There are 100s, possibly 1000s of Brits trying to sell their house in France, due to huge changes in exchange rates which caused a massive loss of income. We took a huge hit, even bigger due to Swiss franc being so high- the £ was 2.50CHF when we decided to come here. 2 years ago it dropped to 1.18, and we did have a massive panic. Now back to about 1.45 and we can relax again. Those who calculated that they could just about survive on their pensions now find that they can't keep head above water.
Also many fall in love with a place in Summer- square crowded, everyone sipping coffee and wine in the square, playing 'pétanque'- then when late October comes it gets freezing and everyone stays indoors until May- and depression sets in- many turn to alcohol- and yes, the lack of language becomes really apparent when having to deal with the nitty gritty, red tape, taxes, doctors, etc, etc. Beware those rose tinted glasses, or repent at leisure.
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