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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pets in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Pusscat’s French Adventure in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Some people must think we’re mad, but having bought the house in France, we had to decide what to do with our pets as between us we’ll be over here for about 5 months this summer. Our dog Millie (a gentle & rather dim …

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