Living in the Languedoc


Fed up with the pace of life in England Ginny decided to move to France, she tells us about her new life in the Languedoc region of France.

Living in LanguedocWhat made you move to France?
I was fed up with the pace of life in England, I had a very pressurised job as a Sales Manager for an IT Company. My three children had all grown up and fled the nest and then my mother passed away. It just seemed right.

Which part of France do you live in?
I live in the Herault region of the Languedoc and absolutely love it - we have the best of both worlds with the med on one side and mountains on the other. The climate is superb, the housing is still cheap and the people are very friendly.

Choose the right location, live in rented for a while, open a bank account in France before leaving England.

What is your age?
I am 58.

Where were you born?
Surrey.

Do you work?
I am an Agent for UK Telecom (offering cheaper calls back to UK) I also am an Agent Commercial contracted to work for two Immobiliers selling property mostly to the Brits. I also work for a Domaine who have 9 letting villas which I 'let' over the internet to the Brits and lastly I help teach English at my local village primary school.

What was the worst mistake you made when buying in France?
Overspending on refurbishing

Your best advice for people considering moving to France?
Do as much research as possible before moving - choose the right location - live in rented for a while - open a bank account in France before leaving England.

Did you find it hard to integrate or adjust to your new life in France and do you have any tips to help others?
We live in a village and our neighbours have been fantastic in helping us integrate, always inviting us to functions and to their houses - we reciprocate, and my French has improved enormously as a result.

What's the best thing about living in France?
The pace of life - the transport system - the health system - the climate.

And the worst?
Missing my children and grandchildren (until the sun comes out!). They do visit often and I go back to UK as well as much as I can.

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