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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

 

Markets of Provence

There’s more than one market to enjoy each day in the Luberon, Provence, but of course it’s your choice if you like to get up close, smell the cheese and fresh fruit, sample the cured meat...

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Midi cycle trail for retirees, for discerning gourmets and café aficionados

  Painting by Manfred Killer, Munich 2018  Discover France by Bike..... A short while ago we were just teenagers longing to hold our own with the big boys; now we are x-genarians and...

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Celebrations at Gite St Sophie

  There have been double autumn celebrations for Jean-Louis and Marielle, the owners of Gite St Sophie in the Luberon.  They were delighted with the arrival of their first born grandchild, ...

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The most luxurious villas on the Cote d’Azur

  The most luxurious villas on the Cote d’Azur   Read our recommendations in the Luxury Lifestle Magazine by  LLM Reporters on 9th September 2018

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5 reasons to visit Provence in September

  Some regard September as the most pleasant month to visit Provence. The majority of tourists, both foreign & French, have gone home, the school holidays have ended, the weather is still gl...

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Cannes Yachting Festival

  Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival has taken place every September in the elegant, luxurious surroundings of its sparkling bay. Being the first show in the ‘boating season’, ...

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French Riviera Fireworks!

  Did you know there are the fabulous fireworks held across the French Riviera all over summer? The most well-known are in Cannes where every week throughout July and August a different country ...

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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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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 http://www.thirzavallois.com   Le Paraïs, the home of writer Jean Giono ...

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Restaurants in Provence

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

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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

  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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