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  1. It applies to areas where there is a shortage of housing http://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/biens-d-equipement-btp-immobilier/20141104trib6a46cf873/taxe-d-habitation-une-augmentation-de-20-pour-des-residences-secondaires.html in essence Ces zones tendues ne concernent pas que les grandes agglomérations françaises comme Paris, Lyon ou Marseille. De nombreuses villes d'agglomérations plus petites, comme celles d'Annecy, Beauvais, Fréjus ou Saint-Nazaire figurent également dans la liste. La liste des agglomérations concernées est la suivante : Ajaccio, Annecy, Arles, Bastia, Bayonne, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Draguignan, Fréjus, Genève-Annemasse, Grenoble, La Rochelle, La Teste de Buch-Arcachon, Lille, Lyon, Marseille-Aix-en-Provence, Menton-Monaco, Meaux, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Saint-Nazaire, Sète, Strasbourg, Thonon-les-Bains, Toulon, Toulouse.
  2. If you have something that might be deemed a business; for example a house with attached gites , fishing lake etc, your Notaire may well seek to apply capital gains tax to some of the proceeds. It can be quite a murky area. Friends who sold their house with three gites they had converted themselves from the attached barns had a very unpleasant surprise on the day before the final signing.
  3. Lots of info here on how to go about it. http://www.lesclesdelabanque.com/Web/Cdb/Particuliers/Content.nsf/DocumentsByIDWeb/6W9M39?OpenDocument Personally I believe that all the banks can be equally good or bad, but banking with Credit Agricole complicates things owing to their regional structure. I think the same regionality can apply to Caisse D'Epargne and Banque Populaire. Personally I would just choose the friendliest one with a bank near to your abode.
  4. This tells you how to change the settings http://assistance.orange.fr/telephone/telephone-fixe/installer-et-utiliser/rester-joignable/messagerie-vocale-standard/parametrer-la-messagerie-vocale/messagerie-vocale-standard-regler-le-nombre-de-sonneries_21309-21775
  5. http://assistance.orange.fr/telephone/telephone-fixe/installer-et-utiliser/rester-joignable/messagerie-vocale-standard/parametrer-la-messagerie-vocale/messagerie-vocale-standard-regler-le-nombre-de-sonneries_21309-21775 Tells you how to change things
  6. The non-availability of Orange TV by internet is not a reliable guide. We get 16-18 mg, but because the exchange isn't equipped for TV , if we wanted Orange TV it would have to be via satellite.
  7. Might be worth checking that the date and time on the computer are set correctly.If there is a "update time automatically" option, make sure that it is switched on.
  8. Chez Coq................tel what does the shuttle service comprise ? Presumably not transport to and from the airport at the prices you are offering. Is it just to and from the ghost TGV station and Picardy airport?
  9. No need for the catalogue you can check here..... http://www.outiror.com/passages/
  10. You need to look out for the arrival of the tool wagon! http://www.outiror.com/114094-pilon-enfonce-piquet.html?cmp=cel&trigger=ac PILON À POTEAU or Pilon belier a piquet poteau Is what you are looking for. They seem to cost 40- 80 Euros. So as the going rate for rental seems to be 15 Euros per day you might as well buy one!
  11. The agent who had been deprived of commission would turn to the vendor to make good the loss. Any vendor will be fully aware of the litigious tendencies of French estate agents That being the case most sellers would be reluctant to circumvent the agent in the situation described by the OP.
  12. Les ressortissants des pays de l’Union européenne résidant en France ont le droit de vote et d’éligibilité aux élections municipales et européennes So you can stay home on Sunday http://www.vie-publique.fr/decouverte-institutions/citoyen/citoyennete/citoyen-france/quels-sont-droits-etrangers.html
  13. Says it all I think http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4tel_particulier
  14. The £175 includes card, box and installation. If you already have the equipment the card is available for £25. It's hidden in the FAQ's If already have equipment.......? http://www.sky.com/shop/freesat/home/faq/#3
  15. Having done some further digging it seems that Moto GP is in fact shown on Eurosport which in France, since January, is only available via Canalsat , which is received either via adsl or satellite.
  16. This package would probably be cheaper than Canal+ at 199 Euros for the year. https://secure.motogp.com/en/Subscribe?utm_source=motogp.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=Strip&utm_campaign=2015_Qatar Assuming that it's not blocked in France. Incidentally it amuses me when I see the price of this package, for one sport, when I hear people getting worked up about either the French or UK licence fee!
  17. To add Canal+ to a Satellite (Orange or TNT) package or to an Orange ADSL TV subscription will cost around 39 Euros per month, though you will probably qualify for an initial 6 month offer of 24 Euros.
  18. It looks to me as though at least 65% will be covered by Assurance Maladie itself rather than the complementaire, as long as you jump through all the right hoops. As for the complementaire that would be down to the terms and conditions of your particular policy http://mutuelle.fr/infos/securite-sociale/remboursement-reste-a-charge/frais-de-transport/
  19. What he actually said , ironically referring to the yobs who had desecrated a Jewish cemetery..... "Français de souche, comme on dit" ie The so called born and bred French to underline that it was not Muslims who had done the damage
  20. The regulations for public pools require them to be emptied and cleaned twice a year. http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006074617&dateTexte= and http://www.guide-piscine.fr/dangers-a-la-piscine/noyade-et-hydrocution/vidange-des-bassins-une-etape-obligatoire-352_C I believe a public pool includes anything intended for use by more than one family.
  21. These appear to be the rules for the ordinary lotto, and I expect that the same would apply to Euromillions copier coller du reglement: En cas de pluralité de gagnants, le porteur du reçu doit remplir le formulaire de paiement d’un gros lot collectif mis à sa disposition par La Française des Jeux, afin d’indiquer les noms et prénoms des divers gagnants et leur quote-part du gain, de telle sorte que La Française des Jeux établisse les chèques au nom des personnes indiquées. Ceux-ci seront remis au porteur du reçu, personne majeure. https://media.fdj.fr/generated/media/JEUX/reglement_loto.pdf
  22. This parliamentary reply seems to give a sensible pragmatic summary of the situation http://www.senat.fr/questions/base/2004/qSEQ040913862.html
  23. Why is the grant/refund being shown on the estimate? I thought the norm was that you paid the full price then sent the bill off to whoever was going to give you the refund, and it was then up to them to work out the amount.
  24. The operation of the tolls is being carried out by SANEF the largely Spanish owned operator of French motorways. They are to receive something like £365 million to manage the system for 10 years.
  25. I just noticed this; The Knowhow Mobile Wifi in the Currys Christmas catalogue. http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-gps/mobile-phones-and-broadband/mobile-broadband/knowhow-mobile-wifi-10024034-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR As I see it the benefit is that for £7.99 a month you get 1gb of data , or for £25.99 10gb of data. You can change the subscription each month. The excess usage charges aren't too excessive You can use it in the UK or France you even get a free top of 10% in France It includes 4G where available. Seems pretty good all round. It's actually the first thing I have ever seen in a Christmas Gift catalogue that looks even vaguely enticing!
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