, here’s the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine tour I know. The wine-growing region that covers approximately 3,200 hectares (12.4 miles) of land in the Rhone Valley is home to some of France’s most well-known… […]
Planning a visit to Uzès? Here are some of the Uzès summer events you’ll want to put on your calendar. The Tourist Office of Pays d’Uzès – Pont du Gard has asked the Barefoot Blogger to help promote Uzès summer events to English-speaking visitors to our area. I’m […]
If you’re like me, finding my way around airports and train stations is sometimes tricky. Since I often take a train from Avignon to Charles de Gaulle in Paris, I jotted down directions and took a few photos to create a CDG Airport Photo Guide to help me […]
Had the Barefoot Blogger had known how fabulous lavender fields are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now.
Nothing compares with the Saturday or Wednesday markets in Uzes. Yet these Tuesday events, clearly for tourists, have the added attraction of a nighttime ambiance in the Place des Duche.
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 […]
Travel guide to Dordogne
After six days in Dordogne with my Colorado friend, it was time for the grand finale. We threw caution to the wind and took our first hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley, visiting the Chateau at Chenonceau no less. The tour of the Château at Chenonceau […]
What a day! A visit to Chenonceau ended our tour on a high note. My traveling companion and long-lost and found friend from grade school, Julie, and I put some serious miles behind us. We drove over four hours straight from Sarlat to Tours. I’m dropping Julie off […]