The day you receive the keys to your French home is a very exciting one. You will, no doubt, be itching to move in and make it your own. There is a huge amount to think about when you do. But let us put the unpacking and sorting out to one side for a moment and think about a very important aspect of your new life in France: your social life!
Are you tempted to start a new life in a beautiful village in France? If so, you’re not alone. Many British people, myself included, have done just that and if you asked them if they had any regrets, the majority would say “only that I didn’t do it earlier”.
One of the joys for expats relocating to France is affordable property prices. As a result, several of us now live in properties that we might have only dreamt of owning in the UK. Larger houses and areas of land contribute to wonderful new lifestyles. But with them, comes maintenance and upkeep. Never more so than in the run up to winter in France.
The nature of property prices in France allows many of us to afford bigger properties here than we perhaps could have in the UK. However sadly, the effort of upkeep required for a beautifully spacious home with land, tends to be easily underestimated. And people, for a range of different reasons, quickly find themselves seeking help in France.
Burgundy (or Bourgogne) is a delightful area in central eastern France, about halfway between Paris and Lyon. With the river Loire to the west and Champagne and Franche-Comte to the east, it’s often overlooked.
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