Do you look out of your window and dream about moving to France?
Five members of the Leggett team share their views and reflect on why
they love it.
by Liz Rowlinson
my window Andrew Morgan,
I moved to the French Alps in 1987 from
Scotland to run a hotel for a winter season
- and I am still here 32 years later. After
25 years of working in the hotel industry,
providing a high level of customer service
meant an easy transition to helping people
to find their dream home! I joined Leggett
in 2013 and live in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains,
a small French market town and ski resort.
I am home in the evenings (no more long,
unsociable hours) yet ironically our house
is a former hotel - and with a steady flow
of visitors and a well-stocked wine cellar it
sometimes still feels like one! But the joy is
setting my own timetable, taking time out
to ski in the winter and to walk or run in
the mountains. Oh yes, and the view - Mont
Blanc is the highest!
ARTOIS, PAS DE CALAIS
I am from the suburbs of Chicago, having
lived there all my life and enjoyed a career
in the horse racing industry. Since 2015
my home has been in the Artois, northern
France, in a cosy townhouse in the centre
ville, surrounded by lovely parks and woods.
The hill you can see is a remnant of the rich
mining history - it's a former slag heap! Some
are being used to grow vines. Being a fanatic
for a good story I profit from the rich history
here: monoliths, castles and battlefields (we
didn't have any 5,000-year-old monoliths in
the Midwest!). Despite the lack of vast prairies,
the most striking difference between here
and Illinois is the tranquility of life. I love the
winding country roads with charming villages,
the milder winters and cooler summers of
Northern France. The only thing I would change
is not waiting as long as I did to move here!
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