Superbly Renovated Dordogne House For Sale

This splendid traditional Dordogne home, with swimming pool, on approximately 55 acres of land and woodlands, offers complete privacy and a very peaceful environment.

Dordogne France Home for Sale

Charmingly renovated, the home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room, study and fully equipped modern kitchen with a conservatory opening onto woodlands.

The closest village with shops and restaurants is 4km away.  The beautiful medieval towns of Beaumont and Lalinde, with weekly markets and all services, are 6km.  Bergerac airport is 23km.

The property is offered at 599,000 Euros.

Dordogne France House for Sale

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Jim is also a highly-acclaimed filmmaker, whose Tribute Series travel films include “Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute”.

Jim and Elizabeth pride themselves on helping clients in the United States and elsewhere find their dream home in France, making sure that they are assisted every step of the way, from searching for the home of their particular choice, by area and price, to working closely with a few select partnering real estate agencies we have come to trust.  Through our partners, we reach all over France.

For more information, contact us.

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, California
5510-501-9564
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Paris Beautiful Corner Apartment VIII Arrondissement Parc Monceau

Beautiful Paris corner apartment in an Art Nouveau building near Parc Monceau in the eighth arrondissement.

Paris Apartment for sale Parc Monceau

Paris apartment eighth arrondissement

On the third floor, with elevator, this lovely spacious apartment of approximately 1350 square feet offers an entrance, large reception, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, office/living room (and possible 3rd bedroom), 2 bathrooms, high ceilings, balcony, heating/air conditioning, parking and cellar.  Offered at 1,872,000 Euros.

Beautiful Paris apartment 8th arrondissement Parc Monceau

Paris apartment Parc Monceau for sale

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Jim is also a highly-acclaimed filmmaker, whose Tribute Series travel films include Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute.  Jim and Elizabeth pride themselves on helping clients in the United States and elsewhere find their dream home in France, making sure that they are assisted every step of the way, from searching for the home of their particular choice, by area and price, to working closely with a few select partnering real estate agencies we trust.  Through our partners, we reach all over France.

For more information, contact us.

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, California

510-501-9564
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California Dept. of Real Estate Broker License # 00667290


Provence, Large Village House with Pool & Gites

This beautifully restored village house, in the heart of the Luberon, in Provence, France, offers great income potential.

Provence Village House Luberon

Luberon Village Home, Provence, France

On the ground floor, there is a large kitchen/dining room, a large lounge with fireplace, and a large dining hall/function room with patio doors leading to a sunny terrace.  The 1st and second floors offer a total of 6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.

Luberon Village Home in Provence, France

Provence, Luberon Village Home, France

There are two independent guest accommodations on the grounds, with two other detached outbuildings that could be developed into guest cottages. 10 km from Gordes, and 30 km from the Avignon TGV.

Offered at 800,000 Euros.

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Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Jim is also a highly-acclaimed filmmaker, whose Tribute Series travel films include Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute.  Jim and Elizabeth pride themselves on helping clients in the United States and elsewhere find their dream home in France, making sure that they are assisted every step of the way, from searching for the home of their particular choice, by area and price, to working closely with a few select partnering real estate agencies we trust.  Through our partners, we reach all over France.

For more information, contact us.

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, California

510-501-9564
Email
California Dept. of Real Estate Broker License # 00667290


Dordogne Riverside Property, Bergerac, France

This outstanding Dordogne estate, with five apartments, pool and beautiful parkland, is located in the Bergerac area of southwest France.

Dordogne Estate, Bergerac, Riverside Mansion

17 bedrooms, 10 baths in all, the property sits on roughly 6 acres of parkland on the Dordogne River.

Mansion on the Dordogne River, southwest France, Bergerac

Mansion, Bergerac, southwest France, Dordogne

A Maison de Maitre, and a separate caretaker’s house.  An old wine store has been converted into four two-bedroom houses, with magnificent views over the river and beautiful sunny terraces.

Mansion, Bergerac, southwest France, Dordogne

Offered at 1,452,000 Euros.

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Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Jim is also a highly-acclaimed filmmaker, whose Tribute Series travel films include Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute.  Jim and Elizabeth pride themselves on helping clients in the United States and elsewhere find their dream home in France, making sure that they are assisted every step of the way, from searching for the home of their particular choice, by area and price, to working closely with a few select partnering real estate agencies we trust.  Through our partners, we reach all over France.

