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Exploring the Contemporary Art Scene in Arles


Arles’s contemporary art scene is a new reason visitors flock to the city. One of my favorite Uzès-based British artists, Gilly Beal, visits Arles and shares her impressions of the artistic renaissance and the burgeoning contemporary art scene in Arles. Arles: Beyond Van Gogh Nestled amidst the inspiring landscapes of the Provence region in southeast […]

Discovering Roman Life in Gaul: Narbonne

Via Domitia in Narbonne

Now that I live in Uzès,  I wish I knew more about Roman life in France. I should have paid more attention to Ms. Clegg, my Latin teacher in high school. I hated going to Latin class. I struggled to learn the language. I didn’t work hard enough. Fortunately, Ms. Clegg had more faith in […]

Discovering Occitanie Wine and Food

Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France and I scrolled out Occitanie wine and food for new tour ideas. The three-day trip took us from the Mediterranean seaport of Sete, along the Canal du Midi, and to villages near Carcassonne. I was anxious to explore the area because of its extraordinary Occitanie food, famous Minervois wines, […]

The Wild, Wonderful Occitanie Region: The Camargue

Occitanie region

The Occitanie Region and the Camargue Aigues-Mortes is the town that is the gateway to the Occitanie region of the Camargue. The walled city’s history of Kings and crusades is as impressive as its past.” From its earliest days, Aigues-Mortes was significant for its salt fields and location bordering the Mediterranean Sea. However, last year’s […]

Exploring Occitanie: The Port of Sete


The new “go-to” place in the south of France is Occitanie Occitanie is the new “go-to” place in the south of France. When visitors have had their fill of Nice, the Côte d’Azur, and Provence, they find that the southernmost region of France, once known as Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées, is pretty remarkable. The South of France Memories […]

Marseille is for Foodies

Marseille is for Foodies

Marseille wasn’t high on my list of places to visit. A weekend spent there celebrating the birthday of a dear friend from Uzès totally changed my mind. On top of being a wonderful city with lovely, welcoming people, Marseille is for foodies like me. I’ve been to Marseille on several occasions since living in Uzès. […]

What’s Cooking in Marseille? A Day with the Provence Gourmet

Cooking Class in Marseille

I love it for someone who has never spent much time in Marseille! I jumped to join a cooking class in Marseille with Gilles Conchy of Provence Gourmet. Read on, and you’ll see why … Marseille is a city of wide, busy streets and tight alleys. High-end fashions and ethnic robes. Elegant eateries and takeout […]

Dordogne Plus Beaux Villages: Beynac and Castlenaud

Dordogne's Plus Beaux Villages

On the way back from my recent visit to the States, I intentionally stopped in Dordogne to see four of the beaux villages on my list: Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castlenaud-la-Chapelle, Monpazier, and St. Jean-de-Côle.