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Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

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An interesting survey

A few years ago, French Property News conducted a survey among their readers. The question was: where would you prefer to live in France? Unsurprisingly, the most popular regions where readers were likely to buy were headed by Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes and Languedoc-Roussillon. In addition, Brittany and Pays de la Loire were also in the Top 10.  

Of course, these regions are famously popular with British nationals and are already home to a fair few. So the question is: what factors have helped them make the decision to move to these regions? Weather, culture, or gastronomy? Is it perhaps the fact that property prices are more reasonable than in the UK? Or, most importantly, is it the example set by people who have already taken the plunge that appeals? Indeed, the number of British expats is already significant in some of these regions.

A geographical change

However, since the survey, the number of French regions has changed: in fact, on January 1st, 2016, 22 regions became 18 (including 5 overseas territories/départements). For example, Aquitaine became Nouvelle-Aquitaine, thus merging the former regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes together.

Map of French regions

What do you think?

As a result, we were wondering where you, our readers, would prefer to live in France. If you had the choice of any region, which would it be? So, why not vote for your choice in our poll? We would certainly be really interested to know your preferences…




If you could live in any region of France, which would it be?

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