Mas d'Augustine Luxury B&B Expat Life Flowers in Bloom
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Expat Life in France and the Opportunity to Run a Luxury B&B

Relocating to the South of France is often a lifestyle choice, for those seeking a milder climate and slower pace of life. However, it is not every couple who willingly choose to spend their semi-retirement years managing a boutique, 5-bedroom B&B in a new country. In December 2010, Jane and …

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AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Aix – Piscine Yves Blanc Updated Sporting News for Swimmers

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Looks like the 3-year renovation at Piscine Yves Blanc is going well and that the pool will re-open in September 2018 (yay!). The main work of enlarging the pools and developing changing rooms and offices is done; now it’s over to the plumbers, electricians and tilers. …

French Expat Visa
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Tips for When it’s Time to Renew your French Expat Visa

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to renew the French Expat Visa. It’s a gift from France that keeps on giving. Wish I could say that everything about living in France is wonderful. But when it comes to dealing with French bureaucracy, frankly, …

Group Coaching Sessions
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceRebecca Ronane

Want to be Your Best Self? Join a Group Coaching Session in Aix-en-Provence

You may well have found your dream location in Provence, but eventually life has a tendency to kick in wherever you are & that’s when Life Coaching can be useful. Coaching can be expensive and not everyone feels comfortable in a one to one situation, that’s only a couple of …

IFI Tax Buying Property France @ProvenceSearch
Sophia van Woensel-MoseStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Buying Property in France – A Practical Guide to the New IFI Tax

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: Traditionally, France has not had a reputation as a tax-efficient country for wealthy residents. In particular, France’s wealth tax on world-wide net assets, the Impot de solidarité sur la fortune (ISF), made headlines for chasing away celebrities such as Gerard Depardieu. French Parliament has now …

Food Wine Provence Sip Taste Share
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Food and Wine Discovery Life in Provence for Viktorija Todorovska

In 2016, Viktorija Todorovska and her partner relocated from Chicago to the French Riviera (Nice); to see if they could adjust to the lifestyle. In her case, there was probably no question that living near the azure waters of the Mediterranean would suit her soul. Born in Macedonia (it was …

Provence Lifestyle Mont Ventoux @Atableenprovenc
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Why Canadian Paula Kane Chooses the Provence Lifestyle

Paula Kane spends nine months a year dreaming of her life in Provence and the balance of the year soaking up all the beauty that the region offers. The saying might be that opposites attract, but a Canadian girl who like to cycle, loves food, wine and Provence sounded just a …

House Renovating Lourmarin @ShutrsandSunflowers
Caroline Longstaffe

The Challenges of House Renovating in Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe Don’t you ever wonder when you ask your friends how they are and they always say ‘wonderful’? Really, always wonderful, no-one’s life is wonderful all of the time, is it? I know I’m a sharer, I write a blog after all and admittedly I mostly write about …

French Language Lessons @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

French Language Lessons and Resources the Gift of Self-Improvement

Are you scratching your head to find the right Christmas gift this year? Most of us have plenty of clothes, sporting goods, electronics and other gadgets. Consider giving a brain-enhancing present that improves cognitive function, builds multitasking skills and makes you smarter. Give the gift of French language lessons. According …

Expat Living Lourmarin Provence
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 …