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Join Us in France Travel Podcast

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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

Best Destinations in Corsica, Episode 173

11/15/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast What are the best destinations in Corsica? William Ciardiello tells us how he made friends in Corsica and how they showed him a fantastic time in Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean that is not on many people's radar, but is stunning in every way: landscape, food, wine, activities, all are outstanding on Corsica! Call the show and leave a voice mail +1 801 806 1015 To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email...

Duration: 01:25:04


Traditional French Recipes for Thanksgiving, Episode 172

11/8/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Today we talk about traditional French recipes for Thanksgiving. By that we mean recipes you can use to bring a little bit of France into your own family traditions, although you will hear in the episode that Annie and Elyse don't quite agree on what that means. We don't talk about "French cut green beans" (which are NOT a thing in France!) but rather talk about all the traditional French foods that would fit in well on your Thanksgiving table. Sometimes...

Duration: 01:06:24


Chenonceau Chateau History, Episode 171

11/1/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast In this trip report, Nancy Calkins tells us about her visit to the Chenonceau and Cheverny Chateaux in the Loire Valley. They are both spectacular, and Cheverny also offered stimulating activities for her teens, including the hunting dog pack and the tie-in to the Tintin stories. Nancy has some recommendations of where to stay in Montrichard which were quirky and fun. Then, in the French History segment of the podcast, Annie shares the Chenonceau Chateau...

Duration: 00:45:55


Dealing with food allergies in France, Episode 170

10/25/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast People who live with food allergies are often more stressed than others whenever they travel away from home. The reality is that any time any of us travel abroad, we are going to be exposed to new potential allergens in what we breathe, touch or eat. For most of us, that is not a problem at all. But for some of us, it can become a major worry. Erin Zebelman comes on the show today to share with us what she did to prepare, and what she did to deal with her...

Duration: 01:14:54


Good Reasons to Take a Tour, Episode 169

10/18/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email extras and bonuses Click here for show notes with time stamps for this episode. Click here to review the show on iTunes. Join Us in France Book Group on Goodreads Click here to leave us a voice mail question or comment. Send email feedback: annie@joinusinfrance.com Follow the show on Facebook THANK YOU for listening to the show!

Duration: 00:28:16


Loire Valley Castles You Shouldn't Skip, Episode 168

10/11/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast In this episode of the podcast, we answer one big question: What are a few Loire Valley castles you shouldn't skip? The answer, of course, depends on what you like and who you are with. Janice Chung spent 6 days there in the spring of 2017 and she visited 12 of them on that occasion. But, as a true francophile, this was also her 5th visit to the area, so she's more qualified than most to give us a unbiased primer on the area and point out gems that are...

Duration: 00:53:09


Giverny and Claude Monet, Episode 167

9/30/2017
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Giverny and Claude Monet The Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 167 In today's episode we take you into the beautiful world of Claude Monet and Giverny. You'll need to put some effort into getting to Giverny from Paris, but it's so worth it! And, as we explain in today's episode, you have several options to get there and all are pretty simple. Giverny is a place of contemplation and that will blow you mind away with an array of colors and shapes that contributed so much to Monet's...

Duration: 00:48:49


Brittany with Kids Trip Report, Episode 166

9/27/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast "Big picture of why we like to tour France with our children is because I love the span of history in France. The history that you can get by traveling through France is tremendous: you can go back 20,000 years when you go see cave art paintings, then you've got the Romans, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, WWI, WWII, pretty much anything you want to see history-wise is in France." Recommended in this Episode: La Rocheline in La Chevalerie in...

Duration: 00:52:51


Visiting Normandy with Teenagers, Episode 165

9/20/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Bonjour everybody! On today's show I talk with Nancy Caulkins about her trip to Normandy and the Loire Valley with her family in early June 2017. She makes outstanding recommendations for places to stay and gives us a tale of misfortune that so we don't fall into the same trap. To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email extras and bonuses Click here for show notes with time stamps for this episode. Click...

Duration: 00:47:44


First Time in Paris and Running the Paris Marathon

9/13/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast On today's show you'll hear from Mike Sheppard, his Paris Marathon experience and what it's like to be in Paris for the first time. Mike is a seasoned runner, but this was his first time in Paris, so he noticed some important details that can help you make your own Paris Marathon experience a success! Annie also goes on a mini rant about how some travel bloggers send unsuspecting visitors on silly wild goose chases, and she gives so me suggestions about...

