REAL ESTATE PROVENCE & CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE

Searching for real estate and homes in Provence and Chateauneuf du Pape  is an exciting endeavor.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers - have a real estate company in Eugene, Oregon, but they also specialize in helping clients find their dream homes in France.  You can go to their website and search the real estate listings for over 350,000 listed properties throughout all of France.

The Provence region of southern France, of course, is one of the most visited areas in France. This is an area of sun and wine and lavender, and lovely ancient villages.

One of the most famous villages in the world, as far as wine goes, is located here – the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

This winelover’s paradise is just a short distance north of Avignon in the Vaucluse department in Provence.

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

In 1308, Pope Clement V, relocated the papacy to the city of Avignon, where it remained for the next 70 years.  The Avignon Popes were reputed to be great lovers of wine, and the papacy began promoting viticulture in the surrounding area, more specifically just north of Avignon, where Chateauneuf-du-Pape is located.

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The village abounds with wineshops, and there is a lovely restaurant at the top of the hill, where you can enjoy the wonderful wines with your lunch, as you look out over the surrounding countryside and vineyards.

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If you are thinking of buying a home in France, send us an email.  We have been to France many times, and have established connections with excellent agents throughout the country who can help you navigate through the process of searching for and buying a villa, an apartment, or chateau in France.

Jim, by the way, is a film producer, and has produced a series of highly-acclaimed travel films, one of which is “Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute”.  Clips from the videos can be seen on the Tribute Series website.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers

REAL ESTATE PROVENCE & SEGURET FRANCE

Real estate in the Provence region offers a dazzling array of beautiful homes; and the village of Seguret is one of those labeled the most beautiful in France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf – The Matchmakers - have a real estate company in Eugene, Oregon, but they also specialize in helping clients find their dream homes in France.  You can go to their website and search the real estate listings for over 350,000 listed properties throughout all of France.

The Provence region of southern France, of course, is one of the most visited areas in France. This is an area of sun and wine and lavender, and lovely ancient villages. One of these is the village of Seguret.

Seguret, in the Provence region of southern France

Seguret, in the Provence region of southern France

Seguret is one of the official “most beautiful villages in France.”  The steeply sloping streets are lined with ancient houses.  There is a lovely, quiet atmosphere in the village.

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Seguret is located in the southern Cotes du Rhone region, and the village produces it own appellation controlee wine, the Cotes du Rhone Seguret.

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If you are thinking of buying a home in France, send us an email.  We have been to France many times, and have established connections with excellent agents throughout the country who can help you navigate through the process of searching for and buying a villa, an apartment, or chateau in France.

Jim, by the way, is a film producer, and has produced a line of highly-acclaimed travel films, one of which is “Bordeaux & The Dordogne: A Tribute”.  Clips from the videos can be seen on the Tribute Series website.

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers

Jim & Elizabeth Hilgendorf - The Matchmakers

REAL ESTATE AIX-EN-PROVENCE & FRANCE

Real estate and homes in Aix-en-Provence and all over France.

Jim and Elizabeth Hilgendorf are The Matchmakers – a real estate company located in Eugene, Oregon, also specializing in real estate in France.

Aix-en-Provence, in the Provence region of southern France, is one of the loveliest cities in France.  The center of the city is its old town, filled with cafes and bookstores, and beautiful old buildings.  Aix is sometimes called the city of a thousand fountains.

Central Aix-en-Provence

Central Aix-en-Provence

The city was founded in 123 B.C. by the Romans, and it still retains a Roman air.   Aix has a warm mediterranean climate.  The city has long been a center for education and the arts.  Aix is filled with students from all over the world.  The most famous citizen of Aix was the great painter, Paul Cezanne; and just to the east of Aix is Mont Sainte-Victoire, which Cezanne loved to paint.

Central Aix-en-Provence

Central Aix-en-Provence

If you are thinking of buying a first or second home in the south of France,  you might want to check out Aix-en-Provence.  On our website at The Matchmakers, you can see some short video clips of Aix and some samples of Aix-en-Provence apartments and homes, as well as browse through over 350,000 real estate listings all over France.

We love France, and we love Aix-en-Provence, and we would love to talk to you about your dream home in France.