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Having looked through most of the threads, overtime I have accumulated some great Weblinks and feel it would be nice to try and get these all together, so if anyone has links they feel would benefit us all then please post below.
Here are a few to be going on with:
Telephone
http://www.paris.francetelecom.fr/multimedia/price_list.pdf
http://www.paris.francetelecom.fr/html/particulier/offres_dediees/englishcom/accueil.htm
http://site.voila.fr/FT_LesTarifs/index.html
http://www.budgetelecom.com/newOne/index.asp

Electric
http://www.edf.fr/html/en/index.html

Sattelite
http://www.lyngsat.com/tracker/europe.shtml
http://www.netcentral.co.uk/satcure/
http://www.satelliteonline.co.uk

BBC Tel Nos for Free to View card
0870 243 8000

General
http://www.amb-grandebretagne.fr/consular_services/index.jsp?folder_id=104132&folder_id_parent=11

Car Insurance
http://www.eurofil.com

Internet Providers
http://www.lesproviders.com/
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Hi all, feel free to take a look, it was easier for me to do it this way, sorry for being lazy....

Shops & stores: Mr.Bricolage, Intermarche, Leclerc, Bricolage &
Auchan, France Telecom in English

Airlines & airports: Aeroport de La Rochelle, London Ciy Airport (LCY), Aroport de Bordeaux- Mrignac, Air France UK, Buzz , British Airways.

loads more links on the web page, some links are more Dept 17 but feel free to browse at

http://www.rick.inuk.com/frenchbookmarks.htm

Rick
(sadly still in UK for at least 15 more years by the look of it)
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Tim

Great idea !

Our contributions (some duplications - sorry !) :

Some of our past/present links to interesting (some less than others !) French and UK websites :

British Embassy/Consular Services in France (very useful summaries and links about lots of things, including tax, inheritance, health, residence, pets passports etc) :
http://www.amb-grandebretagne.fr/consular_services/index.jsp?folder_id=104132&folder_id_parent=196

Guide to public services (some in English) :
http://www.service-public.fr/etranger/english.html

Prefecture of Charente Maritime :
http://www.charente-maritime.pref.gouv.fr/

European Commission :
http://europa.eu.int/europedirect/en/index_en.html

Couverture Medicales Universelle (CMU) :
http://www.cnamts.fr/ass/cmu/somcmu.htm

CPAM for Charente Maritime (French social security, incl CMU) :
http://www.cpam-larochelle.fr/

Charente Maritime Tourism :
http://www.charente-maritime.org/

French electricity board :
http://www.edf.fr/html/en/index.html

French water board :
http://www.saur.com/en/home.php

France Telecom :
http://www.francetelecom17.com/

French postal service :
http://www.laposte.fr/

French rail system (yes they still have one, unlike UK !) :
http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

Weather forecasts :
http://www.meteo.fr/temps/index.html

Michelin maps/routes :
http://www.viamichelin.com/

French embassy in London :
http://www.ambafrance.org.uk/

British embassy in Paris :
http://www.amb-grandebretagne.fr/

French yellow pages :
http://wgc.pagesjaunes.fr/pj.cgi?

"Liberation" newspaper :
http://www.liberation.com/

French road info (I think ...) :
http://www.equipement.gouv.fr/

Bordeaux Airport :
http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/home.asp?lang=en

and most important of all ... Bordeaux IKEA !!!
http://www.ikea.fr/ikea_near_you/local_store/bordeaux/store.asp

UK DSS (well, now Work and Pensions ...) :
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/

UK Dept of Health :
http://www.doh.gov.uk/

UK Inland Revenue :
http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/home.htm

and some of the particular people/companies we used :

French tax advice : Charles Parkinson at Pannell Kerr Forster (Guernsey). Their book on "Taxation in France" is a must buy at about 25 :
http://www.pkfguernsey.com/

Legal advice (on house purchases, wills, PACS) : Matthew Cameron at Prettys Solicitors, Ipswich :
http://www.prettys.co.uk/

Insurance broker : Gaye Galliver of British Insurance Brokers of Aquitaine :
E-mail : [email protected]aol.com

Mortgage Broker : Michelle Templeton of Templeton Associates :
www.templeton-france.com

UK Bank (including Internet Banking and Money Transfers via TAPS) :
http://www.bankofscotland.co.uk/

French bank (including Internet Banking) :

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    This is such a good idea, trouble is it will end up as a "flame" topic and have so much on it that people won't be bothered to look.

    Eleanor, can we split this into "Links for shopping", "Links for banking", "links for French utilities", "Links for UK Gov departments" etc etc etc.

    To add to the general mayhem I have some:

    SHOPPING (BRANCHES THROUGHOUT FRANCE)

    WWW.BUT.FR (site has pictures of products if your French isn't fluent!!!)

    UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

    www.defra.gov.uk (animal pet passports and the like)


    SATELLITE & TV

    www.bigdishsat.com
    www.channel4.com
    www.bbc.co.uk
    www.itv.com

    TRAVELLING

    www.eurotunnel.com
    www.raileurope.co.uk
    www.french-airports.com


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    Folks

    and for anyone who's interested in alternatives to the thinly veiled tabloids of the Murdoch Times/Sunday Times :

    Guardian Weekly - weekly newspaper available in France by subscription, includes extracts from La Monde and Washington Post :

    www.guardianweekly.co.uk

    Guardian on-line, with free news e-mail subscriptions :

    www.guardianunlimited.co.uk

    Financial Times on-line, with free news e-mail subscriptions :

    www.ft.com

    Expatica.com, with free English language e-mails of latest headline news in France :

    www.expatica.com/france.asp

    Hope some of above may be of interest !

    Best wishes

    Chris and Martin


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    Folks

    and for anyone who's interested in alternatives to the thinly veiled tabloids of the Murdoch Times/Sunday Times :

    Guardian Weekly - weekly newspaper available in France by subscription, includes extracts from La Monde and Washington Post :

    www.guardianweekly.co.uk

    Guardian on-line, with free news e-mail subscriptions :

    www.guardianunlimited.co.uk

    Financial Times on-line, with free news e-mail subscriptions :

    www.ft.com

    Expatica.com, with free English language e-mails of latest headline news in France :

    www.expatica.com/france.asp

    Hope some of above may be of interest !

    Best wishes

    Chris and Martin


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