The British are (still) coming
not to crush the revolution as in the US of 1776 but to join in the Bonne Vie. I don't know how many Brits live in Greater Paris, L'Isle de France, but there are many around here-so many in fact that the locals refer to the Station area as "Saint Nom la British" (Click to enlarge image)They are not conspicious being mostly middle class professionals-I doubt if many retire here as opposed to Provence or the Dordogne.Only evidence of their presence is the large number of English papers available at the newsagent including several Grudians and the fact that a surprisingly number can manage English quite well.
Not the place to be after Bastille Day if you enjoy your comforts. A notice in the window of the Bakery wishing their customers Happy Holidays announced that the Boulangeie would be closed until the 27th-
August, that is
I suspect that the village will soon be as deserted as Paris and in the case of L'Etang La Ville the tourists will not fill the gap
The eldest daughter and her brood will be joining the exodus-from Isle de France
to Dalgety Bay-from France to Fife
Quelle gappe de Cultour!
Vive la difference
Labels: Brits in France, St Nom de la Breteche