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Re: Brits in France

And the constant gales blow the leaves away anyway.
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Re: Brits in France

<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>BritinBretagne wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">And the constant gales blow the leaves away anyway.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did Laura Hamilton tell you that when she showed you the house ?

Or is that something you learnt after moving in ?
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Re: Brits in France

 alittlebitfrench wrote:
Idun said.. "I have seen a lot of France, not all, but I would not move to Alsace or Lorraine, for Franche Comte for that matter, all of which I have visited " The question I have to ask is why ? People move to to France for work or retirement. In terms of work, then you have no choice. In terms of retirement, then France is your Oyster. Personally, I would not move to Brittany, Normandy, or anywhere in SW France. I really don't see the attraction. For me they are just boring places to live. The regions of Alsace, Lorraine or Franche Comte are so much more interesting on every level. Let's be clear though, if I was in the UK.....I would not move to any part of France. Maybe Paris, Lyon or Marseille etc. Stuck in some rural village....no thanks.



I love the northern coast of Brittany. And I really like the bretons, no brainer for me and as we love the sea and that was one thing we really did miss when living in the Alpes,  and would suit us.

So IF we moved back due to brexit going nene's up, that is where we would go. AND ofcourse, life anywhere, is what one makes of it.


Also, I would go and chat folks up in various Mairies and see what was what, I am very chatty and would glean lots of info. And where ever, would have to be a town though with services.

There are many places in France that I would visit for a holiday again. Some, I would happily avoid.

Like chosing a significant other, who is to say what attracts us to a particular person or to a place for that matter.





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Re: Brits in France

Laura? Does she work for your favourite Estate Agent?
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No. I don't think she has ever worked for Legetts.

She is totally over qualified. She has at least one GCSE. She is also far to good looking.

The average Leg it operative working in France graduated into French estate agency from working on the tills in poundland and all have beards.....apparently. Even the men.
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Re: Brits in France

See, ALBF, whether I'm buying a watch in Hong Kong or a house in France, I do my research before I buy.
By the way, I don't know how familiar you are with the Far East generally, but in broad terms, whatever the price in any shop, that won't be the price you ultimately end up paying.
In France, we bought a house that had already been largely renovated by the previous French owner. OK, it had curry house wallpaper and cat-sick pink tiles in the bathroom, but was otherwise pretty much walk-in ready. Did we pay too much for it? Who knows? I only know that apart from general maintenance and changing the decor to something we prefer, it has cost us very little over the past 15+ years to keep in good condition. It's cost us substantially less that we would have spent if we'd bought a similar house as a wreck and done it up, that's for sure. If we sold it, we might or might not make a profit, but as we didn't buy it for that, it's not an issue. I don't gamble, hence your euromillions numbers are irrelevant to me, but if I did gamble I'd only bet what I could afford to lose. It's worked for me through life up to now.
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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