May 14, 2012
Le Château de Canisy
At the beginning of March I got a phone call that changed everything.
I was a day away from starting a new work contract and was thrilled to be done with the tediousness of updating my CV, writing lettres de motivation and thinking about what to say during a French job interview. We had recently moved into an adorable rental house and were feeling settled in Normandy.
So my immediate reaction was thanks, but no thanks.
A few days later they called again and explained more of what the job entailed. When I got home that night I had a look at the Château de Canisy's website and decided that this kind of opportunity doesn't just come along every day.
I called back the next day and agreed to an interview.
I figured if it didn't work out, at least it was a chance to see the inside of the place.
Canisy isn't a hotel in the traditional sense, it's more like a B&B that just happens to be a château. And it has a fascinating history that goes back almost 1000 years. 1000 years!
History that includes William the Conqueror, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and Alexis de Tocqueville.
Now this is where I get to go to work every week.
Will somebody please pinch me?