About us

Our team is at your service:


Joost Schwartz

Director

"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.”
Cathy Nougier

Secretary

"For a long time, I was the only Française in the office. Now we have another French colleague. 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."
Chantal Serre

Secretary

"After working part at Bastion d’Azur time for several years, Joost called me that there was a vacancy at the office. I immediately said yes! Now I am the person that solves many behind-the-scenes issues that come up. I’ll spend hours on the phone to get your internet working and to find out why your water bill is (too) high. My English has gotten so much better, which makes me happy as well. See you at the office or talk to you on the phone!"
Jerome Le Goff-Andrews

Office manager

"Franco-British and with 20 years of experience, including 15 as a business manager, I have acquired professional tools allowing me to manage teams, set up structures and Project monitoring Passionate and eager to make the most of my experience, I wish to share it with Bastion d'Azur, a company in contact with an international clientele, requiring communication and responsiveness."

Claire Jansen-Frasse

Support secretariat

"As a Française, I came to live in NL in 1985. In 2017, my husband and I moved to the Provence. I met Joost through the ANM (Association Néerlandaise du Midi) and in 2019, when he asked me to join the friendly team of Bastion d'Azur as a freelancer, I didn't hesitate. I speak 3 languages: French, Dutch and English. Because of my experiences in the Dutch business world and as a teacher/translator, I take care of the specific files. I like to make things clear, I don't give up until the result is achieved and of course I am always ready to help you!”
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 7 technicians working under me. The diversity of the work and the contact with clients makes the work very appealing.”
Mike Richard

Technician

“I am Mike Richard. In 2009 I came to work for Bastion via my father and I love my job. Every day is a new adventure. I am dynamic, available widely and I am always in a good mood. For major jobs, pool maintenance or an urgent problem.”
Nicolas Kesraoui

Technician

“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!”

Eric Dolci

Technician

" Hi there, my name is Eric Dolci and I have been working at Bastion d’Azur since October 1, 2020. Originally I am a mason, but I am now a man who can and tackles everything, which is why I am now working as a technician at Bastion. I really enjoy working at Bastion d’Azur, we have a nice team and always a good atmosphere."
Pierrick Quajlia

Gardener

"Hello my name is Pierrick Quajlia. I have been working at Bastion d’Azur since September 2018. I am a gardener by profession and one of the persons responsible for the maintenance of your garden. Gardening is my passion and it is great to be able to work every day in the most beautiful gardens on the Côte d'Azur. Not 1 day is the same. If the weather is terrible or when there is an emergency somewhere, I support the technical team. See you in your garden, Pierrick."
Vincent Dumoulin

Gardener

“Hello my name is Vincent Dumoulin. I have been working at Bastion d'Azur since March 2020. I used to do garden maintenance and landscaping for a company in St Tropez. But because I live in Sainte Maxime, I am very happy that I now work at Bastion. I really enjoy working at gardens and outside and have been trained for this. If you have any questions you can always contact me, I also speak English.”
Hichem Rhouma

Gardener

"I was hitchhiking once when Joost offered me a ride. We got talking and after years of working as his gardener, I have now joined the Bastion d'azur team. I think it is a great job and I feel very responsible for all those beautiful gardens that we are allowed to maintain. In addition, we are a close team and I really like that. If I have extra time, I also assist as a handyman and painter."

Jeremy Leglise

Allround Handyman

"My name is Jeremy Leglise, I have been working at Bastion d'Azur since 2020. I take care of the inspection of villas, household management and the arrival and departure of guests. I do both management and technical maintenance. All in all, I am a very versatile employee."