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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!

The bay of Villefranche sur Mer: France for a month episode

Where to Settle in France for a Month? Episode 272

If you could live in France for a month, where would you go? What are some things you need to ...
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Title of the episode: French movies episode

An Assortment of French Movies, Episode 271

Do you love French movies? How about TV series centered around French themes? In this episode Annie and Elyse talk ...
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Market place in Sarlat: Dordogne and Aveyron episode

6 Days in the Dordogne and Aveyron, Episode 270

If you're looking beyond the predictable visit to Paris, you really can't go wrong with Sarlat and Belcastel, beautiful places ...
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Pont du Gard: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France, Episode 269

What does it mean to be a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why do some places in France have the label ...
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