For more information, contact us.

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, California

510-501-9564
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California Dept. of Real Estate Broker License # 00667290


Aix-en-Provence Beauty with Views of Ste. Victoire

This lovely home, close to Aix-en-Provence, has views of Mt. Ste. Victoire from almost every room.

Mansion in Aix-en-Provence, France

Mt. Ste. Victoire, Aix-en-Provence, France

The home is set in over two acres of gardens, with approximately 4000 square feet of living space.

A light-filled lounge with open fireplace leads out onto a covered patio area.

House for sale Aix-en-Provence

There is a large master bedroom on the ground floor, and a totally independent studio, which would also make a practical home office.

Upstairs there are four good sized bedrooms.  One of the bedrooms has its own private sun terrace, all the other bedrooms have direct views on the Sainte Victoire.

There is a large pool and pool house.

Home in Aix-en-Provence, France

The quality of this home, the amazing views and the home’s close proximity to the center of Aix makes this property a rare commodity.

Aix-en-Provence is an extraordinarily lovely city, a university town, and home to Cezanne, who loved to paint Ste. Victoire.

Offered at 1,550,000 Euros.

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Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Jim is also a highly-acclaimed filmmaker, whose Tribute Series travel films include Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute.  Jim and Elizabeth pride themselves on helping clients in the United States and elsewhere find their dream home in France, making sure that they are assisted every step of the way, from searching for the home of their particular choice, by area and price, to working closely with a few select partnering real estate agencies we trust.  Through our partners, we reach all over France.

For more information, contact us.

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, California

510-501-9564
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California Dept. of Real Estate Broker License # 00667290


Paris Property, Family Apartment, Saint Georges Area

This magnificent apartment in the sought-after Saint Georges area of Paris is perfect for a large family.

Paris Apartment, French Property

With four bedrooms, 2 baths, and almost 2000 square feet of living space, this charming apartment in the central part of Paris, in a freestone building dating back to 1880, is close to theaters, schools and department stores.

Paris apartment, Saint Georges area

Paris Property, Family Apartment for sale

Paris apartment for sale, 9th arrondissement

Located in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, the apartment is on the third floor of the building, accessed by elevator, and is the only apartment on the floor.  From reception rooms, there are views over the street.

Offered at 1,590,000 Euros.

Paris Property, 9th Arrondissement

For information on this apartment, or on other properties in Paris and throughout France, contact us by email, or go to our website at The Matchmakers.

We are a real estate company specializing in beautiful properties in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Through our connections with reputable, service-oriented partners in France, we can help you through the process of searching for and buying your dream home there.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, California
510-501-9564
California DRE Broker License # 00667290


Marketplace in Lille, France


Framboise, Jim & Elizabeth in Lille

Framboise, Jim & Elizabeth in Lille


Lille is the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region in the northeast corner of France.  It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

A few years ago, my wife Elizabeth and I visited Lille to see a dear friend, Framboise Morhaim.  After living in Los Angeles for many years with her husband, Joe, who had passed away recently, she decided to return to France, to Lille where one of her daughters lived.

Framboise rented a small apartment near the center of the city, and we stayed with her for a few days, in cramped quarters, but having a wonderful time.

As you can see in the photo, we were enjoying a luncheon of Moules-frites, a dish of mussels and fries, very popular in Belgium and also in Lille.

After lunch, we walked a few blocks to the Sunday market area, and Elizabeth and I were astounded.  The market was abuzz for blocks around, with food and people, it seemed, from the corners of the globe.

I took some video, and you can see for yourself.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers, a real estate company, located in California, specializing in beautiful homes and properties in France.  If you are considering buying a home in France, contact us.  We have wonderful connections for properties all over France.

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California Dept. of Real Estate broker license # 00667290
510-501-9564

Albi, Toulouse, Carcassonne Triangle – Fabulous Home

This fabulous French property in the Albi – Toulouse – Carcassonne Triangle, in the south of France, dates to the 16th century, but has been beautifully renovated to the highest standards by master craftsmen.

Midi Pyrenees France home property

The property includes a 4-bedroom family home, plus a separate luxury building which includes 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, two kitchens, lounges, two swimming pools, dining areas and a seminar room.  There is also a bedroom in the tower.

