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Le martin-pêcheur

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  1. Hi,

    Having had houses using log burners and/or electricity for heating for the most part in France, I wondered if anybody has used gaz de ville and has a rough idea of costs as against fuel. We had fuel central heating once and found it to be expensive, would gas be cheaper? Just an estimate would be ideal, as i understand the costs will vary as to usage. I thought I would ask our experts here before trawling through the French sites.

    Many thanks for any information that anyone can provide.

  2. Hi,

    Resident in France for 14 years and counting.

    Currently in Haute-Vienne but considering a move further North in 2019, maybe Brittany.

    I don't post a lot - forgive me - but still enjoy this forum as opposed to many others.


  3. Hi,

    I am not an expert by any means, but if you take a look here:

    https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F17578 and then click Création et changement de porte/fenêtre/toiture, it seems a déclaration préalable may be needed. You can download the form further down the page. Cerfa n° 13703*06.The form comes down in an editable pdf format - much easier to type your requirements than try to write them in the little space allowed on the form.

    It should be the same form that the Mairie will give you, if you need one.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards,

  4. Yes, great website lightningmaps.org. It's kept us out of trouble the last few weeks. We work online, so best to know when and where the storms are, or liable to be.


  5. Here's one I haven't seen on the thread yet.

    You send an e-mail to a website for whatever reason and the reply............... "Thanks for reaching out to us"

    I am not drowning, falling nor want any form of affection, I simply sent an e-mail asking for information.

    Good thread, thanks.

  6. The theme music to Once upon a time in the West" must rank highly, as well as the film- I think.
  7. How about "Once upon a time in the West"

    Charles Bronson with the haunting harmonica.

  8. Hi,

    Ask your postman/woman when they deliver your mail and they'll get one for you.

    We had a similar problem when we moved in, having no key at all, and our postie found two keys hanging inside the letter box!! Just brilliant! You couldn't make it up.


  9. Hi,

    Have sent you an e-mail with some information

    Hope it helps,


  10. Hi,

    To the best of my knowledge, you don't need a permit to fish the seas, however, there are minimum sizes of fish that can be taken and there can be restrictions around ports/harbours etc.

    See http://www.jcpoiret.com/bapw/peche/mer/reglementation_mer.htm


  11. Hi,

    You can get a daily or weekly permit too, just for your region - much cheaper if you're not here for long.

    See http://www.cartedepeche.fr/12-liste-des-cartes.htm


  12. Hi Chris,

    Take a look at this site.



  13. Hi,

    We had long term - 3 month stay - guests in last year who wanted to open a bank account whilst they were here househunting.

    I asked at our branch of Credit Agricole, explained their situation and was told that they could open a bank account using our address as long as we asked our marie for an attestation stating that they were staying with us. I would think most branches would offer the same service. They could of course change the address when they moved into their own place.

    Hope this helps.




  14. Hi,


    Well worth joining this forum www.bikeclubfrance.com You'll get all the info you'll need.

    Very friendly bunch of bikers with a good few "born agains" :-)




  15. Hi,

    There may be some info on http://www.unpf.fr or on the fishing pages on our site.



  16. Hi,

    You may like to visit this site too.

    http:// www.oradour.info/

     A sobering experience, but well worthwhile nonetheless.

    Best regards,





  17. Hi,

    Have sent you an e-mail with some info.



  18. Hi,

    Maybe not quite what you are looking for but a great site anyway.

    www.promoconso.net Gives all the up to date deals / special offers with the larger supermarkets and bricos throughout France.

    Happy shopping ;-)

    Tony and Sue

  19. Hi,

    We can only speak from personal experience in Haute-Vienne, however we had our business registered in 2005 and last year wanted to add on a different facet.  A quick visit to the Chamber of Commerce and the new activity was added onto the Greffe certificate. I should point out this cost us 70,00 euros. We kept the same SIRET/SIREN number.

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,



  20. Hi,


    You could take a look at this site.


    It is in french, but may give a guide to areas to fish etc.



  21. Hi All,

    Just wondering if anybody has space in a van in the next few months coming from Chester to Haute Vienne ( 25 mins from Limoges airport).

    We have a settee, chair and pouffe that we would like bringing over. We would of course contribute to the costs of the trip thereby cutting their travel costs.

    Sizes are as follows.

    Settee Length 4 foot 7, width 3 foot 4, height 2 foot 10

    Chair Length 3 foot 2, width 3 foot 2, height 2 foot 10

    Pouffe 17 x 15 inches square.

    For further contact details, PM us or use the link below.

    Thanks in advance,


    Tony and Sue

  22. Hi,

    You could try this site that our french friends recommended. Great video, very friendly little fellow, if you have broadband, or at least 512k.


    Just choose your commune et voila!

    Gives a 12 day forecast.........though not sure of the accuracy that far in advance.






  23. Hi,

    We have a site that has loads of info for flyfishing throughout france, particularly the Limousin. There are links to many interesting sites which could help you.

    Tight Lines,


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