Plastic Shopping Bags Ban In France

Super User // Tuesday, 02 February 2016



With each of us in France apparently using 80 plastic shopping bags individually a year and 8 billion in the world in general the French environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has finally stepped in and said 'C'est suffit"!

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Nathalie's Festive Thoughts

Super User // Saturday, 19 December 2015

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Christmas is upon us again , the tree is up and decorated, the presents are starting to pile up under it and the ‘Place de Ville’ in Ruffec is starting to look like a winter wonderland. Great for us this year seeing  that we are situated just opposite.

I love Christmas I still get exited every year about the glitters, the presents and the excess of food. I am not a religious person so Christmas for me is a celebration of mid-winter based probably on pagan rituals.

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La Vendange

Super User // Saturday, 03 October 2015



All around the Poitou-Charentes region the time of year for the ‘Vendange’ (grape harvest) has arrived. Although not famous for its wine, the area produces some very reasonable and quaffable local wines as well as many fine Pineau des Charentes of course. Each local ‘vigneron’ (wine maker) will decide when his grape-laden vines are ready for the harvest.

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Charente Property Now More Affordable for Brits, as Pound Strengthens

Super User // Monday, 24 August 2015

Are you intent on buying a property in the beautiful Poitou-Charentes? If so, you may be interested to learn that buying Charente real estate will now leave less of a hole in your bank account. This is because the pound to euro exchange rate recently hit 1.4416, its strongest in 7.5 years, or since October 5th 2007.

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Changes To The 7 Day Withdrawal Period

Super User // Thursday, 20 August 2015

Since 8th August this year there has been a change in legislation under the 'Loi Macron' (Emmanuel Macron is the Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in France). Buyers of a property in France have the peace of mind of a cooling off period, known as "délai de rétractation".

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