Happy Halloween 2008
   When the night is dark and scary,
and the moon is full and creatures are a flying and the wind goes Whoooooooooo,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya, and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about,
or the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!! 

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pumpkin 1 One of my great pleasures is getting to hear new owners describe their impressions of "living in France" rather than a "2 week vacation there". It may seem like a trivial difference  but I assure you it's not.  You have a sense of belonging, of life really slowing down, a developing familiarity with your own home, your village grocer and your neighbor.
On another note, I was also very pleased to hear a former owner tell me that their investment in their French home shares was one of the only investments which not only survived our global meltdown, but thrived.  This share has appreciated by 23% since 2007.  
You may enjoy reading Marcie's  (from Fredricksburg, Texas) impressions of life a la MAISON BLEUEread on


"I was ecstatic to be invited by the owners to stay at Maison Bleue in the beautiful town of Quarante with my two girlfriends.  It was a dream trip, especially for a mother of an energetic two year old."

"I liked to open the French doors of Maison Bleue in the morning and listen to the neighbor French children playing in the street, and the church bells- the sounds of Quarante. "
"They welcomed us with open arms and did their very best to put up with our bad French and American manners."
"If you decide to go to Minerve, be sure you plan a whole day for it. It will take you that long. You don't want to rush- the French hate that. You must relish it."
"Oh, and if you do make it to Maison Bleue and my little town of Quarante, please say hello from me to Frank and Jessie at Le 40"


Jamie and Cynthia Jamie in Capestang
If you know and love the Languedoc region, its 300 days of sunshine, fine wine and food, and of course, its history, then Quarante ( where our new house is located ) and the region near the Canal du Midi,  is a wonderful place to land. You are only 30 minutes to Narbonne plage and 45 minutes to Carcassonne, with easy connecting flights to London.

Contact Ginny Blackwell at:  info@frenchpropertyshares.com
Ginny Blackwell
French Property Shares
(001) 585 905-0849