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Paris Beautiful Corner Apartment VIII Arrondissement Parc Monceau

Tweet Beautiful Paris corner apartment in an Art Nouveau building near Parc Monceau in the 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 [...]

Paris Property, Family Apartment, Saint Georges Area

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

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 [...]

Paris Apartment 16th Arrondissement

Tweet This tastefully restored Paris apartment in the 16th arrondissement (Avenue Georges Mandel) is on the ground floor in a lovely building. The flat includes a large living and dining room, a large, fitted kitchen, large entrance hall, and a large master suite with a dressing room and bathroom. The property also includes an independent [...]

Lot France Property One Hour from Toulouse

Tweet This superb Lot property is located in the Quercy Blanc region of France, between Cahors and the southern boundary of the Lot – a region characterized by its many white limestone buildings. The beautifully restored main house dates from 1800, and combines the charm of an ancient mansion and the comfort of a modern [...]

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, [...]

Normandie, France – Unique Contemporary Home

Tweet This beautiful Normandie home, about 50 minutes from Paris by car, is a stunning estate on 17 acres of landscaped and tree-planted grounds. With roughly 3400 square feet of net ground floor space, the home has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, a home cinema and a heated indoor swimming pool. Near a [...]

Luberon Restored 16th Century Stone House

Tweet The Luberon, an area in Provence made famous by author Peter Mayle in his book “A Year in Provence”, is the setting for this lovely restored ancient sheepfold dating back to the 16th century. Tastefully restored, with loads of charm, the home has a panoramic view of a famous village in the Luberon. The [...]