First there was the survey trip. We took the ferry from Portsmith to Bilao in Spain, went to the Guggenheim Museum, then drove accros the South of France look at possible places to settle. We eventually found Beaulieu, and found Villa Namouna. After a long story, and several months later we wound up renting our appartment from Mme Lamy and all has been rosy since then.
Here are some pictures from our first few months...