French Real Estate Terms Gardens
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

French Real Estate Terms to Know Before Buying

Buying Property anywhere should cause one to pause and reflect on the investment. However, in France, there are some nuances to the way the residential real estate market operates. In addition, there is associated terminology that is specific to the real estate transaction process that you should know before buying …

Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Buying a Home in Provence and L’Art de la Rencontre

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Yesterday Andy and I sat in the Artisan Bakery on The Quay in Exeter, raising a cup of coffee to celebrate the 3 years since we signed the papers and picked up the keys to our long-dreamed-for house in Provence. Of course we would have rather been …

South Luberon House Sale Pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

South Luberon House for Sale

Occasionally it’s time to say goodbye to a house. Even if it is one that you built yourselves and where all four (yes 4!) of your children grew-up. Recently, I was hiking with Agathe Forest of Live & Love Provence in the Alpilles. She shared that their family home was on the market so …

Buying Property in France Listing Agent
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying Property in France – Why Registering with One Listing Agent is not Enough

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: When buying in France, especially if you’re not fluent in French, it can be tempting to register with one Anglophone estate agent and hope for the best. For many of our clients, their search started like that. They spotted a beautiful property on a …

French Riviera Vence Properties for Sale
Sophia van Woensel-MoseStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Where to Buy Property on the French Riviera: Vence

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: Vence is often overshadowed by its more glamorous sister, St Paul-de-Vence. Vence, a pretty market town in the hills close to Nice (about 20 minutes from Nice airport), is often overshadowed by its more glamorous sister, St Paul-de-Vence. Whereas the village of St Paul-de-Vence …

Renovation in Provence: Bedroom and Bathroom Transformation @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Renovation in Provence: Bedroom and Bathroom Transformation

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our tiny house is an awkward triangular shape. This is most evident in the upstairs room and the kitchen. Basically, anywhere you would need to put a large rectangular object– like a bed! Everything has been a compromise to make the space appear bigger …

Renovation in Provence #ExpatLiving @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Our Renovation in Provence: Shopping for Bathroom Tiles

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Robin wanted to stick to the traditional non-baked cement tile. They add a lot of local character. Check out my Instagram for a couple photos of local cement time floors. These tiles are well known in Portugal, but have been used all over Europe. In …

Bargain Hunting #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Provencal Bargain Hunting at the Tip

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: OK it’s not quite the title that usually draws readers, but I thought this afternoon’s trip was worth sharing. Since moving in I’ve been busy trying to find nice pieces of furniture for the house and needless to say I don’t want to spend …

Living the Provence Dream @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Renovating in Provence: Living the dream a few early lessons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Firstly apologies for any glitches in this blog – it’s been a bit chaotic trying to do it with intermittent internet and different wifi locations! I can’t believe where the last few days have gone. A week ago, I had just hosted the village book …

Mont Ventoux #Vaucluse @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Trains Planes, Automobiles and Bikes Buying a House in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vauclusedreamer: Three weeks today we will be heading down to Provence, ready to sign the final documents that will be needed to complete our house purchase, which as you can imagine is something we’re really looking forward to (to say the least!) The pretty hill-top village …