Château de Duché Uzes
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Visit Uzés, France: Inside the Château de Duché

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Any who visits Uzés, France is in awe of the Château de Duché. It’s the centre piece 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 …

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French Royals Uzes Musical Summer Event
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French Royals in Uzes: Up Close and Personal

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: There’s not much that I love more than hobnobbing with French royals. Even if it’s from a distance. Each year Uzes hosts a musical event during the summer that brings in famed artists from around the world.This year, the festival brought in French royalty …

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Le Pistou Cooking School
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Get Out of the Heat and Into Le Pistou Cooking School a Provençal Kitchen

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: If you’re headed for Uzes and you want to learn to make Provençal dishes you can easily prepare back home, meet Petra Carter. She’s the brains and bubbly personality behind Le Pistou Cooking School. Petra and I have become great friends since meeting last …

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Provence Painting Sessions Duncan Barker Uzes
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Provence Painting Sessions Capturing the Scenes on Canvas

As a painter in the South of France, you rarely feel alone. There are reminders everywhere of those who have gone before – of Cézanne in the countryside around Aix and of Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy. But not all these impressions are specific to a place. …

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Andy Newman Artist Uzes Packable Art France
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Take Home a Piece of France? Think “Packable Art”

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: One of the first artist friends I made after moving to Uzes was Andy Newman, an American with deep roots in France. Andy had read my blog and emailed to tell me about himself, that he and his partner had a home near here, and …

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Uzes Restaurant in Places des Herbes @bfblogger2015
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Winter Market in Uzes: It’s Not Quite the Same

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: If you’ve visited the Saturday Market in Uzes during tourist season and hate the crowds, you should be here in February. The market is almost the same, minus the throngs of people. This weekend’s market day was sunny and cold — a crisp 45 …

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Jane Langton at Mas d'Augustine @bfblogger2015
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An Expat’s Life in A Chambre d’Hôtes in France: Jane’s Story

Contributor blog post by Deborah: After visiting new friends Jane and Gary Langton at Mas d’Augustine, the chambres d’hôtes they own and run in the south of France, I asked if they would share their “inside” stories with me and Barefoot Blogger followers. Happily, they agreed! …Continue reading here for more …

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Uzes: A Culinary Journey in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: You would be forgiven for thinking that Paris is the best place to experience French food. However, surprisingly many would argue against such a claim. While it is at the forefront, and to some extent the gateway to French cuisine for the average traveler, …

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7 Great Ideas for An Awesome Autumn Weekend Around Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah: Autumn is my favorite time of year in Uzes. The tourists have left, or at least the crowds are gone. The weather is cool. The colors of nature and the man-made village walls, homes and regal buildings are all the shades of red and yellow against …

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French Fashion: Bobo Style

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Now that I’m settled in France, I’m beginning to understand why I love it here. I’m a hopeless romantic. It didn’t happen by accident that I live in a tower apartment. I’m a princess. Or at least, I always wanted to be one. If …

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