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a classic town with beautiful plaza in France

Population: 67,106,161
Capital City: Paris
Climate: Temperate (Regional)

a patinaed angel statue on a rooftop overlooking red rooftops as far as the eye can see

Language: French
International Dialing Code: +33
Chief of State: Emmanuel Macron

France: The Good Life Defined...

France arguably offers the world’s most sought-after lifestyle. From the romance of Paris to the rustic lifestyle of living in the French countryside, this country has a lot to offer the expat. Boasting great food and wine, the world’s best health care, plus culture and history… a retirement in France appeals to many.

France would never feature on a list of the world’s bargain destinations; still, outside Paris, this country can be much more affordable than you might imagine… and even Paris doesn’t have to be hyper-expensive. Plus, you have to remember what you’re buying. Paris is, in our opinion, the most beautiful and romantic place on earth. And Paris is only the beginning of this story. There’s a reason, after all, why more tourists seek out France each year than any other country on earth.

Furthermore, Paris is also a lifestyle play that can double as a solid investment, since apartment values in some arrondissements continue steadily up. A piece of Paris real estate is a hard asset worth holding.

In addition, beyond Paris, it can be possible still to indulge your French farmhouse renovation fantasies for well under US$100,000.

France is the good life defined. The food, the wine, the art, the shopping, the history… This country boasts the most beautiful and romantic city on earth plus the best of country living and dramatic Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. On top of all this, France is home to the world’s best health care, the world’s best infrastructure, top international schools, and, in some regions, zero crime and a wonderfully relaxed way of life… And, in some parts of the country, the very good life can be very affordable, as well.

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