by Dave • Thu 20 Jan 2005 17:05
Renting for a month is really a holiday. No estate agent dealing in rentals (most local estate agents do) will not rent you a house for a month and in fact anything under 1 year will be hard to sort out. You should ring around the gites and see if you can get an off season long stay for a good deal.
by Dave • Thu 20 Jan 2005 17:00
I don't think that anyone will flame you for posting your experience of living in the Creuse, although some people may not agree with some of your opinions. Welcome to the forum. I reckon after that length of duty it's not surprising that you've decided for an inland retirement. :D I agree with the ...
by Dave • Tue 18 Jan 2005 16:03
It's a good idea to rent for a bit and look around before committing yourself. You can rent a 1 bedroom apartment from about 190 euros a month in the Creuse, which is very cheap. If you want to work officially as a decorator, you must register at the 'Chambre de Metiers'. This will allow you to get ...
by Dave • Mon 10 Jan 2005 17:19
Yes, I guess if it's bad enough for a sign I suppose it might be wiser to stay out. Did it actually say not to swim? I don't really recommend lac Vassivière for swimming anyway. It's very busy in the summer and has a lot of boat traffic. It's much better at Anzeme in the les 3 lacs or over at lac de...
by Dave • Mon 10 Jan 2005 08:47
I'm not certain it's definitive, but I've always been told (including by some French people) that the habitable area is the total area of all bedrooms, living spaces and the kitchen (hallways, bathrooms, cellars, loft and any area less than 1 meter in height is not counted). You can undertake any ot...
by Dave • Mon 10 Jan 2005 04:13
Hi tribbo, welcome to the forums. The weather in the Creuse isn't really that bad. Last week I was working outside in a tee shirt, even though only a couple of weeks before the ground was covered in snow. The weather is quite variable and it does rain quiet a bit. Check out the General Creusois Clim...
by Dave • Wed 24 Nov 2004 06:15
As far as I know there isn't one in English. Check out the FAQ; it recommends a French one that's very diagrammatic. If you have any specific questions, post them here and I'll answer them if I can.
by Dave • Wed 27 Oct 2004 08:44
That's a fair enough comment I guess, but it's not true in my experience as most of the English people I know in the Creuse work, either to supplement their pension or as a main form of income.
I'm an engineer.
I'll add a new category to the poll.
by Dave • Fri 22 Oct 2004 13:38
Right so you've packed the kids, spouse and pets into the large van together with all your worldly possessions and moved the lot to France, pleased at only being moderately fleeced crossing the channel. You bought a house and put the kids in school and fenced the dog in. The bills are arriving and t...
by Dave • Sat 28 Aug 2004 10:21
Items must be located in La Creuse (23) or the departments surrounding it (Haute-Vienne 87, Indre 36, Cher 18, Allier 03, Puy-de-Dome 63 and Correze 19). You must add your department number to the advert if not in the Creuse. Do not advertise or promote anything illegal. Do not post more than six a...
by Dave • Sat 28 Aug 2004 07:30
North, South, East or West which part of Creuse is best?
I live in the north almost on the boarder of Indre, although I've also lived in the SW as well. I reckon this is one of the most rural parts with rolling hills and little industry, compared even to the rest of the department.