Monthly Archives: August 2012

Au revoir Marseille

Boulevard d’Athenes

July was our last month in Marseille. After spending August in Berlin, we moved.  Now we are living in La Garde – a small, quiet village between Toulon and Hyeres. In La Garde we have a larger home on a very quiet street, all within an old French village.

Living in Marseille was a mixed experience.  Renting the apartment on the Boulevard d’Athenes enabled us to meet all bureaucratic requirements to get a long stay visa for France: no residence, no visa. As I wrote about before, there are some pitfalls to renting a place site unseen, or viewed only through photos. Still, rented over the internet, we didn’t do too badly. Continue Reading