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.”
Cathy Nougier


"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


"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


“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.”
Eric Dolci


" 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."

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."