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 […]
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.
Remember the atrocity of June 10, 1944
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 […]
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.
The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon.
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 […]
How mould from rye bread found its way into the first Roquefort cheese
An easy guide to France
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to renew the French Expat Visa. It’s a gift from France that keeps on giving.
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 best French Christmas Markets are in the Alsace region of France, or so I’m told. I had to see for myself. Ask anyone who’s scouted for the best Christmas Markets in Europe, and they’ll say Strasbourg, Colmar, and Kaysersberg in France are among the most famous. Since […]
Of all the places the Barefoot Blogger has wandered, a trip to a French thermal spa for a cure has to be the most relaxing… and French! I’m pretty sure I was the only person at the resort who was from outside France. I was certainly the only one […]
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. […]