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Learning FrenchVirginie Van Der Wees

Le Corbusier’s La Cité Radieuse Marseille’s Amazing Architecture

Hello, My name is Angela. I want to tell you about my excursion with Virginie during my immersion in Provence. I wanted to return to Marseille during my second one-month immersion with Virginie. We started the day with a city tour. Then we visited the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. Finally, we …

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Learning FrenchVirginie Van Der Wees

Cezanne and Visiting his Atelier in Aix-en-Provence

I am a big fan of Cézanne. I visited his studio a dozen times. I like his story and his paintings. I often offer this visit to my students coming for French immersion in Provence. The visit lasts 30 minutes. It can be done with a guide in French, with …

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Learning FrenchVirginie Van Der Wees

Discovering Marseille Learn French on Holiday in Provence

During Angela’s French immersion holiday in Provence, we set off one day to discover Marseille’s highlights, including its Bonne Mere – Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. French Immersion Hello. My name is Angela. I’m in Provence again this year for an immersion holiday with Virginie. We decide to go …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Vence, France the Many Reasons to Live Here

Steve Wilkison is a web designer, writer and photographer who lives in Vence, France, with his wife Carole Richmond and their dog Myla. Originally from southern California, he first became enchanted with France when he backpacked throughout Europe at the age of 18. He fell in love with Vence the …

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Virginie en Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

Stay and Learn French Immersion in Provence

Virginie Van Der Wees lives with her young family in Rousset, a small Provencal village near Mont Sainte Victoire and a short 20-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence. She is a masseuse and a certified French teacher for non-French speakers. Beginning in 2018, Virginie organizes full immersion experiences that include hosting language …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireLearning French

Learn French and Photography on Holiday in Provence

Let’s face it learning another language is challenging. So, why not plan a holiday in Provence that combines learning French and photography skills improvement? Avril Vanlerberghe is a language specialist based in Provence, and this summer, she is offering French and Photography experiences in July and August. These immersion programs …

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Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Move to Provence: How to Manage Your Business Remotely

Is it within reach to successfully run a business remotely? CEOs have tried and tested strategies on how to manage conventional businesses. Emphasizing the benefits of working in the office setting, they usually mention the possibility of discussing emerging issues at once, data security, and no distractions at the workplace. …

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Fiber Optic in Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceTasha Powell

So You Want Fiber Optic in Provence?

For those of us who work and communicate online, having a robust and speedy Internet service is something we usually take for granted. You click on an e-mail in your inbox, and it opens as your finger lifts from the mouse. Then, when you initiate a search, thousands of results …

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Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVirginie Van Der Wees

School in France Holidays and More

In France, the school calendar follows a rhythm of intense periods of study followed by well-deserved breaks. As a result, the vacances scolaire (school holidays) occur on roughly the same dates year-to-year, which allows families to plan their holidays well in advance. There are three school zones (A, B and …

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Buying House Provence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Buying a House in Provence? Tips You Should Know

We wanted another fixer-upper and that’s certainly what we bought! As I wrote this article this tractor was wreaking muddy havoc in our yard. Buying a house is Provence is relatively straight forward. However, you do sometimes hear horror stories. Robin recently had a client that overpaid twice the worth …

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