France offers a good lifestyle and more than just good value property, an expert has argued.
Speaking after the country was listed at the top of International Living magazine’s quality of life index, the editor of Living France magazine Eleanor O’Kane said that the country has a wide range of drawing factors.
"France offers a great lifestyle that extends beyond the opportunity to buy good value property, and that’s what sets it apart from many other countries," said Ms O’Kane.
She added that community life tends to revolve around the village and good manners and social etiquette are "still rigorously observed", helping to make day-to-day living much more pleasant.
Those considering a move to the country should consider a number of factors before buying a new home abroad, however. Ms O’Kane recommends visiting in both summer and winter to get a feel for the different season, doing plenty of research and using French-speaking advisers.
Individuals may be wise to research a suitable international health insurance plan before moving abroad as well.
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