We chat to Carole McGregor from Manchester, UK who lives in the Haute-Garonne Department of what was known as the Midi-Pyrenees, now renamed Occitania. An estate agent for Leggett Immobillier she’s an expert on the area and housing market. What inspired you to move to the Haute-Garonne? As a sales manager years ago, I was […]
We talk to Wendy Clare-Dubavand from the UK about life as a gite owner in the Dordogne, France… Why did you move to the Dordogne? I moved permanently to France in January 2001 with my three children then aged 4, 5 and nearly 7. I moved into my parents tiny one-bedroom holiday home in the […]
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Jane Vernon from Staffordshire UK, moved to France in 2005. Her first home was near Marmande, a tranquil town in the Lot-et-Garonne, southwest France. However, she recently moved to the town of Duras in the same area, with her four children. As an agent of Leggett Immobillier, the award-winning agency in France, her property portfolio […]
In 2003 David Burrows and his family decided on a new life in France. The name may be familiar to you if you are a football fan because David played for some of the top English Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Everton. He was part of the last Liverpool team to win the top-flight […]
When Linda Chamberlin from the UK got in contact with a French boy she’d met at the age of 14 on a school exchange trip 22 years on, she little knew how much it would change her life. Living the good life in Nontron Linda Chamberlin left her home in a small fishing village in […]
Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire is the ideal place for a gîte business say expat Brits Zara Bampton and Simon King… Running a gite in Mayenne When Zara Bampton and Simon King reached their mid-50’s they decided to it was time to follow their dreams and move to France. Simon had worked in […]
Jane Damian from Dublin, Ireland lives near the beautiful city of Pau, the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the south of France. It’s an area that so far has been relatively unknown to British and overseas buyers but it has so much to offer, we think it’s a hot spot in waiting. Living the […]
We talk to David Rodgers a former project manager from London who now lives in Charente-Maritime. Fed up with the “constant daily stress of work and commuting we finally decided to make the move to France for a more relaxing and a gentler pace of life”. David’s wife Jacquie is from South Africa and the […]
Julia Grange from the UK lives in a small village near Nogaro, Armagnac country, in the Gers. She talks to The Good Life France about life for expats in this lovely region of south west France… What inspired you to move to the Gers area? We initially looked at buying in Brittany, but after a […]
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A lot of people express the desire to move to another country once they reach their retirement, and that makes a lot of sense. After spending our lives going to the same job every day, we often feel like it is time to take some fresh air and venture towards greener pastures. France is a […]