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Rick Steves' France (Beyond Paris) Podcast by Rick Steves

Rick Steves' France (Beyond Paris) Podcast

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Rick Steves France (Beyond Paris) is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around France. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves France (Beyond Paris) will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information on France at www.ricksteves.com.


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  • Intro from Rick Steves
    Fri, Mar 23, 2018


    Rick provides a brief introduction to his France playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip.

  • Proven?al Market Meander
    Fri, Mar 23, 2018


    Author Marjorie R. Williams takes us on a virtual stroll past the colorful, fragrant stalls of a Proven?al farmers market.

  • French Conversation Culture
    Fri, Sep 8, 2017


    Montreal-based authors Jean-Beno?t Nadeau and Julie Barlow discuss the unwritten rules of conversation in France, and the communication hurdles visitors face — even those who speak perfect French. Their book is called "The Bonjour Effect.”

  • Provence Markets
    Fri, Sep 8, 2017


    Author Marjorie R. Williams shares tips for finding exceptional seasonal produce — and great souvenirs — in the south of France. She’s collected her recommendations and personal favorites in her guide “Markets of Provence.”

  • Bastille Day in France
    Tue, Jul 11, 2017


    Rick and two France-based tour guides celebrate Bastille Day, the big French national holiday that commemorates France's revolution to establish a government by, for, and of the people.

  • Americans in France
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Francophile and tour guide Steve Smith, who has led thousands of American travelers through France, chats with Rick about how to become comfortable with France's rich civilization without being frustrated by cultural misunderstandings.

  • Ancient Stones of Brittany
    Thu, Sep 26, 2013


    Mark Seymour guides us through the history and mystery of the thousands of prehistoric megaliths and stone circles found in northwestern France.

  • Art of the French Crepe
    Mon, Feb 20, 2012


    French tour guide Patrick Vidal shares recipes from his beachside crepe on the coast of Burgundy.

  • Barging the Canals I
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Three French tour guides discuss the pleasures of taking a vacation on a canal barge in rural France. They explain the history of barge travel and the logistics of renting a barge yourself.

  • Barging the Canals II
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    The captain of a passenger barge based in Burgundy discusses the fine art of cruising France's intimate network of canals and how to plan a vacation on your own "floating hotel."

  • Barging the Canals III
    Thu, Apr 11, 2013


    Two tour guides who have shepherded travelers along France's lazy canals share their stories and tips for making your own canal barge trip.

  • Bernard-Henri Levy
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Rick talks with French philosopher Bernard-Henri L?vy, who wrote "American Vertigo: A Journey in the Footsteps of Toqueville," a book about our country's cultural identity, patriotism, and the creed that holds us together as a nation.

  • Bernard-Henri Levy, Part Deux
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Rick continues his conversation with Bernard-Henri L?vy about his book, "American Vertigo: A Journey in the Footsteps of Toqueville," discussing what L?vy learned from traveling across the United States for nearly a year to research his book.

  • Brittany and Normandy
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Tour guides from Brittany share tips for a road trip through the villages and battle sites in northwestern France.

  • Celts in Brittany and Ireland
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Rick talks with Patrick Noel, a French-Irish tour guide, who illuminates the surprising connections between France and Ireland dating back to Celtic times.

  • Chateau Country, Part Deux
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014


    Danielle Farineau shares more secrets for enjoying a trip to the Loire Valley chateaux country.

  • Chateau Country
    Thu, Sep 26, 2013


    Danielle Farineau offers suggestions for making the most of a visit to France's "castle country" in the Loire Valley.

  • Discovery of France
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014


    Author Graham Robb explains what his bicycle adventure across the French countryside taught him about the provincial character of France.

  • Exploring Brittany
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014


    Virginie Mor? and Mark Seymour, two tour guides based in Brittany, explore the Celtic roots and rugged beauty of France's northwest corner.

  • Exploring Provence
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014


    French tour guides Virginie More and Patrick Vidal offer tips on exploring the landscapes and villages of Provence.

  • Flirtatious France I
    Mon, Feb 20, 2012


    Elaine Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, explains the many ways seduction operates as part of day to day life in France.

  • Flirtatious France II
    Mon, Feb 20, 2012


    Elaine Sciolino continues her conversation with Rick about the seductive nature of French culture and explains how the roles of men and women are changing in French society.

  • French Culture 201
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    This conversation with two native-born French tour guides, based in opposite corners of the country, provides an insider's guide to France and its culture.

  • French Food and Faux Pas
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Rick talks with two French friends about the basics of eating out, and some of the faux pas visitors face when encountering French society and dining culture.

  • French Fromage I
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014


    Kathe Lison, author of "The Whole Fromage," gives Rick a lesson in enjoying the many varieties of French cheese.

  • French Fromage II
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014


    Kathe Lison, author of "The Whole Fromage," explains why cheese is so central to the culture of France.

  • The French House
    Fri, Apr 8, 2016


    Author Don Wallace tells the tale of renovating a house on a remote island off the coast of Brittany.

  • French Riviera Highlights
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014


    French tour guides Patrick Vidal and Virginie Mor? offer tips on the best way to explore France's elegant Mediterranean coast.

  • French Riviera: Pleasure Coast
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Rick chats with a local about the history and present-day charms of the sun-drenched seaside of the C?te d'Azur, the inspiration for some of the great Impressionist and modern artists.

  • French Wine
    Thu, Apr 11, 2013


    Parisian wine expert Olivier Magny gives Rick an introduction to appreciating French wines.

  • How to Build a Castle
    Mon, Feb 20, 2012


    Rick talks with tour guide Julie Sonveau about two medieval-style castles under construction in present-day France and Arkansas.

  • Marrying into France
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014


    Authors Sarah Turnbull and Nina Sovich both fell in love with Frenchmen. They tell Rick what French culture looks like from inside of a marriage.

  • Monaco
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014


    Rick learns about the highlights of Monaco, the tiny sovereign city-state on the French Riviera.

  • Monet's Garden
    Fri, Apr 8, 2016


    Rick talks with artist and gardener Elizabeth Murray about the famous Giverny gardens French painter Claude Monet created at his house outside Paris, and hears her story of helping to restore them.

  • Normandy: D-Day Sites
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Tour guide Ellwood von Seibold, an Englishman passionate about WWII history, joins Rick to offer advice on visiting compelling D-Day sights such as Omaha Beach.

  • Outdoor France
    Thu, Sep 26, 2013


    French tour guide Virginie Mor? gives an overview of the wide variety of outdoor adventures available to travelers to France.

  • Provence I: The South of France
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Rick talks with two experts about what makes Provence such a distinctive region of France and why it's so popular with American and European visitors.

  • Provence II: Food Culture
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Pascale Rucker, knowledgeable about the cuisine of the French Riviera, calls it "sunshine on your plate," and shares the recipe for making an authentic salade Ni?oise.

  • Regions of France
    Thu, Sep 26, 2013


    French tour guide Virginie Mor? gives an introduction to France's diverse regional flavors, from sun-soaked Provence to Germanic Alsace to the traditional villages of Bordeaux.

  • Renting a French Country Home
    Mon, Aug 29, 2011


    Steve Smith, an American who owns a vacation-rental house (g?te) in Burgundy, explains how travelers can stay in France's g?tes to spend more time savoring the culture — while saving money.

  • Understanding the French
    Mon, Feb 20, 2012


    Rick quizzes Frenchman Patrick Vidal on the habits and psychology of the French who can sometimes baffle American tourists.

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