I recently came to Vietnam to check out the possibilities of maybe moving here. Recently I have read a couple of articles of how affordable France is; and it would be a dream come true to live in Europe again (I was born there). Have been to Paris a few times and love it but too expensive for me to live on my retirement income. I understand if you go south in France it is a lot more affordable. I am one of those odd people who really don't need to be in warm climate all year or near the beach. I am looking for a place where you get 4 seasons; nice warm summers (not hot) and snow in the winter. Not a small village but it does not have to be a big city. A place that has Cafe's, supermarket, an inside mall to walk in, on those cold winter days and sufficient medical care if an emergency were to happen. In other words a place that has everything one needs as far as necessities and entertainment. Is there anyone that has info (or the experience living in a place on $1500 comfortably in France). Hope to hear from as many as possible so I can decide if it is worth pursuing. In advance, thank you very much, itstime.