Written by Anthony & Cindy Perdrix
WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY
AT THE FRENCH COTTAGE!
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It all started like a fairy tale. Cindy is American and Anthony is French. Cindy was raised in a small country city in South Carolina; Anthony was born and raised in the capitol of France - Paris.
It was very unlikely for this beautiful country lady and this ‘big city,’ French gentleman to meet, but love is magic…so it happened.
And when a French Gentleman and a Southern Lady meet, it creates a firework.
Today, we have a big family, we have made South Carolina our home, and we are very happy. We believe in God, family, and hard work. And we believe that we can achieve all our life goals, as long as we put a lot of love and passion into all we do.
But we don’t want to stop there. We want to inspire and make a difference in other people's lives, especially in other couples' lives.
We believe that happiness doesn't reside in things but rather in moments.
Moments of joy, of sharing, of giving, of happiness, of pure passion, of complete love.
So we decided to do something. While traveling through the U.S. and in Europe, it became very apparent to us, that our unique combination could put us in a situation where we could bring a little bit of “French Touch” into the American culture. This is how the idea of “the French Cottage” was born - a very unique place in South Carolina where couples can rejuvenate through a “Touch” of French Culture.
The French Cottage experience is a place for couples to retreat and reconnect, through a “French Culture” experience in the U.S..
The French Cottage experience is connected to something that is important in the French Culture - romantic getaways.
Many couples get away, for a couple of days, somewhere, perhaps to a castle, a bed and breakfast, or a historical house - a secret place where life can slow down, worries can stay outside, and where they can concentrate on what really matters, love.
This place is dedicated to love and French romance.
The Cottage has been designed to recreate a few things: 1. Anthony’s home country, France, and his home city, Paris and 2. our passion for romance; and 3. the location of Cindy’s home country, the USA.
Every detail is thought as a wink to the French culture.
To give you some examples, the bed is a hand-made bed that has been built to remind you of the prestigious life that Kings, Queens, Knights, and Princesse used to have in France.
You will find Herbes de Provence and Vanilla Pot Pourri by the bed to bring a gentle natural smell to the place. French Ladies do that in their home to always make the place welcoming and appeasing.
The chandelier above the bed is a very unique piece. Many places in France and especially in Paris are dedicated to balls and dance. And they have magnificent chandeliers that give so many shiny lights to the place.
The chairs are called “Bergeres” and are especially used in fancy apartments in Paris. They are very comfortable and are great to relax with a good book.
Open the trunk or search in the vase and you will find a lot of old romantic letters, songs, expressions in French with their translations in English. Try to say something in French to your loved one. ;)
The mirrors are a reminder also of the Mirror Hall of the Chateau de Versailles (Close to Paris, where Louis XIV, the “Sun King” built the most magnificent castle to impress the entire world).
You can enjoy a dinner and/or a breakfast in the dining area. This place has been thought to make you dream about Paris restaurant and cafes. There is never a lot of space in these restaurants in Paris, they are small, but intimate. Lovers need to be close to each other.
Cindy and Anthony can prepare for you a plate of fine French cheese, salami, bread and other delicacies, along with a typical French breakfast in the morning.
In the bathroom, you will be able to enjoy a very large claw foot bath tub that can welcome two lovers.
If you believe in eternal unbreakable union, you're going to find the Paris love lock bridge story very romantic. The 'lock bridge' is a sort of tradition or ritual that is practiced on the bridges of the Seine River in Paris. Couples inscribe their names on padlocks, lock it on the bridge and throw the keys into the river. The ritual symbolizes love locked forever. Now, isn’t that romance at its best? Well, the French Cottage has its own Love Tree, where you can lock your love forever.
There is so much more we would like to share….but more than anything, we want to make a difference, share our culture with our guests, and hep you to create amazing memories.
If you want to learn more about Cindy and Anthony, you can go to their website here to read their blog and subscribe to their newsletter.
Also, you can book a stay at the French Cottage on the Airbnb website here.
Cindy & Anthony want to give one of you a free 3-night stay at their cottage!
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