I’m just catching up on my French gossip and found out that a former Microsoft VP owns the New Hampshire lakefront estate where French President Nicolas Sarkozy is vacationing (and blowing his top over the paparazzi …)
Sarkozy is staying in Wolfeboro at a 62-acre retreat owned by Michael Appe, a former Microsoft vice president of reseller and end-user sales.
I’m guessing it’s the same Michael Appe who asked the Justice Department here to quickly settle its antitrust case against the software company.
Here’s a paparazzi gallery with a few shots of Appe’s place, in case you’re looking for a rental next summer.
The Boston Globe did a nice job writing about the scene last week.
Appe rents his pad for $30,000 a week, according to this AFP report.
Here’s a video tour that Appe gave a local TV station, before Sarkozy began chasing away reporters: