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I have been making this journey since 2002, guiding newbie francophiles  on the joys of all things French.  As an art historian and designer, I began these voyages as a grad student snooping for primary evidence related to French art. My passions inevitably found the flea markets and I am still snooping. It has always been an unwavering hunt for the next great "find" in the most magical place on earth. France never disappoints. After 20 years— and hundreds of visits, there is always a new discovery. I deeply respect and cherish French culture.  I curate memorable lux trips tailored to small groups of intrepid seekers. From the venerated haunts of Paris to the romance of Provence and beyond, I create experiences with a point of view based on years of practical & logistical experience. My goal is to share what I have learned and in the process, create a new francophile.
Grab your passport, Pack your bag— you are in for an amazing journey
jeff@jeffmbarnes.com


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As the voyage grows closer, stay tuned to this spot —as I will post new content here regularly.

Maison et Object
MAISON et OBJECT
PARIS DESIGN WEEK
SEPTEMBER 2024

General notes at the nexus of state of the art interior design.

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CITY PHARMA

STOCK UP on FRENCH
BEAUTY PRODUCTS

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Avignon France
AH AVIGNON
Home in Provence

A place in the sun, logistically blessed crossroads.

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Hotel Mirande Avignon
LA MIRANDE
LUXURY in AVIGNON
In the shadow of the Palace de Papes

There only a few word to describe the beauty of
La Mirande

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Porte de Vanves Flea Market piano player
PORTE de VANVES
BROCANTE on the SIDEWALK
14th Arrondisement

It's was early—but look what I found!

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Le Procope
LE PROCOPE
ARRIVAL DINNER
St. Germaine des Pres

An old friend welcomes with a warm embrase and ageless ambiance.

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Astier de Villatte
MON PETITE LIVRE BLEU
PARIS: SHOPPING FAVORITES
MY LITTLE BLUE BOOK
Not to be missed!
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L'Isle Sur la Sorge
L'ISLE SUR LA SORGE
CHARM OFFENSIVE
Sorge is quaint,  IG friendly, with savvy dealers— gems and memories at hand

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Claude Monet Portrait
MAN of HOURS
MONET's new way of looking at the landscape—and the world.
A day trip to Normandy..

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the CHRISTINE
LUXURY since 1607
PARIS RIVE GAUCHE

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FRANCIS I & DaVINCI at AMBOISE
SFUMATO at the LOUVRE
A day trip to the Loire valley

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THE REAL ST. OUEN
the PARIS FLEA MARKET
New Friends and Finds

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THE ENDLESS SEARCH
VAN GOGH and the MODERN PSYCHE
Museè D'Orsay and a pilgramage to
Auvers-sur-Oise

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HAUNTED PARIS
FRIDAY the 13th
In the city of Light

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LA CALIFE
ROMANCE on the SIENE
just steps from Place Dauphine

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A NEW PARIS
NAPOLEAN III & BARON HAUSSMANN
A re-envisioned light filled metropolis

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THE NEW LOOK
A VISIT to LA GALERIE DIOR

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SAINTE CHAPELLE
RELIQUERY
Louis IX's dramatic rayonnet jewel box
for the crown of thorns

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“Paris is always a good idea”
—Audrey Hepburn