replied to the thread Where to locate in France? Help!!!
on the France forum:
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?
replied on October 29, 2014 with:
I would say in he area of Cote d azur, soft temperatures during winter.
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.
Personal shopping-gift buying
Our area (the Haute Vienne, Limousin), may meet your climate requirements and your love of hiking in the countryside. It is the French Lake District. There are many ex-pats around the area, some full time and others with holiday homes. It is also an area chosen by many Parisiens for their holiday home. As for city life - Limoges, Gueret or Brive are the three departmental capitals. Limoges is the capital of the Haute Vienne. But none of these are of course going to compare with the likes of Paris or Lyon! Perhaps it would be a good idea to rent first?
replied to the thread relocating to France
on the France forum on October 26, 2014:
Hi my name is Julia, My husband & I have an English 3 year old son, we have been living in Turkey for the last 3 years, we are thinking of relocating to France, kindergartens are very important with English speaking teachers, as this would help our son learn the French language. Areas which have a warmer climate in winter, possibly the Brittany area or further South. Possible rental may be the best option first. Eventually we would like a stone 3 bed detached house on a large plot of land, in a village location.So I need advice on the best banks & procedures that we would need to do, advice on all matters would be a great help.
always here to help, so if you wish to find out more about the area, how to get into schools and so on it would be better on the phone as it really is adaptable to the family really.
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replied to the thread English speaking avocat
on the France forum:
I'm living in the Charente and I am having problems with my landlord.
Does anyone know a good English speaking avocat.
There may be alternatives, contact me so I can help
I run a company that helps in lots of cases and I'm lots cheaper too
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on the France forum on October 23, 2014:
posted Moving to France
on the France forum on October 22, 2014:
A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Courbevoie, France
A reader replied most recently with:
What type of individual moves to a country, then refuses to learn the language, then complains about said country? An appalling post showing a dreadful attitude - the term "ugly American" comes instantly to mind.
A reader replied recently with:
I read your comments and wanted to reply. I have been here for a year and moved here for my French husband (who is wonderful), but it has been much of the same experience you wrote about. It has been over a year and I did find good employment quickly but everything else is sub par.
I agree with you shopping and want to suggest to try to go to Germany where there is much more of a selection and things are priced more reasonably. I think there are also "American" and "UK" stores in Munich and Nuremberg if you want to purchase something from your home.
I hope everything gets better for you and try not to take other people's bashing your comments to heart. Feeling isolated is tough enough, none the less a forum that is not supportive. Try to find expat groups in your area too. There aren't any in mine - LOL!
Spacious and easy to maintain 3 story rural village house including large cellar and useful garage/workshop.