Duration: 01:11:36


Narbonne, City at the Crossroads

9/6/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Narbonne is a city at the crossroads due to its geographical location in France. But we think it's a great place to visit, especially if you are looking for a lovely beach city at a reasonable cost. To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email extras and bonuses Click here for show notes with time stamps for this episode. Click here to review the show on iTunes. Join Us in France Book Group on...

Duration: 01:04:26


French Wine Questions and Answers for Beginners

8/30/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Wine is even better when you understand it, and French Wine Scholar Dave Walsh comes on the show today to answer wine questions from the Join Us in France Closed Group on Facebook. He makes it fun and simple! To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email extras and bonuses Click here for show notes with time stamps for this episode. Click here to review the show on iTunes. Join Us in France Book Group on...

Duration: 01:15:34


50 Must-know French Phrases for Hungry Visitors

8/2/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast There are two things you need to do before coming to France: before the trip Listen to this episode a few times and get comfortable with French restaurant lingo. Once it's de-mystified, you'll start understanding a lot of what they're saying to you, and you'll get amazing food in France. Bon appétit ! To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email extras and bonuses Click here for show notes with time stamps for...

Duration: 00:31:29


Prehistoric Art and Lascaux 4 in the Dordogne

7/26/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast To learn about Join Us in France Tours, visit Addicted to France Subscribe to the email extras and bonuses Click here for show notes with time stamps for this episode. Click here to review the show on iTunes. Join Us in France Book Group on Goodreads Click here to leave us a voice mail question or comment. Send email feedback: annie@joinusinfrance.com Follow the show on Facebook

Duration: 01:28:36


France with Teenagers, Episode 159

7/23/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Visiting France with your teenagers? On this episode Annie talks to Henry Caulkins, a 13 year-old from Arizona who shares what he liked and didn't like about his vacation in France. He's got recommendations for your teens and what they can do to have a great time. His mother, Nancy Caulkins also talks about her favorite ice-cream place in Paris, just in time for the summer! Places Mentioned in this Episode: Bayeux, Mont-Saint-Michel, Montrichard,...

Duration: 00:24:46


An Exploration of French Wines, Episode 158

7/15/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Let me tell you a secret, folks. When you come to France and you go buy some wine, you are going to be surprised! Let's say you step into a supermarket in Paris on your way back to your hotel one night. You will not find a section for Merlot and a section for Pinot Noir. Nope, what you will see is words like Corbière and Bordeaux and Loire. But what's in those wines? If you love Cabernet and hate Merlot, how do know which one to avoid in France? In comes...

Duration: 01:18:41


Insider Tips for Visiting Disneyland Paris, Episode 157

7/9/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast This episode is a trip report with Debbie Raises who shares her insider tips for visiting Disneyland Paris. Debbie and her family live "close to the magic" and hour away from the Walt Disney World in Florida. They have a long history with Disney, she and her husband went on a Disney honeymoon, her husband works for Disney, and they know the parks inside and out. For today's show she has prepared a list of tips you won't want to miss to make your next trip...

Duration: 01:04:41


Sorèze and Revel: Great Day Trips from Toulouse, Episode 156

7/3/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Toulouse is a great place to come stay for a few days because not only is it a lovely city, but once you're here, there are a lot of great places you can visit as day trips. Most of those day trips around Toulouse require a car, and such is the case with the one we're discussing today: Sorèze and Revel: Great Day Trips from Toulouse (or Carcassonne) What You Will Learn About in this Episode Got Feedback or Extra Information? Write a comment below or call...

Duration: 00:55:06


Running the Paris Marathon, Episode 155

6/26/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Every big sports event has to start somewhere. The Paris Marathon got its start in 1896 and it was tiny then! It had 191 participants, none of them women. Things have changed so much since then. Today's Paris Marathon takes as many as 50,000 runners, many of them women, including today's guest, Calee Spinney who ran the 2017 edition and comes on the show to tell us some of the things she wishes she knew before she ran it. If you're thinking about running...

Duration: 00:37:56


How to Protect Yourself from Pickpockets in Paris, Episode 154

6/18/2017
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast Introduction On today's episode Annie and Elyse discuss how to protect yourself from pickpockets in Paris. We give specific steps anybody can take that will make it less likely that you will be the victim of a pick pocket, but also also steps to mitigate the repercussions if you do get robbed. Let's not fool ourselves, pickpockets and magicians and they use the same misdirection techniques as magicians. A lot of them are really good at what they do! So if...

Duration: 00:46:13

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