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What Do Expats Do In France?

I sit in the sunshine sipping my espresso coffee and spreading a little more strawberry jam on my buttery croissant. A little earlier I had made the short journey to the boulangerie to get a baguette and croissants for our Australian visitors. As they tucked in to their traditional French breakfast, they asked what my wife Lorraine and I do to fill in time on our retirement adventure....

Pau, France

People often ask me if there is a single place I can suggest as a retirement destination in France. I love so many places that it is almost impossible to answer but there is one city which seems to tick every box. You may never have heard of it and it is probably off the radar for people starting their search for the ideal retirement lifestyle. The city is Pau (pronounced “poe”) way down in the south west of the country...

Retire in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a favourite for expats and tourists alike and soon there will be a new reason for choosing this ancient city as a retirement destination. In the next couple of years, a new TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse or very fast train) service will be introduced direct to London. This will result in a five-hour journey at speeds of up to 300 kilometres an hour, making it competitive with air travel and without the hassles...

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