The Agency


We have extensive experience in the luxury property market of Provence. The focus is on serving you, the buyer as we help you navigate the most remarkable and distinctive properties for sale in the popular villages surrounding the Luberon, Alpilles and Saint Rémy.


We have a vast network of partnerships and bilingual professionals including experts in French law, accounting, mortgages, notaries and corporate legal structuring. Bilingual regional experts provide buyers with confidence that they are making smart, informed decisions.


John Dean

John has spent his entire professional career in marketing, executive recruiting and business-building. In 2001, he and his wife Lydia moved to Provence and renovated their first property in the region. After seven years they returned to the US, renting out their restored farmhouse to visitors. This quickly became the seed of what would later become Only Provence — one of the first and now leading agencies specializing in luxury villa rental in Provence. After ten years of leading Only Provence from New York and Los Angeles, John returned to France to expand his life-long love for historic properties through Provence Life — a luxury real estate agency based in Bonnieux. John loves music, travel, social entrepreneurial activities and spending time with family and friends.

Ludivine Le Monnier

Originally from Nimes, Ludivine fell in love with the Luberon the minute she visited. After studying political science in Toulouse, she obtained a Master’s Degree at McGill University in Montréal and went on to live in New Zealand to begin her professional life.  In 2004 she moved back  to Bonnieux in the Luberon, where she became director of Bacon Estate Agency and owner / manager in 2011.  In 2018, she joined the Provence Life venture.

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