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Chatter Static Nov 8th 2020 8:49 pm

Re: Perpignan - good place to live?
 

Originally Posted by cyrian (Post 12932758)
The OP hasn't been on since October 9th - perhaps he didn't get the replies he was looking for. :confused:

You forgot to mention the bush fires they are prone to there . Bucket loads of water falling from airplanes is not an uncommon sight in the summer. And it snows on the beach sometimes in the winter.

Climate is pretty unpredictable other than you best get used to sweating in the summer.

Moses2013 Nov 10th 2020 7:52 am

Re: Perpignan - good place to live?
 

Originally Posted by Chatter Static (Post 12933024)
You forgot to mention the bush fires they are prone to there . Bucket loads of water falling from airplanes is not an uncommon sight in the summer. And it snows on the beach sometimes in the winter.

Climate is pretty unpredictable other than you best get used to sweating in the summer.

In fairness the chance of snow would be max 3 days in a year, it's still sunnier and it's a lot better than where the OP is now (no beach). But personally I prefer the parts over the border more and if you don't need to work in Perpignan there are probably cheaper nicer alternatives close by. OP didn't come back anyway it seems.

philat98 Nov 11th 2020 6:45 pm

Re: Perpignan - good place to live?
 

Originally Posted by cyrian (Post 12920494)
Hi MM2000
Welcome to the forum
I would be careful of what you wish for.
You are fed up with the cold and wet but the summers have been getting hotter in France.
We had neighbours - she was French and from the département (Indre Loire) and he was English and they have just sold up to move to the UK because the summers were frequently reaching mid-30s.
She couldn't stand the heat.
If you really want to move south then consider Montpellier or Collioure.
Montpellier is a lively city with really good light for painting.
Collioure is much quieter but also has a superb light.
Consider Tours - not so far South but lively all year round with English language studio cinema and a concert hall and is lively all-year-round.
Consider Lyon - also lively all-year-round.
Both of these have TGV links to Paris.
If you need transport links to the UK then you should check these out also.
HTH

It is quite likely that within 10years some places will become almost unliveable in July and August.
In central Italy this year we experienced day time temperatures around 40C in July and August. Living becomes quite difficult with the car and the flat heating up with not much cooling at night. Perpignan has summer maximum summer highs of 40C. Unless you are on a hilltop I would avoid it.

Chatter Static Nov 11th 2020 8:24 pm

Re: Perpignan - good place to live?
 

Originally Posted by Moses2013 (Post 12933854)
In fairness the chance of snow would be max 3 days in a year, it's still sunnier and it's a lot better than where the OP is now (no beach). But personally I prefer the parts over the border more and if you don't need to work in Perpignan there are probably cheaper nicer alternatives close by. OP didn't come back anyway it seems.

I did say "sometimes" the point I was making was a lot of people are surprised by the lower temps that can occur in the winter there. Cold rolls off the mountains


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