Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Making the move to Saint Malo!

July 23, 2023 Katherine Watt Season 4 Episode 119
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Making the move to Saint Malo!
Show Notes

Katherine Watt made the move from the US to Paris and Montmartre about 6 years ago. She loved her community in Paris, her block, her apartment and thought she would always stay there. But late last year she got notice that the owner wanted to move back into their home so she made the decision to move to the town she had previously only visited for vacations, Saint Malo.

So Saint Malo is up on the Bretagne coast, not far from the border with upper Normandy and Mont Saint Michel. It is a town with lots of Parisian holiday homes as well as Airbnbs. It also happens to be one of my Papa's fave places in France. I did wonder what all the fuss was about, and then I went there... now I know that all the fuss is absolutely justified! 

Katherine spent her first three months after leaving Paris living in a vacation rental in an area of Saint Malo close to the touristy area near the ramparts. Eventually with help from local friends, she found a brilliant townhouse a couple of blocks from the beach in a part of Saint Malo called Saint Servan. 

I spent a week in and around Saint Malo back in June this year and absolutely adored my experience there. The seafood, the people, the history, the beaches, the cider, the galettes! I couldn't get enough of it all! Katherine helped me find an Airbnb for my stay. There were so many to choose from and by chance I chose one almost across the street from her place! The little Breton vine covered cottages are gorgeous inside and out, just like the people of the region. 

Tune in to hear all about our experiences in this extraordinary part of France.


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