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Lou Messugo a Holiday Rental in Provence

“Where I was born doesn’t help clarify anything, it just complicates things! Born in Paris but moved when two weeks old so not exactly a Parisienne! Pure coincidence that I’m now married to a Frenchman and living in France. I have two passports, British & Australian but feel international.”

That is according to Phoebe Thomas, a “career expat” and Third Culture Kid (TCK) who is one of the regular contributors to Perfectly Provence – you can read her bio here.

Phoebe from Lou Messugo @FibiTeePhoebe and her husband met in Vietnam and later married forming a multicultural Franco/British-Australian union, here is their story of deciding where to get married.

After living in nine countries (Phoebe), extensive travel (both of them) and two kids who are “tricultural and bilingual” the family settled in Roquefort les Pins in the Alpes-Maritimes of Provence. The family chose their French home for practical reasons, mid-way between the office and the kids’ school. They were in turn arrested by the natural surroundings, which Phoebe describes in this way:

“Roquefort les Pins is ideally located for everything really – mountains, sea, Nice, Grasse, nothing is far. It has enough shops for daily living, which we can walk to, but it still feels rural surrounded, by forests. There are stunning views at every turn too which just lift the soul!”

Now that this travel-bug family is rooted near the Cote d’Azur they are inviting travellers to visit their holiday home rental that they have called Lou Messugo. You can read the full story of how their home got its name from the wild cistus flower here.

kitchen and salon @LouMessugo @FibiTeeThe private rental apartment sleeps four, well suited for young families with 1-2 children or couples of any age. Phoebe and family are onsite for local knowledge, restaurant advice or help of any kind.

Image Credits: All photos were provided by and published with the permission of Phoebe Thomas

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).


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    April 25, 2015 at 9:33 am — Reply

    Thanks for the great introduction!

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      April 26, 2015 at 7:17 am — Reply

      You are welcome Phoebe welcome aboard!

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