It’s not a coincidence that the South of France Memories Tour would visit Antibes, Aix, and Arles straight in a row. They are definitely A-List tourist spots south of France. A-List Tourist Spots South of France: Antibes You know by now that Antibes is one of my favorite […]
Now I’m loving it for someone who had never spent much time in Marseille! I jumped at the chance to join a cooking class in Marseille with Gilles Conchy of Provence Gourmet. Read on, and you’ll see why … Marseille is a city of wide, busy streets and […]
Marseille wasn’t high on my list of places to visit. A weekend spent there celebrating the birthday of a dear friend from Uzès totally changed my mind. On top of being an incredibly beautiful city with lovely, welcoming people, Marseille is for foodies like me. I’ve been to […]
A visit to Provence – one of the most visited areas in France – is the second post in the Barefoot Blogger travel series by Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France. Nancy has lived in the south of France for over 30 years so, I’d say, she knows her way […]
There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.” So far, I’ve seen only 13 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus Beaux […]
To me Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity.
It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love? During today’s French lesson at IS Aix-en-Provence, we dove into a treasure chest of words and phrases the French use to express their feelings of love. Would your heart pitter-patter if your loved one […]
It’s taken five years for the Barefoot Blogger to get to the point where she’s making progress in her new language. Now I’m learning French in Aix-en-Provence.
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
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.
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… […]
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 […]
Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon
A recent weekend in Marseille turned my perception of the city inside out. Now I can’t wait to return. I’ll admit, a weekend in Marseille was not at the top of my travel list. Even though it’s less than two hours away from Uzés. It’s surely because I’ve […]
The Doors and Windows of Marseille Marseille doors and windows were the highlights of my first proper visit to Marseille. I want to share them with you. Marseille, the second-largest city in France, is where photographers must stop every few seconds to take a picture. Walking through the […]
Now that I’ve seen the movie “Loving Van Gogh” — in French no less, with no subtitles — I’m remembering my first visit to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence I started my quest for Van Gogh’s trail in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence early on a beautiful, sunny morning. Temperatures were in the high 70’s and a light wind […]
Not everyone who goes to Provence makes a stop in Orange, France. I’m unsure why because it’s not far from famous places like Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Plus, it’s an extraordinary place to visit. I’ve been to Orange, France, three times now for three different reasons. The first visit was […]
Where’s the best fish soup in France
Tragedy in Nice
This time of year in Provence brings out my very favorite colors in the crayon box.