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on the move, the family priorities, it feels right to me.

You are blessed with great flexibility with the boat. I wonder how things will evolve as the girls progress through school? My instinct tells me that Nevers is a good size for collège, but perhaps a bit small for lycée? My girls went to collège in a very small town  (5000 inhabitants), and lycée in Saint Etienne (much bigger than Nevers, much smaller than Paris!)

The possibilities are numerous : Avignon is nice (my elder girl just started university there), Nantes is a big step up (I wonder how the mooring is there? Tidal...)

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by eurogreen on Fri Sep 30th, 2011 at 05:24:08 AM EST
"Feels" is a good word. These things are very much  "seat-of-the-pants" affairs.

Visited Nantes with an eye toward that possibility, and was put off a bit by the tourist culture around the port--after all those years in tourist traps I tend to recoil. We also look for moorings with good cat country.
Avignon is also on our list of nice places.

Trying to strike a balance between the girls' need and our needs. We had a family agreement that we would go back to a more active life when the girls had had about three years to acclimate. We never did, and it was in the end bad for both us and the girls.
And Nevers has a nice airport with glider club and an active ultralight group, and I'm not quite ready to drift off into a genteel decline with my toys.

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by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Sep 30th, 2011 at 08:09:07 AM EST
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