When Are You Coming to France? The French la Vie Dates for 2025

French la vie experiences

French la Vie antique buying experience


The French la Vie, we believe that the best way to experience the heart of Provence is by exploring its picturesque towns and villages through the eyes of its people. That's why we curate intimate groups of no more than four guests and create a one-week itinerary around handpicked brocantes, stunning landscapes, and charming villages, allowing you to immerse yourself in the Provencal lifestyle.


KD glorious brocante home

Corey Amaro brocante


During your stay, we'll have ripe occasions to connect with antique dealers and visit markets and brocantes. There are so many of them you will lose count! We will visit at least 19 of them, the best of the best. We will take a peek into my antique/brocante friends' homes, who generously invite us into their world, where you can see how they created their homes with their antique finds, share a meal with them, and, of course, we will visit various antique dealers' spaces, and each one will tempt you with their collections. We aim to fill your senses with delicious moments that will fill you with joy, longing, and more to carry the experience for years.


backroads provence



 The French la Vie offers a unique voyage of experiencing Provence with someone who has lived in and loved the area for over thirty-five years and who is happy to share what they have come to know as graceful and heartfelt. 



Corey Amaro provence brocantes


The dates for next year are now set and open for booking:

May 6-13th, 2025 - Four places available
May 20-27th, 2025 - Four places available
June 3-10th, 2025 - Four places available
September 9-16th, 2025 - Four places available
September 23-30th, 2025 - Four places available
October 7-14th, 2025 - Four places available
If you would like a personal experience, we can create a one-of-a-kind journey for you, too, whether it is the brocante, art, cooking, vintage clothing/textiles, or a little of everything that makes you happy. Whether in Provence, where I am located or in Paris and Region, where my daughter, Chelsea, lives. 
One to six persons.
Costs vary depending on your choices.
Corey Amaro provence French lifestyle

4.000 Euros (Single room shared bath)

The cost of our one-week journey includes:

  • Seven nights accommodation with shared bathrooms in my home.

  • Transportation: We arrange a group transfer from Marseille on the first day at 11 am and a return transfer to Marseille airport, hotel, or train station (arrival at the airport at 9 am).  And all transportation during the French la Vie week (in a minivan)

  • All meals: French breakfast and seven lunches and dinners. We will do a mix of charming restaurants, picnics, and hosted meals at my friend's homes, with drinks included.

  • My services as a bilingual guide for all brocantes, flea markets, and planned activities. 

  • Packing material is provided, and detailed guidance on how to send your treasures home, whether by mail, plane, or container.
  • We will visit places in Marseille, Aix en Provence, Lourmarin, Cotignac, Carpentras, Isle sur la Sorgue, and other delightful villages.

When you sign up for your French la Vie week, a non-refundable 2.000 Euro deposit will secure your spot. The remaining amount is to be paid two months before the set date of your visit. Payment is accepted either by international bank transfer or through PayPal. (You will need to add a 4.0% service fee to cover PayPal’s service fee.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Thank you, and we hope to see you soon,

Corey and Chelsea

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29 August 2019

09 July 2019

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30 June 2019

27 June 2019

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14 May 2019

24 April 2019

02 February 2019

14 December 2018

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21 November 2018

25 October 2018

12 September 2018

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24 August 2018

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24 September 2015

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French La Vie started in 2005. I have the "Brocante Bug," which means antiquing is my cure; France can do me no wrong when it comes to treatment ° 35 years living in France with my French Husband, whom I met while dancing in San Francisco ° Two children, now in their early thirties, amour et joie ° Come join our journey either vicariously through my blog or on a French La Vie Week Retreat in Provence °