Are you looking for an incredibly sunny and peaceful retirement? Retiring to the sun is a dream for many who have spent their entire life working in a cold country with stressful jobs. Whether you’re thinking of retiring to the seaside or countryside, the French Riviera is one of the best places to do so.
Before choosing your retirement destination you should consider 4 key factors:
Peaceful And Relaxed Retirement
Retirement should be a time of happiness, peace, and prosperity. Hard-working your whole life should bring the best rewards! If you can afford it and your dream is having a luxury retirement, French Riviera is the best option for you.
The French Riviera is known for its expensive costs of living. It’s a region with some of the most astounding Côte d’Azur properties for sale and the area is full of high-end Mediterranean restaurants and beautiful scenery. You will be able to enjoy traditional French dishes such as bouillabaisse, ratatouille or socca.
Perfect Weather for Your Retirement
If you decide to move to the Cote d’Azur, throw away your raincoat! In the French Riviera you won’t need it anymore as you can enjoy the mild but still shiny weather in winter and the wonderful hot temperature in summer. This allows people who live there to enjoy more the pleasures of a warm country lifestyle as swimming on the beach, going for long walks without needing a car or experiencing food markets in a different way.
Ways To Spend Your Free Time
Being retired gives you more free time than ever. It’s important for your health to keep your mind maintained and occupied, making the most of your free time doing what you love.
With your time you now have the freedom to travel. From the coastline with its beaches and creeks, like Nice, Antibes , and Cannes, to the mountains of the Southern Alps, and the three national parks – the Mercantour, Port Cros and the Calanques. The French Riviera is surrounded by beautiful places to visit.
During your retirement, you can also look to be productive in skills you necessarily did not have the time to complete when working. This time could be an opportunity to learn another language (in this case, French). This will help to improve your communications with the locals and increase your interest in the Mediterranean gastronomy and lifestyle. Also, if your family visits you in the French Riviera, you will be able to organise a full range of outdoor and indoor activities.
Health and Wellness in Retirement
Enjoying your retirement stage is one of everyone’s highest priorities in life, however, you should make sure you stay healthy, fit and active to make the most of it.
It’s important to moderate fitness, doing exercises such as walking and stretching. The French Riviera is a great place to do outdoors activities, especially on the promenade of Cannes where you will be able to find a public fitness exercise park with great Mediterranean views!
As well as exercise it’s important to be eating healthy as this contributes to maintaining strong, overall health. The French Riviera is the perfect place to follow a balanced diet with lots of eco food markets with fresh vegetables and fruits. If you plan on receiving private health care, you should also make sure that you take out private health insurance in case of emergencies. If you move to the French Riviera, you’re lucky, as France’s healthcare system consistently ranks among the best in the world. Find out more about Health Insurance in France
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