It is official: we have a place to live in Tours (that doesn't include the Holiday Inn near the train station or a cardboard box in the park)! And everybody raise your hands up high - it has a washing machine! No Laundromat for me!
I'm not going to tell you exactly where it is, because putting your address on the Internet is creepy, but I will tell you it's in the vicinity of Place Plumereau. "Place Plume," as it's called, is a lovely medieval square with all sorts of restaurants, creperies, and bars - basically, every reason we're excited about living in France. I think in our week in Tours last time, we visited five different establishments in Place Plume alone. So to be within walking distance of this little square is tres bien.
Our new apartment, as I mentioned, has a washing machine. It also comes fully furnished with a TV and DVD player, free Wi-Fi (woo hoo!), and all kinds of kitchen-y things. The only downside? It's a one-bedroom. That's going to make having visitors really difficult, but otherwise we couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to get there and take pictures to show you - and, of course, to see it for myself.
We also have an official moving date - April 6th! While the rest of the world is watching the NCAA basketball championship, we're going to be on a plane to PARIS! Holy potatoes, Batman...it's getting REAL.
In the meantime, here are some pictures I took of Place Plume the last time we were there. I hope it hasn't changed too much, because it's so beautiful! Enjoy!