Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France and I often team up for a road trip. Or just to get into trouble. This time, the road took us southwest from Uzès. We visited the oyster world of Tarbouriech.
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.
If you wonder about the heat wave in Uzès and how it’s affecting townfolk and tourists, let’s look at the places people always gather. Join me on a walk around town.
When it’s your first visit to Paris, how do you decide what to do? There are so many ways you can go, things to see in just 3 days in Paris. Last year this time, I was in Paris celebrating a landmark birthday with one of my best […]
We’re having a heat wave in Uzès this week. It’s supposed to be close to 105° (41°C). The French call it “la canicule.” All I can say is “it’s cooler in Corsica.” Always a little cooler than the mainland of France, Corsica is a popular destination for those […]
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.
Who doesn’t love a music festival? It’s Fete de la Musique in Uzès again and everyone’s out dancing in the streets.
Each year The ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is alive with an exciting sound and light show. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the most influential thinkers and writers of the eighteenth century was overwhelmed when he visited Pont du Gard. Imagine what he would say if he witnessed […]
Canal cruising is more than floating along slowly all day in a barge. Wine tasting and cruising was the perfect day on the Athos Canal du Midi cruise.
If visiting the south of France is in your future, an Athos Canal du Midi Cruise should be at the top of your “to-do” list.
Antibes has a special attraction for me. Perhaps it’s the architecture and the narrow colorful avenues. It could be the quaint little hotel where I stay that’s so close to little shops and outdoor cafes, yet so hidden away. On my most recent visit, the main attraction was the food. Here’s a look at Antibes restaurant favorites
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.
On the way back from my recent visit to the States, I intentionally stopped in Dordogne to see four of the beaux villages on my list: Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castlenaud-la-Chapelle, Monpazier, and St. Jean-de-Côle.
Sometimes it seems that I’m being unappreciative to my family I visit in the US. But when I return back to France again, I can’t believe how happy I feel. I’m at home. But at the same time, I’m on a great adventure. The last two months I’ve […]
Have you ever heard of “tree sports?” Neither had I. Now trees are where I’d love to hang out. Literally! Time to learn about tree sports in Uzès. Tree sports in Uzès One of my favorite places in Uzes is the Vallée de l’Eure. I’ve written about the […]
Lyon hides some of its best features out of sight, behind closed doors.
Like many of you who will be finding your way through Paris’ CDG in the next weeks and months, I’m heading there, too. It’s time to plan ahead and remember some of the things I’ve learned. Mostly the hard way. Travel Tips for Passing Through CDG Paris Passing […]
Traveling solo means there’s no one to help with the bags. What you take, you carry. I’m trying my best to pack light when I travel. There are lots of ways to do it. By sharing some of the ways I cut down on what I carry, I’m […]
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 […]
Why do we think France is romantic? Is it because of glamorous and exquisite French movie stars like Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Louis Jourdan, Gérard Depardieu, Charles Boyer that we think France is romantic? Even Maurice Chevalier? Or because movies like “A Man and a Woman” with Anouk Aimée; The English […]
Along the way back to Uzès from my first visit to the Dordogne, I received an email from my good friend, artist Andy Newman.”If you like Rocamadour, stop by the mini Rocamadour, Narjac