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Planning to Tour France? 

Are you getting ready for a trip to Paris? Provence? Normandy? Interested in avoiding tourist traps in France? Oh, yes, we have plenty of tourist traps in France and I want you to stay away from them! Kindly proceed to Destinations menu above.

Wondering what to do in France? Tired of not understanding what you are looking at in French museums? Want to learn more about French food and wine? History buff? You’ll find what you want under the Interests menu above.

What Part of France Do You Want to Learn About?

Click on the area of France you’re planning to visit to listen to the episodes we’ve published about it and read the show notes.

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A Passion Project

This site and podcast are a passion project. I lived away from France for almost 20 years and when I came back I HAD TO re-discover my own country. Then I went nuts and decided share my discoveries through a podcast. Listeners responded enthusiastically and have formed a strong Join Us in France community. More about the show.

Plan Your France Vacation with Confidence

All of us have limited time to plan a France vacation, but if you subscribe to the show you will learn what you need to know without even trying, while going about your everyday life and listening to the podcast.

Get Ready to Tour France

By listening to the podcast you will also learn many things about French culture and lifestyle that you will surprise you. The devil is often in the details, and only a native can tell you about the details! For example, the one word you must master that will change everything is the lowly “bonjour”. We explain why in this episode: Are French People Rude? Episode 9

Visit France Vicariously Each Week with this Podcast

The other group of people who also love this podcast are francophiles who can’t come to France as often as they’d like to, but enjoy having a weekly fix of France in their ears. Sometimes I deplore that the show is too conversational and informal, but this is one of the things long-time listeners enjoy the most. A conversation between people who enjoy talking about France without any agenda.

Under Resource you will also find information about moving to France, about the health care system in France, and the hotels we love and recommend.

Most Recent Podcast Episodes

I only show you the last 4 episodes here, but you can see the list of all episodes by month under the Podcast tab. Don’t forget to make good use of the search function too, we’ve made it more powerful than ever before!

Sheltering in place in France

Sheltering in Place in France, Episode 278

What is it like sheltering in place in France? In this episode of the podcast Annie talks to a resident ...
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Photo of Limoux's bridge and Aude river

A visit to Limoux in Occitanie, Episode 277

When visiting the southwest of France, especially Carcassonne, you might want to add Limoux to your itinerary! ...
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Having a baby in France: Shauna, her husband and baby

Having a Baby in France, Episode 276

Are you thinking about having your baby in France? In this episode of the podcast we have a conversation with ...
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President Emmanuel Macron on the French Covid-19 Plan

President Macron on the French Covid-19 Plan, Episode 275

The whole world is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode Annie summarizes the action plan outlined by French ...
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