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Near St.Emilion, France, Lovely Stone House

Tweet This stunning, newly renovated home, near the famed Bordeaux wine estates of St. Emilion, is a jewel of a property find. The 2-story stone house has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, a beautiful high-ceiling kitchen, a large terrace area, garden area, and barn which is waiting to be converted to an office, accommodation for [...]

Michel de Montaigne -Writer for the World

Tweet Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the 16th century French Renaissance.  Especially, he was known for his essays, which were some of the most widely influential essays ever written.  He had a direct influence on many later famous writers and thinkers, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rene Descartes, [...]

Video Conferencing to Help Buy a Home or Other Property in France

Tweet Interested in buying a home in France?  Love France, but wondering about the process of buying property in France? The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and France, is offering free consultations for seriously interested individuals and small groups via video meetups on the [...]

Dordogne Valley, Southwest France: A Jewel

Tweet The Dordogne Valley, in southwest France, is perhaps my favorite of all the places I have visited in the world.  My wife Elizabeth feels the same way. We were guided there years ago by a dear French friend, Framboise, who said that while we were in France, we just had to visit the Dordogne. [...]

San Francisco & Paris: A City of Beauty

Tweet San Francisco and Paris are sister cities, and no wonder: each is a city of great beauty. Each is a great city for walking and exploring. In Paris, walking along the Seine, or wandering through the streets of the Left Bank, or exploring the Latin Quarter or Marais or other parts of this great [...]

Dordogne Chateau: Most Beautiful Area of France

Tweet This lovely country chateau estate, in the Dordogne, is France at its best. The Dordogne River Valley, east of Bordeaux in southwest France, is one of the most beautiful areas in the world.  This is a magical region of ancient castles and chateaux, lovely medieval towns, and the beautiful Dordogne River. Set in a [...]

Real Estate Love Affair: San Francisco & France

Tweet The Matchmakers – a real estate company in the San Francisco Bay Area – has a unique mission when it comes to matching up its clients to their dream homes. Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf, The Matchmakers, love San Francisco, and they also have a passion for France.  These two places are the focus of [...]

Moated Chateau in the Gironde – French Real Estate

Tweet Ever dreamed of owning a medieval castle, surrounded by a moat, in France? This elegant chateau in the Gironde region of southwest France might be your dream home come true. Located in a beautiful park, this castle has 10 bedrooms and four reception rooms. The chateau’s foundations date back to the 11th century, but [...]