Repatriation to France

Hi everyone. A friend of my mother is moving back to France, having lived for more than 40 years in the UK (she's French). She feels more like a Brit now, and a little out of touch with the French system! She has no idea what the best arrangement is for collecting her pension here (either state or private pension). Can it be paid directly into either a French or English account? And what is the best/cheapest way to transfer funds from the UK to France - funds from the pension, or otherwise? Any advice gratefully received! Many thanks.

Many thanks for the replies, which have answered the question for the lady concerned.

Just needs to give her French account details (IBAN, BIC and account holder) and it will appear. Lots of us do it.