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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Recent Email from France

So, we are going to stay in the home of Frugal Son's teacher in Nantes. Frugal Son gets all starry-eyed when he talks about her. Now I see why.

Je voulais vous dire aussi que si vous le souhaitez, vous pouvez aller passer quelques jours chez des amis qui habitent en Bretagne (près de Combourg, entre Rennes et St Malo) Ils ont une très grande maison en pleine campagne et seraient ravis de vous accueillir, la région est très jolie, la côte n’est pas loin, cela vaut vraiment la peine. On peut aller au Mont Saint Michel dans la journée.

In a nutshell: we can visit some friends of hers who live near Mont Saint Michel. Talk about frugal travel!

Note to self: Must work on being better person.

Speaking of Mont Saint Michel, I wrote a paper on this classic in college.


Duchesse said...

The note quoted displays formal French good manners, and a compliment to how fondly this teacher regards your son.

To speak bluntly: They are offering hospitality not (merely) to save you money.

Funny about Money said...

Gosh. What a wonderful experience! These sound like very gracious people.

Frugal Scholar said...

@Duchesse--We know and are /were so appreciative. It was a wonderful visit.

@Funny--Our hosts are amazing. I see why my son was besotted.