Living in France is probably like a dream come true for many Expats because of the quality and pace of life. This country is the number one destination for expats of all nationalities and ages.
There are several places in France that expats from the US and UK would like to move to, such as Paris, Marseille, Nice and Lyon. However, many parts of this country are still unexplored by foreigners. Here is a list of 5 places in France that you may love moving to, but have probably never heard of.
La Gacilly in Brittany
The French village of La Gacilly has a population of less than 2,500 people. The small commune hugs the banks of Brittany’s Aff River. The cosmetic company Yves Rocher is based in La Gacilly.Because of the company, the village has also been credited with the fragrant Jardin Botanique De La Gacilly. This botanic garden contains 92 different varieties of flowering plants, which can be used in the production of perfumes and cosmetics. His garden is also home to 250 species of desert plants, 150 species of tropical plants, 38 species of medicinal plants and 19 species of plants that can be used as dyes. Entry to this garden is absolutely free.
Apart from this garden, other French attractions that expats in La Gacilly must experience include treatments at the Super Spa, photo festivals, walking with donkeys and renting an electric boat.
Sauternes in Gironde
Half a century ago, the village of Sauternes had a total population of 524 people. However, after the “population boom”, this place has about 700 residents. Located on the Southwestern part of France, Sauternes is a part of Bordeaux, the French “wine country”. Every year, tourists from around the world visit this village, in order to taste the wine. Across Bordeaux, Sauternes is famous for its dessert wines.
The beautiful landscape, warm weather, friendly locals and picture-perfect houses make Sauternes an ideal destination for many expats. Families relocating to this area have a lot to look forward to, in terms of cultural experiences.
Montbazon in Indre-et-Loire
When it comes to tourism and moving to France, most people consider going to the southern part of the country. However, Montbazon, which is located in Central France, has a lot to offer by way of lush green valleys, historical places and magnificent chateaus. The total population of this small French town is 4041.
Many French travelers break their journey in Montbazon when they are traveling to Spain by road. Some of the popular places to see in this town include Tours and Chateau de Vilandry.
Saint Gaudens In Haute, Garonne
The original capital city of the Haute Garonne area, this quaint market town has undergone a lot of development in the recent years. For many locals and expats Saint Gaudens remains the perfect place to settle down in, because of all the amenities it has to offer. Residents have easy access to shops, medical services, schools and banks.
In addition to that, Saint Gaudens is steeped in history, which is evident in its stunning architecture. The cobbled streets all over the town haven’t been altered much by time. Many expats believe this town is like a safe and relaxing haven for their families.