Caroline LongstaffeLiving in Provence

Expat Living in Lourmarin Our House in Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe:

Back in March I wrote about the excitement of returning somewhere special, to Lourmarin, quoting from Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” I also mentioned that I had an appointment with a real estate agent….

A great deal has happened since then, but it all began with an email from our charming, Swiss friend Walter who manages several Lourmarin rental properties, many of which we have rented. We met in 2013 through my blogging friend Susan, do read her recent post ‘Better call Walter’ it sums him up perfectly!

…Continue reading here to learn about how dreams of living in Provence as a part-time expat can come true. If you are thinking of buying real estate in France there are some important terms you need to know immobilier (real estate agency), Compte de Vente (preliminary contract of sale), notaire (legal specialist).

Read more about buying property in France here.

When You Visit Lourmarin:

Travel Planning your Stay in Lourmarin

Take a Tour of the Chateau Lourmarin

Lourmarin The Most Romantic Village of the Luberon

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Caroline Longstaffe

Caroline Longstaffe

A traveller at heart, Caroline says she was most probably born under a wandering star. This English girl lives in California, but has a soft spot for France. After living in Provence for 18 months, she admits that she is now torn between the towns of Uzes and Lourmarin - she cannot decide which is her favourite. During her stay in Provence, Caroline launched her blog Shutters and Sunflowers. Her blog is about passion, about living the journey not waiting to get to the destination.

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