Today on Join Us in France we take a side trip into the wonderful world of guide dogs for the blind with Richard Wadwell, an Englishman and guide dog owner and who comes to France many times each year with his guide dog Ralph. Richard talks about what it’s like having a guide dog and shares wonderful tips on visiting France with or without a guide dog, in particular the Limoges area and Aix-en-Provence. And if you’re like me and you have great admiration for guide dogs and the work they do, this conversation will give you a glimpse into this amazing world. You can read more about Richard on his blog or follow him on Twitter @wadwellington. But if you need a laugh, you must follow @RalphGuideDog. And to follow Annie’s guide dog in training Igor follow @EleveChienGuide on Twitter or Élève Chien Guide on Facebook. Enjoy!
If you’d like to go off the beaten track in Provence, Jean-François Sénéchal is your man. And if you’d like to see lavender fields and hidden Provence villages, he knows them all, especially the ones that are not as crowded! But if it turns out that what you need is a day excursion on your cruise ship stop, he can also do that, and with great flair. Here’s your custom tour to discover magical Provence!
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Lavender Fields and Hidden Provence
Jeff’s Favorite Food from Provence
Watch-out: Vence is not the same as Saint-Paul-de-Vence
The Difference Between the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) and Provence
For Cruise Ship Passengers
The Two Types of Lavender
Hidden Villages in Provence
The French Riviera
What Is the Luberon?
A slide show of some of Jeff’s wonderful photos after the fold. You can reach Jeff on his website.
From Ballet to Cabaret in Paris with Jessica Terrier
Jessica Terrier is a young tour guide in Paris who takes us on a walk from the Ballet to the Cabaret with stops at the Palais Royal, the Opéra Garnier, les Grands Boulevards, the Folies Bergères, and–you can’t miss that!– her favorite café. She also talks about giving tours of the private apartments in Versailles and some of the other tours she offers. If you’d like to get in touch with Jessica, email firstname.lastname@example.org