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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!

Join Us in France Travel Podcast Annie Sargent

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 783 Ratings

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!

    Cruise and Pilgrimage on the Seine River

    Cruise and Pilgrimage on the Seine River

    Have you ever thought of doing a river cruise? My guest on this episode of the podcast went on a pilgrimage cruise that took her to Paris, Rouen and Lisieux among other places and it was a great way to enjoy France. She did this with her childhood best friend, leaving husbands and children at home. They had a wonderful time and learned a lot about their French heritage. Let's talk about it! #joinusinfrance
    A full transcript of this episode is available here: https://joinusinfrance.com/transcript/372/
    Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/episode/cruise-and-pilgrimage-on-the-seine-river/

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    • 59 min
    The Paris Bookseller, Episode 371

    The Paris Bookseller, Episode 371

     
     
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    Today Annie Sargent brings you a conversation with Keri Maher about her new book The Paris Bookseller. I wanted to talk to Keri because I really enjoyed her book about Shakespeare and Company, the iconic bookstore in Paris. It’s a fascinating story as you will see.
    After the interview you'll hear Annie's personal update and news about travel to France. This podcast is supported by donors and listeners who buy my tours and services, including my very popular itinerary planning service. You can browse all of that at Annie’s Boutique.
    You can follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Another great way to stay in touch with travel and podcast news and with the podcast is to sign up for the newsletter.
    The Paris Bookseller The Paris Bookseller starts with the story of two women in the early 1900s. They are in love and start an exciting project: open a bookstore for English books in Paris. As their project gets off the ground they rub shoulders with the legends of the Lost Generation: Ernest Hemmingway, Gertrude Stein and the most central of all: James Joyce.
    Walk the Latin Quarter with the legendary founder of Shakeaspeare & Company, Silvia Beach. Annie was enchanted by the world of the formidable woman who was the force behind the publication of Ulysse's and the amazing cast of characters who surrounded her.
     

    Category: French Culture

    • 57 min
    Best Gallo-Roman Sites in France

    Best Gallo-Roman Sites in France

    Annie's List of Best Gallo-Roman Sites in France Today Pont du Gard Nîmes Arles Périgueux La Turbie Saint Rémy de Provence Orange (especially to see a show in the Roman theater) Cluny Museum and Arènes de Lutèce in Paris 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/episode/best-gallo-roman-sites-in-france/
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Best of Périgueux, France

    The Best of Périgueux, France

    Is Périgueux on your list of places you might like to visit in France? It's indeed a great city with roots into the times of the Roman "occupation" of France and a beautiful Renaissance neighborhood. The area is famous for its gastronomy and pleasant way of life.
    Let's get the names straight first. Périgueux is in the Périgord, and isn't that a tongue twister for English speakers? But today it's in the department of the Dordogne and the New Aquitaine region, which means it falls under the jurisdiction of Bordeaux for administrative purposes. Long ago the name Périgord covered all the lands that belonged to the counts of Périgord and so you'll find both names to this day: Dordogne and Périgord.
    The city today is about 65,000 people within city limits and 150,000 if you count all the towns that surround it, so it's a medium size French city.
    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/episode/the-best-of-perigueux-france/
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    • 51 min
    How to enjoy the best of Christmas in Paris

    How to enjoy the best of Christmas in Paris

    Where should you go to enjoy the best of Christmas in Paris? In this episode of the podcast Annie and Elyse roll out all the best ideas:
    Streets for Christmas shopping in Paris Christmas markets Christmas concerts Where to attend Christmas Mass How restaurants work on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve What's open on Christmas in Paris and more! More episodes about Christmas in France #joinusinfrance
    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/episode/how-to-enjoy-the-best-of-christmas-in-paris
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    What happened during the Terror?

    What happened during the Terror?

    The Terror (1793-1794) is a confusing part of the French Revolution. What happened? What started it? Why? Historian Suzanne Levin explains and gives us the context we need to understand these events. There is a tendency to talk about the Terror as if it was happening in a vacuum, but it was far from that. It's a little bit complicated, but it makes sense once you learn about it.
    To see the transcript of this episode, go to the show notes.
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    Discussed in this Episode The Terror is a construct [03:27] Repression linked to crisis [03:59] High-profile people were the victims of the repression in this case [07:14] Recalling Deputies who went against their mandates [09:00] Trouble with provincial bourgeoisie [10:19] This was the age of Revolutions and not just in France [11:55] Reforms made in 1793 and 1794 that were ahead of their time [12:59] The Terror was both the height of repression and of the democratic movement [14:02] Who's a Revolutionary and who's a Counter-Revolutionary? [14:47] Mirabeau and the Pantheon [15:33] The inability to be openly against the Revolution [17:10] The legislative branch over the executive branch [22:23] Revolutionary Tribunal [23:47] Representatives on mission [24:34] Arrests begin [26:17] Law of Prairial [27:15] The law of suspects [29:03] Fourty thousand fell during the Terror [30:33] The role and donwfall of Robespierre [33:44] Why was Robbespierre arrested [37:17] Was Robespierre a dictator? [43:42] Why did the legend of the Terror persist? [44:51]

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
783 Ratings

783 Ratings

HokiePeg ,

Lots of great info

Annie is both informative and entertaining! I started listening three years ago to prepare for a trip to France and am still learning and enjoying.

as943 ,

Great podcast for French travel!

I’m a new listener but have been using to the podcast to help plan my upcoming Paris/Normandy trip 🇫🇷

techygrl ,

The BEST Podcast!

Paris is my dream trip and I am finally fulfilling that dream in 4 short weeks! I cannot thank you enough for this podcast. I am forever grateful. Paris is only the beginning. I will return to France again and again to explore as much of the beautiful country as possible. You have truly inspired me. This is SO much more than a “travel” podcast, it is pure gold!

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