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Bienvenue a Roquefort les Pins, France

sunny 10 °C

We are finally living in France. Bienvenue à notre vie à Roquefort-les-Pins!

We traveled with quite a bit of luggage, as we headed to France indefinitely. Here are some photos of our voyage from Logan International Airport in Boston to Nice, France.

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Lots of luggage!

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In the London Heathrow airport

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First view of the mountains in the south of France

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Eric enjoying the ride!

We arrived in Nice in the late morning to beautiful scenery and flowers in bloom everywhere. Eric's Aunt Claire and her little "purse dog" Fanette greeted us after we passed customs. We traveled to our new home along the scenic route, passing through Nice and then little towns like Cagnes-sur-Mer and Villeneuve-Loubet.

When we arrived in Roquefort-les-Pins, we stopped at Le Moulin de Flor, an amazing bakery in town, for some croissants (bien sur) and also a French baguette.
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We ate the croissants and the bread too quickly to show anything but an empty, slightly greasy bag. Mmm croissants!

Finally, we reached our new house. Our petite maison is actually the guesthouse for Villa L'Ecrin, which roughly translates to Jewelry Box House. And what a gem it is! Villa L'Ecrin belonged to Eric's great-grandfather Pepe Jean, who lived in this house a very long time ago. Now Eric's Aunt Claire lives here, of course with her beloved Fanette.

Here are some photos of Villa L'Ecrin.

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Villa L'Ecrin

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Villa L'Ecrin living room

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Villa L'Ecrin kitchen

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Villa L'Ecrin kitchen window

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View from Villa L'Ecrin living room

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The front yard

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Beautiful flower box

And... here's our place!

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The living room

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Looking out from the bedroom

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Kitchen and dining room area

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View from the kitchen window

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In the dining room

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French paper towel holder

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French Brita filter

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French oranges!

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Ducks!

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Flowers in the house

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Some French reading

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Some real French reading

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Obligatory plastic fruit bowl (?)

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Tres poetique! Merci Venisha!

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French magnetic poetry with garbage collection schedule

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Eric doing some urgent yard work

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Eh voila! Our first sunset in Roquefort-les-Pins

For more information about Roquefort-les-Pins and surrounding villages, visit:
http://realtravel.com/da-20274-roquefort_les_pins_attractions

Posted by jlamarre 20:58 Archived in France Tagged living_abroad

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