If you’re like me, finding my way around airports and train stations is sometimes tricky. 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 me […]
Had the Barefoot Blogger had known how fabulous lavender fields are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now.
Nothing compares with the Saturday or Wednesday markets in Uzes. Yet these Tuesday events, clearly for tourists, have the added attraction of a nighttime ambiance in the Place des Duche.
Nimes What to See 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 amazing places to visit. It’s hard to decide […]
Sète may be a small town on the French Mediterranean coast but it hits above its weight in the gastronomic arena. Home of the most sought after oysters in France, Sete is known for these specialties: the famous octopus pie (tielle), red labelled gourmet fish soup (Azais Polito […]
Remember the atrocity of June 10, 1944
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 first hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley, visiting the Chateau at Chenonceau no less. The tour of the Château at Chenonceau […]
What a day! A visit to Chenonceau ended our tour on a 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 four hours straight from Sarlat to Tours. I’m dropping Julie off […]
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. Take a look at market day in Sarlat! Ok. I’m a sucker for market days Maybe what I fell in love with in Sarlat was […]
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 Lascaux from […]
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 […]
There are two luxuries Julie, and I splurged on during our Dordogne tour. One was to spend a night in a hilltop chateau en route from Albi to Cahors. The other I’ll divulge later. Day two on the week-long car tour from Uzes to Tours, through the Dordogne […]
wandering through Dordogne
Why do I love France? That’s a question I’m asked by those who wonder why, after four years, I’m still here. A French Collection asked five bloggers who write about France, including moi, “Why do you love France?” After reading each response, perhaps you’ll understand how we feel […]
As long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of “faraway places” — like the ones Mother told me about when I was a child. Escaping into the fairytale world I visited in my mind was my way of dealing with real life. “Going to China, or maybe […]
After 15 days of jumping from place to place in France and Italy, the Golden Girls were ready for a little rest and relaxation. As par for this journey, we picked a spot on the map because it was there and headed to Nova Siri, Italy to spend time unwinding on a beach.
Rome is too overwhelming to be consumed in only a few days. It would take weeks to appreciate the breadth and depth of the city. For two days we stayed around the Vatican City.
A side trip from Florence, Italy took “The Golden Girls” to the villages of Cinque Terre where colorful architecture and amazing views are straight out of the tour books.