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Swimming Pool in the Luberon in Provence

Swimming Pool in the Luberon in Provence

Obligations when you own a pool in Provence

as of 1 January 2006, private underground pools for private or collective use must be equipped with a standardized safety device. What are your responsibilities?

 

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Mandatory real estate diagnosis in Luberon

Mandatory real estate diagnosis in Luberon

The law requires the realization of accurate diagnoses when selling or buying real estate

Acquiring or selling, the law requires a number of quality audits of a property. What you need to know to be up to the standards and not miss a transaction.

 

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La PLUS-VALUE Immobilière in the Luberon

La PLUS-VALUE Immobilière in the Luberon

The taxation of the difference between the sale price and the purchase price

Make an added value! The dream of all those who resell a real estate. Except in a few situations, the surplus-value is taxable. And if one does not make their calculations in advance, one risks to deceive ... A surplus value property corresponds to the difference between the selling price and the price of acquisition of a property.

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Home Staging in Luberon

Home Staging in Luberon

The staging of your property allows each buyer to project in the premises

Thanks to the specific techniques of Home Staging, your home will be presented in its best light with the aim of bringing an immediate hit to the buyer.

 

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​Village of Vaucluse: Oppede

​Village of Vaucluse: Oppede

Oppede, gate of the Luberon between plain and mountain

The territory of Oppède is in a historical and human context. It is limited to the north by the old domitian road which runs along the Calavon and to the south by the mountain of the Luberon.

Oppède to the peculiarity of being composed of two villages that have succeeded each other as chief town in the course of time: Oppède le Vieux and in the plain, the hamlet of Poulivets. During the 20th century, when Oppède le Vieux was ruined, les Poulivets, the
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​Village of Vaucluse: Bonnieux

​Village of Vaucluse: Bonnieux

A quality of life dating from the Roman period

Bonnieux was an oppidum or fortified village inhabited since the Neolithic and Bronze Age. In the Gallo-Roman period, the village was situated at the foot of its present location, and the rich estates were numerous.
In the first century, the vast territory of Bonnieux was crossed by the Roman road from Cadiz to Milan, with relay under lights: it was one of the most important roads of Western Europe and the traffic was very dense. At the height of the Pont Julien, situated on the
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Where to go to market in Luberon according to the day of the week

Tourism: Markets of the Luberon

Where to go to market in Luberon according to the day of the week

Monday morning: Cadenet, Cavaillon, Lauris, Forcalquier, Monday evening: Velleron (at 6 pm, agricultural market from 15/04 to 30/09)

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Le Vaucluse, the heart of Provence

Tourism: The Vaucluse

Le Vaucluse, the heart of Provence

The department of Vaucluse is located in the interior, without opening on the sea. For many, it is here that beats the heart of Provence.

 

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Discovery of lavender in the Luberon

Nature: Lavender of Provence

Discovery of lavender in the Luberon

"True" lavenders grow at an altitude of 500 to 1,700 m on the sunny slopes of the mountains. The quality of lavender from Provence is famous ...

 

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Village of the Vaucluse: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Village of the Vaucluse: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

L'Isle sur la Sorgue, its canals and antique dealers

Located in the Sorgue River, this former fishing village retains the testimony of an industrial past of wool and silk factories that settled between the Middle Ages and the nineteenth century. The old wheels with dawn which still turn are the last vestiges of the time when the driving force of the Sorgue made of the Isle a very active city in the textile. The island town is only an

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The luberon enjoys a sunny winter and an early spring

Spring in Provence

The luberon enjoys a sunny winter and an early spring

The arrival of spring in Provence begins with the early flowering of the almond trees, the winter being rarely rigorous. Since many species of Mediterranean plants do not lose their leaves, the vegetation seems less sad and at rest over the winter period.

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A short guide and history of the Luberon

The Luberon, a land of providence

A short guide and history of the Luberon

The reputation of the Luberon owes nothing to chance. It is the gateway to the authentic and preserved Provence between Alpes de Haute Provence and the Vaucluse plain. It has all the advantages that have made this superb region one of the most prestigious in the South of France. The austere beauty of its old villages and its white stone masts scattered in the hillside attract a clientele

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hot air ballon in Luberon sky

Discover the beauties of the Luberon in hot air balloon

Lavender and ochres from the sky

Let yourself be carried away by the winds to tuft the clouds, and with a ray of sunshine fade the limits of the world. When the magic of the balloon operates, the beauty of nature is matched only by its calm. An immensity, where a miniature and silent life panic on its floor, appears.

