When I'm retired
French writing exercise

Quand je serai à la retraite

Bernard tells us what he'll do once he retires.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to change [one's] life", "to be retired", "Parisian", "to be worth (money)", "Brittany", "a fishing village", "by chance", "to overlook [a place]", "a creek", "cliffs", "a German shepherd", "the Armorican coast".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

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I will completely change my life when I'm retired! For a start, I'll sell my Parisian flat [US: apartment] which, despite its small size, is worth a lot of money. and with that money, I'll go and live by the seaside in Brittany. I've already spotted the perfect place: it's a little fishing village with which I fell in love three years ago when I discovered it by chance, during my holiday [US: vacation]. I'll be able to buy myself a beautiful stone house, which will overlook the creek surrounded by cliffs. And as I will finally have a big garden, I'll get a dog, a German shepherd, to accompany me in my walks along the Armorican coast.

I'll be right with you...