Dreaming of retiring under the sun? A beautiful city in the south of France is the perfect destination for retired British expats according to the experts at YourOverseasHome.com.
According to the team, there has been a 14 percent increase in Britons looking to retire in France compared to the number in 2022.
Christopher Nye, chief editor at YourOverseasHome, said: “Retiring overseas is still popular. As 65 has become the new 50, people are realising that a move to a warmer, more relaxed lifestyle in the sun is an incredible opportunity for fun and adventure in later life.”
Around 140,000 Brits have made France their permanent home, according to the ONS. Just under half were aged 55 or over.
But where’s the best city in France for retired British expats?
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The team at YourOverseasHome recommends Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, as the ideal destination for retired Britons.
Christopher said: “Nice is home to a large expat community, so you are likely to find the transition smooth, as you’ll be able to interact with other expats.
“Plus, from its beautiful waters to its choice of museums and galleries, you will never run out of things to do.
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“If you’re a fan of the sun, Nice benefits from 2,500 average hours of sunshine a year, and even stays warm well into the late autumn too.”
Expats can stroll along the city’s promenade or wander the streets of the Old Town. It’s easy to explore on foot and the city has been crowned one of Europe’s most walkable.
While many city centre residents live in apartments, expats will be able to get more for their money living outside the centre.
Of course, Nice is the birthplace of the Salade Nicoise, the ideal meal to enjoy during hot weather. Even better, get a Pan Bagnat, where the salad is served inside bread.
Dreaming of Spain instead? A beautiful region close to the French border is a dreamy destination for retired expats.
While Britons can currently only stay in the EU for 90 out of every 180 days without a visa, there is a campaign looking to change that in France.
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