Mirabeau Cronk Maison Tiles @MirabeauWine
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceMaison Mirabeau Wines

Finally in our own Maison en Provence

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @MirabeauWine  As we know well from having read Peter Mayle’s tale of life and construction in Provence, nothing (apart from buying baguettes and Rosé) is ever easy in this neck of the woods. We do forget that construction is mostly a nightmare, wherever you are …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real Estate

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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Rebecca Ronane @RebeccaRONANE
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Network Provence – Aix Event on Tuesday

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There’s a special event being held next week to bring together women from across the area who want to promote their activities, whether they have a business or a club or a blog. Dynamic Rebecca Ronane recently launched Network Provence in order to reach out to …

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AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

For Women Over 50 in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Serengo is a new magazine being promoted in the Aix news kiosks for women over 50…and here’s the cover. I was rather amazed that the strapline to attract readers is Osteo-arthritis – 8 ways to calm the pain. Oh dear. By coincidence, after seeing this …

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Gazumped French Real Estate
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

How to Avoid Being Gazumped in French Real Estate

Buying Real Estate in France In London, the conversation during after-work drinks inevitably turns to house hunting frustrations. There is 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 gezumph to name the devastating …

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Veronique Bienfait
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Resolution Learn to Speak French in Provence

What promises did you make for 2016? No dessert? More exercise? Less rosé? (are you crazy!) Or is this the year that you have decided to learn to speak French? If your resolution is to improve your Français communication skills, then Véronique Bienfait is here to help you with language services …

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Sanary sur Mer @Provence_Search
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying Property in Provence: Insider Tips

Tip Nº 1 – Viewings and Negotiations House purchase negotiations are a delicate process anywhere in the world. Tempers quickly 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 outs of French customs and the …

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la poste #LaPoste #France @PerfProvence
Expat Living and Real Estate

3 Things About the French Postal System: La Poste

Whether you are a visitor or a resident in France, you may need to visit a post office. The system is surprisingly efficient given the fact that it is operated by a heavily unionized workforce. La Poste does offer a large number of services online –  here is the website. …

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Learn French @gymglish
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

How Learning French Became Frantastique

Are you a spelling bee champion? Or, do you rely on spell check once in a while? Are you a grammar pro? Perfecting your mother tongue is not easy! Even French speakers will admit that learning French can be frustrating… What is the word for ___? How do you conjugate …

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