Albi/Toulouse/Carcassonne triangle French Home

French real estate home near Teyssode

French property southwest France

Gardens include a 200 tree truffle producing woods, orchard and vegetable garden.  The panoramic views over the surrounding countryside are stunning.

Offered at 1,575,000 Euros.

Southwest France Real Estate

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, partner with an excellent French real estate agency to personally help clients through the process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We can share information, suggestions, and help you find your dream home.

Elegant French Mansion, Loire, France

This lovely maison de maitre, totally renovated, near Montrichard, is located at the heart of the Loire Valley with its fabulous chateaux.

Loire Valley Mansion, Loir et Cher France

The entry to the mansion is down a long winding lane, through a wood and between two beautiful lakes, providing a truly majestic foreground.

The property has 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, a separate guardians apartment, an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, garden, and lakes.

Mansion near Montrichard, France

Mansion, Loir et Cher, maison de maitre, France

This is a very private domain, totally enclosed by fences and walls.

The two large lakes contain swans and varied bird life, and are excellent for fishing.

Loire, chateau near Montrichard France

Mansion for sale, Loire Valley, France

Loir et Cher maison de maitre France near Montrichard

A remarkable property, perfect for the lover of culture and elegance.

Close to airports in Tours and Poitiers.  About a 3 hour drive from Paris.

Offered at 1,640,000 Euros.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, partner with an excellent French real estate agency to personally help clients through the process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We can share information, suggestions, and help you find your dream home.

Menton, France Villa with Sea Views

Menton, France, situated on the French Riviera, astride the France-Italy border, is also known as “The Pearl of France”.  The town is one of the prettiest in France, and is famous for its gardens, and its annual Lemon Festival in February.

This stunning villa, overlooking the old town of Menton, has spectacular sea views, infinity pool, and a self-contained 2 bedroom apartment for guests or teen-age children.

Menton, France Villa French Property

Menton, France Villa for Sale

Menton, France, French Real Estate

You could walk  a well-known footpath directly into the old town.  Menton is filled with shops, Mediterranean beaches and casino.

Nice International Airport is about 15 miles away.

Offered at 2,480,000 Euros.

Menton, France, Mediterranean Villa for Sale

Villa in Menton, France for Sale

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, partner with one of the top real estate agencies in all of France to personally help clients through the sometimes difficult process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We can share information, suggestions, and help you find your dream home.

Cannes Centre French Real Estate Stunning Home

Art Deco detached town home, 3 floors, in the heart of Cannes, France. Seven minute walk to the beaches on the Croisette.

Cannes, France, Townhome for sale

French property, center of city, Cannes, France

An exclusive Chambres d’Hotes in central Cannes, 10 en-suite bedrooms, marble floors and stained glass windows, with repeat clients year after year, this property would also make a spacious family home.

Cannes, France, real estate, chambres d'hotes

Cote d'Azur Cannes home for sale French property

Exclusive Chambres d'Hotes, Cannes, France

In short, a superb, very unique property for sale in this most sought-after French Riviera city, within walking distance of everything Cannes has to offer.  A short train ride to the Nice airport, and an ideal base to explore everything the Cote d’Azur has to offer.

Offered at 2,350,000 Euros.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, partner with one of the top real estate agencies in all of France to personally help clients through the sometimes difficult process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We can share information, suggestions, and help you find your dream home.

France Real Estate, Home in French Alps

This lovely stone built house, in the French Alps near La Clusaz, is the perfect home for ski lovers.

Chalet in French Alps

La Clusaz chalet for sale

South facing, the home has 7 bedrooms, and is walkable to the village center.  The home is fully renovated, with double glazing and central heating.  Built at the turn of the last century, the home has high ceilings and a large staircase.

Home near Clusaz, France French PropertyFrance Alps Chalet for sale

This location has the largest nordic ski area in the Haute-Savoie region, with about 50 miles of trails and two exceptional sites: the Confins Plateau, official site of four nordic Skiing World Cups and the Beauregard Plateau, a charming circuit in a natural setting.

Excellent transport links reach the Geneva airport in under 1 hours, with Lake Annecy 30 minutes away.

The home is suitable for a large family or chalet business.  In the past, the house has been run as a business, and complies with all current French health and safety regulations for the rental or hotel trade.

Offered at 1,490,000 Euros.

