My partner and I and our little dog are considering relocating to SW France, initially, semi-permanantly.
We love the thought of green spaces, historical market towns, woods and rivers (don’t we all?).
We’ve been busy researching and The Dordogne, Charente areas are looking good, and further east to Limousin and Corrèze looks promising but one of our major concerns is climate and it’s variations.
Generally (maybe in the old days before climate change was a thing), the regions mentioned above might be ideal and maybe still are but we obviously don’t want to make any massive mistakes. We don’t mind cooler winters or even hot summers (actually quite like the heat), but we want to steer clear of regions notorious for endless wet, grey days and regions famous for nagging winds, given that the much of these aforementioned regions areas are hilly.
We’re trying to learn as much as we can about the microclimates in the south west. We didn’t want to go too far south or too far east or coastal (particularly), but the more central western areas, we think may well suit.
Having scanned what posts I can find on this subject, I’ve come across quite a lot of reports of endless rain, grey skies and wind! Please tell me that this is not true!!
Any pointers would be so appreciated and many thanks in advance.