We're looking to move to France in the next few years and we're trying to work out where the british ex-pat communities are?
It's not because we need to be around the Brits (my wife is French and I'm learning!) but because I'm hoping to be able to work self-employed in my profession of IT and I'm thinking it's probably a good way to get some work while I'm still improving my French. Our idea is to supplement this with an income from a gites and rental income from our UK flat and hopefully end up with enough to make ends meet!
We quite like Poitou-Charantes and Aquitaine although down towards Midi Pyrenees and Langedoc appeals too.
As we've got the whole of France to choose from, there's almost too much choice!