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Dordogne

Superbly Renovated Dordogne House For Sale

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

Dordogne Riverside Property, Bergerac, France

Tweet This outstanding Dordogne estate, with five apartments, pool and beautiful parkland, is located in the Bergerac area of southwest France. 17 bedrooms, 10 baths in all, the property sits on roughly 6 acres of parkland on the Dordogne River. A Maison de Maitre, and a separate caretaker’s house.  An old wine store has been [...]

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

Tweet This lovely home, close to Aix-en-Provence, has views of Mt. Ste. Victoire from almost every room. 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. There is a large master bedroom on [...]

Dordogne Belle Demeure & Gite Complex

Tweet 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. The 2300 square feet of the main house are on 3 [...]

Lovely Dordogne Mansion near Brantome

Tweet This lovely mansion in the Dordogne, in southwest France, lies between the beautiful towns of Brantome and St. Jean de Cole. Set on roughly 40 acres of land, the property includes a private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool house, watermill (to be restored), cottage, 2 four-star rated gites, guest swimming pool, 2 barns and garages.  [...]

Aix-en-Provence – Provence, Art & Sun

Tweet Aix-en-Provence, about 20 miles north of Marseille, in the south of France, is one of the most beautiful cities in Provence, a center of art, history and long a youthful university town. Paul Cezanne, the great French post-impressionist painter, lived and worked here.  Aix is one of the most sought-after places for foreigners to [...]

The Dordogne Valley – Treasures from the Past

Tweet The Dordogne Valley, in southwest France, is our favorite area in all of France – and it is the favorite of many others, including even many of the French. It is a treasure trove of castles and chateaux, lovely countryside, food, wine, and a history that dates back to the fabulous cave paintings of [...]

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, [...]

2 Restored Dordogne Houses, Southwest France

Tweet Located in the Dordogne region of southwest France, this beautiful property includes two houses, dating from the seventeenth century, both recently tastefully restored with quality materials. The first house has a large living room and dining room with fireplace, 2 bedrooms and bath.  The second house includes an entrance hall, kitchen, lounge, 3 bedrooms [...]

Buying a Home in France – The Notaire

Tweet For those interested in buying a home and property in France, it is important to be aware of some of the differences of how real estate works in France compared to elsewhere. The Real Estate Registration system in France is fairly straightforward and efficient, but there are important differences. First of all, it is [...]

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 [...]

New Bells for Notre Dame Paris

Tweet Paris is getting a new sound from its famous Notre Dame cathedral. For generations, the sounds of Notre Dame’s bells has cast a discordant note over the city.  The original bells of the cathedral were melted down during the French Revolution to make cannons and coins.  Only one of the original bells – a [...]

Charming Farmhouse in the Dordogne, France

Tweet This lovely farmhouse, is located in the Perigord, or Dordogne region of southwest France, one of the most beautiful areas of France. Dating from the 16th century, the buildings have been recently and tastefully restored.  The property boasts a swimming pool and more than half an acre of gardens. The farmhouse includes 8 rooms, [...]

Beautiful Country Inn in the Dordogne, France

Tweet One of our favorite areas in the world is the Dordogne Valley in Southwest France. This is a region of ancient castles, lovely villages and towns, and the beautiful Dordogne River. This is a very special region.  They call it the home of mankind, and its history stretches back into the mists of time. [...]

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. [...]