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Meet the Dream Team

View from Patty's Sadauskas' apartment, the Tête Carrée, etc.
View from Patty Sadauskas' apartment in Nice

I arrived in Nice on Saturday night just after curfew (11 p.m.). The streets weren’t quiet like I thought they would be—lots of (mostly young) people were out completing their Saturday night revelry before heading home. It was warm with cool breezes, the sky was bright, the tramway was dinging its bell, the street lights were glistening and all was right with the world. I rolled my bag home and thought, “yep, Nice is really nice.”

After a Sunday shopping excursion on the Cours Saleya and an afternoon at the beach, I dined with my Niçois team of consultants Sunday evening on the terrace of Le Grande Café de France that sits just below an apartment I was to sign the pre-sale agreement on this week. Ella Dyer, Jennifer Parrette and Patty Sadauskas are three very amazing women who have devoted their professional lives to our cause—to help our clients realize their dreams to live (at least part-time) in France, and in particular, on the Côte d’Azur.

Photo of The Terrace at Le Grande Café de France in Nice

The Terrace at Le Grande Café de France

Adrian Leeds' team on the ground in Nice France From Left to Right—Jennifer Parrette, Diana Potejeva, Adrian Leeds, Ella Dyer, Laura Poirier

From Left to Right—Jennifer Parrette, Diana Potejeva, Adrian Leeds, Ella Dyer, Laura Poirier

Patty is my personal assistant who moved from Paris to Nîmes and then from Nîmes to Nice. She scored big time when she found a spacious two-bedroom apartment with three balconies and 270° views of the city. We joke that she may never leave the apartment. Daily, she sends me photos of her beautiful skyline that changes every minute with the weather. She has fallen madly in love with Nice and constantly remarks that life is so easy here. And it is.

Photo of Adrian's assistant Patty Sadauskas at Le Galet in Nice

Patty Sadauskas at Le Galet in Nice

Ella is the author of Nice in Nice: The day-to-day musings of a middle-aged housewife living ‘part-time’ in the South of France. She jokes that she “stalked” me, but the truth is that I recruited her because I knew immediately upon meeting her that she’d make a great consultant, and she is. As the ultimate networker, she is at the center of the American community in Nice. Everyone knows her and loves her (along with her Chihuahua puppy, Simone, who is always in her arms).

Jennifer is someone we discovered via Patty who went to high school with her husband. She’s been a real estate professional in the Southwest of France for several years before moving to Cannes and that’s when we got really lucky. Her level of expertise is commendable as well as her ability to treat her clients like family.

These three accomplished, intelligent and personable women, along with a support staff consisting of real estate agents, designers, contractors, Notaires, etc. make up what I could call a “dream team.” It took years for me to find the right people to work with me in Nice, but the journey was well worth it. I’d put them up against any other team in the area…and I’ll bet they will outshine them.

Maybe you don’t know Nice, or even if you do, it’s time to come experience it with me and my amazing team of professionals who all love it as much as I do and as much as all of our clients who have taken to plunge to move here or call it a “home away from home.”

Photo of the Quai des Stats Unis in Nice France

The Quai des Etats Unis, Nice

Fortunately for you, Opportunity Travel and the Adrian Leeds Group have partnered to offer you three glorious power-packed days in Nice this coming September…for a fun-filled adventure to learn more about life on the Riviera with a like-minded, well-connected group of participants and experts. Ella, Jennifer and Patty will be there along with the rest of my team you will want to meet.

I’m leading the show…all starting off with a full day conference on September 27th, 2021 at the Splendid Hotel in the heart of Nice, France. I and the entire team will teach you how easy it can be to make your dream come true…to have the right to live in France and to find a property to rent or buy anywhere in France your heart desires…not just Nice!

Our cast of experts will not only walk you through the process of how to have the right to live in France, they will shine a spotlight on what living your best life on the French Riviera can be. Whether in the heart of Nice, the enclaves along the coast or the perched hilltop villages, Ella and Jennifer will provide you with current information about properties on the market, what the purchase and rental process is like and review what you can expect to spend on a purchase or a rental. This is your chance to get to know the famous and fabulous Cote d’Azur!

Living and Investing in France Conference
Nice, France
September 26–29, 2021
100 Participants Maximum

Nice is the hub of the entire Riviera. It’s a cosmopolitan city with a lot of life, a real heart, and superb inner-city transportation so you don’t need a car to enjoy it fully. The Mediterranean Sea is on its doorstep, the weather is mild and very sunny (they claim 300 days a year of sunshine!). It has one of the few international airports in France and is close to the Italian border. Property is half the price of Paris’ real estate and the beach lifestyle is much more relaxed than the hubbub of Paris. Quite frankly, it’s easy to understand why Nice is both a great place to visit and to live full time.

La Chaise Bleue, a sculpture by Sabine Geraudie

La Chaise Bleue, a sculpture by Sabine Geraudie

Nice has a welcoming international community that makes you feel very much at home among the locals. You’ll find a fascinating mix of Italians, British, Irish, Russians, Scandinavians, as well as a large and active American community. Not knowing the language is less of an issue, thanks to the many non-French speaking residents and visitors. You will quickly discover that there is no shortage of activities for internationals in Nice and the nearby Côte d’Azur communities…such as Villefranche-sur-Mer, Monaco, Menton, Antibes and Cannes.

