10 Best Places to Retire in Europe For Senior Americans

Tavira, Portugal

Tavira is a historic town located in Portugal's Algarve region, which has historically attracted the most foreign residents.

Annecy, France

The ski runs in Annecy, often known as the "jewel of the Alps," are a major draw during the winter months.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

For retirees on a tight budget, Pensacola offers economical beach retirement options. Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are two well-known beaches.

Cascais, Portugal

The Portuguese coast of Cascais features some of the nicest beaches in Europe along a mile-long length of secluded coves, sand dunes and rocky outcroppings.

Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy

The ninth-century Città Sant'Angelo is perched on a mountain top with views of the Gran Sasso Mountain, the Adriatic, vineyards and olive groves.

Kotor, Montenegro

A half-million people live in this tiny seashore republic between Croatia and Albania in Southern Europe.

County Clare, Ireland

County Clare, on Ireland's west coast, is dear to the Irish. It's a bastion of the Irish spirit-idioms, friendliness and wit.


From museums, theatres, galleries, five-star restaurants and luxury shopping to bookstores, antique shops, champagne cellars, parks and gardens, Paris has it all.

Popoli, Italy

Popoli, Italy, a 5,000-person town in the valley of three Apennine mountains, is a sought-after therapeutic centre and a full getaway from modern life.

Valletta, Malta

Malta offers the best of Mediterranean Europe, from its weather and food to its history and culture and one of the most cheap European lifestyles.