The brits who have gone to France and Spain to retire in their droves are usually seeking warm weather and a brilliant health service. They won't find it here. They'd be better off staying put.
Parlez-vous Français? No Habla Español. Granted there are so many English and Irish in Spain they have formed their own colonies in parts. As regards healthcare people from the UK should have their E106 or E121
Can confirm this - doctors, lawyer, estate agents etc in some parts of France are now having to learn English as their patients/clients despite being residents, don't have sufficient French to describe symptoms or conduct transactions. I heard a bizarre story of kids born in France to English parents starting maternelle
(baby school) with no Fench!