Do you own or have an interest in classic cars?
Reference my earlier posting about our first year in France (Creuse)we joined the local classic car club. It is called Amicale Creusoise de Vehicules D'Epoque (ACVE) and its president is our neighbour, Alain Coldre. It was a wonderful way for us to be integrated into French life and to gain many French friends with similar interests. The club has its own site which is: www.automoto23.com and there are interesting articles and photos from events attended over the past year. Sometimes we just exhibit our vehicles (all makes) and the public are able to wander amongst them having a good look and asking questions, other times we offer rides in the car of your choice for a very small "fee" which goes to whichever charity we're representing that day and other times we take a meandering route through pretty roads and visit interesting and/or beautiful places and either take picnics or we'll have previously arranged to have lunch at an auberge or similar. My husband and I were the first English members and there are now several of "us". We are very kindly accepted by the French members and we mingle very happily. It's also a good way to improve our speaking French. Why not take a look at the site and if you're interested, join in? Out of interest, our own car is a 1972 MGB Roadster with a V8 engine.