Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Slice of France in California!

In this post: You don't have to move to France to have a slice of Normandy!
You can move to.... St. Malo in Oceanside, California!

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It is a private community with all homes created in the French Normandy style!
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In the 1920s an architect had an idea to create this little community.
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Below, this house totally looks like it is in France! But it is not, my friends!
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This little community has been somewhat of a secret - about only 80 homes are in the community and many have stayed within the same family for decades.

It is extremely private and basically it is difficult to get in - unless you know someone living there!

However, sometimes there are some beach house rentals... so if you go, sneak a picture or ten and share with us!

It was hard to find pictures! 
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  It is modeled after Saint-Malo in France, a walled port city in Brittany.
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Below is a picture of Saint Malo in France.

St. Malo in Oceanside, CA. It is nestled between a lagoon and the ocean.

I hope you enjoyed this taste of France... in America!

4 comments:

  1. Angela,
    Thanks for sharing this French-inspired community and the aerial view of St. Malo.

    Judith

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  2. Such beautiful homes! I know I would enjoy staying there to go to the beach if there were rentals. It is so unique to have a touch of France in America!
    Debbie@debbiethisandthat.com

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    1. I would enjoy it too!! It is unique to have a whole French inspired community planned out like this!

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