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​Indigo plant, the blue gold of the Luberon

​Indigo, the blue gold of the Luberon

250 varieties of plants with planted pigment properties

One hectare of the plant was planted this year. A unique experiment in France that could offer new outlets for farmers in the Luberon We have a natural indigo of Provencal and French production, in organic, of very high quality and with very powerful coloring power, explains Martine Grégoire, president of the association " Color Garance ".

Eleven years ago, the terraces of the chateau of Lauris were nothing but wasteland, wild grasses and bad dwarfs. Not all of
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Nature: The secrets of the olive in Provence

Nature: The secrets of the olive in Provence

Discovery routes of olive oil in Provence

The itineraries around the olive 11 circuits around olive oil allow, throughout the year, during marked walks in the fields of olive trees followed by visits of the mills and tasting of olive oil and tapenade, to discover the landscapes of olive trees so typical of Provence, the region between Mont Ventoux and Dentelles de Montmirail in the south of the Luberon:

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Vineyard: Domaine de la Citadelle in the Luberon

Vineyard: Domaine de la Citadelle in the Luberon

14 grape varieties born from the passion of Yves Rousset-Rouard

After 20 years, with a lot of work, patience, and thanks to a very selective choice of plots, Yves Rousset-Rouard, with the help of his son Alexis who joined him in 1995, managed to create one of the fields references of the appellation.

ORIGINALLY

Originally from Marseille, the Rousset-Rouard family owns "La Citadelle" in Ménerbes. In 1989 Yves Rousset-Rouard bought an old farmhouse with 8 hectares of vines and decided to put all his passion and
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Which status to choose to make a real estate in seasonal rental

SEASONAL RENTALS: WHAT MUST THERE BE DECLARED?

Which status to choose to make a real estate in seasonal rental

An owner renting his main residence or a second home in the Luberon to supplement his income can make tax deductions. But the limits imposed by the administration are strict

 

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​Investing in the Luberon in Provence

​Investing in the Luberon in Provence

The Luberon, a haven of tranquility

It is a secret badly preserved because it is the first criterion. Probably for this reason that Provence is one of those privileged destinations where it is good to buy.

Thus, this small paradise in Vaucluse land that is the Luberon has become an international "spot", natural to the strong attractiveness of real estate. Perched villages, lively small towns and farmers markets ... here is a first portrait of the Luberon's assets. It is well known to purchasers who
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The Luberon Regional Nature Park

Nature: The Luberon Regional Nature Park

Vaucluse mountain range with diversified natural heritage

The Luberon Regional Natural Park is a low-lying mountain range that extends from east to west between the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Vaucluse and includes three "mountains": the eastern Luberon, the Grand Luberon and the Little Luberon. It is home to an exceptionally diverse fauna and flora, as well as an architectural and landscape heritage of great value. It was created

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Asparagus from the Luberon

Nature: Asparagus from the Luberon

In spring, this vegetable topped the tables of the region

She points the tip of her nose with the arrival of spring. It's asparagus. Blanche, violette, vert, direction Luberon to choose them and cook them in all sauces! A sandy soil, sunshine, asparagus from Provence have everything to please even if this year they have been a little behind with the weather rainy season.

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Documentary

"Racines & des Ailes » in Vaucluse

Documentary "between Ventoux and Luberon"

In May 2013, a team from France 3 came to shoot images in the Vaucluse for the program "Des roines et des ailes". The channel has a following in the ideas since it is almost a year after that will be broadcast the broadcast of 110 minutes "Entre Ventoux and Luberon". Thanks to the advances in technology, we will for the first time attend a virtual visit to underwater

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Vineyards: Marrenon in the Luberon

Vineyards: Marrenon in the Luberon

Roséfine, the rosé wine of the Marrenon vineyards in Luberon

The vineyard Marrenon is located in the Luberon Natural Park in the middle altitude between the Lubéron mountain and the Mont Ventoux. Its history goes back to 1966, when Petula Garcia, decides to settle there and to elaborate a cuvée that it baptizes of the name of the domain.

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The sales compromise: a preliminary sales contract

Practice: SIGN A SELLING COMPROMISE

The sales compromise: a preliminary sales contract

What is a sales compromise? Is it essential and what is its degree of commitment?

The compromise of sale is a stage prior to the signature of the authentic deed of sale. It is important to know the principles of this pre-contract and what it implies.

