To me Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity.
After two weeks away at language school in Aix-en-Provence, it’s wonderful to be back home in Uzès. Join me on a morning walk to town. Home in Uzès It’s Wednesday. That means market day in Uzès with local vendors. They bring my favorite tapenades, like anchoïade spread, and […]
It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love? During today’s French lesson 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 […]
If I had known that learning French is fun, I would have gone to IS-AIX a long time ago. Perhaps it’s fun now because I’m in one of the most beautiful towns in France: Aix-en-Provence. Learning French is fun Perhaps French is fun because I love weekend markets. […]
If I could choose any place in the world for French lessons, it would be Aix-en-Provence. Just being here makes me feel like speaking French. The cozy cafes… Elegant courtyards with fountains… …and colorful neighborhood markets. The language will surely sink in. French lessons at IS […]
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.
I’m not a very patient person. Never have been. When I moved to France I knew it would try my patience.
Sign up now for the South of France holiday you’ll never forget. While the Barefoot Blogger has been distracted with a move to a new apartment in Uzes and NO wifi, my friend and cohort Patricia Sands has been busy gathering our next new best friends for the […]
Uzès is famous for French truffles. Black ones. Pigs and dogs sniff them out from beneath the roots of trees.
5 Years an Expat in France. Would you believe? It’s been five years since I started my expat adventure in France. After all this time, I’m as as excited as ever about being here. And not a bit trepidatious at what lies ahead.
One of the most asked questions for this American expat in France is about healthcare. “What do you do about healthcare when moving to France?”
When the Barefoot Blogger decided to run off to France, I learned the hard way how to do some of the basics: rent a French apartment, open a bank account and obtain a visa. Here are some expat moving tips.
Looks like lots of folks are thinking about moving to France. First, the visa. This post was #1 among blog followers in 2018. Bonne chance!
Five years ago the Barefoot Blogger started the extraordinary journey to live in France. Remembering some of my early days moving to France, drama, and friends is so much fun.
The holidays are the perfect time to make a wish. Wish for France. If you could visit anywhere in France, where would it be?
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I’ve heard the very best Christmas Markets are right here in France so I had to check them out for myself. Christmas Markets in France Day by Day Tour If it’s bright holiday lights and decorations, streaming holiday music, and festive foods that make a Christmas market rank […]
How do you cap off an unforgettable twelve day tour of the South of France? By taking part in a wine harvest done the old fashion way, of course.
After a busy morning at Pont du Gard and the quaint pottery town of San Quentin de Poterie, the gals on the South of France Memories You Promised Yourself tour excitedly landed in Uzés.
The ancient Roman aqueduct Pont Du Gard and San Quentin la Poterie were just two stops on Day 11 of the “South of France Memories You Promised Yourself” tour.