I haven't made the jump quite yet, hopefully in a few months I've spent all my summers in the Dordogne region since i was about 5 and i love it there, such a beautiful place. I will be moving out there to live.
Is anyone anywhere near?
Welcome to the forum!
As far as getting to France, the field of English teaching can be quite crowded here in France, and salaries are low. There's also the matter of how well you speak French, as it's pretty much a necessity here - even if you're teaching English.
As far as finding the area where you want to settle - that seems an excellent excuse for making multiple holiday trips over here to scout out various areas. If nothing else, you can consider retiring to France, as so many people seem to do.