Our renovation in Provence @CuriousProvence #expats
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Our Renovation in Provence: Chaux instead of Paint

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: We’ve recently painted our upstairs with chaux/lime wash. We wanted to apply a wall covering that respected the age of the building. It’s important that old walls breathe in order to reduce trapped moisture. We quite liked the texture of the traditional lime wash …

Aix en Provence Market @BillMagill
Bill MagillExpat Living and Real Estate

The Ties that Bind in Fête de la Musique

Contributor blog post by Bill Magill: Suggested Song: The Ties that Bind, Bruce Springsteen Suggested Drink: Domain Saint Aix rosé I’m back in the U.S. for 3 weeks. I always miss home when traveling, but I’m sharing fun times with people I love, mixing in a bit of work that …

Lavender fields #Provence #VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Launching a new start in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In 8 days time we should be at the Notaire’s office in Apt, on the verge of signing the final paperwork ‘Acte Authentique’ for our new house in the Vaucluse. As you can probably imagine things are a bit frantic at home as we …

Flags @Telegraph @Aixcentric
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

UK Referendum – Voting Info for Expats

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The referendum to decide whether or not the UK remains in the EU is being held on 23rd June. British citizens may be entitled to vote subject to being registered and their eligibility. The deadline for registration is 7th June. To register to vote, go to …

House Hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie Whitmarsh

Our Provence Real Estate Dream is a Big Step Closer

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As those who have been following my blog for the past year will know – our big dream has been to own a home in the Vaucluse, an area we have been visiting for the last 25 years and which already feels like a …

Real Estate in #Provence @Provence_search
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

Who Should Draft the Compromis de Vente?

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: It is true that French estate agents (agents immobiliers) by law are permitted to draw up the compromis the vente, which is the contract of sale in France. In fact, a buyer and seller could even agree the terms of the sale between them …

AixcentricLearning French

The Art of Learning French in Aix en Provence

Contributor Blog Post By Aixcentric: ‘L’art d’apprendre le francais’ and ‘l’art de vivre en Provence’ are combined for those signing up for courses with Destination Francais. It’s an Aix-based company started by two French teachers, tired of the classroom-based teaching methods they’d been tied to in the traditional system. They …

Ginger and NutmegLearning French

5 Reasons to Learn French an Objective List

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Ginger and Nutmeg have an on-going debate. Actually, it is not a debate because there is little discussion. Nutmeg admits she is a Francophile, give her the choice between BBQ Alberta beef and steak au poivre the French sauce wins. She listens to Radio Canada when …

Mirabeau Cronk Maison Tiles @MirabeauWine
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceMirabeau 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 …

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 …