Living in spain?

i currently live in england-i was boen in england.i want to sell up and go and live in spain or france ,i won't need to work for some time as i would have enough money to live off for many many years.however if i want to live all year round in spain or france am i forced to apply for residency .please advise as... show more i currently live in england-i was boen in england.i want to sell up and go and live in spain or france ,i won't need to work for some time as i would have enough money to live off for many many years.however if i want to live all year round in spain or france am i forced to apply for residency .please advise as i am all for moving abroad.
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