1) Germany is a great place, and the French agree: "Living like God in France" is what Germans say when they see somebody living a life of luxury. Life here may not be quiet that divine, but it is still attractive to the French. In 2013, more than 22,500 people moved from France to Germany, compared to 17,000 who went in the other direction. And the French have been migrating to German lands for hundreds of years. In the 17th Century 50,000 persecuted French Huguenots were welcomed.