Pau, located in the Béarn region (in southwest France), is often called the green city or garden city and has one of the highest ratios of greenery per square meter per person of any city in Europe. The majestic mountains of the Pyrenees dominate the views, and beautiful beaches are just a short drive away. During the winter months, temperatures hover between 32 and 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Springtime is mild, and summers are generally a pleasant 77 degrees. The Béarn region of France is where a retiree on a budget of as little as $2,500 per month could consider settling down to enjoy the best of French country life.