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Our new digs in Old Town

A little change of scene

sunny 18 °C

Since we've been back to France, I've obviously begun my new job...about an hour from Nice by bus, and perhaps a 30 min drive depending on the traffic. One of the schools where I work is quite far and a little tricky to get to by bus, so we thought it necessary to get a car. This is our new Peugeot 306:
IMG_6306.jpg After driving for a week, I decided that the bus is perfectly acceptable, and I'll continue to take the bus 3 days a week, as it's cheaper and much more relaxing, even if does take a little longer. Traffic and cost of gas aren't worth it!

It's parked in our new neighborhood: Garibaldi Square in central Nice, just on the corner of Old Town, a great place that's close to everything (except work). It's closer though, to the bus that gets me to work :) This is our new apartment:
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It's bright, now that Luke has fixed the broken lights: IMG_6298.jpg
and it's somewhat lacking in all functional kitchen appliances, but we're adapting and improvising: IMG_6296.jpg

We have some nice neighbours: a couple of cafes right outside, and a pirate themed bulk candy store right next door. We are on a central tourist thoroughfare, but we also have many butchers, fresh pasta makers, and bakeries all around us. IMG_6299.jpgIMG_6300.jpgIMG_6308.jpg

And on top of that, the new Promenade de Paillon, the park that they've been working on for over a year that runs down the centre of town, was finally opened last Saturday, and is steps away from our door:
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The only downside is that we're in very close proximity to about 4 churches which start ringing their bells at 7 each morning. But other than that, our new place is great!

Posted by Meghan.Gardner 11:53 Archived in France

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