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Barefoot Blogger

Traveling wasn't enough for this free spirited female. I needed to live abroad. Now I am happily living in Uzes, France. My blogs are about my adventures as a post-career, solo woman maneuvering her way through everyday life in France and on travels to various parts of the world. I hope you enjoy my adventures, photography and the people and places I run into along my way.

Join These Favorite French Classes From Your Home

Before “lockdown,”  IS Aix-en-Provence French language classes and Cook’n with Class Uzès were quickly filling their spaces for summer. Now you can join these French class favorites from your home! French Lessons from Aix-en-Provence … at Home If I could choose anywhere in the world for French lessons, it […]

Le Plus Beau Village: Monpazier, A Model French Bastide

During Covid-19 “lockdown,” a virtual visit to Monpazier, a model French bastide, feels appropriate. It all seems quite secluded and safe. I never cared much about history when I was growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina. In fact, for years I had a recurrent dream that I’d never […]

Le Plus Beau Village: Saint-Jean-de-Côle

North of the Dordogne, near Brantome, lies Le Plus Beau Village Saint-Jean-de Côle — one of the prettiest villages in France. Within its tiny confines, the town of about 300 people features everything you’d wish for in a beaux village: a château, a Romano-Byzantine Church, a Priory (Abbey), […]

Life in Black & White: Nuit Blanche in Uzès

Who knew that the next adventure we would take together would be a worldwide pandemic!? Life never ceases to amaze. And it’s certainly neither black nor white.  So here I am, sitting in Atlanta, Georgia, instead of in my sweet apartment in France. While friends in Uzès are enjoying […]

Where in the World is the Barefoot Blogger?

I’ve been slack writing posts and I apologize. Those who follow the Barefoot Blogger on social media know I’m back in the US for awhile. Rejuvenating! I returned to the States in October because I needed to attend to some family matters. Mostly, I’ve been working with my son. […]

Occitanie region

The Wild, Wonderful Occitanie Region: The Camargue

The Occitanie Region and the Camargue Aigues-Mortes is at the gateway town to the Occitanie region of the Camargue. The walled city with its history of Kings and crusades is as impressive as its past.“From its earliest days, Aigues-Mortes was significant for its salt fields and its location […]

Occitanie

Exploring France’s Occitanie Region: The Mediterranean Port of Sete

The new “go-to” place in the south of France is Occitanie Occitanie is the new “go-to” place in the south of France. When visitors have had their fill of Nice, the Côte d’Azur, and Provence, they’re finding that the southernmost region of France, once known as Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées, is […]

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