This has been a really helpful site in getting us started for out next adventure. Bev you have been awesome in your posts. We are thinking this process will take us about 2 years and we are trying to make sure it goes smoothly. We spend each July in France for a month for the past 7 years and we are ready to do this. There are so things we need to do that in are the recommendations on the first and fundamentals at this point. We are so excited and want to jump in but we want to do it right. We are looking at healthcare, taxes, places to live and meeting with financial planners. Any suggestions would be helpful. We plan on being retired and not working but we are also not sure how much we need to live on. We live in California now and are wondering what the cost of living would be in Provence. I've done tons of research and it is all over the map. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are so ready to check out.