Print Posted By Lost in France on 16 Apr 2008 in Real France - Expat Interviews

Living in Provence

Alpes du Haute ProvenceRC has lived in France since Sept 2004 and tells us why it's the best place to live!

What made you move to France?
I've lived in France since Sept 2004, Its location in Europe, its Climate, the beauty of the countryside, the tranquillity, low crime rate, no fear of violence, the music culture in the summer, is there a reason why people live anywhere else?

Which part of France do you live in?
Alpes du Haute Provence at the Eastern end of the Luberon.

Open quote. Interviewee gives their moving to France tips Its location in Europe, its Climate, the beauty of the countryside, the tranquillity, low crime rate, no fear of violence, the music culture in the summer, is there a reason why people live anywhere else? Close quote

What is your age?
I am 57.

Where were you born?
London.

What was the worst mistake you made when buying in France?
Not paying more and buying a slightly bigger property. Also too trusting of the vendor. The central heating boiler was never going to work.

Your best advice for people considering moving to France?
Do it last week.

Did you find it hard to integrate or adjust to your new life in France and do you have any tips to help others?
The French do not do retail. Do not expect service. This may be true of the South only I have no experience of the North.

What's the best thing about living in France?
The non rush culture.

And the worst?
The non rush culture.
 

What do you think?

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