Blog – Meet the neighbours

Illustrative purposes only - the neighbours are not gnomes! Chez Guru we have excellent relations with les voisins. We watch each other’s house for raiding parties of Marseillaise burglars, we cordially agr...

Villas: Value on the Riviera

View from the flat   Things one should never say to a lettings agent – 1)     If you flip over the cushion you’ll find the jam stain 2)     I thought the apartment was really good value Dur...

Try before you buy

French estate agency fees are notoriously high, often over 10%. The team at the guru have noticed that many selling owners also let their properties on popular rental websites: www.ownersdirect.co.uk, www.vrbo....

Art: It’s the light darling!

Leroy Devisme  Provence art Jon Bryant investigates the enduring allure of the Provencal landscape to painters past and present, in this focus on Provence art Painting en plein air with an easel in front of...
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Holy Cow – Maussane Resto review

Perestrello Geller ate at La Pitchoune - 21 Place de L’église Maussane Les Alpilles, Tel: 04 90 54 34 84. Menu €32   Star rating: **** Bullseye   In other circumstances we would have left wi...