At one time, the two giants of 20th-century painting lived at different ends of southern France. While Picasso was painting around Antibes in Provence to the east, Matisse was in Collioure, close to the Spanish border in Languedoc-Roussillon. Matisse was mesmerised by the beauty of the fishing village and the quality of its light.
Sydney, Australia - For several years, dinner party chatter here did not linger on favorite Australian subjects like rugby, cricket, sailing and surfing or politics. No, all the talk was of real estate: how much a house was worth, how much more this year than last, and how much more valuable it would be next year.
As Blair and Chirac fight over Europe's soul, many from England find French pastures greener. In this lush corner of France called the Dordogne, proud land of foie gras and truffles, the local cafe is owned by a Briton named Simon. The computer repair guy is a compatriot named Tony. And the English grocer, Kevin, stocks marmalade and Tetley tea.
Say what you like about the super-rich but they do know where to buy their second, third or even fourth homes. Not for them an apartment on the sea front at Hastings — they prefer to hang out in the world’s most beautiful locations. Now, thanks to cost-cutting airlines and some shrewd conservation work on a Mediterranean island, you do not have to be fantastically wealthy to join them.
Home buyers who think $1 million can buy a great house almost anywhere in Greater Vancouver should think again because the price of entry into many exclusive neighbourhoods has passed the $1-million mark, according to Multiple Listing Service data.
It is well worth the time to take a look at the numerous developments that are on offer from Best of Cyprus and Bulgaria property services. Whether you’re looking for a beach-side property or a ski chalet the modern developments on offer in both Cyprus and Bulgaria are well worth a look.