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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!

Mike Katz and Annie Sargent: 5 Days Solo in Paris episode

5 Days Solo in Paris, Episode 482

Join Mike's solo Paris adventure: exploring landmarks, self-guided tours, and practical tips for an unforgettable 5-day journey. #ParisSoloTrip ...
Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin discuss How Simone Veil Changed France

How Simone Veil Changed France, Episode 481

Explore the remarkable life of Simone Veil, a 20th-century heroine who shaped French law and co-founded the European Union. From ...
Annie Sargent and Christian Chauret (right): Sentier Cathare episode

Hiking the Sentier Cathare, Episode 480

Unlock the secrets of taking an active vacation along the historic Sentier Cathare with Christian Chauvet who walked the path ...
Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin: 10 Years and 1000 Destinations episode

10 Years and 1000 Destinations, Episode 479

Celebrate 10 Years and 1000 Destinations with Annie and Elyse! Dive into French adventures, cultural tales, and behind-the-scenes insights ...
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