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Our advice to avoid the SCAMS to the seasonal rental

SEASONAL RENTALS: the guarantee of a real estate agency Sotheby's Realty

Our advice to avoid the SCAMS to the seasonal rental

Although shrinking since tightening legislation, scams to rent still cause many casualties each summer. Despite all the recommendations, scams to rentals are still very numerous. Some precautions, both simple and effective, not to miss his holidays.

 

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Tourism: the ocher quarries of the Luberon

Tourism: the ocher quarries of the Luberon

Provençal colorado unveils its multiple colors

A passage through the country of ochres, it marks you a man. But also his soles and his clothes ... In Roussillon and in this corner of the Lubéron, ocher is everywhere. Natural, wild, spectacular.

 

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Tourism: the magic of Luberon in Provence

Tourism: the magic of Luberon in Provence

One of the most beautiful regions of southern France

The Luberon a land of contrast to visit and revisit again and again, the must in Provence

 

Why go there?

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Heritage: the classification of a castle as a historical monument

Heritage: the classification of a castle as a historical monument

ISMH or MH: What does it mean?

Within the framework of the protection of a historical monument, there are two options available to the owner (s): the classification or inclusion in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments.

 

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The Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

The Regional Department of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

A regional and departmental actor of cultural policy

the DRAC is responsible for coordinating and implementing, under the authority of the regional prefect and departmental prefects, the cultural policy defined by the government.

 

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Heritage: The Castle of Gordes

Heritage: The Castle of Gordes

History and panoramic view of the Luberon mountains

Discover the history and the remarkable architecture of the Château de Gordes in the Luberon ...

 

A little history.

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Village of Vaucluse: Menerbes

Village of Vaucluse: Menerbes

Repair of painters and celebration of the truffle

Small village perched in the Vaucluse, located in the Regional Natural Park of the Luberon and totally integrated in a natural and calm and wild place where it is good to live. It is this pleasant and quiet atmosphere, remote from urban problems and urban constraints, which ties so much the Menerbiens to their environment and which attracted, from all time, many anonymous visitors,

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Village of the Vaucluse: Roussillon

Village of the Vaucluse: Roussillon

Flamboyant colors of the village and ochres

Located in the heart of Europe's largest ocher deposit, Roussillon boasts its mineral uniqueness by an astonishing palette of flamboyant colors. Walking through its narrow streets and stairs, contemplating its often simple and naturally beautiful facades, you will admire the result of know-how more than millennia.

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Wines: The rosé imposes itself as a chic drink

Wines: The rosé imposes itself as a chic drink

Wines of Provence: the rosé rush

Symbol of "chic relaxation", the rosé drains the investments of the biggest fortunes. The wines of Provence show a progression of 50% in seven years, with a turnover of 580 million euros in 2013.

 

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The Christmas meal in Provence ends with the 13 desserts

Tradition: the thirteen desserts of Provençal Christmas

The Christmas meal in Provence ends with the 13 desserts

According to tradition, the Christmas Eve celebrated in Provence ends with thirteen desserts. Set on the third tablecloth, surrounded by three candlesticks and three plates of wheat germ - symbols of the Trinity - each picks up these appetizing assortments. Served on the evening of December 24 after the "Gros Souper", the thirteen desserts bring together the whole family on the

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Pioneer of organic wines in the Luberon

Vineyard: castle La Canorgue

Pioneer of organic wines in the Luberon

Here is one of the pioneers of the bio of the valley of the Southern Rhone, the castle La Canorgue. Jean-Pierre and Nathalie Margan produce a fine red wine and gourmand.

 

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The truffle tradition in the Ventoux, Verdon and Luberon regions

Nature: discovery of the truffle of provence

The truffle tradition in the Ventoux, Verdon and Luberon regions

There are different ways to find truffles in Provence. Cavage is one of the terms used in the Luberon to designate the search for truffles.

 

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the Almond of Provence

Nature: the almond of the country of Valensole resumes root

The return to the sources of the Almond of Provence

The success of the almond tree. Rather than the Californian, the nougatiers prefer the Provencal almond.

The nougatiers Pierre and Philippe Sylvain of Saint-Didier decided to replant 35 ha to see more almond trees. Backed by the world price, the price of amandon

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ideal itinerary of 12 days to discover the south of France

Road trip: from Provence to the pearls of the French Riviera

ideal itinerary of 12 days to discover the south of France

Provence rhymes with holidays. Here is a 12-day itinerary in the south of France, from Avignon to Monaco, for lovers of culture, nature and idleness.

