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France's Brittany Sees New Wave Of Brits Post-Brexit

The village of Gourec, in Brittany, has long been home to British expats. With the prospect of Brexit, even more Britons are flocking there to secure French citizenship and retain EU privileges.
Bea (R) and Maggie Ordever outside their bed-and-breakfast in Seglien, France. The couple moved last October from southeastern England to this village in Brittany, in the western region in France, which has historical ties to Great Britain. Source: Courtesy of Bea and Maggie Ordever

Maggie and Bea Ordever left their home in southeastern England last October, a few months after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

"We'd made the plan before Brexit came along," says Maggie, 67, who worked in the hospitality industry. "We didn't want to choose Spain or Italy because we wanted an easy route back for family. And we fell in love with Brittany."

The Celtic-influenced region of Brittany, in western France, felt like home to Bea, 54, a design engineer.

"When we were

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