Mediterranean Cooking Classes Cook'n with Class Cook'n with Class
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Mediterranean Cooking Classes with a French Pro at Cook’n with Class

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: One thing I dreamed about before moving to France was to attend a cooking class in Paris. Little did I know that my wish would come true — without leaving the little town of Uzès. Chef Eric Fraudeau of “Cook’n with Class Paris” has a cooking school right …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Getting Your French Expat Visa With Some Help

When you have an appointment at the prefecture to renew your French expat visa, you’d better show up. Rain, shine … or flu! Today was the day to update my 12-month French expat visa — or carte de séjour. The event seems to come around much faster each year. I …

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Weekend Marseille Vieux Port History
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Weekend in Marseilles Discovering its Stormy Past and Brilliant Future.

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: 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 …

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Discovering Marseille Foodies @bfblogger2015
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Discovering that Marseille is for Foodies

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Marseille wasn’t high on my list of places to visit. A weekend spent there to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend from Uzès totally changed my mind. On top of being an incredibly beautiful city with lovely, welcoming people, Marseille is for foodies like …

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Visit Marseille le Panier @Barefootblogger
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Reason to Visit Marseille for the Doors and Windows

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: After my first true visit to Marseille, I can’t say enough good things about the city. While I’m composing my thoughts for a post on the long weekend, I want to share some highlights: the doors and windows of Marseille. Marseille, the second largest city …

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French Expat Visa
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Tips for When it’s Time to Renew your French Expat Visa

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. I wish that I could say that everything about living in France is wonderful. But when it comes to dealing with French bureaucracy, frankly, it can be …

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Tour with the Barefoot Blogger in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Visit me in the south of France! I’ve raved about my life in Uzés and the south of France for the last four years. Now it’s time for you to make some memories of your own. Memories you promised yourself. I’m thrilled to invite you …

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Plan a Visit to Languedoc-Roussillon: France’s “Other French Riviera”

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: The third in the series of shore excursions for travelers on Mediterrean cruises, Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France is sharing ideas we all can use. Let’s see what she suggests for those who want to experience Languedoc-Roussillon. According to Nancy McGee, Languedoc-Roussillon is coming …

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Vincent Van Gogh’s St Remy Statue
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On Vincent Van Gogh’s Trail in Provence

Now that I’ve seen the movie “Loving Van Gogh” — in French no less, with no subtitles — I remember my first visit to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. I started my quest for Vincent Van Gogh’s trail in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence early on a beautiful, sunny morning. Temperatures were in the high 70’s, and a …

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Aigues-Mortes Rempart Gateway @Bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreProvencal History & TraditionsRoad Trips South of France

Inside Aigues-Mortes Walls: History, Torture and Transformation

There are hardly more historically significant towns in France than Aigues-Mortes. Within the walled city, legends and facts reveal a rich history of conquering heroes and suffering martyrs. Today the place has transformed into a popular destination for travellers, filled with souvenir shops and sidewalk cafes. Visit with me inside …

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