 

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Heritage: Castles cheaper than apartments

Heritage: Castles cheaper than apartments

Sales take place at very tight prices because the cost of maintenance slows buyers

The real estate market is turning in several speeds in France. And the "softest" is always the niche of country houses, mansions and castles that are located in remote locations, more than an hour's drive from the cities and away from a motorway access. The reasons? With the crisis, the French but also the foreigners look twice before embarking on a pleasure acquisition that

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Curiosity: the underground low-noise laboratory of the Luberon

Curiosity: the underground low-noise laboratory of the Luberon

The scientific pearl of the luberon inherited from the Cold War in Rustrel

At the end of the preceding century, it was only a matter of time that, in general indifference, he never saw the light of day. About fifteen years later, representatives of the state, local elected representatives and general councilors rivaled formulas to praise the existence of the Underground Low-noise Laboratory (LSBB) and to be enthusiastic about its potential for development.

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Musical program in Vaucluse and Luberon

Musical program in Vaucluse and Luberon

Festival Yeah! in Lourmarin - beginning of June

Nicolas Galina, Laurent Garnier and Arthur Durigon: created in 2013 the festival "Yeah!" in the courtyard of the castle of Lourmarin. The DJ Laurent Garnier launches in parallel his musical label "Sounds like Yeah!" or "SLY" in Lourmarin.

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Marseille's soap label

These labels of Provence that stimulate consumption

Marseille's soap label "Made in France" raises consumer awareness

This is a real consequence for the Soap Professionals Union of Marseille, which brings together four companies from the region. The two guides that the Ministry of Economy has just published through the Directorate-General for Enterprises cite as an example the label that professionals have developed to defend their know-how and, perhaps, obtain a "Protected Geographical

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3 days in Provence - by car, on foot and by boat

11 weekend ideas in Provence

3 days in Provence - by car, on foot and by boat

Thanks to the TGV-Méditerranée, Provence is quickly accessible from Lyon or Paris. It has therefore become quite easy to come to spend a weekend in the south of the Drôme, the Vaucluse or the Bouches-du-Rhône (high Provence is too far from the TGV links).

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Gordes bleu: the signal sculpture renovated

Gordes bleu: the signal sculpture renovated

Work of the artist Victor Vasarely, father of optical art

It is like a signal at the entrance of the village, at the edge of road RD15. From its three meters, "Gordes Bleu" recalls the essential role played by the Hungarian artist in the international fame of the Luberon's flagship village.

 

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The secret and unusual Provence

The secret and unusual Provence

Places and addresses off the beaten track

Gordes in Provence... This nice corner of France makes the buzz in the summer. But he keeps many secrets. A new guide reveals some.

 

 

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Sothebys Realty France & Monaco Communication Campaign

Sothebys Realty France & Monaco Communication Campaign

The illustrator Floc'h directed Alexander Kraft

The illustrator Floc'h has directed Alexander Kraft, President of Sotheby's International Realty France - Monaco, his wife and ... his dog for a communication campaign of the network of high-end real estate agencies.

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Gastronomy: The Bastide of Capelongue in Bonnieux

Gastronomy: The Bastide of Capelongue in Bonnieux

The Domaine du chef doubled with stars Édouard Loubet in Luberon

In the heart of the Luberon, a delightful garden, a large table in a charming hotel. A treat for the pupils and the taste buds.

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The road of olive oil in Vaucluse

The road of olive oil in Vaucluse

An itinerary of life to distinguish green fruity and ripe fruity

It could start on the town of Oppède, at the gates of the Luberon, at the crossroads of Coustellet, Cabrières, Ménerbes or Baumettes. Frédéric Nibbio, 44, has been a miller for 12 years. His perseverance forces respect....
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Discover the Luberon by bike

Discover the Luberon by bike

Favorite place for tourism by bike or mountain bike

The Luberon mountain is an unusual place. Lavender fields, ocher cliffs, lawns of ridges, gorges or the forest of Cedars are as many landscapes that you will discover by venturing into the region. On foot or by bicycle, you can evolve on a perimeter of 60 km...
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Wine estate: Chateau la Verrerie

Wine estate: Chateau la Verrerie

Joy of the Luberon in Puget-sur-Durance

Between the Rhône and Provence, the treasure of the Descours family, the Château La Verrerie, jewel of the Luberon wines

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Restaurant Pèir in the Bastide of Gordes

Gastronomy: Chef Pierre Gagnaire in Gordes

Restaurant Pèir in the Bastide of Gordes

When chef Pierre Gagnaire sets the stage in Gordes, in the Vaucluse, in the seasonal restaurant Pièr, the plates are transformed into paintings, reflecting the beauty of the surrounding landscape, far from the clichés...
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Vaucluse, Luberon, Provence ... land of cinema

Vaucluse, Luberon, Provence ... land of cinema

Silence, shooting in progress

Historically, the department has served as a natural setting for cinema and television thanks to its natural landscapes and its sunshine ... Spotlight.

