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
We were up and ready to meet our guide early. Then off to see and learn around and about Nice.
The French love their fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s why there are farmers markets in France in nearly every town, once a week or more often. In between, lots of places have their hometown green grocer. In Uzes there are market days on Wednesdays and Fridays. The green market […]
Eating your way through Sete France
It’s time for the St. Louis Festival in Sete. Gee, I hate to miss it this year. It’s always so much fun: beach time, parties and the Sete water jousting competitions. I’m in the States with family. Why now? After four years in France, I’ve learned that August […]
Staying in a small village near Amboise turned out to be one of the best choices on this visit to the Loire Valley. Not only were we close to beautiful châteaux, there Loire Valley wine caves all around.
A recent visit to Carrières de Lumières was my third experience with the digital, immersive events staged in a former bauxite mine outside the village Les Baux de Provence. This year’s exhibition is “Picasso and the Spanish Masters.” Believe me, the photos don’t do justice to the real event.
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 […]
Planning a visit to Uzès? Here are some of the Uzès summer events you’ll want to put on your calendar. The Tourist Office of Pays d’Uzès – Pont du Gard has asked the Barefoot Blogger to help promote Uzès summer events to English-speaking visitors to our area. I’m […]
What does the Barefoot Blogger think about the Provençal lifestyle after moving to the south of France? Perfectly Provence‘s Carolyne Kause-Abbott asked questions you’ll want answered if you’re considering a big change in your life after retirement. Choosing the Provencal Lifestyle to Embark on a Retirement Adventure Carolyne […]
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.
For someone who had never spent much time in Marseille, now I’m loving it! I jumped at the chance to join a cooking class in Marseille with Gilles Conchy of Provence Gourmet. Read on and you’ll see why … Marseille is a city of wide, busy streets and […]
Remember the atrocity of June 10, 1944
Any who visit Uzés, France are in awe of the Château de Duché. It’s the centerpiece of the town and home to the Duke of Uzés — the oldest ducal peerage in France. If France was still a kingdom, the Duke of Uzés would rank just below “princes […]
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.
Florence, Italy is a place you should try to see at least once in your lifetime. For “The Golden Girls”, two of us were making repeat visits. That meant this had to be a unique and fun experience for each of us to remember. Little did we know […]
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 […]
Revisit the seaside towns of Port Vendres and Collioure, France with me and my North Carolina friends. You may want to put these two on your “must see” list! When “The Golden Girls” discovered Port Vendres and Collioure, the quaint towns along the Mediterranean, it was quite by accident. […]