Living in France

Even with the current Euro crisis, there are many Brits still looking into moving to the continent with hopes of a better lifestyle combined with an undeniably better climate. Whilst we hear in the news of ex pats returning to Blighty in their droves from traditional Brit invaded countries such as Spain and Portugal, there are still those seeking to go in the opposite direction and if you are one of these, then you could do a lot worse than making a move over to France.

The largest country in Europe offers miles of verdant countryside, a coastline peppered with some of the best beaches you will find anywhere in the world, and that unique and quintessential style of living that we in chilly Britain can only dream of. Finding employment is getting harder and harder granted, but if you are retired or run the kind of business that you can do from anywhere, internet based for example, an undoubtedly healthier lifestyle awaits you just across the Channel.

Many do not realise that France is a veritable melting pot of nationalities and cultures, and this makes it one of the most exciting places to live. Even in holiday hot spots where mass tourism is the main source of income, the French have not gone down the high rise, over crowded road of their neighbours Spain and whilst they cater for all visitors, they have managed to maintain every town and city’s individuality and that essential French ambiance which is so intoxicating.

Prices of everyday items are vast and varied depending on where you shop, in much the same way as in the UK where you will pay more at a convenience store. There are many supermarket chains throughout France that will supply you with your every day groceries, but for fresh bread, cheeses and the like you cannot look past the smaller, specialist outlets to provide you with the most delicious fresh produce you will probably have ever tasted.