France – the best all-round lifestyle option

A leading estate agency states France is the top destination for those planning a move abroad

France offers the best all-round lifestyle for people planning an exciting new life overseas, according to estate agency, Knight Frank. Citing in particular south-west France, the Alps and Paris, the company highlights France as the best destination for lifestyle. The south-west is Knight Frank’s ultimate choice, due to attractive features such as the “diverse and established property market” and a “good range of international schools”. It goes on to point out that the south-west is also “easily reached by train, car or plane” and “[r]ates highly for relaxed lifestyle”. The Alps meanwhile scores highly, occupying third spot. Knight Frank states that: “Demand for French or Swiss Alpine homes has been high this year, transport and education systems are outstanding and flight access is excellent. In both countries, buying and selling costs are each about six to seven per cent.”