I have a somewhat loose strategy of applying for German Duel Nationality, I have been in Germany 8 years and that is enough to give me a right to apply for Citizenship, I sit the test in May (8 week waiting time), maybe France has something similar?. Failing that I would not buy before getting immigration approval from the french.
I notice that my UK passport has "European Union" stamped on it, but that might be no longer be valid after Brexit. I suspect that after Brexit the two countries will revert back to their pre EU conditions, as a default position until a new treaty is agreed, which could take up to a decade, but suspect commonsense will prevail. I would say to anyone thinking about French nationality get the paperwork started asap as it could take a lot longer than one might imagine
A lot of countries e.g. Switzerland, Canada, Australia, USA. all require immigrants to bring a certain amount of money with then on entry.
The question in my case would be, how much would the french want a pensioner to bring or would the UK state pension suffice. How much is wealthy?
H.P. sauce, yes I introduced it to my new German family and they loved it.
Stella, What part of France are you in?
I think i would prefer to buried in the warm dry soil of France, than the cold damp soil of of Scotland. People have loyalty to all sorts of things; places, other people, ideas, religion, animals, machines and even the sun.