View of the garden from the front door. Recently landscaped.

Buying or Selling a House in France? There’s no MLS system here.

Growing up with a broker/realtor parent, MLS became part of my early vocabulary. So when my husband and I began looking at houses to buy in France, I was surprised to find there isn’t a database of all listed homes […]

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Move to Normandy! Our Spacious Farmhouse for Sale by Owner or Realtor

Here’s a glimpse of our Normandy farmhouse we recently placed on the market. It makes an excellent home for a large family or chambre d’hotes (bed and breakfast). The 3 dependances (buildings) could be converted into gites (rentals), or give […]

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Camping with 2 Kids at Gorges du Verdon, France

I’ve been drawn to the Gorges du Verdon ever since stumbling across it when we got lost a couple years ago on our way back from Italy. After some searching online, I was excited to find camping sites along it. […]

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What’s a Poele? Keeping Warm in France

When we purchased our home in Provence, with the advice of a local mason, we decided to break our fireplace and have a poele, or woodburning stove, installed. This is a popular heating method in France, and you’ll find all […]

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Happy New Year from Provence!

It’s been difficult for me to write regularly since I was pregnant with my second child. I’ve missed writing and have been dreaming of starting back up again, only to face new challenges. Last year was rough, and I’ll update […]