Sète Seashore Provencal Lifestyle Retirement Adventure Deborah Bine Barefoot Blogger
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Choosing the Provencal Lifestyle to Embark on a Retirement Adventure

Deborah Bine spent her childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina dreaming of “faraway places” (her words). Her early travels included visiting her Aunt Rose in exhilarating Manhattan. “Aunt Rose owned New York — or so this sixteen-year-old ingénue from the Carolinas assumed.” On this voyage, Deborah learned some travel lessons that …

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Capturing Provencal Scenes Orchards Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Photography and Art Capturing Provencal Scenes in Keepsake Photos

Ashley Tinker is the photographer behind the beautiful (and popular) Curious Provence Instagram feed, she is also the creator and writer of the blog by the same name. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Ashley headed to Florence, Italy for fine art school. You can probably guess that for someone who is …

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Locals parading traditional dress Provence Retirement Home Gayle Padgett
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Choosing Provence For Your Retirement Home: Gayle Padgett’s Expat Story

Mention Provence as a destination to your friends, and most people have either been and want to return or are dreaming of their first visit. Gayle Padgett and her husband “flirted” with Provence for two decades, often travelling during their vacation time from US government jobs in Germany. As their …

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Jane Langton at Mas d'Augustine @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerBed & Breakfasts in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

An Expat’s Life in A Chambre d’Hôtes in France: Jane’s Story

Contributor blog post by Deborah: After visiting new friends Jane and Gary Langton at Mas d’Augustine, the chambres d’hôtes they own and run in the south of France, I asked if they would share their “inside” stories with me and Barefoot Blogger followers. Happily, they agreed! …Continue reading here for more …

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Animals in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie Whitmarsh

A Funny thing happened on the way to the Supermarket in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: So often we find ourselves chuckling about the odd things involving animals that we’ve seen over the years whilst in Provence including a horse in a flat cap. A piglet being walked on a lead in Lourmarin. Or the cat at Roussillon who delights in …

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French Flag Provence Perfectly Provence
Barefoot BloggerLearning French

A Funny Thing Happened In French Today

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: I’ve been putting off picking up my free pass to Pont du Gard for years now. Anyone who can prove they live in the Gard can get one. My friend and neighbor, Rich, said I’d murmured about it long enough. He was going to …

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Cycling in Provence #ExploreProvence #Vauclusedreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

4 Months of Living the Dream In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where has the summer gone? Since the 25th April (apart from 22 days back in the UK) I have been lucky enough to spend the rest of the time out in the Vaucluse, sorting out our new house & getting under the skin of …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Friends often ask me “how do you spend your day in Uzes? Since you’ve asked, here’s an example of one day this week. I started the day with café crème and a treat, pain au chocolate, at a local cafe with friends. We were …

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Bellevue Antibes @Frenchlessonsblog
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French Lessons

Unexpected Email: Bellevue’s Earliest Residents

Contributor blog post by Jemma: In the final days before my family and I shifted our luggage and lives to France this summer – at the very time our Toronto home was a packing pigsty, and as we trod heartily into our 10-day, do-or-die window for Yoko’s persnickety paperwork – …

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Expat Travels @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

True Confessions of a Blundering Expat in France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Well, I did it again. I’ve made almost every blunder imaginable since moving to France. And I keep adding to it. First I was locked out of my apartment when returning from a visit to the States. I t wasn’t enough that I had …

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