The Provence Region in France

The Land of the Joie de Vivre

by Sophia Delacotte
French Real Estate Agent in Silicon Valley


Provence is a mythical name, a magical place under the Mediterranean sun and occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of many artists.

In everyone’s imagination, this corner of France is built around nature and a unique Art de Vivre and lifestyle.

The Provence region combines an exceptional natural, cultural and artistic heritage, synonymous with the harmony of life. In Provence, everything is color and sensation: sky light, colored stone country houses of the region (aka Bastides), shimmering colors of nature.

Its food, traditions, landscapes make Provence a place where everyone wants to live. As beautifully written by André Chénier " Provence [...] the slope of stony hills form the fat olive tasty liqueur".

Shaped by the hand of man, the hinterland of Provence contains many architectural gems. The Bastides combine the Provencal lifestyle and the riches of the region.

Who has never dreamt of owning a country house in the Alpilles, the Lubéron or in the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence. Haven of artists, perched fortress of tranquility prized by foreigners, no one remains indifferent to the powerful charm of a region blessed by the Gods!
The feeling is the same for many real estate investors in Provence: they wish they had invested earlier and wish they never have to leave this land of enchantment.

Investing in Real Estate in Provence is like opening a door to a sweet paradise offering a unique and long-forgotten "Joie de Vivre".