Generally useful sites in English

La Poste site, about all aspects of the postal service:

Weather forecast site (in French):

Weather in Aquitaine:

A realtime currency converter:

English language listening line in France:

Urssaf site in English:

Generally useful sites in French:

Link to lots of useful French sites: 
Paperasse en ligne

Official site of the Caisse Allocations Familiales, information on rights and benefits:

Useful information about all aspects of family life in France: 

About the auto-entrepreneur system:

A site giving hotline numbers and times when lines are most likely to be free for many French organisations:

Pet rescue

If you’ve just moved to France, or have been here a while, and are thinking of keeping a pet, please please consider rescuing an unwanted animal before thinking about buying one. We have had three rescue dogs, all of whom have been wonderful, and taken in various cats over the years. Most of these animals are in shelters or foster homes though no fault of their own. If they’re lucky they will be rehomed or kept until someone takes them on, but in some cases they are put to sleep, so please do look at the following links and see if you too can find the dog or cat for you...

Phoenix Association:

Hope Association, helping animals in need:

PoorPaws, dog adoption France: 

Les Amis des Chats:

Les Chiens de l’Espoir:

SPA Perigueux:

SPA Angouleme:

Some great places to stay in this area:

Heather's little caravan! Please contact me directly if you are interested, but details here:

Lovely gites in nearby Piegut:

Group of gites beside a lake:

Some good places to eat locally:

Ferme Auberge Panivol, English speaking, 0553 564066

Le Sens de la Terre, Piegut-Pluviers

Aux Saveurs du Champignon, Lacaujamet,

Ferme Auberge les Forges des Lavallades, 0553 565763

Auberge du Presbytere at St Barthelemy de Bussiere : 0553 564244

And some lovely and interesting places to visit:

Other places to visit and things to do in the area.....

The lake and the Roc Branlant, at nearby St Estephe

The medieval village of Bussiere Badil

Historic village and chateau at Varaignes

Karting at Teyjat, nr Javerlhac

Biking and walking at Gorges du Chambon

Canoeing in Brantome and Montbron

Bowling at Bussiere-Badil