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 […]
When Nice was in its infancy, the hills of the Côte d’Azur were where the poor people lived. The mountainous area with sharp cliffs was remote and without water. Today, judging by the opulence of the towns that have sprung up, we wish we could be so lucky […]
If you’re seriously thinking of relocating to France, there’s a lot of information and help you will need. Here are some services and discounts for relocating to France to get you started. Believe me, I wish I had known about them years ago! Relocating to France: Seminar and […]
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), […]
Each year The ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is alive with an exciting sound and light show. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the most influential thinkers and writers of the eighteenth century was overwhelmed when he visited Pont du Gard. Imagine what he would say if he witnessed […]
A visit to Provence – one of the most visited areas in France – is the second post in the Barefoot Blogger travel series by Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France. Nancy has lived in the south of France for over 30 years so, I’d say, she knows her way […]
Yesterday I left for Nice from Uzès for the 2019 Memories Tour of the south of France. Patricia Sands beat me there by a day after spending a few days in Paris with friends joining our tour
Grab your suitcase and come along on the Memories Tour 2020! Sign up NOW for the South of France Memories You Promised Yourself. Patricia Sands and I are excited to invite you to the Memories Tour 2020. We’re waiting to meet you and thrilled to share our favorite […]
Celebrate summer in south of France at Uzes’ Fete Votive. A summer event that everyone looks forward to attending.
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.
Are Murano and Burano worth a visit while you’re in Venice? The half-day I spent in the colorful towns was a highlight of my holiday.
Visit Uzès: One of France’s most charming and popular destinations Uzès is becoming one of the most popular towns in the south of France. The medieval town is within easy traveling distance from Montpellier, Nimes, and Avignon. Its proximity to Marseille, Provence, and the Côte d’Azur make Uzès […]
Staying in the country home of the Windsors
When you go to a friend’s house and there’s great food and wine flowing and lots of people you enjoy sitting around, it’s pretty special, don’t you agree? What if you learn how to create the foods you are served? A hands-on cooking class? That’s the perfect way […]
Come along on a visit to the Milan Cathedral: Duomo di Milano as you enjoy the televised Bocelli concert. Let’s pretend we are there! Photos by Barefoot Blogger & Son, 2018 (Reproduced from NPR) On Easter Sunday, renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo concert at the […]
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.
I’m not a very patient person. Never have been. When I moved to France I knew it would try my patience.
Have you ever been lost at CDG (Charles de Gaulle) Airport trying to find your way to the hotel where you’ve reserved a room?
If visiting the south of France is in your future, an Athos Canal du Midi Cruise should be at the top of your “to-do” list.
Sunday is a day of rest for many people, but there’s plenty to keep you busy on Sunday in Paris… like a cooking class with a professional chef and the market in Montmartre. Starting off just after 8 o’clock this morning, I walked from the hotel to a […]