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. …

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 …

Uzes at Night #Uzes @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real Estate

My Life in France Pinch Me

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: You don’t know how many times the Barefoot Blogger has to pinch herself to believe she is really living in France. It’s more than a dream come true. It’s pure heaven. It’s not fair to brag about what a good time I’m having, but …

Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

Top 10 Reasons Why I’m Not Learning French

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: The past two weeks the Barefoot Blogger has spent a lot of time with new French friends. Admitting that I live in France and that I can barely put together a sentence in French is getting embarrassing. Currently I have Rosetta Stone and another …

La Rotonde Aix-en-Provence Favourite Cities Provence
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

New French Classes in Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Learn French while exploring Aix If like me you are slogging away to improve your French, you may be interested in a new company, Destination Francais, which has been set up in Aix. They are offering ‘lively, fun and practical French courses in small groups …

Birthday parties in #France @FibiTee
Expat Living and Real EstatePhoebe Thomas

Birthday parties in France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: I was drinking my coffee this morning in a reflective mood remembering this day 16 years ago when I hoped my first baby would be born; the date was 9.9.99 and I liked it as a birth date.  Baby had other ideas however and …

Dry Stone Wall #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExpat Living and Real Estate

The great wall is finished!

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Many of our guests over the last year have seen the outstanding work carried out by this lone workmen reconstructing the dry stone wall that retains our neighbours garden. Michel, aged 67 started the work on the 3rd November 2014, laying and cutting by …

Baby Grape @RivieraGrape
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceThe Riviera Grapevine

Welcoming Baby Grape

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: I’ve been a bit quiet recently, for good reason! One month ago today, we welcomed our baby girl Charlotte (aka Lottie) into the world. What a wonderful, scary, exciting, emotional four weeks it has been and this little princess already has her doting parents …

Grenache grapes in the vineyard #WinesofProvence @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

It Takes A Village to Raise This Expat

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Some of you remember PigPen in the Charlie Brown cartoons who always had a cloud of dust following him. Well, the Barefoot Blogger has a little cloud that has “trouble” written on it that seems to hang over me. My friend, Geoffrey, used to …

Boulangerie #Antibes @FrenchLessonsBlog
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French Lessons

Bellevue: A Tale of Two 10-Year Olds

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Il y avait très peu à manger, Arlette says, her voice bearing the gentle crackle of a woman in her mid-80s. There was very little to eat back then. Each day my parents put little tickets on the bread with our names on them – …