French Brocante @Bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tell me there’s a brocante nearby and I’m there! If I start off another blog post with “one of my favorite things,” please excuse me. It’s just that it’s so hard for me to contain myself when describing some of the fun things to …

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Lourmarin Shopping Provencal Linens
Caroline LongstaffeLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lourmarin Shopping for Provencal Linens

By Caroline Longstaffe: Shopping in Lourmarin As we’ve spent increasing amounts of time in Lourmarin we’ve come to know more of the people in the village, all of whom have been warm and welcoming.  Like us, many of them are not originally from the area but similarly captivated by its’ enchantment have …

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Provencal House Renovation
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Provencal House Renovation It’s Transformation Time

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Firstly I have to start with an apology – the last few months have been rather chaotic with one thing and another and I find that this really is the first time I’ve been able to sit and write about our little half-life in France for quite …

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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Provencal Cuisine Top Books Food Lovers Cookbooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Explore Provencal Cuisine Top Books for Food Lovers

Joy of Cooking in Provence True confession, I am a committed foodie (although the grammar checker that doesn’t seem to like the word). Maybe that admission will get me off the hook for not being able to objectively delete thousands of photos of markets. Over the years we have taken …

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Provence Home Renovation
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Living in Provence Let the Home Renovation Begin

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s well over 2 years now since we finally picked up the keys and opened the door to our little house in Provence after so many years of dreaming about it. We couldn’t afford a perfect house with elegant gardens and a pretty pool and …

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Expat Living in Provence Provence Lavender Fields Vaucluse Dreamer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Dreams of Expat Living in Provence Became Reality For Vaucluse Dreamer

Sometimes you wake up suddenly from a dream only for it to disappear from grasp, but in other cases, that vision becomes clearer with time. What if your dream was to live in Provence? Over 25 years ago, Julie Whitmarsh and her husband Andy visited the Vaucluse for the first …

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Mas d'Augustine Luxury B&B Expat Life Flowers in Bloom
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Expat Life in France and the Opportunity to Run a Luxury B&B

Relocating to the South of France is often a lifestyle choice, for those seeking a milder climate and slower pace of life. However, it is not every couple who willingly choose to spend their semi-retirement years managing a boutique, 5-bedroom B&B in a new country. In December 2010, Jane and …

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Provence's Lifestyle Rustrel
Living in Provence

Why an International Couple Chose Provence’s Lifestyle for Their New Home

When you can choose to live almost anywhere in the world why would you pick Provence as the place to settle and buy a home? Mimi and Michael Pillsbury selected Provence for its lifestyle, culture and more relaxed pace of life. The South of France would indeed seem bucolic for …

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Autumn South of France
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

Spend An Autumn Week South of France

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: How do you spend an autumn week in the south of France? Visiting beaux villages; going to brocante stores and outdoor markets; dining with friends and eating great food. That’s how! Have I told you lately how much I love France?After spending a few stressful months …

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