Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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A Guide to Retiring to France

Retiring in France is the dream of many, however there are things that you will need to take care of if this is your plan. First you will want to make sure that you do everything necessary for if you are not a citizen of France. There is paper work that will need to be taken care of. You also need to make sure that you have an up to date will, and that your banking info is in order in the event of your passing so that your heirs can easily access your information.

Key Takeaways:

  • France is a popular spot to retire to with warm weather, great health care, and beautiful historic towns.
  • Inheritance laws differ in France such as the entire family will inherit a deceased’s belongings.
  • To take advantage of the French healthcare system it’s necessary to obtain an E121/S1 form from the Department of Work and Pensions before applying to the CMU.

“If you retire to France then, as far as the French authorities are concerned for tax purposes you are French and will be taxed on your worldwide income.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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