Côte d'Azur Life Home Upkeep
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

The not so Glamorous Côte d’Azur Life of Home Upkeep

Contributor blog post by Jemma: I couldn’t write this post until things had been resolved – or mostly resolved, as the case would be. Even then, I didn’t know if I should bother. It’s France. Everyone expects home maintenance problems. And how can anything be a problem, really, if we’re talking …

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French Riviera Summertime
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

Living on the French Riviera our Summertime Vignettes

Contributor blog post by Jemma: French Lessons has survived a summer that one local friend dubbed “un agenda de ministre.” Even for us non-government ministers, the French expression seemed an appropriate way to characterize our schedule in a country where public spending(as a % of GDP) continues, shall we say, to …

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Living Aix-en-Provence Place d'Albertas
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Reflecting on Twenty Years Living in Aix-en-Provence

This article “Twenty Years Living in Aix-en-Provence”  was originally published on author M. L. Longworth’s website. The post is her reflective view of how the city of Aix-en-Provence has changed in the last two decades, and of those staples that make the city unique. Our decision to move to France …

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Provence Home Renovation
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Living in Provence Let the Home Renovation Begin

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s well over 2 years now since we finally picked up the keys and opened the door to our little house in Provence after so many years of dreaming about it. We couldn’t afford a perfect house with elegant gardens and a pretty pool and …

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Ritual Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Getting Back into the Ritual of Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: I have a system, and for a decade it’s been running like clockwork. It’s an excellent plan, and one I am rather attached to. I look forward to it, like a ritual.  Although some people think I am a bit of a gypsy and rather …

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Driving France Tips French Roads
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

Driving in France Tips for French Roads

Contributor blog post by French Lessons Blog: French Lessons welcomes Rachael for the second year running as our annual guest contributor. Last summer she explained how she dealt with her impounded car at the local fourrière. This year her automotive theme continues, as does her – ahem – fast wit. A …

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Import Car Provence France
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

How to Import your Car and Household Goods into Provence

EU Imports Need to Know As a fully-fledged member of the European Union, it’s fair to say that the economy of France has benefitted considerably from the freedom of movement and continued migration. France is an attractive location for individuals looking to work or live in, one of the EU’s …

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Moving Aix-en-Provence Facebook Page
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

Real Estate Tips and More on Moving to Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: At PROVENCE SEARCH we always get asked questions about moving to Aix-en-Provence or living here – which neighbourhoods are the nicest or closest or greenest, how to find a property, information about the public schools and international schools, recommendations for an English speaking doctor, dentist, …

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Expat Living Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Expat Living: How Another Year in Provence Flies By

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: This time last year I was writing about our first year in Provence, borrowing the title from Peter Mayle, who so sadly died earlier this year, having fuelled the dreams of so many people over the years (ourselves included) with his wonderful stories of life …

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Expat Living Experiences Provence Bicycle Deborah Lawrenson
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Expat Living Experiences in Provence by Author Deborah Lawrenson

Born in the United Kingdom (UK) to parents who worked in the diplomatic service, Deborah Lawrenson spent much of her childhood moving around the world to China, Kuwait, Europe (Belgium and Luxembourg) and Singapore. After completing English studies at Cambridge University, Lawrenson worked as a journalist in London. Today, she …

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