Our Family’s (2nd) Year in the South of France
Kids and Castles - Our year with kids in the South of France

Can it be this easy?

Having a signed house rental contract now moves everything forward.  With an address we can apply for our visa, register for school, and tell our parents where they can come and visit us.

Registering for school is done through the town hall of the village. They have a very nice web site with the email of the town hall, so JM sent an inquiry.  We immediately got a response with an apology that our village doesn’t have a school, but they would go to school in the next village and gave us the phone number of that school.  JM called the school and the lady who picked up the phone was incredibly helpful, took the kids names and info and told us we had our place reserved.  We need to show up a few days before with immunization forms.  Very simple! (Knock wood. Or is it rap wood?)

That felt good.  Then 10 minutes later the town hall emailed us back to introduce us to the mayor of the village and give us his cell phone number – in case we had any questions.

I feel welcome already.

2 Responses to “Can it be this easy?”

  1. Maha says:

    Wow! What a welcome and you’re not even there yet!

  2. Adina says:


    I enjoyed reading your French adventure, we hope we can do the same this year.
    I would be interested to know how you found the rental house and the school, have you done any research about the school before? We also need to be close to a college as my son is 11, do you have any recommendations? Would love to talk to you ,