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Provence, Large Village House with Pool & Gites

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

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 [...]

Menton, France Villa with Sea Views

Tweet 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, [...]

Cannes Centre French Real Estate Stunning Home

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

Lovely Villa, Bay of Cannes, France

Tweet This gorgeous contemporary hilltop villa overlooks the Bay of Cannes, and is within a 15 minute drive from Nice, Marseille, Cannes and the French Riviera.  The villa has magnificent sea and mountain views. With approximately 3700 square feet of living space, including 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the property is set on almost three-quarters [...]

Nice, France, Top Floor Apartment, Promenade des Anglais

Tweet On the world famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, this stunning apartment in a fabulous Art Deco building has been fully renovated and offers spacious accommodation as well as panoramic views of the sea. 2 bedroom, 1 bath; separate modern kitchen with breakfast bar off the dining room.  Both bedrooms have separate balconies, [...]

Charming Villa Saint-Tropez, Grimaud France

Tweet This charming Provence 5 bedroom villa sits nestled beneath the beautiful medieval village of Grimaud, about six miles from the famous beach town of Saint Tropez. The villa has been tastefully renovated, with beautiful high beam ceilings in excellent condition. The bedrooms are very light and airy, each with its own bathroom. An interior [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Aix-en-Provence Lovely Contemporary Estate Home

Tweet This lovely contemporary home, in the Montaiguet area, about 20 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, has stunning panoramic views of the adjacent countryside. In quiet surroundings, the home, originally built in 1980, was tastefully restored in 2008/2009. The home has a large living room and dining room, with a lovely American kitchen; a back kitchen, a [...]