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

Buying Property in France – A Practical Guide to the French Wealth Tax

By Sophia Mose: French Property and Taxes Traditionally, France did not have a reputation as a tax-efficient country for wealthy residents. In particular, the pre-2018 French wealth tax on worldwide net assets made headlines for chasing away celebrities such as Gerard Depardieu. However, as of the 1st of January 2018, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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French Language Skills 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 …

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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 …

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Dog's Life Provence
Julie Whitmarsh

It’s a Dog’s Life in Provence this Christmas

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What a year it’s been, it seems to have whistled past faster than ever and I can hardly believe that we’re about to spend our second Christmas in our little place in Provence. The house is still far from where we would like it …

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Provence's Lifestyle Rustrel
Living in Provence

Why an International Couple Chose Provence’s Lifestyle for Their New Home

When you can choose to live almost anywhere in the world why would you pick Provence as the place to settle and buy a home? Mimi and Michael Pillsbury selected Provence for its lifestyle, culture and more relaxed pace of life. The South of France would indeed seem bucolic for …

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French People Expat Living Uzes @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

10 Surprising Things I’ve Learned About French People

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Cook’n with Class Uzes gives me the opportunity to explore my personal feelings about living in France in their monthly blog. You may be surprised what I’ve learned about French life. When I came to France to live four years ago, I knew very …

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Living in Provence

Interview with Rebecca Ronane: Networking and Personal Development in Provence

This article was previously published on the Global Living Magazine website (October 13, 2017). Lavender, grapevines and a Mediterranean climate. Living in Provence sounds nothing short of magical. However, behind the glorious visuals, there are the lives of expats facing day-to-day realities that include jobs, commutes, schools and, for many, …

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