Tour de France

Today was the debut of the Tour de France, right here in Nice. I was invited to watch it at a friend’s apartment, with a full-on view of the Promenade. Don’t blink—they go by very fast.

If I were in my new apartment, I would have seen it from there. Everything is going forward. The compromis (pre-sale agreement) is signed and I’m now deep in the details of renovation, including new electric, plumbing and a new kitchen. More to come.

My New Home in Nice

Some of you know that I have been apartment hunting because my current rental is ending in November. (The landlord is selling it.) I had been looking for another rental, but the process is unbelievably complicated because I don’t have french income to show to prospective landlords. I won’t bore you with the details but jump to the reveal—I have bought an apartment! On the Promenade des Anglais, with a 350 foot terrace and a sea view!

The apartment is in a 1939 art deco building and the President of the co-op board is—from New York! (Well, Long Island actually.). It needs a fair amount of work—new kitchen to start—but I will be living most of the time on the terrace, which is almost as big as the inside.

The lobby

So I have become a true Niçoise. I will post as the process unfolds. We are hoping for a closing end of October.