Moving-to-France and property expert Adrian Leeds will kick off our conference on September 16, 2022… at the superbly located Hôtel Splendid in Nice.
Along with her team of international specialists, she’ll show you how easy it can be to rent or buy anywhere in France… wherever your heart desires.
They’ll introduce you to the Riviera lifestyle…
They’ll explain the best way to manage your finances and minimize your taxes . . .
They’ll walk you through the process of how to acquire the right to live in France . . .
They’ll explain the purchase process from A to Z . . .
They’ll teach you how to cross the cultural divide . . .
And most important of all, you’ll learn all you need to know about renting or buying property in France, including current information about properties on the market…
Our experts will shine a spotlight on what living your best life on the French Riviera can be… whether in the enclaves along the coast… or perched in hilltop villages… or in the heart of Nice.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the famous and fabulous Côte d’Azur!
Presenting France’s #1 property expert…
HGTV’s House Hunters International personality… published journalist and author… event coordinator… public relations and communications expert…
Meet Adrian Leeds…
She arrived in Paris in 1994 with more than 21 years of experience in marketing and public relations, not to mention a young daughter in tow.
To survive in the City of Light as a single mother, she created a variety of businesses devoted to assisting expats in their quest to fulfill a dream to live in France.
Her company, the Adrian Leeds Group, is a licensed real estate agency offering complete property consultation services primarily for North Americans and other Anglophones wanting to live and/or invest in France.
If you don’t already know Nice and the French Riviera, it’s true, Nice is nice!
Nice has a welcoming international community that makes you feel very much at home among the locals. Not knowing the language is less of an issue, thanks to the many non-French speaking residents and visitors, and there is no shortage of activities for internationals in Nice and the nearby Côte d’Azur communities.
During our time together in Nice, starting with a full day of informative conference sessions and ending with cocktails, you’ll get to meet folks who have the same desire to enrich their lives in France as you do.
We’ll introduce you to our “boots on the ground” contacts and make sure you get answers to all your questions. You’ll come away with new friends and a host of valuable resources – everything you need to know about living, investing and retiring in France.
Arrival and check-in at Hôtel Splendid in Nice where we have arranged a special discounted group room rate. Relax and enjoy!
*We recommend you arrive a day or two earlier, on September 14 or 15, so you have a chance to rest and recover from your travels.
Conference Day – Prepare for a full day (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) of insightful presentations.
You’ll enjoy a Niçoise lunch and an evening reception on the hotel rooftop terrace with an amazing view of the city. Our experts will be joining us as well so you’ll have a chance to rub elbows and learn even more about living and wisely investing in France!
Director, Nice Tourist Office
CPA, Pik Consulting
Hadida Tax Advisors
Motrgage Broker, Private Rate
Attorney, French Immigration
Property Search Consultant
Adrian Leeds Group
Property Search Consultant
Go here to learn more about Adrian Leeds and the team of expatriates who work with her, along with these top experts and specialists she partners with.
You’ll see for yourself why this conference is so valuable, especially if you’re considering an investment or a move to France.
This is the day you’ll have the opportunity to see multiple properties for sale in the Nice area during a special Open House. In the afternoon, you can attend a moderated and engaging Q&A session where you can ask and get answers to all of your questions.
You’re in for a special treat as we venture out for a full day exploring the Côte d’ Azur by motor coach. Believe me, you’ll never want to leave the breathtaking beauty of this blue-jeweled coastline!
We’ll take a special moment to visit the famous Institut de Français in Villefranche-sur-Mer along the way…
Our route leads us through all the enclaves along the coast including Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Monaco and Menton…
And we’ll stop for an elegant lunch and enlightening tour of the awe-inspiring Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, located on a rocky promontory on the summit of Cap Ferrat, high above the bays of Villefranche and Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Then, that evening, you can reflect on your fabulous day while mingling with your new friends at our farewell cocktail reception.
Free Day! This a chance to rest, relax and enjoy Nice or meet with some of the professionals.
Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the French countryside with the incomparable Adrian Leeds close at hand…
Along with professional tour guides who will educate and entertain us!
Over five glorious days, we’ll explore Provence and the Occitanie…
Together we’ll travel by luxury coach…
Stay in the region’s most charming hotels…
Fully enjoy the fresh, healthy cuisine and fine wines of the South of France…
And just when the weather is turning a bit cooler.
