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What's the point of going abroad if you want things to work exactly the same as they do at home? And can't we agree that the dog poop issue has gotten better in France?Are you dreaming about life on the Canal du Midi? My guest on this episode shares great tips for vacationers who rent a barge on the canal.Do you ever wish you could take a leisurely trip through France? Where would you go? Carl shares great ideas because he's done it often!What makes a proper Francophile? On this episode of the podcast, Annie and Elyse have a little fun with this question and quiz you too!Where does the obsession of French people with bread come from? How do you pick great bread when visiting France? Let's talk about it!What happens when people grow old in France? What services can they use? How well does their health insurance take care of them? Let's talk about it!What are the best practices when preparing a trip to France? What are some things you should do ahead of time? Annie shares actionable tips.My guest Suzanne on today's episode has renovated several houses in the south east of France. She's learned a lot and shares her tips with us. In her case the renovations went smoothly. What was more difficult was making sense of the French real estate system!Annie and Elyse chat about the easiest and hardest words to say in French. Some of these are pretty funny, let's try them, shall we?