"What's the happiest region to live in France?" is a question that could be argued over for hours at expat dinner parties. Is it Brittany with it's green rolling hills, the outdoor paradise of Alps with its spectacular scenery, or the Riviera, with its effervescent sunshine?
And where, on the other hand, is the most miserable place to live in France?
Perhaps it's simply impossible to say?
But French analysts GLOBECO believe they have come up with the answers, based on a detailed formula that looks at several criteria from life expectancy and quality of life to education and crime, to create their own 'happiness index'. Their results may surprise you.
Below, The Local counts down the five "least happy" regions of France, and the Top 5 "happiest" places to live in "l'Hexagone" in 2013. Do you agree with these rankings? Make the case for your favourite part of France in the comments section below.