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Planning a trip to France? Join Us in France is the podcast for you! On this podcast we have conversations about our trips to France, chat with tour guides, share tips on French culture, the basics of French history, explain how to be savvy traveler in France and share our love of French food, wine and destinations in France. You won’t want to miss out on all these great conversations about one of the most beautiful countries on earth! Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. And if you're planning your own trip soon - start listening now so you're ready to connect to France on a deeper level. Bon voyage!

Planning a trip to France? Join Us in France is the podcast for you! On this podcast we have conversations about our trips to France, chat with tour guides, share tips on French culture, the basics of French history, explain how to be savvy traveler in France and share our love of French food, wine and destinations in France. You won’t want to miss out on all these great conversations about one of the most beautiful countries on earth! Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. And if you're planning your own trip soon - start listening now so you're ready to connect to France on a deeper level. Bon voyage!

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Planning a trip to France? Join Us in France is the podcast for you! On this podcast we have conversations about our trips to France, chat with tour guides, share tips on French culture, the basics of French history, explain how to be savvy traveler in France and share our love of French food, wine and destinations in France. You won’t want to miss out on all these great conversations about one of the most beautiful countries on earth! Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. And if you're planning your own trip soon - start listening now so you're ready to connect to France on a deeper level. Bon voyage!

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Episodes

Burgundy Wine and Gastronomy Tours, Episode 337

5/16/2021
Categories: Burgundy Area, French Culture, French Food & Wine There is no doubt that Burgundy wine and gastronomy are some of the best in France. That's one of the reasons my guest, Ellen Shaunessy, decided to visit this part of France with a friend. Plus it's easy to get to from Paris on the TGV train and driving in this part of France is easy. Patreon | Boutique | Newletter | BookingPatreon | Boutique | Newletter | Booking Ellen has a great advance over most visitors to France because...

Duration:01:01:50

Penne in the Tarn, Episode 336

5/9/2021
Today Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with Elyse Rivin about the lovely village of Penne in the Tarn. It’s a small place (600 inhabitants) with a ruined castle on top of the hill and gorgeous views all around. This episode features my frequent guest Elyse Rivin. You can book a tour with her through her website and you can also support her on Patreon. This medieval village does not have any sort of special label like “Most Beautiful Village of France” so it’s definitely under the...

Duration:00:48:24

Napoleon: the Long and Short of It, Episode 335

5/2/2021
Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/335 Patreon | Boutique | Newletter | Booking This week in France we are celebrating the bicentennial of Napoleon’s death and so today Today I bring you a conversation with Kurt Weihs about Napoleon. I am excited to release this episode because I have been working on it for several months. My guest Kurt Weihs did an amazing job helping me summarize Napoleon’s life and why he has had such an enormous imprint on France. If...

Duration:01:00:27

Are You a Proper Francophile? Episode 334

4/25/2021
This week Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin decided to have some fun with the whole idea of a Francophile". Elyse knows a lot about France, but is she enough of a Francophile? As a matter of fact, dear listener, are YOU a proper Francophile? Face your fears and take the Francophile test right here! As you take the test you will be climbing up the Eiffel Tower and only the most consummate Francophiles will get to the top or “le sommet” as we call it in French. Can YOU do that? This episode...

Duration:01:01:49

A Brief History of the Knights Templar in France, Episode 333

4/18/2021
Knights Templar have a romanticized and exotic imagery attached to them. But reality is different from the lore that surrounds them. Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin talk about it in this episode of the podcast. The movie by Ridley Scott The Kingdom of Heaven is a great example of a romanticized version of the Knights Templar. But is is based on real people and things could have happened the way he showed it in this excellent movie. The events happened so long ago we have to fill in a lot of...

Duration:01:02:46

The Paris Saint-Ouen Flea Market, Episode 332

4/11/2021
Today Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with Eva Jorgensen about the Paris Saint-Ouen flea market. It is one of the biggest, most famous flea market in the world. This flea market gets almost 5 million visitors a year which is impressive because it’s only open 3 days a week! In this episode of the podcast, we talk about vintage clothes shopping, antiques, and wonderful old items you could bring back in your suitcase. It's really about the thrill of the hunt, and the wonderful...

Duration:01:00:40

Avignon: Popes, a Bridge, Marvelous Gastronomy and a Festival, Episode 331

4/4/2021
On this episode of the podcast, Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin discuss Avignon and all the things you should not miss there. Of course, we love the palace, the bridge, the festival and the gastronomy. Should you put it on your list? Let's talk about it! This episode features my frequent guest Elyse Rivin. You can book a tour with her through her website and you can also support her on Patreon. Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/331 Patreon | Boutique |...

Duration:01:14:12

To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb? Episode 330

3/28/2021
In this episode of the podcast Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin discuss the pros and cons of Airbnb for people who visit France. The apartment rental giant is facing more and more scrutiny because it has disrupted the travel market and now rents more rooms than several hotel chains combined. This episode features my frequent guest Elyse Rivin. You can book a tour with her through her website and you can also support her on Patreon. Even if you think it's great that the hotel industry is...

Duration:00:59:17

Bastides in the Southwest of France

3/21/2021
On today's episode of the podcast Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin talk about bastides in the southwest of France. What do tour guides mean when they tell you that a place is a Bastide? Why is that important? There are a lot of bastides in the southwest of France. For this episode we use the example of Castelnau de Montmiral a charming village in the Tarn. But bastides were a small revolution at the heart of the Middle Ages and Elyse will explain that they sprung up #joinusinfrance...

