Orna de VRIES

Real Estate agent in Provence and surroundings
What is your favourite beach spot ?

Les Issambres is my favourite beach spot. Les Issambres has stretches of beautiful rocky coast with hidden little coves where you can hide away from the bustle of life for a few hours.

What is the best ski resort in the area ?

Definitely Pra-Loup in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. A friendly small village with a nice atmosphere. An advantage of Pra-Loup is that most of the slopes are North facing so the snow is of far better quality than the ski stations facing South. You can enjoy the lovely Southern Alpine weather, get a suntan whilst skiing and still have good quality snow. What more do you want?

What is your favorite ride / outing in the region?

There is a beautiful, yet very steep path leading up the Rocher de Roquebrune, just beside the village of Roquebrune sur Argens in the Var. Anyone who has driven the A8 motorway from Aix en Provence to Cannes will have noticed this massive rock formation just beside the motorway.  The walk meanders over rock plateaus and through the forest. At the top you are rewarded with a  view all the way to the sea!

Tell us something about yourself / some new information that few people know / are aware of.

Besides real estate agent, I am also a dog- and cat psychologist. In my free time I love to help fearful, aggressive or hyperactive dogs or cats and it is a pleasure to make sure that dog- and cat households find back the balance to live together happily!

What is the most difficult/intresting word in french ?

I love the word “truc”. When you don’t know a word in French you replace it by the word “truc” and voilà, you can still make yourself understood. Its meaning is literally “thing”.