So, you want to retire in France? It’s certainly a dream worth having and it’s no wonder that everyday we sit in our cubicles at work and dream of the day when we can finally travel to all the places we’ve wanted to go, without having to rush home because we only have a few vacation days.
There are so many countries we could jet off too when we retire and one of the places that almost everyone dreams of going to is France.
France is more than just a tourist spot. You can actually retire in France and live there comfortably for good.
Many people who have decided to leave their home countries and start a new life in France do not regret their decision. Retirement planners always stress the importance of planning ahead for every aspect of your retirement; from your retirement income, to where you will retire and your projected expenses each year. While that is a really smart thing to do, surprisingly, a lot of people have found that to retire in France does not require much of a hassle at all. It is easy to enter France. You don’t even need a visa if you are a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Union.
Learning the language is the first key in integrating with the people in the locality.Like more foreign countries, people who have retired in France found that it is easier to interact with people if you speak their language. You do not need to be fluent in speaking their language. You just need to try and show effort in speaking French to the locals. They really do appreciate it when you try to integrate with them. Soon you’ll be gabbing away in fluent French especially if you have a background in French (for Canadians) or Spanish (for Americans).
Finding a place to stay is another consideration when you retire in France. Planning ahead for the kind of home you want to live in and which region of France it would belong to will make your retirement go smoother. Even if you fall short with your planning, you can still find a lot of rental homes and apartments at very low cost here.
One of the really nice things about living here is that you won’thave to stress about health care. You only have to pay 150 Euros and that is enough to reimburse all your health care expenses for a year.
Many expats have thoroughly enjoyed their retirement life in France. When planning for your retirement, France is one of the viable options where you could live amidst great culture, history, scenery and people.
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