We (Tim & Susan Wallis) moved to the Languedoc from London, Canada in June, 1999, after more than 20 years of bicycle & VW camper trips in Europe. It was the superb four-season cycling that finally convinced us to settle in this part of southern France. We brought our elderly German Shepherd, Tina & most of our bicycles & other belongings & settled into the 150-year-old crépi-covered stone house we'd bought in February.
Our move here was made easier by Tim's having British citizenship as well as Canadian. I found it frustrating not to be able to vote & to have to renew my residency permit regularly. Near the end of 2007, I was granted French citizenship, but kept my Canadian citizenship as well, of course.
We love living here. Our neighbours have all made us feel welcome, not just with kind words, but also with garden produce & homemade preserves & wine. The cycling is superb, the wine excellent & all we miss are our friends & family in Canada.
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