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 […]
On the way back from my recent visit to the States, I intentionally stopped in Dordogne to see four of the beaux villages on my list: Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castlenaud-la-Chapelle, Monpazier, and St. Jean-de-Côle.
Lyon hides some of its best features out of sight, behind closed doors.
Along the way back to Uzès from my first visit to the Dordogne, I received an email from my good friend, artist Andy Newman.”If you like Rocamadour, stop by the mini Rocamadour, Narjac
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Whenever you are on an extended trip that takes you to many destinations, you’re bound to go to certain places just because they’re on the way. That’s how The Golden Girls ended up in Pisa, Italy. Discovering Port Vendres and Collioure because they were on the way to an […]
Side trips from Uzes are now behind us. It’s time for the Golden Girls to hit the super highway and head for the Mediterranean side of France. The Mediterranean Side of France: Sete The Venice of France I couldn’t wait to show off Sete to my friends from […]
Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon
So many friends are contacting me for ideas on where to go on “girl trips” around France. Let me share the adventures of my buddies, the Golden Girls, from our tour of France and Italy. Perhaps you’ll get some ideas for your travels.
A recent weekend in Marseille turned my perception of the city inside out. Now I can’t wait to return. I’ll admit, a weekend in Marseille was not at the top of my travel list. Even though it’s less than two hours away from Uzés. It’s surely because I’ve […]
The Doors and Windows of Marseille Marseille doors and windows were the highlights of my first proper visit to Marseille. I want to share them with you. Marseille, the second-largest city in France, is where photographers must stop every few seconds to take a picture. Walking through the […]
After touring the most popular Christmas Market in France — Strasbourg, Colmar, and Kaysersberg –, I have to say they were pretty spectacular. Yet there was nothing quite like the magical Christmas markets in the small towns we visited next in Alsace: Eguisheim, Riquewihr, and Ribeauville. 3 Magical […]
The second day of the French Spa Tour and Cure started with a drive through the Pyrenees to the “beaux village” of Saint-Bertrand-De-Comminges. French Spa Tour The journey from our overnight at L’hostellerie des Cédres to Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges was a brilliant plan, thanks to my trip guide extraordinaire, Nevenka. […]