Jane Langton at Mas d'Augustine @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerBed & Breakfasts in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals

An Expat’s Life in A Chambre d’Hôtes in France: Jane’s Story

Contributor blog post by Deborah: After visiting new friends Jane and Gary Langton at Mas d’Augustine, the chambres d’hôtes they own and run in the south of France, I asked if they would share their “inside” stories with me and Barefoot Blogger followers. Happily, they agreed! …Continue reading here for more …

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Animals in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

A Funny thing happened on the way to the Supermarket in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: So often we find ourselves chuckling about the odd things involving animals that we’ve seen over the years whilst in Provence including a horse in a flat cap. A piglet being walked on a lead in Lourmarin. Or the cat at Roussillon who delights in …

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French Flag @PerfProvence
Barefoot BloggerLearning French

A Funny Thing Happened In French Today

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: I’ve been putting off picking up my free pass to Pont du Gard for years now. Anyone who can prove they live in the Gard can get one. My friend and neighbor, Rich, said I’d murmured about it long enough. He was going to …

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Cycling in Provence #ExploreProvence #Vauclusedreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

4 Months of Living the Dream In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where has the summer gone? Since the 25th April (apart from 22 days back in the UK) I have been lucky enough to spend the rest of the time out in the Vaucluse, sorting out our new house & getting under the skin of …

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Expat Uzes Morning coffee @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Friends often ask me “how do you spend your day in Uzes? Since you’ve asked, here’s an example of one day this week. I started the day with café crème and a treat, pain au chocolate, at a local cafe with friends. We were …

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Bellevue Antibes @Frenchlessonsblog
Jemma - French Lessons

Unexpected Email: Bellevue’s Earliest Residents

Contributor blog post by Jemma: In the final days before my family and I shifted our luggage and lives to France this summer – at the very time our Toronto home was a packing pigsty, and as we trod heartily into our 10-day, do-or-die window for Yoko’s persnickety paperwork – …

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Expat Travels @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

True Confessions of a Blundering Expat in France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Well, I did it again. I’ve made almost every blunder imaginable since moving to France. And I keep adding to it. First I was locked out of my apartment when returning from a visit to the States. I t wasn’t enough that I had …

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Our renovation in Provence @CuriousProvence #expats
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Our Renovation in Provence: Chaux instead of Paint

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: We’ve recently painted our upstairs with chaux/lime wash. We wanted to apply a wall covering that respected the age of the building. It’s important that old walls breathe in order to reduce trapped moisture. We quite liked the texture of the traditional lime wash …

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Nothing Is Easy About Moving To France: Like Sheets

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: A new Barefoot Blogger friend is moving to Uzes! Just like me, she’s tossing away most of her worldly possessions in the US and she’s starting all over in France. Unlike me, she has some familiarity with the French language. Never mind she had …

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Paperwork in France @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real Estate

Tips on Moving to France: Rental Agreement, Bank Account and Visa

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: When the Barefoot Blogger decided to run off to France, I learned the hard way how to do some of the basics: rent an apartment, open a bank account and obtain a visa. If you’re contemplating a move to France, hopefully some of this …

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