Best places to retire in France

A place to discuss and ask questions about moving to France.
Or moving from one region of France to another
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Best places to retire in France

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Maricopa » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Ally » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:49 am

Algarve.
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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:40 pm

Reunion Island ?
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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Gardengirl » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:59 pm

We have large numbers of retirees who move to our town in the Gard, mostly French people. It’s not an Eastbourne type of place, there are associations offering a wide variety of activities, there’s plenty to do and to see. I think that the climate and so much local wine are big draws.

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Flaneur » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:51 pm

As you say, I imagine the associations are a big part of the draw, GG: bunch of ready-made potential friends (and somewhere to develop your French if necessary).
Same old nonsense.

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:59 pm

I am not sure where I would retire to in France.

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Flaneur » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:37 pm

alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:59 pm
I am not sure where I would retire to in France.
I agree. Hearing of people who move on retirement has always bemused me, though I suppose it may be that they were solitary beings who valued place more than companionship since it always seems to be a move somewhere "nicer".
Same old nonsense.

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:24 pm

An opportunity loupé if you stay in the same place to slowly watch all your friends move away or die it seems to me.

Of course it always seem to be to a "nicer place" or so they hope, not many would knowingly move to a worse place during retirement, for career or opportunity yes but surely not in retirement. Although of course for many when the rose tints stop working they find that is exactly what they have done.

My father moved to Cornwall on retirement and moved further inland to a village without tourists, shops and services all year round and close to the doctors surgery in his later years in case he could no longer drive.

The first move was definitely nicer than from the council house in Crawley, the second not so chocolate box appealing but nicer in a practical way.

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Re: Best places to retire in France

Post by Flaneur » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:11 pm

Le Démerdeur wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:24 pm
An opportunity loupé if you stay in the same place to slowly watch all your friends move away or die it seems to me.
It's better than the alternative!

Seriously, while I understand your point of view Le Dé (if I may call you that), I think I'd prefer to be near to and available to my friends as they get closer to death (as we all do, at pretty much the same rate on average :? ). I wonder if sometimes we hide death away rather than accepting it as inevitable.

Maybe this is just Saturday afternoon philosophising :D
Same old nonsense.

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