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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Nice, France on November 21, 2014 09:11
Living-in-Nice
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
French Classes at the Alliance Francaise, Fitness Club. There is also a center for visitors to Nice called the AVF but the one in Nice, caters mostly to older people. The website, www.angloinfo.com is also a good resource for English-speaking people living in the Cote d'Azur region. (Continue)
brucespringerton replied on November 21, 2014 06:11 with:
The city of Nice is like in holidays ! Beautiful city with many things to do. There are museums, the famous "Promenade des Anglais", etc. If you want to study there are international schools and business school. But at the airport of Nice, you need to take a transfer company ( http://www.nice-airport-transfer.fr ) to go at home, principaly on the evening. Enjoy your stay.
A reader replied on April 15, 2013 11:04 with:
I am an expat living in Nice (blog: 24/7 in France) and find the city offers a wide range of activities for everyone! You don't really need a car, as public transportation is easy and accessible. It just takes making an effort to find what you like! Bienvenue!
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djd posted Women's quartet in Brittany on the France forum on November 21, 2014:
Hello, I am trying to form a women's barbershop quartet in central west Brittany. At the time, we are three. I prefer someone who can somewhat read music and has some daytime slots for rehearsal. djd
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Kora replied to the thread Marseillan on the France forum:
Kora initially posted:
Hello everyone, I can't see any recent activity here but hopefully, someone will answer my question regarding Marseillan in Languedoc-Roussillon. Are there any English-speaking expats in that area? Is there much to do over there or it's necessary to drive to Montpellier for cultural events or entertainment? How about locals? Are they friendly and approachable? Thanks beforehand for answering :) Kora from Canada
Kora replied on November 16, 2014 with:
Thank you, Marren, for your info on Marseillan :) It gives me some idea about the place. I am also an English-speaking Canadian (from Southern Ontario) who doesn’t speak French, so if I decided to move to France, I’d have to learn it from scratch (which wouldn’t be that easy at my age anymore i.e. at 59…lol).
ellenyparis replied on November 15, 2014 with:
So, Kora, thanks to marrenflynn's reply, you have the true picture. I'm pleased that someone who lives in the area confirms the impressions of a mere visitor (moi). If you explore, you CAN socialize locally. (Doesn't mean Montpellier isn't worth spending some time. I say again, it is.)
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marrenflynn replied to the thread Best cell phone provider on the France forum:
jrlilja initially posted:
I need to get a cell phone in France. Does anyone know the best provider for call quality around France and Europe? Orange or SFR?
marrenflynn replied on November 15, 2014 with:
I have Orange for internet and Bougyes's discount service for my mobile, and all I can say is: Orange is expensive, but my internet is VERY reliable, whereas the Bouyges service is cheap (3 euros a month) but it's barely useable. I can't pick up service indoors, no matter whose house I'm in. My friends with the Free phone have the same problem. So, as someone already noted, cheap things are cheap for a reason. Or, as my ex father-in-law used to say "Cheap things are made to keep poor people poor."
pleasehelpsarl replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Not really orange, they have the worst reputation and are the most expensive. Heard of Free? 2€ a month and in some cases its, well, free. Lots of my clients use them including me and for a few years now.vthey are great. John Please Help SARL
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erdeme posted Drink Driving in France Causes Jail ? on the France forum:
Dear all, Good day. I just had a terrible day ended in police station yesterday here in Brest. I am a Turkish engineer working for a Dutch company here for one year contract and actually next month I am turning back due to end of contractç So yesterday evening I drank much in a restaurant close to my house and then have been caught immediately by police as soon as I moved my car to turn back home. They asked me and I said 2 beers only (was more of course) I drank and so then they took me to station and upon the test It was something 1,8 bac. So then they said that I am going to spend the night in the cell at police stattion. Then morning late morning let's say, my colleagues came and took me out without paying any fine or bail. BTW they gave me a hand-written paper stating the adres of police station including a certain date and time. It says "commissariat de brest brigade accidents " Now the question is what kind of an appoinment could it be ? It will be something a court or what ? I started to be afraid about jail which is mentioned clearly in French laws after 0,8 bac up to 2 years. Any one has experience/knowledge with subject before ?
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property in FranceThe original Forgemaster’s House, now the family home, has over 300 m² of habitable space. Completely modernised in 1992, The Barn and the Cottage add a further 8 bedrooms. Both dwellings have been successfully rented out for the last 23 years as holiday accommodation.
fly4fish2 replied to the thread Where to locate in France? Help!!! on the France forum:
AnAmericanCliche initially posted:
I am mid- fifties, speak very little French but am learning. I bike, hike & love to explore. But love the big city life, as well. I am looking to move to France in 2015. I prefer rich French culture, architecture, but would like expat support too. Not a beach person & prefer moderate temperatures to heat. Suggestions?
fly4fish2 replied most recently with:
New to this site, Limousine Cottage, so pardon any bungling. Could not find your website server through my Safari browser. We are interested in a resort, probably near you, called Halcyon Retreat. A hotel within the resort is Chateau De La Cazine. We are interested in purchasing a fractional share of an apartment being constructed on the grounds of the project. We haven't made a preview visit yet, and don't care to until, sometime in 2015, apartments of our desire are supposed to be released. Won't bother you with further details at this juncture, but will answer any questions you may have. My only questions for you: 1. Are you familiar with the hotel or the project? 2. Whether or not familiar, could you do a drive-by and let us have your impressions? Best, Jim & Jeanette Charlotte, North Carolina
chany replied most recently with:
Hi, I would say in he area of Cote d azur, soft temperatures during winter. but: Lille is the north very cultural but rainy. A very green place is the region of Perigeux Lyon is also a good place to live. Chany Personal shopping-gift buying personaltouch.by.c@gmail.com
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Can anyone in Montpellier recommend an Immobilier Notaire who can assist an American wishing to purchase an apartment here?
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