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The Earful Tower

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

Oct 29, 2018

This week we’re talking all about a memoir, A Year in Provence, a book that may not have changed the face of the French village of Ménerbes, but apparently changed the rest.

It sold 6 million + copies over the past 30 years and was translated into 40 languages, sending tourists from all over the world to find out...


Oct 22, 2018

It's the honeymoon season finale, more or less, as we've made it back to Paris.

Yep, 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) at 45 km an hour (30 miles) on one little red scooter.

Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions from you listeners, we share the ups and downs, and give a few tips for places you should visit...


Oct 15, 2018

In 218 BC, war general Hannibal famously crossed the French Alps with 37 elephants. 

In 2018 AD, we crossed the same Alps on a little red scooter. 

Here's our story, plus some info on what we absolutely consider to be the most beautiful town in France, Annecy. 

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Oct 8, 2018

Imagine you had seven days to spend in Provence but didn't know what to see.

Never fear, we've done the research for you. We just scooted through the region and can recommend the following. 

The Roman arena in Arles. 

The Camargues national Park

The cathedral overlooking Marseille

Getting lost in the old town of Aix...


Oct 2, 2018

Hello from Carcassonne in south western France, a town that’s easily the most interesting that I’ve seen in France.

 This episode will explain why - and will introduce you to my new hero - Eugene Viollet Le Duc - the man who changed the face of France. 

Read a whole lot more about my thoughts on Carcassonne on the...