Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

VAR – Gulf de Saint Tropez, the peninsula and its villages …

The Gulf de Saint Tropez enjoys a colourful and timeless beauty, it is quite simply a heavenly retreat. Perhaps little known is the fact that 62% of the Var region is wooded, making it the most wooded department of France, with its protected coastline and umbrella pins balancing over crystal clear waters. Drive from Ramatuelle, […]

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Welcome to Provence and the Cote d’Azur …

Provence Cote D’Azur conjures up more than one image and we have the properties to match.  From the luxury villas and holiday apartments on the coast to stone houses and country estates in the interior with all types of price tag.  There are beach properties right up to the water’s edge, villas with fabulous sea […]

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Tour de France comes to the Cote d’Azur.

The Tour de France 2013 will be visiting the Cote d’Azur this year. Tuesday 2nd July there will be the excitement of the time trial in Nice itself. A 25km sprint against the clock. Be sure to get here early to take your place on the route.

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Toulon like Bovril

Some love it, others hate it! Toulon has not had the best publicity machine – up until a few years ago the Wikipedia entry described it as the second major port for the French navy after Brest and that it was badly bombed by the Allies in the Second World War.  Not encouraging most would […]

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Visiting Lambesc

Chateau de la Barben In the pretty village of Lambesc, one finds the Scheduled Monument of Chateau de la Barben.  The property was built before the year 1000 was for many centuries in the ownership of the Ponteves family.  Later it became the home of the Marquis de Forbin and remained so exceptionally for almost […]

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Not just Bordeaux for award-winning wines!

The Valley of the Sauvebonne The prestigious Concours Général  Agricole Paris each year awards gold, silver and bronze prizes to agricultural produce across the country, but most notably the wine.  Most well-known internationally for its rosé, the Cotes de Provence label has been increasing in popularity.  Now it is winning medals for both red, white & rosé […]

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New Virtual Tours

We have changed! You may have noticed the change to the French Estate Agents home page and the addition of the Tours of the Week.  Take a look at this new tool for presenting our properties and attracting buyers in the Provence area.  Some sales are even taking place without visits – not that we […]

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Johnny Wilkinson kicks Toulon into European Final

RCT Toulon Rugby make Amlin Challenge Cup Final A thrilling drop-goal finish from our Johnny saw Toulon beat Stade Francais 32-29 at Stade Mayol to send them into an all-French Final against Biarritz at Twickenham’s The Stoop on 18 May.  Let’s get as many supporters France or England-based there on the day to cheer Toulon […]

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Things to do in Hyeres for free!

A look at another corner of the Provence Cote d’Azur Spring has properly broken in the south and the temperature has already risen to a sunny 18-19 degrees albeit with a bit of a westerly wind.  Nevertheless people have decided to benefit with early holidays and Hyeres is an attractive destination.  So what can you […]

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Marseille – the Comeback kid!

European Capital of Culture 2013 – Marseille Provence In the light of the upcoming Presidential election and with multi-cultural issues highly visible following the shootings in Toulouse & Montauban, the BBC printed an online article highlighting a French city that welcomes its own diversity – Marseille  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-17432571 In France’s oldest city and one of the […]

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