August 2014

There are 3 blog entries for August 2014.

french-riviera-real-estateNothing says summer like lounging beachside with an umbrella overhead and the sand beneath your feet. The French Riviera (also known as Provence) is known for its endless summer glamor and effortless beach-chic style. Handsome Properties International set out to discover the cities of La Napoule, Mougins and Cannes in hopes to observe the Cote d’Azur first hand.

The Beach City of La Napoule

La Napoule is a small town located along the French Riviera, southwest of Cannes. The charming beach city is famous for a 14th century restored chateau called Château de la Napoule. The Chateau was purchased by an American banker named Henry Clews Jr and restored to a private residence where he and his family lived. Mr. Clews was an artist and decorated the

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nice-france-travelYour trip is booked, your house rental in Provence is booked—now what?  Our travel specialists at Handsome Properties International have created a perfect itinerary for a day trip to one of the most charming cities on the French Riviera: Nice, France

Nice is a seaside city is drenched in history and romance. From the narrow, winding “chemins” to the open-air flower markets, you are sure to fall under the enchanting spell of Nice. Dating all the way back to 350 BC, Nice is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes Maritime region. Greek influences from the first settlers can be identified in the architecture and culture of the port city. Today, Nice offers a bustling tourism industry with beautiful pebbled beaches, open air

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french-etiquette-for-travelersYou've found the property of your dreams in France, and now you're ready to make the big move. Before you pack your bags and say hello to life in France there are a few things you should know. Brush on your French etiquette with these helpful tips and you'll be looking like a local in no time.

Don’t eat dinner before 8pm

If you choose to eat out before 8pm, you will find yourself in an eerily empty dining room and even worse, be dubbed “les Américains.” Most restaurants do not even open before 7 so unless you want to look like a tourist in France, it’s best to grab a snack at apero (French version of happy hour) and go to dinner at 8 or later.

Bring your own grocery bag and go daily

In the land of Costco, Sams and Wal-mart, Americans often

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