Category: Around France

Lockdown Thanksgiving for Americans in Uzès. A Story of Sharing

Thanksgiving for Americans in Uzés this year is truly a story of sharing.  One traditional Thanksgiving meal fed over two dozen Americans, in thirteen different households, plus leftovers to share with the local Montessori school.  The idea was the brainchild of one of our favorite friends and gourmet […]

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), […]

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