Domaine de la Baume #Tourtour #Var @megeve_hotels

Five Star Secluded Hideaway in Tourtour

Just outside the village of Tourtour, in the Var, is an exquisite Sibuet Maison & Hotels property:  the Domaine de la Baume a Provencal Jewel. It is a secluded hideaway with 5-star service. In keeping with the classy style of Sibuet Maison & Hotels, this one time private home is …

Hotel la Maison d'Aix #AixenProvence @Aixcentric

Where is France’s Most Romantic Hotel?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Right here in Aix as it turns out! Le Parisien has just awarded that honour to La Maison d’Aix, a mansion built in 1789, in the Quartier Mazarin. Architect Laure Juhen has renovated the building in the spirit of a previous owner Madame Henriette Reboul, a …

#Marseille @LePetitNice Traquandi2 RichardHaughton
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotelsStay

Updated Luxury at Marseille’s Le Petit Nice

It has been almost a century since this boutique hotel first opened its doors on the shores of the Mediterranean. Germain Passedat purchased the Villa Corinthe in 1917 and chose the name “le Petit Nice” as a tribute to the villa’s stunning location on the azure shoreline. Even today, 100-years …

Pool Mas des Avelines @OlivesVines
RentalsStayTrips and Tour Guides

Escapes in the Olives and Vines of Provence

A summertime escape to the Cote d’Azur from the French Alps. Heavenly! One might be tempted to describe the combination of a villa near Bandol, in Provence, and a home in the French mountain resort of Val d’Isère as the “the best of both worlds.” In 2010, Su Stephens and …

Renovated Quarry #StayinProvence @ProvencePost
Guest HousesStayThe Provence Post

Where to Stay in Provence? A Roman Quarry!

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Trust writer and travel planner Julie to uncover this gem of a restoration project by husband and wife team Philippe Jonathan and Lien Pfeufer. Calling all wanna-be cave dwellers! Get in touch with your inner troglodyte by vacationing in this one-of-a-kind stone home, built within a Roman …

Self-Catering Holiday Home #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee #LouMessugo
Guest HousesPhoebe ThomasStay

Reasons to book a self-catering holiday at Lou Messugo – Part 2

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Welcome back to Part 2 of my reasons to take your self-catering vacation with us at Lou Messugo gîte. If you didn’t read Part 1 then I suggest you do here. I’m indulging in a very rare bit of self-promotion, I hope you enjoy finding …

Self-Catering Holiday Home #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee #LouMessugo
Guest HousesPhoebe ThomasRentalsStay

Reasons to book a self-catering holiday at Lou Messugo – Part 1

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s not often I actually outrightly refer to our gîte in this blog, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever written explicitly about it. Occasionally I refer to how easy a place of interest is to reach from Lou Messugo, or how close a certain …

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 …