When I was giving hints about moving to France and getting rid of stuff, the rest of the story hadn’t played out.
In Collioure nature, architecture and history blend to create a magical place.
If you don’t already have your bags packed, here are a few things you’ll surely miss staying at home.
When one of my long-time friends (notice I didn’t say “old”) came to visit in Uzes, she’d say: “That’s just so French!” It became a favorite sayiing to the two of us during her stay. Here are ten things that say “that’s just so French” to me. See […]
If France had been within the realm of my imagination while growing up, surely Jacqueline Delubac would have been close to the top of my list of idols.
By now you know that some of the Barefoot Blogger’s favorite people in France are artists.
For all those ‘doubters’ out there who think the Barefoot Blogger will never learn French, here’s news.
“Why Did the Barefoot Blogger Move to France?” It’s time to answer a most-frequently-asked question: “Why did you move to France?” “Because I could” That might sound like a smug answer, and I don’t mean it to be taken that way. Yet it’s true. I’m healthy, my children […]
The French are so passionate about their oysters, they consume more of the hard-shelled delicacies than they export.
It is obvious that artists have forever loved Roussillon; but just recently, I discovered how many authors passed this way … and stayed for a while.
Why Roussillon is “Red”: Fact and Fable The Barefoot Blogger – as seen in France Today The French commune of Roussillon is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, roughly midway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. It is in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world […]
Nancy McGee, a gourmet guru, will be adding some culture to my blog, starting off with “Cheese Etiquette.”
The French love bandes dessinées — drawn cartoons. We may call them “funnies” in the States but here they take the art form quite seriously.
There are a few musical events in my life that I will always remember. The concert with Stacey Kent in the Cour du Duche last night is high on the list.
French opera, performed live in New York, broadcast live at a cinema in Uzes — with French subtitles.
Women Friends: Age is Irrelevant The Barefoot Blogger was 50 years old when she started her career at IBM. Maybe that’s no big deal now, but years ago, “middle aged” women were not entering corporate jobs. The work I took on — helping introduce the second generation IBM […]
Oyster roasts, magnolias and Pat Conroy This must be the “South”… USA, that is. While away from my beloved France, I thought, perhaps, friends there and beyond might like to know how we spend time in the winter months in the southern states along the east coast. In […]
With all the cold, rainy weather in winter, I enjoy looking back at some of summer’s favorite places. Enjoy the city side of Nice and think about sunny days
People often ask: “why did you move to France?”
No matter how many times I visit the villages near Uzes, I find something new and irresistible.