Duration:01:09:56

A Vacation in the French Alps with a Baby, Episode 328

3/14/2021
Thinking about taking a trip to France with your baby? Listen to this! Jessica took a vacation in the French Alps with her 9 months old. She worried about the logistics, but she soon found out that France is a family-friendly destinations and how to care for her baby's needs the French way. #joinusinfrance #podcast #travelwithkids French Alps Hotel Recommendations In Lyon: Hotel Carlton In Annecy: Hotel du Palais de l'Isle Full show notes for this episode are here:...

Duration:01:02:18

Exploring Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Episode 327

3/7/2021
On today's episode of the podcast, Elyse Rivin tells us about the legend of Saint-Antonin and how a monastery was named after him and grew into the beautiful town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val on the Aveyron river. We’ll tell you about the wonderful history of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, but also about hiking, scenic drives and gorgeous overlooks, caves and chateaux you can visit nearby. It’s also a great place to rent a canoe and enjoy the view from the Aveyron river. Perfect for active...

Duration:00:59:08

The Inauguration of the Paris Metro, Episode 326

2/28/2021
A lot was happening in Paris in 1900. But the two items I would like to focus on today were the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and the Inauguration of the Paris Metro. Paris had a lot to live-up to with the 1900 universal expo. After all the 1889 expo gave rise to the Eiffel Tower and how do you top that? In 1900 they had a pavilion on electricity and lots of gorgeous country pavilions that boasted the best of their respective countries, but what was exciting and new in Paris? The Paris...

Duration:00:45:10

The Charming Village of Bruniquel, Episode 325

2/21/2021
On today's episode of the podcast Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin have a conversation about Bruniquel. Bruniquel is one of those little towns in the south west of France that are beautiful and tell a great story. And look at all the other wonderful places you can visit nearby! Gaillac, Albi and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie are nearby (link to episodes dedicated to those places below). We'll also publish episodes in the next few weeks about Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and Castelnau de Montmiral. Annie...

Duration:00:55:29

A Conversation About Bread in France, Episode 324

2/14/2021
Today Annie brings you a conversation with Susan Walter about bread in France, and why bread is such an important piece of French culture and life. We talk a little bit about this history of bread and we agree on many things, including: What’s up with the obsession with finding the “BEST” baguette in France? Grab some toast, let’s talk bread! Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/324 And, something I didn't mention in the episode and I should have. If you...

Duration:00:58:11

La Rochelle, France, Episode 323

2/7/2021
Annie's Patreon | Elyse's Patreon | Boutique La Rochelle in the Charente is a gorgeous French city on the French Atlantic coast. It is surrounded by beautiful coast, white limestone and stunning vistas. La Rochelle is a favorite vacation spot for French people, but doesn't seem to be on a radar of a lot of American visitors. That's a mistake because it is usually sunny and has a mild oceanic climate. Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/323 You could spend...

Duration:01:11:03

Growing Old in France, Episode 322

1/31/2021
Today Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with Carolyn Gates and Julia Maurice about growing old in France. Even if you have no intention of ever moving to France, as a Francophile you might be interested in what happens as people grow old in France. Having said that, a lot of my listeners would love to move to France someday. It may or may not happen, but they are keenly interested in the question. If you move to France and all goes well, you’ll be growing old in France. What options...

Duration:00:59:52

5 Things You Must Do in the Marais Poitevin, Episode 321

1/24/2021
Patreon Le Marais Poitevin is also known as La Venise Verte and it's a lovely piece of France between Niort and La Rochelle not far from the Atlantic ocean. Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/321 Officially some of it is in the Loire region and some of it in the Aquitaine region. The name means “the marsh of the Poitou” but everyone just calls it Marais Poitevin or Green Venice because of the boat rides. It’s a place most French people have heard of and...

Duration:01:00:24

Starting a New Life in the Mayenne, Episode 320

1/17/2021
Categories: Loire Valley, Moving to France Annie Sargent chats with Sarah Smith about her new life in the Mayenne. The Mayenne is in the North West of France, tucked between Paris and Brittany. It is part of the Loire Valley region and about an hour away from some of the most famous chateaux in the world. There are places like that in France. They are in plain sight and yet hidden secrets because we don't talk about them enough. Show notes for this episode:...

Duration:01:03:54

The Life and Times of Louis Pasteur, Episode 319

1/10/2021
In this episode Annie and Elyse talk about the long history of vaccines and how Louis Pasteur made tremendous contributions to the field. We also talk about the life and career of a simple man who changed the world with science and careful observation. Show Notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/319 The Pasteur Institute in Paris is closed right now, both because of Covid-19 and for renovations. Check their website for updates. Book recommendation: Louis Pasteur by...

Duration:01:03:19

House Hunting in France, Episode 318

1/3/2021
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with Wendy Sherwood on house-hunting in France. Wendy is looking to retire in France which is a dream for a lot of people. It’s achievable, she explains how they are going about it. Wendy keeps a blog called Are We In France Yet and I recommend you take a look, lots of inspiration for places to visit in France if you need your list to get any longer! 2021 is finally here! Not that rolling over a new digit will necessarily change everything, but...

Duration:01:08:19