Half Of Americans Want To Live In France


Half of Americans Want To Live In France

Yes, you read the headline right. A recent study surveyed 2,000 adults and 55% of the respondents believe France is where life is better.

Of the 2,000 people surveyed:

  • 50% fantasize about living in France
  • 31% consider moving to France
  • 23% have lived in France in the past

Of the 23% that lived in France previously, they cited the following reasons for potentially relocating:

  • 36% city life
  • 35% the food
  • 35% a better lifestyle

27% of respondents want to move to Paris

20% of respondents want to move to The French Riviera

18% of respondents want to move to Lyon

Other reasons for moving to France:

  • The Landmarks
  • Dining out
  • Visiting cafes
  • Coffee shops
  • Architecture
  • Castles
  • Shopping
  • Art galleries
  • Brioche
  • The language

Additionally, the perception of the French lifestyle has a considerable draw:

  • 41% of Americans believe the French lifestyle is fashionable
  • 39% of Americans believe the French lifestyle is cultured
  • 37% of Americans believe the French lifestyle is relaxed

According to Paul Baker, the founder of St. Pierre Bakery:

“It’s clear that whatever the American perception of the French lifestyle is, we certainly dream of living it. We automatically think of pastries, coffee, wine and cheese, and that’s just the food and drink. France is also recognized for its art galleries, unique landmarks and mixture of cityscapes and beaches.”

59% of the survey respondents believe they know what to expect of a life in France because of pop culture shows like “Emily in Paris”. (Good luck with that.)

Top 30 Reasons Americans Want To Live In France:

  1. Visiting France’s landmarks e.g. the Louvre, Pompidou
  2. Dining out
  3. Visiting cafes/coffee shops
  4. Visiting bakeries
  5. Visiting French castles
  6. Shopping
  7. Croissants/pastries
  8. The architecture
  9. The history
  10. Drinking French wine
  11. Art galleries
  12. Visiting France’s beaches
  13. Visiting the French Riviera
  14. Visiting wineries
  15. Hearing the French language being spoken
  16. Discovering hidden gems
  17. Baguettes
  18. Visiting the Alps
  19. Speaking / Learning the French language
  20. Learning to cook French foods
  21. French fashion
  22. Meeting and socializing with locals
  23. Trying new French foods e.g., escargot
  24. Eating French cheese
  25. Paris Fashion Week
  26. Visiting Michelin star restaurants
  27. Cityscapes
  28. Brioche bread
  29. Watching French football e.g., Ligue 1
  30. The public transport system

Are you part of the 50% that wants to live the idyllic life in France?


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