About us

Our team is at your service:

Joost Schwartz


I am the founder and director of Bastion d’Azur. I am Dutch and have been living in the South of France since 1999. Before moving to France, I owned a construction company. My passion is to make your second home a relaxing and enjoyable experience.”
Pierrette Nisen

Management assistant

“I have been living in France since 2016. After years of being a lawyer in Belgium, I am reinforcing the Bastion d'Azur team now since 2018. My strength lies in maintaining contact with the customers, and when there is a problem to solve it.”
Gert-Jan Neuteboom

General assistant

“I am Gert-Jan Neuteboom. Following a career as an independent physiotherapist I now live in the south of France since 2006 and have worked at Bastion d’Azur since the creation of the company."
Cathy Nougier


"I am the only Française working in the office. Following diverse jobs, I enjoy working in a company with Dutch people and as the work is very diverse it really appeals to me. I have worked at Bastion d’Azur since the summer of 2015."

Pascal Richard

Head of Technicians

“My name is Pascal Richard. I have been working for Bastion d’Azur since it was created in 2007. I started as the only technician, now I have a team of 3 technicians working under me. The diversity of the work and the contact with clients makes the work very appealing.”
Domenico Riotto


“My name is Domenico Riotto. I have been working for Bastion d’Azur since I while now and I am really enjoying it. The diversity of the work is great and working together with the Bastion team makes the work very appealing.”
Mike Richard


“I am Mike Richard. In 2009 I came to work for Bastion via my father and I love my job. I am looking forward to meeting you whilst I am maintaining your garden or during pool maintenance.”
Nicolas Kesraoui


“In the spring of 2014 I have started working for Bastion, by now I feel totally at home and really enjoy the work. Diverse work makes the work very attractive, every day is different!”

Pierrick Quaglia


“My name is Pierrick Quaglia and I have been a gardener for 15 years. I have been working for Bastion since 2018 and I really enjoy it. It feels like a big family and very familiar .”