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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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House hunting in #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

House-hunting in France is a full-time job

Contributor blog post by by Vaucluse Dreamer: When I left home to come out house-hunting my hubby’s final words were ‘ It’s not going to be a holiday you know’ – and after my experiences over the last couple of days he was spot-on. It’s fair to say that this …

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House hunting in #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart – The House Hunt Continues

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When our first efforts at buying a house in France fell apart, just before signing the Compromis de Vente, we were absolutely gutted and it would have been very easy to just give up and walk away. We felt though, that we had no other option, …

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Renovation in Provence #Expats #LivinginProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Renovation in Provence: More Ceiling Surprises

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our Renovation: More Ceiling Surprises So we’re still stripping back to try to get to the bare bones or our new tiny house. During the past few days we’ve gone back upstairs to take down the ceiling that consisted of fake wood made of styrofoam …

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House Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Renovation in Provence Demolition Part II

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our Renovation in Provence: The Demolition Continues! You’re going to have to brace yourselves for a little hideousness- but we’ve started taring down the wood panels downstairs. This panelling so popular in the 70s is a form of cache misère which basically translates into hiding …

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