The Bridge Club Book
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The Bridge Club a Book that Celebrates Friendship

My BFF Patricia Sands just published the re-release of her novel, The Bridge Club. The book is a celebration of friendship shared with eight women over a half-century… and counting. Celebrating Friendship Patricia and I met in Uzès five years ago at the instigation of our mutual friend, Carolyne Kauser …

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Author Simon James Uzès
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My Meeting with Author Simon James in Uzès

Through my Uzès experience,  I’ve known and written about quite a few artists. Yet there was something extraordinary about meeting Simon James aside from his status as an award-winning writer and illustrator. Meeting Simon James Living in a “red zone” COVID world,  I miss the small, intimate art exhibitions that …

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Best Christmas Markets France
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Visiting the Best Christmas Markets in France

A visit to the French Christmas markets from Provence is easy, in particular, if you take the train to Strasbourg. From there you can access local trains and engage a tour operator for a customised Christmas market program.

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
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My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Séte Saint Louis Festival Water Jousting Grand Canal
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August in Sète for the Saint Louis Festival and Water Jousting

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Saint Louis Festival It’s always so much fun: beach time, parties and the Sète water jousting competitions. I’m in the States with family. Why now? After a few years in France, it’s hot and too many tourists in Uzés! Yet … there is water jousting in …

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A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus …

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Marseille History Visit Provence
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Marseille a City that History Buffs Should Visit

By Barefoot Blogger: Admittedly, my (old) view of Marseille came from mob and war stories in books, on TV and movies. Now after visiting the city, I’m impressed. To me, Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity. Marseille’s Story: Prehistory and Ancient Massalia The earliest …

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French Immersion Classes Aix-en-Provence
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Take French Immersion Classes in Aix-en-Provence

By Barefoot Blogger: After living in France for five (5) years and struggling to learn French, it was time. Deborah realized that being able to communicate in the language was critical during her 10-week hospital stay and the recuperation phase. There are many to take French classes but why not beautiful Aix-en-Provence …

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French Healthcare Information
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French Healthcare Information for Travellers and Expats

By Barefoot Blogger: French Healthcare Information One of the most asked questions for this American expat in France is about healthcare. “What do you do about healthcare when moving to France?” The simple reply is “travellers insurance.” The answer you really want to know is “don’t worry about it.” I couldn’t …

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Ardeche Ideas Day Trips Uzès
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Ideas for Day Trips from Uzès

By Barefoot Blogger: For visitors to Uzès there’s always something to keep you busy. If you’re not shopping on market day or wandering through the ancient town and discovering its charming streets and alleyways, you’re walking beside the stream in the Valle du l’Eure. Perhaps you would like to venture …

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