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La Buissonniere

Name of Gite / B&B / Hotel: La Buissonniere Sleeps: 4 Price Range: £225 -£500 Description of Gite : La Buissonniere is a ground floor self-catering gite sleeping 4 (plus cot by prior arrangement, making total of 5) in 1 ...

Gites le Verdoyer

Name of Gite / B&B / Hotel: Gites le Verdoyer Sleeps: 6+6 Price Range: £450-£1250 Description of Gite / B&B / Hotel (Please don't use line breaks just type to the end of the box): Adult only (16+) holidays in ...

Gite Les Chambons

Les Chambons Sleeps: 2 Price Range: £385 - £975 per week Set in 9 acres of tranquil garden and fields, Le Petit Chambon at Les Chambons is a spacious 100sqm, single storey, stone gite, set within a large courtyard. It ...

Le Tournesol (Chambres d’hote)

Le Tournesol (Chambres d'hote) Sleeps: 2 to 5 Price Range: 300-600 euros per week Our Chambres d'hotes is a vegetarian/vegan establishment in a converted barn in the small village of Nieuil in the Charente. We are ideally placed for Limoges ...

HOLIDAY-ACCOMMODATION-VERTEUIL-SUR-CHARENTE

Name: simon milton Name of Gite / B&B / Hotel: 2 rue des douves Sleeps: 4 Price Range: 300-600 euros per week Restored village property in the the centre of verteuil-sur-charente. We welcome you to stay in our restored 17th ...

Alpine Heros Chalet La Balme

Name of Gite / B&B / Hotel: Alpine Heros Chalet La Balme Sleeps: 21 Price Range: 30-60 Description of Gite : This chalet is truly unique. Nestled on the side of the mountain it boasts amazing views. There are 8 ...

Saint Severin Gite

Saint Severin Gite Sleeps: 4 Price Range: from £350 per week Description of Gite / B&B / Hotel : Village location with stunning views of the South Charente countryside, this ground floor private apartment is surrounded by landscaped gardens with ...

La Maison D’été

La Maison D'été Sleeps: 6 Price Range: £350 - £495 3 Bedroomed (all en-suite) upstairs apartment/Large lounge/Kitchen/Dining room Email: clyon1@sky.com Your website address: http://lamaisondete.weebly.com/ Siret Number or Maire Registration (Number or Yes or No): Marie registered - yes Disabled Friendly ...
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Gites de La Richardière

Name of Gites: Gites de La Richardière Sleeps:  1-11 guests in 3 separate Gites (L'Hirondelle - 2+3 beds: Le Martinet - 2+2 beds: Le Pigeonnier - 2 beds.) Price Range: £300 - £820 La Richardière's self-catering Gites are set in peaceful and beautiful countryside. It is over 200 years old and was once a Fermette bustling with cattle, sheep, goats, ducks & chickens. The property is situated to the South of the lovely Loire Valley in the Touraine du Sud. Over the years it has been carefully restored and transformed into the tranquil haven it is today. 3 Gite Cottages: There are 3 Gites at La Richardière; L'Hirondelle, Le Martinet, Le Pigeonnier. All the cottages have kitchens, shower-rooms, bedrooms and living areas and are provided with dedicated Wi-Fi, satellite English television, media players and outdoor barbecue areas. Situated at the end of its own private drive, La Richardière is encircled by approximately 4 acres of lawn and orchards with extensive open views of ...

Holiday misery for the scam victims who believed they’d booked a villa through Owners Direct

Just a reminder what happened to users of "Owners Direct" because of their policy of hiding contact details on their website ! taken from the Guardian 23 Auguat 2014 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/23/holiday-book-online-owners-direct-homeaway-scam Families pay for accommodation only to discover, at the last minute, it’s non-existent. That means finding somewhere else to stay and meeting the cost Three weeks ago Natasha McDonald, her husband and three children were standing outside the villa in Puerto Banús, near Marbella in southern Spain that they had booked for 10 days at a cost of £1,600. But there was no sign of the owner, or the keys. The villa company website was down and, in despair, the family trudged off with their bags to a hotel for the night. Only the next day did the McDonalds, from south London, discover they had fallen victim to a cruel scam in which crooks hijack the emails of villa owners ...

