You will doubtless want to sit back and enjoy your new life in France when you have found your new French home. After all, there is plenty to enjoy in this beautiful country! However, whatever age you are, and no matter how wealthy or busy, it’s always good to feel you’re doing some good in the world. A shared endeavour is a great way to give you more purpose in life. That’s why we suggest that after settling in, finding some voluntary work in France will make your life there even happier.
One of the joys of living in France is all the space. When we bought our house in the Languedoc-Roussillon eight years ago, we were determined to make our outside space both pretty and manageable. We knew this would allow us to take full advantage of the wonderful Mediterranean climate, and from May to October a good deal of our time would be spent outside. With this in mind we created a small corner in our garden for sunbathing and relaxing beneath our ivy clad wall, which is both lovely to look at and easy to maintain.
The rental market in France is very buoyant at present. If you’re considering buying a second home you can let out when you’re not in residence, or perhaps you’re moving permanently and you’re looking for a property that comes with a gîte, now is a great time to do so.
There are countless reasons why France remains us Britons favourite country to visit: it’s location, it’s diverse landscape, the food, the historic cities, the relaxed lifestyle – the list goes on. World-class wine certainly makes the list as well. With over two million acres of vineyards across the country and up to eight billion bottles being produced each year, the country’s wine producing regions deliver quantity and quality.