I had spent a career in law enforcement but the beauty of this was that it allowed for early retirement, not only that but to take part of the pension as cash.
We had been travelling to France for our annual holidays for a number of years and finally ended up at Beziers in the south.
The area so impressed me that I decided to invest my cash in a house in a village, called Capestang. This was now 20 years ago.
This is an old village by le Canal du Midi of some 3000 inhabitants, full of old world charm, close to the Med.
I never regretted it - we let the house out to visitors to help with running costs.
As time progressed we were able to buy and renovate another house in the village: http://hirondellecapestang.com/index.html
This gave us the opportunity to transform an original shell into something really to our liking - our hope is that since we like it so much, so will you and the testimonials we have received so far support this.