Author Archives: Sam

About Sam

Sam started Aude France as a companion site to her real estate site Aude France Property so that she could have a place to write about life in the Aude. Now that she's in Canada she writes about things that can affect owners and buyers in the Aude - or anything that strikes her fancy. On Pinterest you can find her by searching for Sam Mooney or clicking this link

Anywhere You Hang Your Hat is Home

Sure. But what if there isn’t anywhere to hang your hat? The front door of the first house I owned in the Aude opened into the kitchen. In the second house you walked right into the open area living space. … Continue reading

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Small space living – scan and store your papers

You’re probably wondering what on earth a post about small spaces is doing on a blog about the Aude in France. It’s not as weird as it seems. (Or maybe it is – but it seems like a good idea.) … Continue reading

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The process of buying property in France

In France you make a verbal offer to the owner through your estate agent. If it’s accepted you then sign the Compromis de Vente (the formal offer) and pay the deposit, normally 10%. The deposit is paid into the Notaire’s account and held until the sale completes. Before the day of completion the balance of the price – including fees – is transferred to the Notaire. The buyer and seller sign the Acte de Vente and the buyer owns the house. Continue reading

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Lunes Bijoux – jewellery made in Languedoc

It’s been a while since I looked at the Lunes Bijoux website. About 5 years actually. Kylee Milner is making gorgeous jewellery. She also has an online store, runs jewellery making workshops, participates in shows and exhibitions, has a blog … Continue reading

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Shopping in France – ni bonjour, ni au revoir, ni merde

Visiting France? Planning to shop? Heard about how rude French people are? (They aren’t, really.) Here’s a tip to make your shopping experience enjoyable. Say bonjour when you go into a store and say au revoir (or merci, au revoir) … Continue reading

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