Alexis loved visiting France as a child and always dreamed of living there one day. Fortunately she met a man who had the same dream! So they married, then bought a beautiful 300-year-old character house in a pretty village in the Languedoc Roussillon. Alexis has been writing about France for a decade, inspiring and helping hundreds of British people to move there. She says: "Our only regret is that we did not move to France earlier! The lifestyle is tranquil, the summers are long and hot and the sun shines almost every day (or seems like it does!). We’ve made friends of many nationalities here."
The Creuse is one of the least populated French departments. Think space, greenery, a tranquil lifestyle, value for money and beauty. We explore 5 towns and villages in the Creuse department, all of which have a variety of affordable property to buy and are easy to reach from the UK.
The Gironde is the largest and one of the most popular departments in France. A favourite of both French and foreign property buyers, it is located in the Nouvelle Aquitaine, has Bordeaux as its prefecture and is, of course, famous worldwide for its fabulous wines. We have found 5 lovely places to tempt you into this great department.
The Pays d’Uzes and Pont du Gard area is a slightly lesser known (but nonetheless beautiful) part of Provence. Situated in the department of the Gard, the area boasts several wonderful villages and small towns, is steeped in history and would be the perfect place to buy a holiday home.
Provence is one of the loveliest and most popular regions of France. The very word conjures up a vision of fields of lavender, charming villages, cosy restaurants with checked table cloths, gorgeous sandy beaches, a laid back lifestyle and, of course, sampling the Provencal cuisine and wine.
Living in France has so many benefits: the laidback lifestyle, the space, the beauty of the countryside, the rivers, the fantastic food and wine – the list goes on! It’s no wonder that France remains one of the most popular countries in Europe for Brits to travel to, buy a home in and generally consider as our closest neighbour.