French Riviera Vence Properties for Sale
Sophia van Woensel-MoseStay

Where to Buy Property on the French Riviera: Vence

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: Vence is often overshadowed by its more glamorous sister, St Paul-de-Vence. Vence, a pretty market town in the hills close to Nice (about 20 minutes from Nice airport), is often overshadowed by its more glamorous sister, St Paul-de-Vence. Whereas the village of St Paul-de-Vence …

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Renovation in Provence #ExpatLiving @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

Our Renovation in Provence: Shopping for Bathroom Tiles

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Robin wanted to stick to the traditional non-baked cement tile. They add a lot of local character. Check out my Instagram for a couple photos of local cement time floors. These tiles are well known in Portugal, but have been used all over Europe. In …

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Living the Provence Dream @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Renovating in Provence: Living the dream a few early lessons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Firstly apologies for any glitches in this blog – it’s been a bit chaotic trying to do it with intermittent internet and different wifi locations! I can’t believe where the last few days have gone. A week ago, I had just hosted the village book …

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Mont Ventoux #Vaucluse @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Trains Planes, Automobiles and Bikes

Contributor blog post by Vauclusedreamer: Three weeks today we will be heading down to Provence, ready to sign the final documents that will be needed to complete our house purchase, which as you can imagine is something we’re really looking forward to (to say the least!) The pretty hill-top village …

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House hunting in #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

House-hunting in France is a full-time job

Contributor blog post by by Vaucluse Dreamer: When I left home to come out house-hunting my hubby’s final words were ‘ It’s not going to be a holiday you know’ – and after my experiences over the last couple of days he was spot-on. It’s fair to say that this …

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House hunting in #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart – The House Hunt Continues

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When our first efforts at buying a house in France fell apart, just before signing the Compromis de Vente, we were absolutely gutted and it would have been very easy to just give up and walk away. We felt though, that we had no other option, …

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House Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

Renovation in Provence Demolition Part II

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our Renovation in Provence: The Demolition Continues! You’re going to have to brace yourselves for a little hideousness- but we’ve started taring down the wood panels downstairs. This panelling so popular in the 70s is a form of cache misère which basically translates into hiding …

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House Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

Provence Renovation Part I: Demolition

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our New House (!!!) is just the end section of this Mas (Provencal farmhouse) that is actually well known in the area as the Mas Longue (Long Farmhouse). There are even postcards of this building from 100 years ago! We are in the centre of …

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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 …

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Sanary sur Mer @Provence_Search
Expat LivingSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying Property in Provence: Insider Tips

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: Tip Nº 1 – Viewings and Negotiations House purchase negotiations are a delicate process anywhere in the world. Tempers easily flare and communications can break down because of misunderstandings or hurt feelings. When you don’t speak French fluently and don’t know the ins and …

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