It’s the perfect time to discover this fabulous area of France… and experience the French Riviera lifestyle for yourself!
We’ll depart from Nice by luxury motor coach and drive to Avignon, a three-hour ride with a special stop along the way at Châteaux La Coste, a contemporary art center, winery, and resort near Aix-en-Provence. We’ll enjoy a special tour and visit their beautiful sculpture gardens. You’ll have time to roam the grounds at your leisure and stop for lunch at one of the four restaurants on site.
Hôtel de l’Horloge, one of Avignon’s most charming hotels is located right in the city center which is a pedestrian area, no vehicles allowed. This will be our home for two nights.
While in Avignon, we’ll visit Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace), a World Heritage site by UNESCO and one of the ten most visited monuments in France. A true symbol of the influence of Western Christianity in the 14th century, this masterpiece of a monument is the largest medieval fortress and gothic palace in Europe. Offering countless and fabulous riches, as much architectural as pictorial, the palace immerses visitors in the splendor of the papal court.
You’ll have a chance to wander the ancient streets of Avignon and discover its theatrical ambiance. Every year in July, the city transforms its architectural heritage and welcomes tens of thousands of theater-lovers to the Avignon Theater Festival, one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world.
We will enjoy dinner that night as a group at a typical Provençal restaurant within walking distance of our hotel.
We’re headed first to the renowned Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this 2,000 year-old aqueduct was built halfway through the first century AD. It’s the principal part of a 50-kilometer long three-level aqueduct, standing 50 meters high that supplied water to the city of Nimes (formerly known as Nemausus).
After our visit to Pont du Gard, we’ll take in Uzès on Market Day, a beehive of activity and a great place to buy all sorts of Provençal treasures.
Often called the “First Duchy of France,” Uzès is a blend of Medieval, Renaissance and classical styles, the Duchy of Uzès – or ducal castle – is one of the flagship sites of the city.
We’ll take our time in this village, steeped in history, to discover the gothic chapel and its superb stained glass windows, the splendid Renaissance façade of the central building, the furnished apartments, the cellar and the Bermonde Tower, an imposing 11th century keep offering a wonderful view of the rooftops of the historic center.
Today we’ll savor lunch at the celebrated Midi à l’Ombre, a “bistronomic” traditional kitchen with service in the garden under the shade of a majestic hackberry tree on the edge of Uzès. This should fuel us up for what’s to come – an opportunity to visit a few properties for sale.
After breakfast, we’ll depart by luxury coach for Les Baux-de-Provence and the extraordinary “Carrières de Lumières” (Quarries of Light) exhibition – a dazzling multimedia show within a limestone quarry that can only be described as “magical.” Spectators are completely immersed in artistic images projected onto all the surfaces of the stone; the ground is completely covered too, and becomes a vast carpet of images. You won’t want to miss this unique attraction.
We’ll have lunch as a group in Roussillon – the land of ochres – where the sea once covered the area. Several million years ago, when the ocean dried up, pouring rain slowly transformed the accumulated layers of limestone into ochre-bearing sands. Ochre was first used in the painted caves embellished by prehistoric man. At the time of the French Revolution, it was later rediscovered and sold throughout the world for over a century, and is again popular today. Ochre is a natural pigment with indelible color that makes a wonderful material for use in home decoration, painting and ceramics.
Our next stop is Aix-en-Provence, the heart of Provence, well known for its abundance of universities. Famous for its outdoor markets and handsome pedestrian lanes, as well as its refined residents and their ability to embrace the good life. Nowhere else in France is l’art de vivre (the art of living) so well on display.
Aix-en-Provence is also ancient – a Celtic-Ligurian capital from the third-century BC.
Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne was born here. A walking trail links sites including his childhood home, Jas de Bouffan, and his former studio, Atelier Cézanne. The white limestone mountain Sainte-Victoire overlooking the city as well as the surrounding countryside were frequent subjects of his works.
We’ll spend three nights in the oldest part of Aix – just steps from the famous and beautiful Cours Mirabeau. You’re sure to get a good rest at the historic Hôtel de France (the former Hôtel des Princes) where Napoleon, Pius VII, Queen Marie Christine of Spain and many celebrities have stayed. And, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and experience one of the region’s most elegant communes.
