Re: Train to Paris CDG

by Mikeovers • Fri 19 Aug 2016 12:56

You can mostly book any mainline train up to 90 days in advance of the travel date, the only exceptions are around the change to and from the winter timetables, usually mid December and mid March. Here is a link to the SNCF booking site: http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/ Sadly, the direct TGV service w...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Train to Paris CDG
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: TGV Paris to Gueret in 2.30 hours?

by Mikeovers • Sun 06 Nov 2011 23:54

Pamski, there are only two realistic bus/train journeys from Giat to Paris Austerlitz, and they are both quite long. The first leaves Giat at 06:55, and arrives at Paris Austerlitz at 12:29, a journey time of 5hr 34m. There is an afternoon service which leaves Giat at 13:46, arriving at Austerlitz a...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: TGV Paris to Gueret in 2.30 hours?
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Seven Years Old ?

by Mikeovers • Mon 29 Aug 2011 19:50

I'm not sure if I'm in the single digit league, but I joined in November 2004, and it's been a pleasure to read all the various threads, and occasionally make, a hopefully useful, contribution, over the years. We have lived here permanently for the past seven years, and now feel totally part of our ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Seven Years Old ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Pet insurance

by Mikeovers • Tue 20 Oct 2009 22:09

Hello,
I have just had a fairly hefty bill from the vet after my dog managed to eat something very poisonous last week. Does anyone know of pet insurance to help towards vets fees? I have contacted several insurance companies without success.
Thanks
Janet

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Pet insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: digital TV antenna

by Mikeovers • Mon 14 Sep 2009 10:24

Kenworth, David, not Kenwood! By strange coincidence, I saw one parked in the lay by at Beau les Mines services on the A20 last Saturday!

They are now a subsidiary of Paccar Corporation, which also owns DAF NV of Holland, so maybe they import a few from there.
Best, Mike

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Re: digital TV antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Grandchildren on hols in Creuse - but how?

by Mikeovers • Fri 28 Aug 2009 01:29

I usually go over to England on Eurostar, and return the next day with our grandson (9). He likes trains, so do I, but it depends if your grandchildren are easily amused! It's quite a long journey for a child, so we break it up into 3 stages, Stroud to London, London to Paris & Paris to La Souterrai...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Grandchildren on hols in Creuse - but how?
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Habitation Tax

by Mikeovers • Tue 28 Jul 2009 21:01

Thanks for the links Robert, very interesting.
Regards,
Janet

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Habitation Tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Habitation Tax

by Mikeovers • Sat 25 Jul 2009 11:17

I am wondering if there is any reduction in Habitation Tax for retired people over 65. I think I am being rather optimistic, but have heard that there might be something like this available. Does anyone know??

Thanks a lot.
Janet

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Habitation Tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: European Health Insurance Card

by Mikeovers • Mon 20 Apr 2009 22:09

Hi Julie,

Thanks for your reply. We guessed it was something quite straightfoward and will visit CPAM when we are next in Gueret.
Thanks again,
Janet

European Health Insurance Card

by Mikeovers • Mon 20 Apr 2009 16:10

Hi there, Does anyone know whether Form EHIC is necessary for my husband and I when we visit England? We both have French Carte Vitales and are not sure what the system would be if we were ill in the UK. Possibly this form is not necessary, but any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Mike and ...

Re: Long term parking at La Souterraine

by Mikeovers • Thu 09 Apr 2009 23:10

Hi there, the long stay car park is on the right, just past the station car park exit. There is no charge at present, but it is not a secure car park, like at airports, and also it gets pretty full sometimes
Cheers, Mike

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Long term parking at La Souterraine
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: Trains from Gueret to Limoges

by Mikeovers • Sun 22 Mar 2009 10:51

Ange,
There are a few suburban stations, but the main station is Limoges Benedictins, it is a casual 10 minute walk to the city centre, or there is a bus about every 15mins (go down in the glass elevator on your right when you come out of the main entrance)

Cheers, Mike

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Trains from Gueret to Limoges
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Trains from Gueret to Limoges

by Mikeovers • Sun 22 Mar 2009 00:00

Hi Ange, Yes, I use this service occasionally, boarding the train in Vielleville. This is a "ligne secondaire", so the service is neither frequent or fast, but it's a pleasant enough alternative to driving. Trains from Gueret leave at: 06.22, 07.38, 09.10 & 12.51. Return times are: 15.53, 17.27, 18....

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Trains from Gueret to Limoges
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Who the heck is out there?

by Mikeovers • Tue 17 Mar 2009 09:10

Hello Rachie, we live about 5mins from D-le-P. There is a very active Anglo-French society called Entente Cordiale in Dun',and also an English language library just down the road from the Renault dealers, and behind the municipal library. It is open on Thursdays & Saturdays, and you will be made ver...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Who the heck is out there?
Replies: 33
Views: 20771

French Wills

by Mikeovers • Wed 28 Jan 2009 10:47

I'm sure this must have come up before, but I probably missed it. Does anyone have any experience of making a French will, and what is a reasonable amount to pay? Our circumstances are quite simple, never been married before, two children who will eventually get the lot between them, so no nasty com...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: French Wills
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Demise of "French News"

by Mikeovers • Mon 08 Dec 2008 01:31

8O We must be realy mad then, we have just, finaly, found a house. We have paid our deposite and are set to join all you other mad bu**ers in March. :lol: Hello Oldbill, No, you're not mad, even in a world of financial instability, you will find, in this part of France, a certain calmness and seren...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Demise of "French News"
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: French Home - illness-Move there and you will be arreste

by Mikeovers • Sun 09 Nov 2008 01:08

Well said Twinkletoes, for retired people, you are far better off paying your taxes in France, rather than UK, unless you are very rich, but what would I know? As far as health care is concerned, this is one of the best places on Earth to be if you are ill, maybe Sweden, or perhaps Finland, are a ma...

Re: English Language Library in Dun le Palastel

by Mikeovers • Wed 03 Sep 2008 00:04

Hi Creusebear, Yes, the books are all donated, either by members, their relatives, their friends, Old uncle Tom Cobbley and All! We have also had the odd stall at various Brocantes to raise money for the shelving, and interior of the library, but we have received wonderful support from the Maire of ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: English Language Library in Dun le Palastel
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

English Language Library in Dun le Palastel

by Mikeovers • Fri 29 Aug 2008 14:22

Hi there, I mentioned in a post recently that I was a member of the English Library in Dun le Palastel. I thought that there was already some info about it on this site, but it seems I was mistaken. So, for anyone who is interested, here's the info. The library is run under the auspices of Entente C...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: English Language Library in Dun le Palastel
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Second World War - should it ever be mentioned?

by Mikeovers • Thu 28 Aug 2008 14:07

Tom, Yes, it is a puzzle. Sozialistiche does indeed mean socialist in German, and its hijacking by the Fascists was a source of a great deal of anguish among the left in Germany in the twenties. Communists, Trades Unionists, the Social Democrats, all felt cheated that the word should have appeared i...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Second World War - should it ever be mentioned?
Replies: 13
Views: 3041
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