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- 444 pages about life in the Poitou-Charentes
  • Income Tax

    Income Tax:

    The responsibilities of the taxpayer in France: understand the French tax system and how it affects your income.

  • Employment

    Employment :

    Just hired, or looking for work? Find out about employment contracts, including benefits and legal requirements.

  • Driving


    How to make sure you stay on the right side of the law when you're driving in France.

  • Setting Up Home

    Setting Up Home:

    Find out how to get power, water and gas turned on and how to get the rubbish removed.


Featured Businesses

L'Atre Barbezilien

Suppliers and installers of a wide range of woodburning stoves and heating appliances. Established in 1989, we are the sole agents in the Charente for the fabulous Jotul stoves. See our website...

Sarl Down to Earth Construction

Experts in the installation of septic tanks and swimming pools. We also specialise in complete house renovations, driveways, garden landscaping and all groundwork. Call for friendly advice and...

H is for Hometowns and Hope

From the blog:
See you Manchester, bonjour Charente, Poitou-Charentes

When I first came to the Charente, all those many moons ago, my sister and I took a road-trip to La Rochefoucauld. In those days, kilometres were as miles, and we set off to visit La Rochefoucauld, a good twenty kilometres away. It felt like a hundred miles. Now, those distances seem so short, and t... Read more

by Emma on October 17, 2014

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