First thing in the morning, we’ll head out to “one of the most beautiful villages in France” – Lourmarin. This region is known as the Luberon, nestled in the middle of vineyards, olive groves and almond trees.
Lourmarin becomes quite animated during summer due to its numerous café terraces, restaurants and boutiques, and its well-known Friday morning open-air market. In fact, this is why we chose a Friday to visit the village – you can shop until your heart’s content for all the wonderful specialties this area of Provence has to offer.
Located next to the market area is the majestic Château de Lourmarin – the very first Renaissance castle built in Provence. The château hosts young artists in residence during the summer, concerts, conferences, and exhibitions throughout the year.
After our visit to Lourmarin, we’ll discover the wines of Provence at the Domaine de Fontenille in Lauris. Once a family home, the now luxury hotel features two dining experiences.
One is Le Champ des Lunes, a Michelin-starred restaurant. The other is La Cuisine d’Amélie where we’ll be treated to a four-course luncheon while sitting on the south terraces of the country house, in the shade of hundred year-old plane trees. This restaurant offers simple but inventive cuisine centered on the flagship products of the region. Their menu is constantly changing depending on the seasonality of products and the inspiration of the chef. We’ll savor numerous dishes and sip wines from the Fontenille vineyard!
After lunch, we’ll pass by the hilltop Luberon villages of Bonnieux, Gordes and Ménerbes nestled among vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields. You’ll find it difficult to decide which of these hilltop towns is the most beautiful, or has the most to offer, but our tour will give you a taste to help you decide for yourself.
In the afternoon, we’ll return to Hôtel de France and you’ll have free time to relax and explore the city.
Today is open and we’ll be set up for property visits in Aix-en-Provence. You can navigate on foot from one property to the next, and see real estate opportunities firsthand with Jennifer Parrette and Ella Dyer from the Adrian Leeds Group.
It is also market day in Aix! This will be your last stop to enjoy this wonderful market – one of the best in Provence. You can get your fill of lavender sachets and soaps, enjoy the aromas of the fresh picked fruits and vegetables or pick up any of the many wonderful handmade products produced only in Provence.
This is also a perfect time to stroll around this lovely city with its incredible history, gorgeous architecture, magnificent fountains, sophisticated shops, and restaurants – there’s something to satisfy everyone’s taste.
After our busy morning we will enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the Salon de Thé at the beautiful Caumont Museum. Save your appetite for this very special meal.
Hôtel de Caumont – Centre d’Art is located in the Mazarin neighborhood, the southern and aristocratic part of Aix-en-Provence. It’s a mansion built “between courtyard and garden” with an architectural design that appeared in Paris in the 16th-century – a château and its park on an urban scale.
You’ll have the morning free to take in a bit more of Aix before our departure back to Nice by luxury motor coach.
And that’s just a glimpse of our schedule – there’s much more in store with stops along the way and special tours. As the time nears and we get further along with the arrangements, we’ll fill you in with even more of the details.
In addition to being a top-notch program that includes memorable travel experiences and incredible contacts and connections, this conference and tour represent a tremendous value.
On your own, you would find it nearly impossible to arrange a meeting with all the amazing contacts we have lined up. In fact, access to just one of the professionals we’ll have on hand could cost you several hundred dollars for only a few hours of their time.
As part of this program, you’ll get to meet with and hear from a hand-picked collection of insider experts. They’ll be available at each stop during our journey to answer your questions and share their insights.
Can you imagine what it might cost you to arrange this kind of curated experience on your own? And it’s pretty hard to know who to trust when you’re on unfamiliar ground, and outside of your home country.
We get all the bumps and hurdles out of the way and connect you with our France experts – the preliminary homework and research is already done.
Our mission is to deliver all the time-saving, money-saving, trouble-saving secrets you need to make your dream of living and/or investing in France easy, quick, affordable… and enjoyable.
But I must warn you, space is very limited and we expect this popular program to fill up quickly.
I encourage you to act right away to reserve your seat today.
To claim your spot now, contact Opportunity Travel by phone at +1 800-926-6575 or +1 561-243-6276 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s to fun, adventure… and the Art of Living, the French way!
P.S. — Travel, lifestyle, retirement and entrepreneurial opportunities in France today are virtually endless. It’s a part of the world where you really can live large, prosper and enjoy an extraordinary lifestyle.
P.S.S. – Below you’ll find a breakdown of pricing and additional event details.
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