French Chalet in Alps

La Clusaz Chalet French Property for Sale

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, have been to France many times, love the country, and have partnered with one of the top real estate agencies in all of France to personally  help clients through the sometimes difficult process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We can share information and suggestions, and help you find your dream home.


Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, CA
Tele: 510-501-9564
Email: thematchmakers@comcast.net
CA DRE # 00667290

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Lovely Chateau & Hotel, Loire Valley, France

This beautiful Chateau and hotel in the Loire would be a lovely place to stay for a few days while exploring the Loire Valley and its famous castles.

Loire Chateau, Loire Valley, France

The Chateau de la Barre Hotel, near Le Mans, France, has been in the family for 20 generations, dating back in an unbroken lineage to 1404.

This is certainly one of our favorite areas of France.  Staying at the Hotel, in historic style, would be a lovely way to branch out and visit the incredible Loire Valley chateaux, including Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord, and Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau.

Chenonceau is my favorite, as well as Elizabeth’s, my wife.  She was particularly attracted to the chateau’s history, because it was owned by famous women.

For information on beautiful homes in the Loire Valley, or in other areas of France, give us a call.  We are The Matchmakers, specializing in lovely real estate in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and in France.  Our company partners with one of the top real estate companies in France to help clients through the process of searching for and buying their dream home anywhere in France.


Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, CA
Tele: 510-501-9564
Email: thematchmakers@comcast.net
CA DRE # 00667290

French Real Estate, Historic Castle, Limousin, France

This magnificent and historic Chateau, dating from the 12th century, is the epitome of glorious French real estate.

Castle, French Real Estate, Limousin, France

The castle has been restored to very high standards.  The Chateau is full of history.  It is rumored that Richard the LionHeart passed away here after receiving a fatal injury from an arrow during a battle.

Chateau, French Real Estate, Limousin, France

The Castle is enormous, luxurious and breathtaking, surrounded by peaceful lakes with oak and chestnut forests, ideal for horse riding and hunting.

The total living space of over 37,000 square feet includes 6 houses, 5 barns, a tavern with alcohol license, medieval golf course, tennis court, a great hall, chapel, offices, master bedroom, family bedrooms, 15 guest rooms, 2 dining rooms, living room, cinema room, library, billiard room, jacuzzi, sauna, servants quarters, 2 elevators, and private intercom.

Castle for sale, Limousin, France, French real estate

Historic Castle, French Real Estate for sale, Limousin, France

Library, Castle, Limousin, France, French Real Estate

Located in the middle of France, in the Limousin region called Haute-Vienne, on the border of the Dordogne region, about 210 miles south of Paris, and 25 miles from the porcelain city of Limoges, with an international airport just a 15 minute drive away.

Offered at 20,000,000 Euros.

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, have been to France many times, love the country, and have partnered with one of the top real estate agencies in all of France to personally  help clients through the sometimes difficult process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We can share information and suggestions, and help you find your dream home.


Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, CA
Tele: 510-501-9564
Email: thematchmakers@comcast.net
CA DRE # 00667290

Dordogne Belle Demeure & Gite Complex

This lovely residence complex, near the village of Le Bugue in the Dordogne Valley of France, consists of a main house with five bedrooms, a converted barn with five guest rooms, and a further barn converted into a guest house with 3 bedrooms.

Belle Demeure & Gite, Dordogne, France

The 2300 square feet of the main house are on 3 levels.  Beautifully restored residence with great character.  Set on 6 acres, with lovely gardens and pool.

Belle Demeure near Le Bugue, Dordogne, France

Beautiful home in the Dordogne, France

Mansion in the Dordogne for sale

13 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms in all.  Terraces, courtyard and garden are of great beauty and immaculately maintained.

This lovely home and gite complex is near the charming Dordogne tourist town of Le Bugue, which has a large weekly market and all necessary amenities.  A golf course is nearby.  The Bergerac airport is 30 miles away.

Offered at 1,190,000 Euros.

Mansion near Le Bugue, Dordogne, for sale

For more information on this property, or on homes in other areas of France, contact The Matchmakers,  a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, the owners, have been to France many times, and love the country. The Matchmakers partners with one of the top real estate agencies in all of France to help clients through the process of searching for and buying their dream home in France.

Wherever you are, contact us.  We would love to share information and suggestions, and help you find your dream home.


Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers

The Matchmakers
El Cerrito, CA
Tele: 510-501-9564
Email: thematchmakers@comcast.net
CA DRE # 00667290