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The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Sep 28, 2018

Imagine your own child is more French than you are.

Well that's a reality for Catherine, an American in Carcassonne, who's today's guest on The Earful Tower podcast.

Catherine, who writes the Taste of France blog, talks about bringing up a bilingual child, the differences between French and American schooling, and the...


Sep 25, 2018

Hi guys, 

It was such a busy week on the road that I decided to just share it all. Here are ten tales, a mix of anecdotes, tourist tips, and marvels to find - all in the space of 35 minutes. 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Cognac Tour of Otard.

The Cité du Vin museum in Bordeaux

The Grosse Cloche in Bordeaux

The town...


Sep 21, 2018

This time it's a chat with Mike Foster, who runs Le Map Bordeaux, a city guide to one of France's most famous cities. 

His tips are in the form of things you should do, and things you shouldn't -- aka the Bordeauxs and Bordeauxn'ts. It makes sense when you hear it... sort of. 

Anyway, enjoy the episode, I'm off to enjoy...


Sep 17, 2018

Hi guys from a chateau in cosy Cognac

This is episode seven of the Earful Tower Honeymoon season today it's:

Three tips for life in a small French village

A mad weekend of vintage cars in the city of comic books, Angouleme

And why you need to visit Cognac - and it’s not just because of my new doorway...


Sep 13, 2018

This week I met with Kev Hay, a Brit who moved to the French countryside ten years ago for his retirement. 

What's retired life like in rural France? Was it difficult to do? What are the obstacles?

Listen to Kev as he walks us through his journey.

And as usual, there's a lot more on Patreon. Kev hung around for a live...