Englishman Provence Expat Living Avignon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning FrenchLiving in Provence

An Englishman in Provence Loving Expat Living in Avignon

In early 2018, when the opportunity to relocate to Provence presented itself Phil Chandler and his partner jumped at the chance to escape from the “rat race” in England. Leaving behind his own successful business in the United Kingdom (UK) Phil is now pursuing a career as a freelance travel …

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AOC Ventoux Wines Beaumes-de-Venise
Expat Living and Real EstatePaula KaneWines and Spirits of Provence

Heartache of Good-bye to Provence and AOC Ventoux Wines

By Paula Kane: It constantly amazes me how quickly two months pass. It seems in the dead of winter each month is dreadfully long and feels interminable. In contrast, the summer functions the complete opposite. It is never long enough and ends too quickly. These two months in Provence are …

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Learning French Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateKeith Van SickleLearning French

Learning French in Provence it’s Not a Race

Never Argue With Your French Teacher My wife Val and I live in California but I spend several months every year in St-Rémy-de-Provence. When we first started doing this some years ago, Val spoke basic French and I spoke next to none. So we each took classes in the US …

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Fall Weather Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Saying Goodbye to Fall Weather and Provence

By Paula Kane Here it is, the last full weekend of my stint in Provence. The time always whips by and it’s hard to believe I’ve been here just over two months already. This stretch is often punctuated with a wide range of emotions, and this year has been no …

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Public Transit Aixpress Bus
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Fancy New Public Transit Aixpress Bus Arriving Spring 2019

By Aixcentric: So here it is, the new Aixpress bus. The manufacturers call it an ‘ie-tram’, whereas the Aix mairie refers to it as an ‘autobus’, and this does reflect the dual use of the vehicle in that it will run along inside its own designated lane for most of its journey (like …

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Aix-en-Provence La Constance Proposal
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Aix-en-Provence La Constance an Urban Development Project

By Aixcentric: Long before the A8 autoroute came along with its thundering heavy traffic, it was easy for Paul Cezanne to wander across to the plateau at La Constance from the family bastide at Jas de Buffan, to paint the Mont Sainte-Victoire, the Pilon du Roi and the new viaduct …

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Côte d'Azur Life Home Upkeep
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

The not so Glamorous Côte d’Azur Life of Home Upkeep

Contributor blog post by Jemma: I couldn’t write this post until things had been resolved – or mostly resolved, as the case would be. Even then, I didn’t know if I should bother. It’s France. Everyone expects home maintenance problems. And how can anything be a problem, really, if we’re talking …

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French Riviera Summertime
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

Living on the French Riviera our Summertime Vignettes

Contributor blog post by Jemma: French Lessons has survived a summer that one local friend dubbed “un agenda de ministre.” Even for us non-government ministers, the French expression seemed an appropriate way to characterize our schedule in a country where public spending(as a % of GDP) continues, shall we say, to …

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Provence Nature
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Living in Provence and the Healing Power of Nature

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: My first week here has gone by in a flash. Perhaps because summer is always like that, or perhaps it was my fuzziness and lack of focus most of the week due to some lingering vertigo. Either way, it went by quickly with dinners and …

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Living Aix-en-Provence Place d'Albertas
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Reflecting on Twenty Years Living in Aix-en-Provence

This article “Twenty Years Living in Aix-en-Provence”  was originally published on author M. L. Longworth’s website. The post is her reflective view of how the city of Aix-en-Provence has changed in the last two decades, and of those staples that make the city unique. Our decision to move to France …

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