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Memories Tour “A List”: Antibes, Aix, and Arles

It’s not a coincidence that the South of France Memories Tour would visit Antibes, Aix, and Arles straight in a row. They are definitely A-list tourist spots in the south of France. A-List Tourist Spots South of France: Antibes You know by now that Antibes is one of my favorite places to visit on the […]

A Travel Pro’s Favorite Places in Provence


A visit to Provence – one of the most visited areas in France – is the second post in the Barefoot Blogger travel series by Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France. Nancy has lived in southern France for over 30 years, so she knows her way around. When asked, “What do you recommend when tourists want to […]

Today’s French Lesson: “Parler de l’Amour”

It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love? During today’s French lesson at IS Aix-en-Provence, we dove into a treasure chest of words and phrases the French use to express their feelings of love. Would your heart pitter-patter if your loved one called you “ma Puce” (my Flea)? If […]

Learning French: Pétanque, Pastis et Passé Composé

If I had known that learning French is fun, I would have gone to IS-AIX long ago. Perhaps it’s fun now because I’m in one of the most beautiful towns in France: Aix-en-Provence. Learning French is fun Perhaps French is fun because I love weekend markets. Or it’s fun because boulangeries and chocolate shops are […]

French Lessons in Aix-en-Provence

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If I could choose any place in the world for French lessons, it would be Aix-en-Provence. Just being here makes me feel like speaking French. The cozy cafes… Elegant courtyards with fountains… …and colorful neighborhood markets.   The language will surely sink in. French lessons at IS Aix-en-Provence My first days at IS Aix-en-Provence have […]

Aix-en-Provence in One Day

What if you had only one day in Aix-en-Provence? That was our challenge when planning this year’s South of France Memories Tour