Thousands of British people have moved for a new life in Europe over the last twenty years or so, and if you are thinking of starting a new life in the sun, you may be considering moving to France. As anyone who has been there will tell you, France is a country which offers you everything from fantastic weather in the south to gorgeous scenery in the Alps and Pyrenees, as well as other regions such as Provence or Limousine.
One of the reasons why relocating to France to start a new life has become so popular can be directly attributed to the author Peter Mayall, who wrote A Year in Provence in the late eighties. This was an account of his life with his family when they moved to the region and proved to be a best seller, as did the follow up book Tojours Provence, which was published three years later. Mayall’s story of his idyllic lifestyle was so alluring that thousands of Brits decided to sell up and live the dream themselves. If you are thinking of moving to rural France, there is something you should be aware of.
For example, you may find that if you are working on your new home, your neighbours will turn up and offer to help you. This is great on one level, but be aware that they will expect the favour returned when they need some help on their property. As long as you bear this in mind, moving to France should be a great experience for you and your family.