Paris, Dordogne, the Alps and the Cote d’Azur are all popular hot spots with the Brits. Not many surprises there, but where else are the 148,238 British expats in France?
According to data from the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) published by the Daily Telegraph, Brittany’s three coastal departments and the Dordogne’s southern neighbour, Lot-et-Garonne, are favourites. But also in the popular southwest, the Charente is home to 6,220 Britons, nearby Deux-Sevres (3,282 Brits), Vienne, just north of Charente (3,150) and in the next-door Haute-Vienne (4,608). In the south, the Languedoc’s Aude (3,419) and the Var (2,671) is popular, whilst the easily accessed Manche in Normandy (3,285) is heavily populated by British expats. For the opposite? Look to the Ardennes for only 39 Britons, whilst Meuse has only 51. But there are no departments in mainland France’s 96 where you can escape British expats completely.
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