Mas in the Luberon #RealEstate #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat LivingStay

How to Buy a House in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our version of Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence” After two years, the time had come for us to finally settle down and buy a house in beautiful Provence! What we wanted Oh the dream of a Provencal farmhouse… One day… Our minuscule budget dictated our …

Saignon fountain in the square @JaneDunning
Jane DunningStay

Provencal dilemmas the three Cs Countryside Coast or City

I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months. Every time I plan a trip to Provence, the dilemma is where to choose… …

Olive Grove #Provence @Provence_Search
Sophia van Woensel-MoseStay

Is Gazumping Possible in France?

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: When I lived in London the conversation during after-work drinks inevitably would turn to house hunting frustrations. There was always someone drowning their sorrows after just having been outbid at the last minute. No surprise that the English adopted the satisfyingly resonant Yiddish expression …

RentalsStayThe Provence Post

Win a Week in This Gorgeous Provence Villa

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: To celebrate their 25th year in business, my friends at the rental agency are giving away a week in their most-popular villa inProvence. The Grand Prize winner of the #JustFrance25 …Continue reading here for the details on how you could be the lucky winner – if you are a US …

Hi Hotel Nice #Nice #CotedAzur #FrenchRiviera @DreamyProvence
HotelsMy Dreamy ProvenceStay

Glamorous Nice and a funky little hotel

Contributor blog post by Jill Cowdry: All aboard…. time to jump on the TGV favourite way to travel.   Aix to Nice close to the dreamiest of coastline.  Via Toulon then a brief diversion inland to vineyards near Draguignan, it meanders snake-like with great ease close to the coast. …

Domaine des Andeols #Hotels #Restaurants #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorHotelsStay

Dinner at Domaine des Andeols

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Domaine des Andeols is a boutique hotel less than two kilometres from the village with six stylish rooms and two restaurants. There are beautiful grounds including a large Olive orchard and lavender bushes plus a superb ‘Plane’ tree which houses one of the restaurants. …

La Bastide d'Engras @alabreche_annie #Provence Gardoise
Annie BarkerExpat LivingGuest HousesStay

The Renovation of La Breche

This article is the continuation of Annie Barker’s story of how La Breche evolved into a holiday rental and inspiring venue for artists and writers. Follow this link if you missed Un Grand Project. The trials and tribulations of buying a house in France have been written about many times …

Luxury Villas #FrenchRIviera @EUROFRANCE @NicebyDark
Mel DarkStay

GO BIG OR GO HOME: What a million buys you on the Riviera

Contributor blog post by Nice by Dark: Sexy over-the-top villas with tropical gardens and glistening dip pools perhaps. Or art-filled interiors with cream-linen luxury (and a waterfall or two thrown in for fun). You may just be surprised. From a “modest” 3-bed in Valbonne to 1300 square metres of luxury …

Provence Villages Saorge #Saorge @unxplorer
RentalsStayThe Unexplorer

Saorge: A Little Mountain Town with a Big Heart

After spending four weeks in a tiny town in Provence near Aix, my husband, son, and I decided for a change of scenery. We packed up our many, many suitcases into a clown car-sized Peugeot, and drove two hours northeast to the picturesque mountain town of Saorge. I’m willing to …

Views from la Bastide de Gordes #Gordes #Hotels
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotelsStay

Luberon Luxury at la Bastide de Gordes

How do you test a hotel’s 5-star rating? Forget about checking for dust on picture frames — deliver a thunderstorm in the middle of a meal service. L’Orangerie’s terrace was brimming with lunchtime customers enjoying their market-fresh plats du jour and local rosés when the typically far-reaching view of the Luberon vanished …