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  1. Hi

    We will need to travel from north Deux-Sevres up to central Paris to go to the Chinese embassy to get visas.  I realise that we can easily get a TGV from Poitiers but we are also considering driving up and leaving the car near a metro station in the south west of Paris - can anyone suggest a station with nearby parking?

    Thanks in advance

  2. This was our first on-line one after 9 paper ones, but they did ask for a copy of our S1 about 6 weeks ago - maybe that has delayed ours. I looked at our account on-line a few days ago and nothing was showing.

     I know in the past, before we had an S1 and were paying contributions to CPAM we rarely had our Avis when CPAM asked for it in mid-September. I think if we haven't had ours by the end of September I will chase it.

  3. Their fees are probably cheaper because they are on-line/ on the phone only.   As for changing banks - it's easier said than done when you have a number of direct debits set up on an account.  If we become unsatisfied with Britline we would certainly change - but we presently have no reason to (hopefully I'm not tempting fate!).  We have been with our bank in the UK since 1970 so obviously are not the kind of people who switch banks regularly!

  4. We have been with them for over ten years.  The whole point of having an account with them is the "English speaking" aspect - but ten years down the line I would be quite happy without it - have only spoken to them once and then it was half in French!. Changing bank accounts is never easy but hey - bring it on!   They are purely on-line and on the phone - you can't pop in to see them - so how dare they charge extra for something which is probably the only reason they have any customers at all...

  5. Hi

    Suddenly I have a problem with viewing the adverts on this site.  I can see the "annonces a la une" on the right hand side but the left hand side of the page says 1-35 but apart from that it's blank.  I have hunted through the FAQ's etc but can't find a way of altering it.  This has just happened over the last couple of days and as far as I know I haven't changed any settings.  No problems with any other site and I am using Firefox.

    Any ideas anyone?   Anyone else with the same problem?

  6. We have a private driveway which leads to our

    gite and our house, this drive is not visible from our house. We are

    considering installing a video camera so that we can see when people

    arrive on the drive way. This would not be able to capture images

    outside of our property and would not impact on the privacy of anyone

    inside the gite or in the garden.

    Is there a legal requirement in France to inform people that the area is subject to video surveillance?

    Thanks in advance

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