Someone needs to tell these people.
Poor deluded fools. File this along with the rural lefties who don't quite like modern Britain enough to live in it and the liberal literati who prefer their festivals to be "miles away from inner-city crime ... we're safe here".
The exodus of middle-class Britons to France is being fuelled by the desire to regain the lost social and community values of the 1950s, according to research presented to the Foreign Office.
Gervais-Aguer said: “A lot of these people come from urbanised areas. They are looking for an authentic experience that fits in with their dreams. Freshly farmed food, the security of a tight-knit community — all of these things people associate with a typical French village that they feel no longer exists in Britain. There is a nostalgia for the way British villages used to be 50 years ago.”
Some British families living in France agree that the values of the 1950s have survived. Lauren McMullen, 60, a sports marketing consultant who moved to Montcuq, near Cahors in southwest France, said: “Things are like an England gone by. In the rural areas people’s manners are still lovely, the schoolchildren are beautifully behaved and the health service is fantastic.”
Gini Cook, 45, moved to Eymet from Britain with her family three years ago and now runs the Bizarre gift shop near the main square."There are all kinds of attractions which bring you right back in time, " she said. "There's very little crime, services like the post and transport work, and everyone is generally a lot more polite than in Britain".