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People who love the Luberon

People who love the Luberon

Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Paris Airport

The president and CEO of Paris Airport disconnects in the middle of the plains of Lubéron

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The Bastide of Gordes, Palace of the Luberon

The Excellence Hotel in Gordes

The Bastide of Gordes, Palace of the Luberon

By taking this famous address of the Vaucluse, an old manor house built on the ramparts of Gordes, Lov Hotels takes up a new challenge.

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Discover the natural beauty of Provence on foot

Explore the Vaucluse by hiking

Discover the natural beauty of Provence on foot

You can enjoy the sweetness to discover the hiking trails in Vaucluse, there are almost 3,000 kilometers of paths that are marked in the department. There is no shortage of opportunities for walking shoes.

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Interview Pascal Danneau | Provence Luberon Sotheby's Realty

Interview Pascal Danneau | Provence Luberon Sotheby's Realty

Luxury Marketing for Luxury Real Estate

We interview Pascal DANNEAU, director of Sotheby's Luberon. This luxury agency addresses a second home market with an international clientele. Pascal DANNEAU gives a very careful attention to all his visuals to share the art of living of this preserved...
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best addresses in the Luberon for luxury hotelsand Michelin-starred gastronomy

Luxury Hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in the Luberon

The excellence that makes the Luberon a destination of quality appreciated all over the world

The Luberon has a concentration of sublime natural landscapes and many of the most beautiful villages in France. However, exceptional addresses make this destination one of the places run by the world's largest in search of Luxury Hotels and fine dining.

These exceptional properties in the Luberon, recommended by Provence Luberon Sothebys International Realty, allow you to discover our magnificent region of Provence in the best comfort.

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How to buy a chateau in Provence

Buy a castle in French Provence

5 questions to ask before buying a castle in France, especially in Provence

A cultural territory that has preserved many vestiges of its history, the Luberon as France is full of architectural beauties. Among them, the castles constitute a real estate market in its own right. While some are listed or classified as historical monuments, others are "only" manors. The term "castle" is indeed used for various types of buildings.

In total, how many buildings are to be sold in France on this market? If we speak of castles in the proper
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Gordes, classified among the most beautiful villages of France

Gordes, classified among the most beautiful villages of France

Discover the village of Gordes

Passionate about art and rural architecture or simply lovers of country landscapes, let yourself be carried away by the charm of the village of Gordes and its castle. The village of Gordes and its panoramic view of the valley is a small hamlet perched on top of a hill. Its stone color shines when daylight is at its peak.

The village can be proud of being one of the most beautiful villages in France, with its cobbled streets that insinuate itself between the tall houses, built on
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Buy a property in France

Buy a property in France, especially in Vaucluse Luberon

What are the legal steps to buy a house in France and in Provence

The process of acquiring a property in France is not a simple exchange of letters, but it is structured in several stages.

1 / The promise to purchase or offer to buy
The first step is a "promise to buy", an offer written by the potential buyer. Although this step is not mandatory, it is generally done in case the initial price requested is not offered by the potential buyer. All you have to do is mention the property, its address, its area, any
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The golden triangle in Luberon

Where to buy a house in Luberon in Vaucluse South of France ?

What is the golden triangle for real estate in Luberon south of France ?

The golden triangle of the Luberon is an expression dating from the years 1970-1980 taken up by certain newspapers like the Southern one to designate a part of the valley of the Calavon, to the north of the mountain of the small Luberon.

This touristic triangle is based on the small Luberon with its old perched villages such as Oppède-le-vieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux and has as its summit the village of...
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Fixing the right price, the key to success

Estimation and sale of your property in Vaucluse south of France

Fixing the right price, the key to success for real estate in Luberon

When we speak of "selling price", the first notion to be retained is that the estimate of a property is, as the name suggests, in a "price range", from the highest to the lower. No real estate has a fixed price.

Thanks to the added value of the Sotheby's International Realty® brand, the breadth of our network and the confidence of our customers in our centuries-old real estate tradition, your property becomes synonymous with success and benefits from
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