Flairesse Massage Provence #Massage @Flairesse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

A Journey from Hobbiton to Provence

A gal who calls herself a ‘citizen of planet earth’ and who loves Crêpes Cidre et Co in Aix-en-Provence as much as I do! This was someone I had to get to know. Claire McAlpine has lived in France for almost 10-years, but it took her French husband five years …

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Tapenade Tasting #AixenProvence #Market #Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Formula One Race Cars to Provence Today

It was hardly a race back to Europe. Anne-Marie Simons moved to the United States (US) in the fall of 1966 “for one year” and stayed for 32 more. From her birthplace of Maastricht (the Netherlands), Anne-Marie’s studies in French language and culture took her to Paris and then to …

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Destination Uzes @Bfblogger2013
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real Estate

So it begins. Destination: Uzes, France

By Deborah Originally posted on Barefoot Blogger: Only four more days until I leave for my great adventure to the south of France. Solo. Just as planned. This is my first time blogging an adventure, so I’ll start by telling why I’m heading to Uzes, France; how I’m getting there; …

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French Strikes
AixcentricExpat Living and Real Estate

New Website Lists French Strikes

By aixcentric photo from The Guardian Last year we were wrong-footed by air-traffic controllers three times: one flight cancelled, one delayed and one afternoon sitting on the tarmac at Heathrow for hours. ‘Where can we find out about this sort of thing before it happens?’ we wondered. Well now there’s …

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Provencal Split Personality
Expat Living and Real EstateVicki Archer

Provencal Split Personality

By Vicki I had a revelation as I waited in the local bank in Saint Rémy de Provence. Banking, a task that would normally have my impatience cranked up to the highest level. I have developed “Provencal split personality”. What is Provencal split personality? And yes, I made this term …

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Reflections From Provence Vicki Archer
Expat Living and Real EstateVicki Archer

Reflections From Provence

By Vicki Today I am feeling pensive. An early morning flight to Provence can do that to you. Coincidentally a fellow blogger, Helen asked what prompted a move to France. She has tweaked some deep emotions. Helen related the question to music, a note that could be associated with an …

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speak-french Bedding In French @bfBlogger2013
Barefoot BloggerLearning French

I’m Still Not Learning French

By Deborah Bine Remember when I returned to France in April and promised I’d know French by Christmas? Here’s the update in mid October. Like those 20 pounds I was going to lose. It’s just not happening. Priorities Explore this Post Via:: Barefoot Blogger       

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Bedding In French @bfBlogger2013
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

I’m Not Learning French

This article was previously published by Debby Bine (Barefoot Blogger) on her website.  She agreed to share it with Perfectly Provence readers as it is such a classic expat story… Learning to speak French is becoming an issue for me. Try as I may, it is a bit of a …

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Hilda Stearn French Car #French #Provence #Car
Expat Living and Real EstateHilda StearnLiving in Provence

The long road well travelled

Hilda Stearn entertains us with her story about how a made-in-Italy, Spanish-registered car from London meets Provence’s paperasse.

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School and the Converse Shoes #International #School #MyDreamyProvence
Expat Living and Real EstateMy Dreamy Provence

School and the Converse Shoes

Our first day at the little CIPEC International School located just ten minutes outside Aix on a peaceful road surrounded by beautiful sunflowers. The house we are renting is four minutes away and I’m in heaven as it’s so much quicker than my school run back home. When we first …

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