France is an extremely varied country, with almost every European climate you could want. Whether it’s the rugged northwest coast, the flat northeast, the mountainous centre of the south or the sunkissed Mediterranean coast, you’re spoilt for choice. In this Part Three of Buying in France, we’re looking at where to buy in France. If you want to know more about planning your move, check out Part One. And, to find out about the timescale, read Part Two.
Contestants sweating it out in this year’s I’m a Celebrity include TV and radio star Noel Edmonds, someone more used to a comfy existence in the south of France! Here’s why Noel’s experience in the Australian jungle must feel like a million miles from the Côte d’Azur!
The winter season is one of the best times to visit France for lots of reasons. True, the beach may not be on the menu aside from an appetite enducing stroll, but plenty of areas still have superb golden sunshine at this time of the year, there are all sorts of festivals going on, Christmas fairs of course and it is much cheaper to travel there. So, wrap up warm and come on a journey through winter in France, starting here.
France has for hundreds of years been a country to which so many artists have moved. Many have felt that only here can they truly indulge their artistic tendencies, become inspired to create works which they may never have dreamed of in their home countries. They also find they live a more uncomplicated life perhaps than they had done before. People from all over the world still seem to be lured by the beauty of France. No surprise with our stunning countryside, the golden light, the ancient buildings, the rugged coastlines.
Strolling through the fresh produce market on a Saturday morning, watching the world go by at the pavement café with your chocolat chaud and fresh croissant, practising your French… Many of us are in thrall to the wonderful French quality of life. The French work/life balance, the politeness, the family values, the 35-hour week, the sheer nerve of a whole country just taking August off!