Some people looking to start their new life in France, arrive as retirees. Perhaps searching for a change of lifestyle and to live out their golden years in a peace. But others still have to work. And sometimes, despite best-laid plans, life can start to take you in completely different directions than you originally envisaged.
A large numbers of expats move to France every year and having permanently made France my home, I can confirm we are both welcomed and accepted. But sometimes, things happen back in the country we used to call home, acting as a stark reminder that we originate from elsewhere. And this week, British expats have been affected by the sad news of the death of the Queen.
With its rolling countryside, hidden gems around every corner, and dependable weather, walking in France is an absolute pleasure. Whether it’s with or without purpose, walking the dog, integrating with the locals, or sampling local delicacies en route, there’s nothing better than getting outside and keeping fit at the same time.