Through my Uzès experience, I’ve known and written about quite a few artists. Yet there was something extraordinary about meeting Simon James … aside from his status as an award-winning writer and illustrator. Meeting Simon James Living in a “red zone” COVID world, I miss the small, intimate […]
Since COVID has scrambled plans about traveling this year, there are still many things that excite me about life in Uzès. Like food. This post is all about food south of France, and how it literally “fills me.” All About Food South of France I never take a […]
Emerging amid COVID in Uzès is a tricky business, as it is in other parts of the world where active seniors live among the community’s population
Maybe I’m crazy for traveling during a pandemic, but I couldn’t wait any longer. I wanted to get back to France mid COVID. In October, I made a big decision to leave my home in Uzès to go to the States to help my family with some business […]
When we feel safe to travel again, there’s going to be a rush to France, and especially, to discovering Occitanie — the south of France region that includes Languedoc-Roussillon. Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France and I took off on a mission to scope out a part of […]
Before “lockdown,” IS Aix-en-Provence French language classes and Cook’n with Class Uzès were quickly filling their spaces for summer. Now you can join these French class favorites from your home! French Lessons from Aix-en-Provence … at Home If I could choose anywhere in the world for French lessons, it […]
When the pandemic hit, I was planning to return to my French world in May. It’s been over six months since I walked away from my beautiful new apartment in Uzès to spend time with my family near Atlanta. “Spend time” is an understatement since I’ve literally been living […]
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), […]
Like myself, many of us are curious and concerned about Uzès on COVID-19 lock down. Fortunately my friend and travel companion, Paula, is safe and well in Uzès, and she’s willing to give us a view of life as it is now. So far, from this early stage, […]
I’m digging way back into the archives of the Barefoot Blogger to republish the post about my first Beaujolais Nouveau day in France. It’s because of stories and friends like this that I’m still loving life here. By the way, Beaujolais Nouveau was this week. Hope you enjoyed […]
When it comes to French etiquette, Nancy McGee knows the answers. From the proper way to cut cheese, to eating oysters, she can tell us the French way. Nancy is my good friend from Sete and tour planner, Absolutely Southern France, for our Memories Tours. She’s used to […]
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
For visitors to Uzès there’s always something to keep you busy. If you’re not shopping on market day or wandering through the ancient town and discovering its charming streets and alleyways, you’re walking beside the stream in the Valle du l’Eure. Perhaps you would like to venture out […]
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.
It’s easy to be lost in Venice, a city of incomparable beauty and romance — a place where you’re just one of the millions of tourists who visit each year. Yes, it’s easy to be lost in Venice. But I mean really lost. Like you don’t know where your traveling companion disappeared to when you hopped on the vaporetti. You don’t have the address of the Airbnb where you stayed, nor the key? And you don’t have a phone with cell service? It wasn’t part of my plan.
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?
Canal cruising is more than floating along slowly all day in a barge. Wine tasting and cruising was the perfect day on the Athos Canal du Midi cruise.
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.
Antibes has a special attraction for me. Perhaps it’s the architecture and the narrow colorful avenues. It could be the quaint little hotel where I stay that’s so close to little shops and outdoor cafes, yet so hidden away. On my most recent visit, the main attraction was the food. Here’s a look at Antibes restaurant favorites
There’s nothing ordinary about living in the South of France. Especially in the spring, there’s always a festival , a brocante, a party or something extraordinary going on.Here are a few snippets of life around Uzès this week in the month of May.