From Gail, France

01 January 2020

Gail, La Rochebeaucous, France

We live outside the village of La Rochebeaucous, Dordogne where it's peaceful, no crime and wonderful French people. We moved here in November 2002 due to the Labour government's proposed rise in council taxes which meant that we couldn’t afford to remain in our beautiful house in Snape, Suffolk and retire there. We only looked at France because a few friends had moved here and we couldn't find anything that we liked in East Anglia. We've a beautiful property and lots of French friends who involve us in all local family events, and local restaurants serve food made from fresh ingredients.


This postcard is one of several collated as part of collaboration between Dr Michaela Benson and the Migration Museum. A selection of these appears in the Postcards from the British in Europe installation in Departures, the museum's current exhibition exploring four centuries of emigration from Britain, bringing Britain’s emigration story and its emigrants into the national conversation about migration