Home Exchange / House Swap

Ampus 83111 France

Listing # 142707

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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Provence Manor Home in Exchange for Manhattan Apartment


I am looking to exchange my beautiful home in Provence for an apartment in Manhattan, preferably within close proximity to Lincoln Center, for the 2021-2022 Academic year. My home comes with a caretaker (who resides in a separate unit on the premises) who will care for the home and its 60 acres of land, with the aid of his charming boarder collie, Titi.

Les Mouliéres was in a state of disrepair when I purchased it, and it has been a labor of love to rehabilitate this enchanted space. "Rustic" is the most appropriate way to describe its charm, though the home has all of the amenities required for a comfortable, contemporary lifestyle. Guests may choose from one of eight finished bedrooms, two of which are furnished with working fireplaces. Functional fireplaces are also found in the living room and the kitchen.

Enjoy your meals in the eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, or on the large balcony, which has an uninterrupted view down the valley all the way to the Mediterranean.

This home is ideal for someone looking to "get away" for a while, though civilization is never too far. It is a five minute drive to the closest village, where there is a hotel, restaurant, bakery, etc., and it is 20 minute trip down the mountain to Draguinan, the closest city. Nice is an hour by car, and Cannes takes 90 minutes.

For me, Les Mouliéres is heaven on earth, and I am sure you will feel the same!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
5000 Sq. Feet

Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Thursday, August 20, 2020 until Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
1 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Ampus
Postal Code - State or Province 83111 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University
University nearby

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
The Juilliard School
Closest University
60 Lincoln Center Plaza

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Friday, May 20, 2022

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Olive Grove


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe

Pets Welcome

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About Me
I am a professional singer who has enjoyed a long and varied career performing in opera houses and concert halls all over the world. I currently reside in Boston, where I teach voice at Harvard University and at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Five years ago I fulfilled my lifelong dream of owning a home in the Provence region of France when I purchased Les Mouliéres—a manor house located within an olive grove, roughly one hour north of Nice. As a dual citizen with a French mother and grandparents, Provence is where I spent the summers of my childhood, and it holds a very special place in my heart.



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