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  • 14th July 2021 at 11:05 am #555012

    Hi everyone, just joined. My wife and I currently live just north of Frankfurt, she’s German and I’m British. She’s still working and I’m retired. Our aim is to move to Brittany, possibly Finistere as we have friends there, when she stops work in two years time. Clearly we’re got plenty of time to plan everything but it’s surprising how time flys when you get old! What I would like to know at this point is what are the main towns that expats live in or around? Thanks in advance. Simon


    i would suggest nearer to the coast – there are some nice towns in 56 – Quimper – Vanne – Aurey – to name a few. Personally, i would not choose rural towns – unless you like being rural. The harbour towns are expensive but make travel easier.. not that people are travelling nowadays.  Remember resale is much better in the larger towns than in the rural areas. i was going to post some links on both topics – travel, moving, areas, that’s why i joined the forum, but since covid, the rules keep changing and nothing is stable.

    15th July 2021 at 9:18 am #555083

    That’s for sure, changes appear every day, it is hard to keep on top of them. And many countries seem to be operating with different rules as well. I guess that’s just life at the moment!

    17th August 2021 at 2:20 pm #557534

    hello, just registered here.  i and my partner live in Brittany, just outside of langourla, cotes d’amour, and hope that 1 day we will enjoy it here.  We are still struggling with the bureaucracy that is France.  I do feel that is our own fault for not researching properly, so busy looking at properties.  We have made a start with the help of our “hand holder” but still have some things still to do.  I think i might feel better in being able to share with someone else and i hope whoever reads my first little blog, dont think i am not happy i came, because i am and hope when we have dealt with things, hopefully we will be able to appreciate beautiful brittany.

    6th September 2021 at 10:28 am #558938

    Hey Nita, the bureaucracy bit is one of the few downsides, but you are right, it is a beautiful part of the world, and we wish you well for the future. The forum is a great place to ask questions and get information.

    15th September 2021 at 3:44 pm #559695


    I have just joined so am saying hi.
    I live on the edge of a tiny village near Merdrignac and Broons with my other half.
    We have had the house nearly 11 years but are now here permanently. We love being here and despite the challenges it’s a nice life!

    Ok so looking forward to meeting some of you ( virtually)


    15th September 2021 at 9:54 pm #559736

    Hello Sharimay, don’t be surprised if you haven’t got too many replies on the welcome topic, I think people are so used to see it on top of the screen that they don’t look at it anymore ;-)

    Welcome and don’t hesitate to participate on the other threads, or create your own :yes:

    16th September 2021 at 9:21 am #559737

    Hi Sharimay,

    Thank you for joining! I know Merdrignac, it’s a nice town, and you can get a good pizza there!

    16th September 2021 at 3:08 pm #559744

    Thank you for your welcome.
    I’ll be sure to post on the other threads. Or even start some.

    6th October 2021 at 12:37 pm #560956

    Hello to everyone, I’m a waif and stray from UiB :rose:

    7th October 2021 at 12:01 am #561031

    Hello all. My partner and I are just starting out planning/researching a possible move from the UK to Normandy. I can see I have tons of reading to do here, loads of my questions already asked on many threads. Looking forward to chatting with you all.

    7th October 2021 at 7:39 am #561035

    Welcome Jeanne, and good luck in your new venture!

    7th October 2021 at 9:33 am #561045

    Hi Jeanne,

    Thanks for joining, and hope all goes well with the move!

    8th October 2021 at 10:20 am #561095

    Hello UiF,

    I was one of the original members of UiN known as brian61. The 61 was because at that time I was living in the 61 Orne. Times have changed and I am now living in 14 Calvados so it seemed like the right time to change my user name to brian14.

    Will be using the same thumbnail (if I can get it to work.

    Looking foreward to interesting discussions

    8th October 2021 at 9:09 pm #561133

    Hello all, Just joined this site as I was previously on United in Normandy. I am in 76 (Seine-Maritime). I recognise Brian 14 (was 61) so hello :-) Just getting my head round this new site – has it been merged with an existing site as a lot of posts on here already?!

    8th October 2021 at 9:16 pm #561136

    Hello Brian and Normandy Girl ! Yes United In Normandy and United In Brittany merged to become United In France.

    10th October 2021 at 9:02 am #561234

    Hello All,

    Thank you for joining, it is appreciated!

    28th October 2021 at 9:39 pm #562187


    My name is Scott.

    Is anyone driving to the UK via Eurotunnel early next week?

    If so do you have space for myself and my cat Mimo? I will pay the costs of the trip through the tunnel. Drop me off in Folkestone? I’m in Caen, Normandy. But I can drive to Calais in rental car.

    Best wishes,


    0784 757 653

    29th October 2021 at 9:23 am #562199

    Morning Scott,

    Thanks for joining, hopefully one of the members can help out with your request.

    31st October 2021 at 5:23 pm #562439

    Hello :mail:

    I’m a newbie to this site, having just joined.

    Hubby and I are currently living in the Correze, having moved into our house the day before France’s nationwide confinement.  Whew!  Just in time.  Little did we know that we would be stuck :wacko: for a few months, not being able to go anywhere.  Being where we are, in a small hamlet in the countryside, we took time to explore woodlands, paths and tracks, and have fallen in love with the area.  :heart:

    Finding this website was a nice surprise.  If anyone lives in the Correze or nearby areas, please shout. :whistle:


    2nd November 2021 at 9:08 am #562600

    Hi Lorna,

    Thanks for joining the site,one of the few good things I found about the lockdown is that it gave me the time to do stuff and see things I hadn’t done or seen before, it was a whole new world!

    take care,


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