To me Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity.
It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love? In French class today at IS Aix-en-Provence we dove into a treasure chest of words and phrases the French use to express their feelings of love. Would your heart go pitter-patter if your loved […]
It’s taken five years for the Barefoot Blogger to get to the point where she’s making progress in her new language. Now I’m learning French in Aix-en-Provence.
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 […]
Just because I didn’t make it to the last part of the South of France Memories You Promised Yourself Tour 2018, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun and adventures.
What if you had only one day in Aix-en-Provence? That was our challenge when planning this year’s South of France Memories Tour
When some expats are choosing a place to locate, it seems to be a toss-up between Uzès and Pezanas. Here are some of the reasons you’ll love Pezanas.
Everytime I make a visit to the US to see family, it’s always the same. My grandson insists on watching videos of his grandmother’s hot air balloon ride. I’ll admit, when I think about the day I took my first hot air balloon ride, I get as excited as […]
The Barefoot Blogger is off to explore the middle of France: the Loire Valley châteaux and vineyards.
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.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour When visitors to the south of France put “wine tour” at the top of their list of things to do, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine tour quickly comes to mind. The wine growing region that covers approximately 3,200 hectares (12.4 miles) of land in the Rhone valley is […]
If you’re like me it’s sometimes difficult to find my way around airports and train stations. Since I often take a train from Avignon to Charles de Gaulle in Paris, I jotted down directions and took a few photos to create a CDG Airport Photo Guide to help […]
This a republished post by the Barefoot Blogger from France Today. Why is Nimes a “must see” for Roman history lovers? Because it’s a city where you can literally see, touch and experience Roman life in France during the days of the Roman Empire. France has so many […]
Travel guide to Dordogne
After six days in Dordogne with my Colorado friend, it was time for the grand finale. We threw caution to the wind and took our very first hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley. Visiting Chenonceau no less. The tour of the Château at Chenonceau is not exactly […]
What a day! What a way to end the week traveling and touring in Dordogne. Let’s just say, it ended on a very high note. My traveling companion and long-lost and found friend from grade school, Julie, and I put some serious miles behind us. We drove over […]
Sarlat. You’re the winner. Of all the places I’ve been on my Dordogne tour these past five days, I like you the best. Ok. I’m a sucker for market days. That’s how I fell in love with –and moved to– Uzes. Take a look at Sarlat! Dordogne […]
Day five in the seven-day Dordogne marathon trip with my long-time friend, Julie, was one thing we looked forward to the most– Visit Rocamadour. The village carved into a hill, Rocamadour, takes at least a half-day to explore. It is recommended you arrive early to catch the best […]
Caves, canals and missteps describe day four of the Dordogne seven day adventure. Overcast and rainy weather changed our planned route for day four of our Dordogne seven day adventure Good thing we are driving. Instead of Rocamadour we headed for the painted cave at Lascaux. The route to […]
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 […]