Category: Around France

Whimsy in Uzès. Meeting Simon James.

Through my Uzès experience,  I’ve known and written about quite a few artists. Yet there was something extraordinary about meeting Simon James … aside from his status as an award-winning writer and illustrator.  Meeting Simon James Living in a “red zone” COVID world,  I miss the small, intimate […]

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. […]

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