A Day Trip to Versailles from Paris, Episode 14

Is Versailles worth the trip or not? Some people absolutely LOVE it while others think it's over the top. It is certainly an important part of French history and in this episode we give you tips on how to avoid the lines!


A Perfect Day Trip to Reims from Paris, Episode 13

smiling angel on the Reims Cathedral; day trip to reims from paris

How about venturing out of Paris to go drink some champagne at the source? Let's talk about how to do that in one day on the TGV bullet train!


Should You Go to the Eiffel Tower? Episode 12

The Eiffel Tower with its top in the clouds and the dome of the Invalides

Is the Eiffel Tower Worth the Visit? Is It a Tourist Trap? You'll be able to decide for yourself after listening to this episode of the podcast!


Champagne Region, Episode 11

Champagne flutes on a table: champagne region episode

Who were the key players in the development of Champagne? Listen to this episode to find out and prepare your trip to the lovely Champagne Region of France, or at least, go there in spirit!


Cluny Museum Walking Tour, Episode 8

The back side of the Cluny Museum in Paris: Cluny Museum Walking Tour Episode

Let Elyse take you on a walking tour of the Cluny Museum. What will you see there? When we recorded this episode Annie hadn't seen it yet, but it's now a favorite. Listen to this episode and then maybe you'll want to see it too!


Latin Quarter Walking Tour, Episode 7

Place de la Sorbonne; Latin Quarter Walking Tour episode

Episode 7 of the Join Us in France Travel Podcast is all about the Latin Quarter. The atmosphere, the night-life, the shops you will find there and why you should go. We also give you a detailed description of the route you could take with all the street names and a map you can take on your trip.


Notre Dame Cathedral Self Guided Tour, Episode 6

Pay attention to some of the details on the western facade; Notre Dame Cathedral Self Guided Tour

Notre Dame Cathedral Self Guided Tour: Here's your chance to “Do” Notre Dame without missing a thing!


Notre Dame Architecture, Episode 5

Notre Dame seen from the back, notre dame architecture episode 5

In episode 5 of the Join Us in France Travel Podcast Elyse gives us a description of all the things you can see in Notre Dame de Paris Catheral from an archituctural perspective. Innovations of Notre Dame, the art you will see there, stained glass windows, chimeras and gargoyles, general information on medieval architecture and the language of church statues. For photos and show notes go to joinusinfrance.com/5


Notre Dame Cathedral, Episode 4

Man in front of Notre Dame Cathedral pretending to be the Hunchback

They laid the first stone for Notre Dame Cathedral in 1163 and people still line up to visit it every day. In this episode, Elyse gives us the historical background on Notre Dame de Paris. We ask what makes it so special and why it is the most visited monuments in Paris.


The Sainte Chapelle in Paris, Episode 3

The Sainte Chapelle, inside stained-glass late afternoon with beautiful colors

On today's episode we discuss the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. It was the King's private chapel, and this is the one place in Paris that will make you feel like a king too. This should be on everyone's Top-10 for Paris, really, even if you don't enjoy visiting churches.