Benefits Expat Living Provence South France
Mirabeau Wines

The Unexpected Benefits of Living in Rural South of France

Contributor blog post by Susana Iwase Hanson @Mirabeau Wine We all have a good idea about the expected benefits of living in this Mediterranean region: the clean air, water, the relaxing slow paced life with good wine and olive oil, the fantastic weather (so much sunshine!), and the outdoor markets full …

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Provence Lifestyle Biking Keith Van Sickle
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Why Choose Provence Lifestyle? Experiences by Author Keith Van Sickle

Welcome to the first in a series of articles based on Provence lifestyle. These posts are an attempt to separate fact from fiction and dig into what it means to live in Provence. To discover more we ask a series of questions to understand why some people choose to visit …

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Sun setting over the vines at Le Clos de Caveau Provence Love
Paula Kane

Provence it’s Love. Just Love.

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: It’s that time again. Time to pack up and head back to Canada. As my friend said, you miss Provence before you even leave it. It’s so true and I am not sure many would understand this sentiment, but she does. It’s a feeling …

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Expat Silliness Provence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

More Expat Silliness In Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Life in France as an Expat Part II Life as an immigrant in another country is never easy. A friend of mine recently managed to mix up the French work to cook “faire cuire” with to drive “conduire.” This resulted in her explaining to …

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Provence Expat Life Whitmarsh Family
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Provence Expat Life: When Does a Holiday Stop and Life Begin? 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: So that’s it – I’m back in the UK after another long summer at our little place in Provence – Andy’s staying on for another couple of weeks, as he came out after me and we always want to use the house as much as …

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Cote d'Azur Summer
Jemma - French Lessons

Au Revoir: Summer 2017 on the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Lolo has adapted completely to Toronto’s time zone. Which would be brilliant news, except that she is still waking up in Antibes. Theoretically, my pre-teen could obliterate all jet lag as we close up our Côte d’Azur home, Bellevue, and leave this beloved region for more …

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French Car Pound
Jemma - French Lessons

How to Survive the French Car Pound

Contributor blog post by Jemma: French Lessons welcomes 2017’s guest contributor: Rachael, our friend and dinner party guest whose evening ended badly. She’d only bid us ‘bonsoir’ when she promptly returned to Bellevue’s gate. A call to the police confirmed that yes, indeed, her car had been towed to Antibes’ pound. …

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Provence Bureau Branch Office Lavender Sault
Paula Kane

South of France Bureau in Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: My dear friend Elspeth spends much of her summer at her cottage in Ontario and often refers to it as the “northern branch of EC Consulting”. I like this idea so much I am stealing it. And this last week, Vacqueyras has truly been the …

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Vines Vineyards Happy Provence
Paula Kane

Home and Happy in Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: Another year has passed and I am finally back “home” in Provence. I now have the time and motivation to get back to writing. This blog is a journal really; a memoir so when I get hazy, I can go back and relive some of …

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Ten Ways South of France
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French Lessons

Ten Ways You Know You’re in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Philippe, Lolo and I are driving into nearby Cannes one afternoon, chatting away about something or other, when the insistent voice of Waze breaks in. “Wait!” I say. “What did she just say?” We pipe down inside the car, a bubble of calm amid the …

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