Why France? Why the Aude?
More specifically, why the Aude? What is it that draws you here?
The food, the wine, the climate, the landscape, the slower pace? Is it a long held dream or something you just decided recently? Are you going to live here or vacation here? Are you going to work or are you retiring?
An Australian friend raised the question at dinner.
For me it was a lifelong dream. I wanted to live in France. In my late 40s I realized that if I really wanted to I had to do something about it. So I did.
Why the Aude? I knew I didn’t want to be on the Riviera and that I couldn’t afford Provence. After some research I decided that Languedoc sounded like the right place. I have to admit that I didn’t realize how big it was! After a lot of exploring it was the Corbieres that sang to me. Hence the Aude.
What about you? If you’re reading this post you must have some interest in the Aude – or you’re my mother or my daughter! What were you searching for when you found the post?
Leave a comment, I’d really like to know.