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Planning to Tour France? 

Are you getting ready for a trip to Paris? Provence? Normandy? Maybe you like to talk about France? 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 not to miss in France? Interested in French history and museums? How about how best to enjoy French food and wine? Maybe you’ve fallen in love with the country and would like to move to France one day. 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 you’re planning to visit to listen to Annie Sargent and her guests talk about France and your area of interest.

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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.

How about taking some self-guided walking tours of Paris with Annie Sargent? This is both the easiest and the cheapest way to see Paris without sitting in a bus with 40 strangers. See Paris on your own schedule without missing a thing!

Would you like more personalize attention? Book an itinerary consultation with Annie Sargent and get both a custom written itinerary and an hour on the phone with her to ask all your questions.

Listen to Us Talk about France and Plan Your Visit

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. I talk about France with people who enjoy the country France and we do it  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!

Chateau Queyras: Vauban Fortifications in France Episode

Vauban Fortifications in France, Episode 425

In this episode of the podcast, Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin discuss Vauban. His life, his work, things he's not ...
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Nicole and her daughter at the foot of the Eiffel Tower: a dream trip to France becomes a reality episode

A Dream Trip to France Becomes a Reality, Episode 424

Nicole Morin Scribner made a dream trip to France become a reality and as a French-Canadian-American this meant a lot ...
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Golden retriever riding a motorcycle: dog poop episode

Dog Poop and Other Problems Suffered in France, Episode 423

What's the point of going abroad if you want things to work exactly the same as they do at home? ...
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Elsa and her 4 children: Going back to Paris as a family episode

Going Back to Paris as a Family, Episode 422

Going back to Paris as a family is an exciting proposition and Elsa made it even better than the first ...
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