France Resources

Mixing Work and Play on The French Riviera

Slowly sipping a delightful glass of local wine at my favourite Riviera beach cafe, engaged in some serious people-watching, my waiter abruptly races by, arms outstretched, to rescue a startled woman, perched atop her chair trying desperately to escape a renegade wave. Mission accomplished and with everyone safe, a chorus of “bravos” briefly erupts from us cafe-diehards, braving Nice’s October weather...

Our Dream Retirement In France: How We Made It Happen

Five years ago, I finished a job with an Australian television network and, a few months off 65, stood little or no chance of finding another job. My wife Lorraine and I had been considering an overseas move for some time. We knew that wherever we went we wanted to take our dog, Scooter. Looking to Europe, we checked out Ireland, Spain and Portugal...

5 Best Cities and Towns to Live and Retire in France

France has all the ingredients that we at International Living Australia look for in a retirement destination: a good climate, unspoiled countryside, top-notch culture, excellent healthcare, colourful traditions and history and, of course, the glitter and sophistication of Paris. It’s not surprising that France is the world’s favourite...

Is France Safe?

You may adore France –the beauty, the cheese, the wine–but you won’t quite be ready to pack your bags until you know you’ll feel safe living there. Concern is understandable, given the acts of terrorism that have occurred in the country over the past few years. But France generally remains a safe place to visit and live. Violent crime is relatively uncommon in France...

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