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Speaking French at Wednesday Market in Uzes
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“Parlez-vous français?”| learning French in Uzès

“Parlez-vous français?” – “Oui, un petit peu” – was my response when I arrived in Uzès in January before I had began learning French. By the time I left at the end of May I was able to truthfully answer the same question …

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Gates to the walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, Langudoc Roussillon, France
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Aigues-Mortes, enchanting Medieval Ramparts and ……… salt!!

It is funny how the events of a day that you had not particularly been looking forward to can take an unexpected turn that fills your heart with joy. I left my Kate at the tiny airport of Béziers, a further …

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Les Baux-de-Provence

France, and especially southern France is famous for its perched villages, Les Baux-de-Provence is one such stone bastide, which clings, seemingly quite precariously, to the hillside. Mostly built in the Middle Ages on carefully chosen prominent rock faces, offering the …

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Pont D'Avignon, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Sur le Pont d’Avignon

According to legend, the infamous Pont d’Avignon was built In 1185 as a result of a miracle. An angel led a shepherd called Bénézet to Avignon and told him to tell the town to build the bridge. Initially ridiculed, when Bénézet lifted an …

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Nun selling wine at Wednesday Market in Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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Life in Provence, filling my heart with joy, each day!

As I woke on Wednesday morning, contemplating the day ahead and my life in Provence, I thought that to celebrate the year’ s extra day, February 29th, I should be doing something special, other than focusing on work. Then I remembered …

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