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Sharing France with you

Every week you'll find new stories, local and national events, comments, recipes and advice on this page. Click on the Archive button to see previous posts full of interesting information and links.

Brexit in name only

Marion Beschet // Tuesday, 19 March 2019

French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has revealed she has named her cat Brexit. “He wakes me up every day meowing like mad because he wants to be let out, then when I open the door he just stands there, indecisive, then gives me a dirty look when I put him outside,” she told Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

Featured in the Connexion newspaper.

...saving you time, money and disappointment

Katherine O`Neill // Friday, 15 March 2019

The truth, the whole truth...

It's easy to look at something online and not get the whole picture. A pretty cottage or a magnificent listed chateau can be artfully photographed to show it in the best light. But what is next door or at the bottom of the garden? This ancient but elegant pile has a cement factory as its closest neighbour. If we know something about the setting of a property that might affect your decision to visit we'll tell you ahead of time-saving you a trip and disappointment. Different things bother different people and it should be your decision to visit based on the best information we can provide

Do you know Father Moumout?

Marion Beschet // Friday, 15 March 2019

Do you know "le Père Moumout"?

If you are in Montmorillon area this weekend, make sure you don't miss the carnival!

As every year, the Mayor of Montmorillon will give Father Moumout' the keys to the city that will become "Moumout'land" for the day.
A unique opportunity to disguise and caricature reality, to transform everyday life into a giant burst of laughter. Will the people of Moumout'land drift on the ice floe?

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French TV in our Eymet office

Marion Beschet // Thursday, 14 March 2019

This morning we received a visit from a television team for French TV show "Télématin" in our Eymet office.

The whole team took part in interviews about Brexit.

Watch us on France 2 from Monday morning at 7am for the early risers and at 8:20am for those who will be hanging around a little more under the duvet.

 

 

Learning French? A piece of cake!

Marion // Tuesday, 12 March 2019

 

 

A language exchange is happening today in Tournon-D'Agenais at the Chez Moi Tea Room! Much miming and gesticulating but fun with a bun!

 

 

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A day in the life of an estate agent

Katherine O`Neill // Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Most agents in France are self-employed and work on commission, only paid if a client buys or sells with them. This work status means they are self-regulating in how, where and when they work. The best ones are team players.

Across the industry some people work on a part-time basis, others full-time, and the best rewarded full-time and then some! So the example we set out here is real, but perhaps not entirely typical.

Jason is personally driven to succeed. He sets himself targets and thrives on a job well done and good customer feedback.
He is a consummate time manager and starts each working day with a plan.
He’ll clear emails before other people are up and about, and schedule calls throughout the day between other appointments according to which timezone his contact is in.

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