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Each week professional tour guide Elyse Rivin and podcast producer Annie Sargent take you on a tour of a specific monument or site in France. They both live in France and have been friends for a long time. The podcasts will cover all areas of France and French culture. We discuss all the must-sees in France, but we also take you places that are completely off the beaten path for most tourists. We talk about French wine, French cheese, French food, and share all the tips that will make your visit to France stress-free. Are you ready to be a better informed traveller? In that case, welcome to Join Us in France!

Each week professional tour guide Elyse Rivin and podcast producer Annie Sargent take you on a tour of a specific monument or site in France. They both live in France and have been friends for a long time. The podcasts will cover all areas of France and French culture. We discuss all the must-sees in France, but we also take you places that are completely off the beaten path for most tourists. We talk about French wine, French cheese, French food, and share all the tips that will make your visit to France stress-free. Are you ready to be a better informed traveller? In that case, welcome to Join Us in France!
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Each week professional tour guide Elyse Rivin and podcast producer Annie Sargent take you on a tour of a specific monument or site in France. They both live in France and have been friends for a long time. The podcasts will cover all areas of France and French culture. We discuss all the must-sees in France, but we also take you places that are completely off the beaten path for most tourists. We talk about French wine, French cheese, French food, and share all the tips that will make your visit to France stress-free. Are you ready to be a better informed traveller? In that case, welcome to Join Us in France!

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Episodes

3 Common Mistakes Tourists Make in Paris, Episode 266

1/12/2020
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We all make mistakes sometimes. But when your vacation time is precious, it's best to learn how to avoid them! In this episode I am not talking about tourists who are totally clueless and unprepared. My podcast guests are typically well informed about France! And yet they still find themselves making the same mistakes. So, this episode is all about helping you make small changes in mindset that will help you be better prepared for your trip to Paris. What Are the 3 Common Mistakes...

Duration:00:25:02

Paris with Preschool Children, Episode 265

1/7/2020
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Today’s episode is a trip report with Michelle Donnell Adzhemyan on a trip to Paris she took late August 2019 with her husband and two preschool children. Paris with Preschool Children: Good Idea? You may have wondered if taking your 4.5yo and 2.5yo to Paris is a good idea, and it probably wouldn't be for every family. But sometimes it works out great as you'll hear from Michelle on today's episode! Since Annie lived in the US when her only daughter was born, she made the long trip home...

Duration:01:00:46

Planning a Group Trip to Paris, Episode 264

12/29/2019
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On today’s episode Mary White tells me about her trip to France with 10 friends and relatives including a child, a teen, adults, in all this was a big group of family and friends. Now, when you have a big group like that everything gets more complicated, but Mary planned it really well and they had a great time. Ready to hear her secrets? Click play! Le Petit Belloy Discussed in this Episode #joinusinfrance #podcast #parisgroup #pariswithfamily #parisfamilytravel #grouptravelplanning

Duration:01:06:13

Christmas Markets of Northern France and Belgium, Episode 263

12/22/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, Annie talks to Amanda Brikerhoff about her visit to Christmas markets of Northern France and Belgium. On previous trips Amanda had also visited Christmas Markets in Germany and Austria, so Amanda compares the experience. They spend one week split between Northern France and Belgium. They landed in Paris and picked up a car at CDG (make sure you reserve before you arrive or you'll be stunned at the prices!) Then they drove around starting with a short stop...

Duration:00:54:41

Collioure and the Côte Vermeille, Episode 262

12/15/2019
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Today's episode is all about Collioure and the Côte Vermeille which is the last stretch of coastline between France and Spain on the Mediterranean side of the Pyrenees. Locals call that part of the Pyrenees the Albère. This part of France (pretty close to the city of Perpignan) is part of Catalonia and local people speak Catalan as well as French today. Like all regions of France, the area enjoys strong local culture, it's a great place to enjoy beautiful views, good weather (all be it...

Duration:01:06:55

Women World Cup Trip Report, Episode 261

12/8/2019
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Thinking about visiting France to attend a major sports event? Listen to this Women World Cup Trip Report so you know what you can expect! This is a family that travels A LOT and loves to attend sports events all over the world. They compare sports events in France to what they've seen in other countries and explain how you can be prepared. Women's sports are huge in America (probably because of Title 9) and are still behind in many other countries. We talk about the impact of having the...

Duration:00:48:15

How to Deal with Strikes in France, Episode 260

12/6/2019
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This is a Join Us in France Short episode. Bonjour, I’m Annie Sargent. Strikes happen all the time in France. But you're not helpless! Here are 8 steps you need to take so your trip to France goes off without a hitch no matter who's threatening to strike next! #joinusinfrance #strikesinfrance #strikesinparis #yellowvest Email | VoiceMap | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Duration:00:05:04

An Action-Packed Holiday in France with Kids, Episode 259

12/1/2019
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When you visit France from as far away as Australia, you might not get a chance to come back very soon. So, of course, you'll want to pack a lot of action into your holiday in France with kids! My guest Joanne Scott on today's episode experienced a lot of France in a short time. She shares some fantastic tips we all need to hear to make our trip to France more enjoyable. We'll talk about their week in Paris, their quick visit to the Loire Valley and another quick hop to Burgundy. Some of...

