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), […]
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.
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 […]
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
This time last year I was enjoying all that Alsace has to offer for the holiday. Over the next few weeks the Barefoot Blogger will be publishing glimpses of Strasbourg, Colmar, Equisheim, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Ribeauville on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram. Please stop by for your holiday cheer! You […]
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.
On the third day of the seven day Dordogne tour with my friend since kindergarten, we finally got it right. We narrowed down the “to do” list for our seven day Dordogne tour to a manageable number of places to see in one day. We came up […]
The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon.
I’ve heard the very best Christmas Markets are right here in France so I had to check them out for myself. If it’s bright holiday lights and decorations, streaming holiday music and festive foods that make a Christmas market rank at the top of the list, there’s no […]
Visit the Luberon for a rainbow of summer colors
This time of year in Provence brings out my very favorite colors in the crayon box.
If you don’t already have your bags packed, here are a few things you’ll surely miss staying at home.
It is obvious that artists have forever loved Roussillon; but just recently, I discovered how many authors passed this way … and stayed for a while.
Why Roussillon is “Red”: Fact and Fable The Barefoot Blogger – as seen in France Today The French commune of Roussillon is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, roughly midway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. It is in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world […]
Favorite foods and travels 2014
When I learned my hometown friend, whom I hadn’t seen in 40 years, was coming to visit me in Uzes, right away I started planning her trip. One that we’d both enjoy.