Keep up to date with JDV news and information. We know the South of France well and like to share local events, news, and current affairs with our guests


Meet one of the team Paul Rhodes

  The Cote d'Azur region is looked after by Paul Rhodes for Joie de Vivre. Splitting his time and lifestyle between homes in London and Cannes, Paul has developed a passion for the reg...

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Market Day in L’Isle sur la Sorgue

Market Day in L’Isle sur la Sorgue: The Stuff Center of the World By Mary Lou Weisman - May 31, 2018 Ever stop in front of a real estate office and fantasize about living in a fo...

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Restaurants in Provence

L’Hostellerie Les Gorges de Pennafort, Callas A mouth watering Blog by Alexander Lobrano Several years ago, friends who live in Sanary-sur-Mer tipped me off to ...

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Le Parais, home of writer Jean Giono

Visit Le Parais, the Provençal Home of Famous French Writer Jean Giono - a great blog by Thirza Vallois   Le Paraïs, the home of writer Jean Giono ...

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Why JDV?

With the huge expansion in the number of offers advertised on the internet during these times, many "internauts" in search of the ideal French holiday at JDV will be wondering why our company should b...

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Five Fun Winter Activities in Occitanie

Here is a great article by Wendy Hicks (more information about Wendy at the end of her article) for those winter activities in the Lanugedoc. With the New Year here we tend to either hunk...

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  Narbonne is a leafy and well-appointed town in southern France in the newly named region of Occitanie, formerly Languedoc-Roussillon.   The town, initially founded by the Roma...

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Holidays in Istres

WHY CHOOSE BETWEEN TOWN AND COUNTRY WHEN YOU CAN HAVE BOTH?! We have recently come across this very interesting article about one of our most popular destinations. Read Full Article >

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