Do you mean Strauss-Kahn, Osso?
He was a Frenchist. Top guy at the IMF at the time, who likes the women, whether they like it or not, it would seem.
The retirees moving down to France are usually spending a lot of money when they get there, repairing the semi derelict houses that they buy.
If you travel through rural France, you will see many empty, unloved old farmhouses and many ruins that are past repair.
Once the Brits, Germans and Dutch have had a go, they usually end up with new roofs, new septic tanks, rewired, re-painted and surrounded by cottage gardens.
Many French builders are getting a good living out of outsiders buying and renovating tired old French wrecks.
All of the French young are moving to the Cities, and their countryside is dying. The artisan bakers and various food producers in these parts of France are over the moon that us foreigners arrive and buy their stuff.
French bread is rhe best in the world, imo. Within a day or two of starting my holidays down there, a half mile walk each way at 7am every day for a Campagne loaf and a bag of croissant is a highly enjoyable chore.