Brigitte and Michel Allner
7 Place d’Armes
98000 Monaco (Principality)
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Mobile phone : (+33)643919502
Monaco, September 29th, 2013
To anyone interested in visiting Monaco (Monte-Carlo)
My wife, Brigitte, former yoga teacher, and I, Michel, retired university professor, are looking for a home exchange on Cape Cod, preferably in Truro. We seek a house very close to a beach, either Bay or Ocean side, or on the edge of the Pamet, Bay side.
What we have to offer in exchange is, quite modestly speaking, truly exceptional. We have a luxurious apartment in Monaco (better known as Monte Carlo), a tiny Principality located on the Mediterranean sea between France and Italy. The apartment can comfortably accommodate six persons. Above the apartment is a 240m2 (2500sq ft) terrace, overlooking the sea and right across from the Palace, a spectacular living space with olive trees, mounds of gorgeous flowers, a summer kitchen, dining areas, an 8-person jacuzzi, and much more (see attached photos).
Monaco is a prime tourist destination on the Mediterranean, home of stars and celebrities, certainly one of the most attractive and exclusive communities in the world. Yet far from the Principality’s towering buildings and hectic traffic, the apartment is located in the oldest part of the city, an area which has preserved the traditional architecture and atmosphere of a Mediterranean town.
The weather in Monaco is pleasant all year. The Principality, more crowded in summertime but actually a year-long tourist attraction, is renowned for its museums, palaces, casinos, beaches, gardens, restaurants, etc.. It is also a perfect base from which to explore the French and Italian rivieras. And for that, we have two fully automatic Opels sitting in reserved parking spaces.
Ten miles away, in Peille, at an altitude of 700m (2300ft), in a green oak forest, we also offer a beautiful, very comfortable and fully-equipped house with large covered terraces, swimming pool and a fantastic view of the Esterel and Southern Alps mountains, and the Bay of Nice.
We would be travelling with our son, his spouse and their daughter (aged 8) and are interested in an exchange for roughly three weeks in July or August, our dates being dictated by our granddaughter’s summer school break.
In the past, when our home in Monaco was not quite as spectacular as it is today, we have exchanged houses many times, all very pleasant experiences, and always got hundreds of offers from all over the world. However, being only interested in Truro, or possibly Wellfleet, we thought it would make more sense to contact Truro directly, and a few friends in the area, thus focusing our search and avoiding having to send innumerable emails declining other offers.
The reason we are so intent on coming to Truro is that, in the 1950s and 60s, I spent many happy summers in a family cottage on the Pamet and, much later, brought my own family there as often as possible. Today, our son has only fond memories of Truro which he still refers to as “paradise”.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Brigitte and Michel
PS: Photos of the Monaco terrace and the Peille house are attached.