I am a recently (early) retired teacher, approaching 56 and have moved to France with my wife. Neither of us is currently working but I plan to start giving private French lessons to expats shortly. I have been told that I am not eligible for an S1, but am also aware that we are legally required to have health cover. My pension is modest, just enough to live on - can anyone advise us on the best way forward to get into the state healthcare system? Any advice would be most welcome.