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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

Annie and Elyse Visit Èze in Provence, Episode 347

7/25/2021
Are you thinking about visiting the city of Èze near Nice in Provence? Welcome to the Join Us in France Travel Podcast. We are making a stop in Èze today! Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with licensed tour guide Elyse Rivin about the hill-top village of Èze. We talk about the history of this beautiful place, discuss ways to get there, and a few gotchas you should be warned about. Annie has visited Éze several times. It's a touristy place, but there's a good reason for that! And once...

Duration:00:50:19

Tips for Paris Visitors with Mobility Issues, Episode 346

7/18/2021
In this episode of the podcast Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin discuss tips for Paris visitors with mobility issues. The strategies we share would work for older visitors in Paris, but they will also help anyone who is coming to Paris with children. Kids don't enjoy walking 20,000+ steps per day the way we often do in Paris! So, you'll probably have a stroller and that makes mobility more difficult. Also consider that even if you're perfectly healthy, nobody likes to be totally exhausted at...

Duration:00:56:50

Nice France Travel Guide, Episode 345

7/11/2021
Are you dreaming about visiting the city of Nice on the French Riviera? Welcome to the Join Us in France Travel Podcast where we look around France so you can best enjoy France as a destination. We talk about French culture, history, gastronomy and everything it takes to have a lovely experience in France. Today Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with Elyse Rivin about the amazing city of Nice in Provence. We love the gorgeous bay and wonderful weather and think it's totally worth a...

Duration:01:03:04

Growing Roots in the Southwest of France, Episode 344

7/4/2021
Are you dreaming about growing roots in the southwest of France? Georgia Broome does and tells us all about it! Welcome to the Join Us in France Travel Podcast where we look around France so you can best enjoy France as a destination. We talk about French culture, history, gastronomy and everything it takes to have a lovely experience in France. Today Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with Gerogia Broome about growing roots in the southwest of France. Georgia lives in England right...

Duration:01:14:10

The New Carnavalet Museum in Paris, Episode 343

6/27/2021
What's new in Paris in 2021? Top of our list: the Carnavalet Museum! Annie and Elyse LOVED the Carnavalet museum in Paris. In this episode we explain why and we point out all the things you should not miss when you're there yourself! There is a lot more new in Paris such as La Bourse du Commerce and Le Musée de la Marine. Let's talk about it! #joinusinfrance #paris2021 This episode features my frequent guest Elyse Rivin. You can book a tour with her through her website and you can also...

Duration:00:55:18

The New Normal in Paris in 2021, Episode 342

6/20/2021
In this podcast episode Annie Sargent, Patricia Perry and Elyse Rivin discuss the new normal in Paris in the summer and fall of 2021 now that the Covid-19 is almost in the rear-view mirror. We're back in Paris after staying away for 18 months and it's so good to be back! #joinusinfrance #paris Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/342 Patreon | Boutique | Newletter | Booking

Duration:00:48:19

Buying an Apartment in Paris, Episode 341

6/13/2021
In this episode of the podcast, Annie Sargent has a chat with Paulette Geragos about how things went when she bought an apartment in Paris. We go into the nitty-gritty details about what was strange about it, what went well and what didn't go so well. Paulette tells us what she wishes she had known about the process of buying an apartment in Paris. Links You'll Need if Buying an Apartment in Paris This website gives you prices of properties per zip codeThis is a big "for sale by owner"...

Duration:00:56:57

Auvillar in Occitanie, Episode 340

6/6/2021
On today's episode Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin take you on a stroll in the village of Auvillar in Occitanie. It is one of the most beautiful villages of France and (unlike a few other villages in that category) it is usually lively. Auvillar is remarkably scenic and was also a place where nuns protected Jewish children during WWII. A beautiful place all around, take a listen to the episode to see if you need to add it to you list! #joinusinfrance #occitanie This episode features my...

Duration:00:51:06

Rebecca Rogers on the Education of Girls in France, Episode 339

5/30/2021
In France, levels of education of girls have increased steadily since WW2, but it took us a long time to get there. As discussed in this episode with Rebecca Rogers, 210 years ago Napoleon Bonaparte put a big emphasis on educating boys while mostly ignoring the education of girls in France. But not entirely, he setup some fine institutions for the education of girls in France. Napoleon's "oversight" did not get resolved fast. In episode 79 of the podcast we discussed the difficulties ...

Duration:00:56:26

Rocamadour the Medieval Village Hanging on a Cliff, Episode 338

5/23/2021
So many people who have done trip reports with Annie Sargent have mentioned Rocamadour as one of their favorite places in France! And she's been there about a million times growing up in Toulouse because it’s a favorite for locals too. So it was high time to do a proper episode dedicated to Rocamadour where we explain why it's so amazing. For those of you who are new to the podcast and haven’t heard it mentioned so much, this is a really scenic village where much of the village and the...

Duration:01:05:11

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