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Italy and France Travel Podcasts and Books

Old Mar 16th, 2021, 09:27 PM
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Italy and France Travel Podcasts and Books

Hi all,

I recently discovered a new podcast on Italy travel called A Writer in Italy https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000488102318

It is the most refreshing thing Iíve come across lately; different than the Rick Steves or Amateur Travel podcasts (although I like those.)

Iím listening to ďPadova to ParisĒ on A Writer in Italy and have loved the balance of culture, food, art and travel tips! Itís narrated more like a Trip Report.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for travel podcasts about Italy and France. I know of a couple about Paris but Iím really looking for the rest of the country. Besides ďJoin us in FranceĒ I canít find any others.

Iíd love to hear of any favorite travel books, podcasts or even films that move out of the big cities kd Rome and Paris as into the country regions more.

Thank you! 😊
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Join Us in France is the only podcast I know of that's travel related. I listen to One Thing in a French Day to improve my French and it's mostly about Paris but they do travel when the kids have school vacations. I'll be following this thread with interest. I could use a few more podcasts.

On TV and then appearing quickly on youtube, Carnets de Julie is a cooking show where the host drives around an area of France in her car Micheline, visiting home and restaurant cooks to cook the local specialties with them. We viewers get food, scenery, and architecture for the eyes and a French workout for the ears. She has two other briefer series. One is about artists' and writers' favorite foods, cooked in their actual historic homes. Another series is Paysans d'aujourd'hui, visiting organic farmers, producers of goat cheese, and so forth. Julie Andrieu is an ideal cooking show host since she puts on an apron and gets right into whatever they are preparing, all the time having a conversation with the home cook.

Rick Stein"s secret France is a series in English, also sunny and scenic.

Fodorites rhon and gooster told me about a mystery series that moves around the country and a travel series called something like 100 Lieux... I'll link to the thread where those were suggested. Now that I look back, there's a lot of info there, some of which I'd forgotten.

Staying in touch with France from the couch

I've turned to Instagram for photos of France. Maybe that would partly scratch your itch?


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Old Mar 17th, 2021, 09:26 AM
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I don't listen to these much as I'm more interested in history and music podcasts, but I think if you want a podcast in English over all parts of France, it will geared to Americans or British and made by them and very limited. There are broader travel podcasts on places other than Paris geared to French people, but they would be in French.

for example
https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcas...e/id1481591901

https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcas...e/id1150937225

This is a good TV series which I watch as I subscribe to TV5Monde on my cable TV network but they have some videos on Youtube, Racines et des Ailes
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRW...1T5mpFokTUnu6g
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I have enjoyed the podcast Amateur Traveler. It's quite basic. Most episodes are an interview by the host with an expert in the area covered. Usually have good local tips.
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Thanks! Iím kind of surprised there arenít more.I have found more on Italy than France.

Hereís one that covers history a bit: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...e/id1133884139
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For Paris, consider Improbable Walks: https://improbablewalks.buzzsprout.com/

Although more history, The Land of Desire does inform my France travels: The Land of Desire: A French History Podcast
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Not a travel podcast, but I like the French Embassyís ďThe Thing about France.Ē Itís about American expats (current or former) in France. I have not listened to season 3 yet, and I see it has a few bad reviews - new interviewer - just fyi.
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SemiMike, I love The Land of Desire podcast. She does such a great job!
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Irice, I agree! It's one that I actively support through Patreon.
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