Why France?

When people ask us why we bought a house in France and in Argenton sur Creuse in particular it’s a question that’s a little hard to answer in concrete terms.

It certainly wasn’t a carefully thought out, meticulously calculated financially sound plan. It was more of a whim, a yearning, a dream that sprung up between us as unexpectedly and impatiently as our love for each other… ah, but now I’m getting poetic!

Anyway, Europe was calling us and initially we looked on the internet at properties in Greece – being Tony’s heritage – but soon turned our attention to France (where some of my ancestors came from) when we happened to see a program on TV about Aussies buying and renovating houses in France where there are no restrictions on foreigners purchasing property.

It wasn’t long before we found our house on the Net:  habitable, with some lovely features and great potential.

Nothing else within the price range had the same appeal and we kept coming back to it. The more information we got on both the house and the town the more we loved the idea, and with my British passport we knew Tony would be able to get some sort of Visa.

So when the price was reduced that was the clincher and the rest is history!


About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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3 Responses to Why France?

  1. Leanne says:

    Sounds like a fairy-tale! Enjoy the adventure!

  2. bagnidilucca says:

    We didn’t do a lot of research either. For me, it was always going to be Italy. I like the language, the food, the people – just about everything really. It has been a roaring success and after 8 years we love it more all the time.

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