[VIDEO] Go Off-The-Beaten-Path in France with Frenchly and the Alliance Française de Pasadena

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On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at noon PST, 3 PM EST and 9 PM France time, join us for a free one-hour event via Zoom co-sponsored with Frenchly and Alliance Française de Pasadena (California).

Meet the top travel writers from Frenchly for an insightful and energetic conversation about great, but less-frequently visited, places to travel in France in 2023. This conversation will celebrate fun ideas and feature some unusual places for palatable coffee, gluten free croissants, quiet places of reflection, art without the stampede, and the best places to swim in France.

Frenchly Editor-in-Chief, Caitlin Shetterly, will share her own ideas from her road trip across France last summer and moderate a lively conversation with four Frenchly contributors: Karen Karbo, who writes the popular Rue du Soleil column and lives on the Mediterranean coast in southwest France; Cat Rickman, who has traveled extensively all-around France for Frenchly and lived in Paris; Keith Van Sickle, who writes for Frenchly from his second home in Provence; and Philip Ruskin, our food and lifestyle writer based in Paris.

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Dec 1, 2022: Noon Pacific, 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), 9 PM France time.

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Frenchly’s co-sponsor for this unique event, Alliance Française de Pasadena, was founded in 1924 and offers French language classes—both in-person and online—at all levels from pure beginner to advanced, and for all ages including for children. It also offers frequent and varied cultural events both in-person and online with guests from around the nation and the world.

Learn more about Alliance Française de Pasadena and consider becoming a member.
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Caitlin Shetterly is the Editor-in-Chief of Frenchly. She is also the author of 4 books: Fault Lines, Made for You and Me, Modified and the upcoming novel, Pete and Alice in Maine, which will be published in 2023 by Harper. She is a native daughter and she lives with her two sons and husband in an old house on the coast of Maine. 

Karen Karbo is a frequent contributor to Frenchly. Her 2021 essay, Au Revoir Thanksgiving, was the germ for this column, Rue du Soleil. Karen is the author of fourteen award-winning novels and works of non-fiction, including the international bestseller, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel. Her essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, O., The New York Times, Tin House, Salon, Slate and elsewhere. To connect with her, buy her books, and learn about her writer’s retreat in Collioure, please visit her website here. 

Catherine Rickman is a writer and professional francophile who has lived in Paris, New York, and Berlin. She is currently somewhere in Brooklyn with a fork in one hand and a pen in the other, and you can follow her adventures on Instagram @catrickman.

Philip Ruskin is an External Lecturer (ESSEC Bus. School), Consultant (food & travel marketing), writer, drummer and regular contributor to Frenchly  He loves to bike around his adopted hometown of Paris. Find him here, on Instagram. 

Keith Van Sickle splits his time between Provence and California. He is the author of the best-selling An Insider’s Guide to Provence as well as the travel memoirs One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence and Are We French Yet? Read more at Life in Provence.

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