Best Places To Retire: 10 Relaxing European Destinations For A Stress-Free Retirement (PHOTOS)

Do you dream of spending your golden years drinking wine in the Loire Valley, exploring the dramatic coastal cliffs of Ireland, or surrounded by the magnificent architecture and history of Vienna? If you're looking for a retirement that's both adventurous and relaxing -- and you've got some major wanderlust -- consider joining an expatriate community abroad.

Retiring in Europe is becoming a popular trend among older Americans, and for good reason: With rising healthcare and housing costs in the U.S., Europe can actually offer more affordability and stability, not to mention a culturally rich lifestyle. The 10 relaxing destinations in the slideshow below are known for their natural beauty (access to green spaces is an important component of a low-stress lifestyle), active expat community life, good health care and overall livability. Check out our list, and click here for more tips on living a stress-free life post-50.

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The 10 Most Relaxing Places to Retire In Europe