Markets in France and Learning French @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Learning French to Enjoy Life in Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Having spent a good few months out of the last year in France both Andy and I have seen our French really improve, although we both started at very different levels. I’d learned French at school, although had given up after taking my ‘O’ …

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French Tongue Twisters
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

Try to Master These French Tongue Twisters

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: During one of my first jobs here in France, one of my colleagues challenged me to learn these French tongue twisters. I found this crumpled piece of paper in a pile of forgotten souvenirs under the bed the other day. I was compelled to …

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Flowers in St Remy by @frenchessence
Expat LivingVicki Archer

Q and A With VA: The Split Life In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: I have another new idea for this year. I have called it Q & A with VA. I receive many emails I would love to share with you and they are emails with all sorts of ideas and questions, from fashion and beauty to …

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Locat’Me Accommation search platform France
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living

Locat’Me is Taking the Hassle Out of Apartment Hunting in Provence

Launched in 2013, Locat’Me is a web-based apartment search service concept. The three founders’ vision was to solve a persistent rental market headache. The problem of landlords  looking for good tenants and renters are seeking an accommodation that meets their needs and their budgets. This Internet platform matches a renters’ profile to …

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Paul Shore Author Uncorked
Expat Living

Expat Living in Provence: Why not Try it

Paul Shore is a Canadian with a taste for adventure and a flair for writing. Some 20-years ago, he jumped at a work opportunity to live as an expat near the French Riviera. He chose to rent a place in the hill-top village of Saint Paul de Vence. The town …

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Nice Baie des Anges @SipTasteShare
Expat Living

Why I love Nice and Why You Should Visit

Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, gazing onto the azure Mediterranean, Nice is all luminous sunshine and heart-warming light. Underneath that beautiful exterior lie the things I adore about this town, the reasons I moved here. Food: those who have met know I tirelessly explore the foods of …

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Hotel-du-Caumont-Aix @Provence_Search
Expat LivingSophia van Woensel-Mose

Slowing the Pace of Life in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: We all love the fact that life in beautiful Aix-en-Provence is lived at a slower pace, However, the daily business of living doesn’t always go slowly here because of a conscious lifestyle choice. Instead, it often is a consequence of this medieval capital of …

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Renovation in Provence #ExpatLiving @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

DIY Stores and Builders Merchants in France

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: It can be difficult to find stores near you in a foreign country. Your common knowledge of simple store names just isn’t there. If you’re renovating a house in France, depending on where you’re located, this is where you’ll find your building materials: DIY Stores …

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Book in Bar Aix en Provence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

Reference List for Meeting Expats in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I can’t speak for the entirety of France but if you’re looking for expats in Provence here are a few suggestions. When I first moved to France I had it in my head that I would only meet French people. I soon learned that …

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How to Renovate in France on a Budget @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

How to Renovate in France on a Budget

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How to Renovate in France on a Budget So you’ve bought your fixer-upper in France. The romanticism of Peter Mayle has snared you into the dream (or perhaps my blog?). You’re not a millionaire but you’ve got essentially a ruin of stones to work …

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