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.”
Orna de Vries

Management assistant

“I have been living in France since 2012. Since 2017 I am reinforcing the Bastion d’Azur team. I have worked in diverse roles in the service industry. I love keeping in touch with you, the client, and ensuring a smooth handling of your house management.”
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.”
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!”
Domenico Riotto


“I am the newest arrival amidst the technicians, in November 2016. Bastion d’Azur has a pleasant work atmosphere. I love working outside so, admittedly, I love my work here on the Cote d’Azur.”