A distant view of Menton France

A view of Menton

During our time together in Nice, starting with a full day of informative conference sessions and ending with cocktails (!), you’ll get to meet lots of 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 or retiring in France.

Aerial view of the cost along Villefranche-ser-Mer in France


Here’s the Schedule:

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Arrival and check-in at the Splendid Hotel in Nice where we have arranged a special discounted group room rate. Relax and enjoy!

Rooftop view of the Splendid Hotel & Spa in Nice, France

The Splendid Hotel rooftop terrace

Monday, September 27, 2021

Conference Day—Prepare for a full day of insightful presentations. We’ll treat you to lunch and an evening reception with our experts where you’ll rub elbows and learn even more about living and wisely investing in France!

Meet the experts presenting (alpha order)…

* Kim Bingham, Private Rate
* Brian Dunhill, Dunhill Financial
* Ella Dyer, Adrian Leeds Group
* Frédérique Latty, Institut de Français
* Jennifer Parrette, Adrian Leeds Group
* Laura Poirier, Riviera Properties
* Tuula Rampont, International Living
* Tanya Uniacke, Moneycorp
* Carole Vangioni, Nice Notaire
* Denis Zanon, Director, Nice Tourist Office

And me, of course! And more experts to come…for a full day of presentations by the best in their fields. All topped off by a closing cocktail with your new-found friends.

Collage of photos of the expert speakers who will appear at the Living and Investing France conference in Nice France

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Get ready for a full day exploring the Cote d’Azur by motor coach! We will board the luxury coach at a reasonable morning hour and then spend the entire day taking in all the sights along the beautiful Riviera, from Nice to Eze to Villefranche-sur-Mer to Menton and back. The breathtaking beauty of the blue jeweled coastline is sure to make you want to return and make this your home…or home away from home.

Map of the tour route along the Cote d'Azur for the Living and Investing in France conference in Nice France

Map of the tour route

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wednesday afternoon is when you’ll really have fun looking at properties all over Nice! We will venture out to see multiple properties during a special Open House. This is your chance to visit properties on the market for sale, some under renovation, others completed and lived-in…all within central Nice so you can casually walk from one to the other.

And then, when you’re ready to relax, we’ll have fun with the entire gang at our farewell cocktail reception!

You can register for these first three days of the program—the Conference, the Tour of the Riviera and the Open House—without registering for the Tour to Provence and the Occitanie (sorry, it’s already sold out!). These three days with us in Nice are limited to 100 participants. The conference will take place at the Hôtel Splendid where we have negotiated a discounted group room rate. (You are not required to book your stay there, however.)

Register Today! (The conference is already half-sold out, so don’t delay!!)

Logo for the Splendid Hotel & Spa in Nice, FranceLiving & Investing in France Conference ONLY
Conference Dates: September 27-29, 2021
Pricing for Conference ONLY
Conference price per person: €997*
Price for your guest attending the conference: €797*

*Hotel accommodations are not included in conference pricing.

Your hotel accommodations at the Splendid Hotel for the conference are available for September 26-30, 2021 (4 nights). We have negotiated a special discounted room rate. Rates per night are €140 euros for a single room and €155 euros for double occupancy. We will include a booking link in your confirmation email once registered for the conference if you wish to stay with us at the hotel.

Limited to 100 people

Prices are shown in euros, but on July 27, 2021 we will convert the rate to US Dollars for the final payment.

To secure your seat and registration, we require a $300 deposit per traveler at the time of booking. The balance is due July 27, 2021. On July 26, we will email you a final invoice in USD for the balance due (less any applicable discount) based on the rate of exchange as published by XE – Foreign Exchange Charges Calculator.

Please see cancellation policy under Terms & Conditions for information.

Conference Pricing Includes:

* Monday, September 27: Full-day of conference sessions at our host hotel in Nice—Hotel Splendid—including lunch, coffee breaks and an evening reception with hors d’oeuvres
* Tuesday, September 28: Full-day coach tour of the French Riviera
* Wednesday, September 29: Afternoon visit to real estate properties for sale and an evening farewell reception with hors d’oeuvres at Hotel Splendid
* All taxes for the above items
* Experts of the Adrian Leeds Group with you during the conference* Assistance from the staff of Opportunity Travel & Events throughout the program

Conference Pricing Does NOT Include:

* Any Costs associated with Covid vaccines or testing
* Our hotel accommodations at Hotel Splendid for the conference—September 26-29, 2021 (4 nights). However, we have negotiated a special discounted room rate. Rates per night are €140 euros for a single room and €155 euros for double occupancy. We will include a booking link in your confirmation email once registered for the conference
* Arrival transfers to the Hotel Splendid for the conference
* Departure transfers on September 30, 2021 or October 4, 2021 to airports or train stations.


A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds with a new found friend, Simone, a friend's Chihuahua puppyAdrian Leeds
The Adrian Leeds Group®

Adrian cuddling Simone


Opportunity Travel logoP.S. Following the conference is a five-day/four-night Tour to Provence and Occitanie September 30-October 4, 2021. This option is currently sold out, but you can add your name to our waiting list should we repeat it in the spring! Learn more about the tour by visiting Opportunity’s site. To be on our special wait-list, email us at [email protected]. Or, simply call 800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.


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