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

Any who visits Uzés, France is in awe of the Château de Duché. It’s the centrepiece 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 would rank just below “princes of the …

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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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Roussillon Ochre Luberon Colors
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Roussillon Ochre and The Magical Colors of the Luberon

With tourists heading to the Luberon this summer to see lavender fields, Roussillon is along the way with its equally vibrant colours of red, orange and pink. These stories, fact and fiction, about the multi-coloured town that inform and amuse those who venture there. The French commune of Roussillon is …

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San Quentin la Poterie
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Oh La La! Visit San Quentin la Poterie and its Pottery

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Imagine a little village in the south of France where the main industries are farming and pottery. Can you think of a place that is more “down to earth?” (Pun intended!) Friday is market day in San Quentin la Poterie. It’s only a few …

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Beautiful Sete views Tourisme Sete
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Visit the Sea in Beautiful Sete on Your Next Provence Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: If you have a chance to take a trip and don’t really care where you go, just put your finger on a spot on a map. Then go there. That’s pretty much how I decided to visit Sete (pronounced “set”). A little bit Venice, …

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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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Mas d’Augustine Chambre d’Hôte
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Mas d’Augustine Chambre d’Hôte: Ready For Company

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: It’s time to catch up with Jane and Gary of Mas d’Augustine, the classic French chambre d’hôte (B&B) outside Uzes, France. With the winter chores done and a few holiday getaways behind them, I asked Jane: “what’s it like to be welcoming guests again.” …

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Beach French Riviera Nice Marc Chagall
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Nice is Nice but Marc Chagall Makes It Nicer

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: To say the Côte d’Azur city of Nice is all about fancy beach clubs, great French and Italian food and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean, you’d be right. It’s all that… … and more. Nice was the home of artist Marc Chagall …

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Antibes Doors Windows
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Falling in Love with the Doors and Windows of Antibes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: I was so impressed by the doors and windows of Antibes I couldn’t wait to show you! While organising photos from my recent trip to Antibes, I was so excited I just HAD to show you the photos of just the doors and windows. …

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