Duration:00:54:47

Toulouse Trip Report, Episode 258

11/24/2019
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Are you coming to Toulouse for the first time? Not sure what do see and do? Let's find out with this Toulouse trip report! Show notes and transcript for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/258 Email | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter #joinusinfrance #toulouse #toulousecity #toulousefrance #toulousevillerose #toulousefood #toulousetourisme #toulouseoccitanie

Duration:00:42:28

Inspiration for a Successful Multi-Generational Trip to Paris, Episode 257

11/17/2019
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Visiting Paris as a family? In this episode of the podcast we talk about things you should consider before your trip. It is clear that multi-generational trips are a wonderful way to spend time with extended family, but they can also be complicated. Let's talk about strategies that will make your trip better and easier on everyone involved! #joinusinfrance #familytravels #familytraveltribe #familytraveltips #familytravelsolution #familytravellife #multigenerations #podcast Show notes for...

Duration:00:57:41

Chateau-Thierry and the Battle of Belleau Wood, Episode 256

11/10/2019
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Find out why Chateau-Thierry and Belleau Wood are so important to French history and the history of the US Marine Corps. My guest on this episode relates his Memorial Day visit to this monument and his tips for enjoying this part of France. #joinusinfrance #belleauwood #usmc #marines #marinecorps #devildogs #chateauthierry #WW1 Show Notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/256 Email | VoiceMap App Tours | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Duration:01:03:19

The Lovely City of Tours in the Loire Valley, Episode 255

11/3/2019
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Annie and Elyse talk about the city of Tours in the Loire Valley. A surprising place with much charm, great wine and gastronomy. It's also a nice central city for your visit to Loire Valley Chateaux! We have some good hotels to recommend! Show Notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/255 #joinusinfrance #podcast #toursfrance #toursloirevalley #sarrasin #localgastronomy #myloirevalley #igersfrance Email | VoiceMap Tours | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

Duration:00:53:49

Ultimate Guide to Getting Around France, Episode 254

10/27/2019
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On today's episode David Bland and Annie Sargent present the ultimate guide to getting around France cheaply using trains, buses and Apps. We also discuss low-cost airlines both for your long-haul flights and for regional flights within France. Some of them will surprise you! David Blanc and Annie Sargent are both tour guides in France so they've used all of these companies and can speak from personal experience. #joinusinfrance #travelfrance #gettingaroundfrance...

Duration:00:51:51

Flying to France on an Open Jaw Ticket, Episode 253

10/20/2019
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Are you wondering how you can save on your next flights to France? One possibility is booking open-jaw tickets also called multi-city tickets. There are some things you need to be mindful of, and we discuss them in this episode, but overall this seems to be a great idea so you keep more cash and have fun in Paris! We also talk about taking the Eurostar between Paris and London and discuss David's favorite activities in and around Paris. Show notes for this episode are here:...

Duration:00:34:25

A Scenic Drive along the Loire River, Episode 252

10/13/2019
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On today's episode Elyse tells the story of her scenic drive along the Loire River between Angers and Saumur. One of her stops was at the Fontevraud Abbey where Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son Richard the Lionheart are buried. I spent a few hours myself at Fontevraud and really enjoyed it, we explain what makes it so great in the episode. This is also a great itinerary for cycling! Although, in that case you’d probably have to stop somewhere for the night. But there is no lack of great...

Duration:00:57:57

Join Us in France Travel Podcast Trailer

10/11/2019
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One of the best ways to learn about a country is to listen to visitors who just visited. What did they love? What would they avoid? Ready to learn about France and Paris? The short introduction to the Join Us in France Travel Podcast is for you! Show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/join-us-in-france-travel-podcast-trailer Email | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Duration:00:03:38

The Secrets of Planning a Trip to Paris, Episode 251

10/6/2019
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In this episode of the podcast Annie and her guest Kristina Long review the secrets of planning a trip to Paris. It was Kristina's first time in Europe and they visited Paris as a family of 5 ranging from teenager to grandmother, with different needs and interests. So, how do you plan your trip to France strategically without going crazy about every detail? How do you keep everybody happy? How do you know what matters and what doesn’t? How do you recover when a flight is cancelled? Click on...

Duration:00:44:33

Things You Should Consider When Visiting Paris, Episode 250

10/3/2019
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Don't sweat the small stuff in Paris because if you do you will be ignoring some things that WILL make a difference in how your trip goes! This short episode lists 3 things you can stop fussing over: cafés and restaurants in Paris, taxis, and Seine River Cruises! #joinusinfrance #worryfreetravel Show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/250 Email | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Duration:00:04:55

Who Else Wants to Enjoy the Aiguille du Midi? Episode 249

9/29/2019
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Are you thinking about visiting the Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps? A tram will take you to the top of the Mont Blanc, but there are a few gotchas you need to know about! For example, you can't book tickets too far in advance or the weather may be lousy. Also there are several steps to complete before you're able to board that tram! #joinusinfrance #aiguilledumidi Show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/249 Email: annie@joinusinfrance Follow Join Us in France...

Duration:00:31:25

Versailles: Yes or No? Episode 248

9/22/2019
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This Join Us in France short episode tackles this perennial question: Versailles, Yes or No? It is worth going? How long will it take? What do you need to do before you visit? Get the answer under 5 minutes in this podcast episode #joinusinfrance #versailles Show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/248 Submit your own question: annie@joinusinfrance.com Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

Duration:00:03:35