Or in this case a Road. That’s right break out you’re Joni Mitchel and weep. They are going to “pave paradise” and put up a road. The local French Authorities have decided that it would be a good idea to seize a large section of the International College’s property and run a road through it. This would destroy the student’s gym, the access to the pond (complete with grazing cows), the beautiful grounds, and our lovely Saint Joseph’s chapel. Not to mention that it will be within yards of our little cottage.
Why would the “Marie” (the Mayor) think this was at all necessary? I haven’t a clue. You can drive through the town of Chavanges in thirty seconds flat, ten seconds if you are French, and there is never any traffic. The school has officially filed an appeal at the first road hearing, October 8th. Let’s hope we can stop this travesty before it takes root! Keep us in your thoughts and prayers please! Here are a few random photos of what we stand to lose.