Key debate on Brexit and expats

Key debate on Brexit and expats October 19, 2016 THE EFFECT of Brexit on British citizens living in France will be discussed at the National Assembly tomorrow (Thursday) andConnexion readers are invited to express their concerns in advance. The meeting, to be chaired by assembly president (speaker) Claude Bartolone and attended by the head of la sécurite sociale, is being organised at 10.00 to noon by the assembly’s ‘Working group for information on the effects of the British referendum and follow-up of the negotiations’. Among those attending will be the chairman of the British Community Committee of France, Christopher Chantrey, who toldConnexion that he will pass on concerns aired in our newspaper. He also invited readers who want to say what they are worried about to send comments to be forwarded to him so as to help inform his contribution to the debate – email us on news@connexionfrance.com as soon ...

Shopping in France: A guide to supermarkets and DIY stores

We all love shopping in France, from popping to la boulangerie for your daily baguette to browsing a DIY store seeking goodies for your new French property. This page provides a rundown of the names of French shops that you are likely to come across when out shopping in France, from specialist suppliers to big name supermarkets and DIY/homewares stores. Specialist shops commonly found in France: Antiques shop – un magasin d’antiquités (an antiques dealer is called un antiquaire) Bakery – la boulangerie Bookshop – la librairie Butchers – la boucherie Cake/pastry shop – la pâtisserie Cheese shop – la fromagerie Chocolate maker – le chocolatier Chemist – la pharmacie Clothes shop – un magasin de vêtements Cobblers, shoe repairer – la cordonnerie Department store – un grand magasin Estate agents – l’agence immobilière Fishmongers – la poissonnerie Grocery store – une épicerie Hardware/ironmonger – la quincaillerie Jewellers – la bijouterie Launderette – une laverie automatique Market ...

How the French stopped Aldi and Lidl

How a simple formula stopped the likes of Aldi and Lidl in their tracks and made supermarket shopping cheaper for everyone Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrison are all losing shoppers to discounters Aldi and Lidl, as Brits back the budget retailers in growing numbers, but across the channel it's a different story. France is the only country in Europe where big supermarkets have successfully fought back and discounters have seen a significant drop in market share. Their simple formula: fewer complex promotions and big price cuts across the board. French retailers managed to turn the tide after a law change in 2008, which allowed them to freely negotiate prices with suppliers, prompting cooperative Leclerc to go on the offensive, followed in late 2011 by France's biggest supermarket Carrefour. The French grocers expanded their budget product lines, cut a proliferation of promotions, simplified own brand ranges and worked with suppliers to ...

Angouleme – The Comic Strip Capital

In January 1974 the international comic strip festival started, and now the artistry can be seen throughout the City. Whilst in September the International Circuit des Remparts is a must for fans of vintage cars. The heritage of Angouleme, is second to none with Renaissance and Romanesque architecture and museums of fine art, archaeology and paper. The heritage of Angouleme, is second to none with Renaissance and Romanesque architecture and museums of fine art, archaeology and paper. Located on a plateau overlooking a meander of the Charente River, the city is nicknamed the "balcony of the southwest". The city proper's population is a little less than 50,000 but it is the centre of an urban area of 110,000 people extending more than fifteen kilometres (9.3 miles) from east to west.[2] Formerly the capital of Angoumois in the Ancien Régime, Angoulême was a fortified town for a long time and was ...
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We always check all our advertisers, that they are real and are advertising a genuine holiday destination

Taken from facebook Post, I quote "Sunday Times article suggest guest should pay through AirBnB to void scams, avoid paying by bank transfer, communicate only through their website. When will the press stop promoting multinational property websites? The article does point out that the AirBnB website does have fraudulent listings and its impossible to contact them about the scams and the public have to resort to contacting them through Facebook and Twitter in order to get them to remove the fake adverts. Same problem with HomeAway / OwnersDirect! Maybe if lots of members contact Alessia Horwich @lessybella and Jessica Brown