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by Florence
Mon 11 Nov 2019 17:46
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Obtaining a new carte grise
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Obtaining a new carte grise

Garages may do it if you bought the car from them. Try eplaque.fr, they do cartes and plates.
by Florence
Mon 07 Oct 2019 15:47
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Burning garden rubbish
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Burning garden rubbish

I would think the mairie is the best place to ask.
by Florence
Mon 16 Sep 2019 18:53
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Help finding real information from the Government
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Help finding real information from the Government

Try typing "demande de titre de séjour pour conjoint de français" in your search bar. Maybe some info on there.
by Florence
Fri 13 Sep 2019 15:56
Forum: Brexit
Topic: Is nobody interested in Brexit?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Is nobody interested in Brexit?

I suppose with an Irish pp., you do at least still have freedom of movement.
by Florence
Wed 11 Sep 2019 15:36
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Info on the little yellow train
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Info on the little yellow train

Did you try typing Le petit train jaune in your search bar/Google? It comes up in French and English. Runs all year.
by Florence
Mon 09 Sep 2019 22:13
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Journée du Patrimoine
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Journée du Patrimoine

Don´t forget: Journée de Patrimoine, 21. & 22. September, 2019.
by Florence
Thu 05 Sep 2019 16:45
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Items for Charity
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Items for Charity

There´s the red cross, secours populaire, secours catholique and emmaüs. I expect Google can give you their locations.
by Florence
Mon 02 Sep 2019 18:22
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The End of the Line?
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: The End of the Line?

I assumed that people were on holiday and not looking at the forum. I often check to see if anyone's asked for info or help in case I can be of assistance, having lived here quite some time. Maybe people tend to look more to FB, there are so many groups dealing with life in France, cartes de séjour,...
by Florence
Mon 29 Jul 2019 19:22
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Climbing the Canigou - any recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Climbing the Canigou - any recommendations?

Check before you go, there´s been a rock fall earlier this month which has blocked one of the routes. I also heard a rumor that someone´s been going round changing the route direction signs.
by Florence
Fri 12 Jul 2019 18:06
Forum: Travel
Topic: New RN116 Route
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: New RN116 Route

If you go onto the site DREAL Occitanie,then ask for Deviation de Marquxanes RN116, you´ll find plans of 2 proposed routes.
by Florence
Thu 11 Jul 2019 17:08
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Consumer services
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Consumer services

Does anyone know what the equivalent of "consumer services" is here and is there one in Perpignan?
by Florence
Fri 21 Jun 2019 17:47
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: need mini transported from Argeles to Grasse
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: need mini transported from Argeles to Grasse

There´s a limit on distance for towing and you can´t use a rope, has to be a bar. The trailer would be the best.
by Florence
Wed 12 Jun 2019 18:36
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: French Wills
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: French Wills

You can speak to a notaire. You can have 1/2 free just for making enquiries.
by Florence
Wed 05 Jun 2019 22:31
Forum: Travel
Topic: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls

We got ours from the Vinci boutique near Rivesaltes. You can get to it from the motorway or the main road. I see you can get them now which goes right down to Portugal. vinci-autoroutes.com/fr
by Florence
Thu 23 May 2019 20:43
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Spanish lessons wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Spanish lessons wanted

Have you tried Promolangues, Céret?
by Florence
Wed 22 May 2019 17:32
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Exchange rate for tax returns
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Exchange rate for tax returns

It´s 1.12
by Florence
Thu 09 May 2019 17:17
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Voting at European Elections
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Voting at European Elections

Will they be able to find out??
by Florence
Tue 07 May 2019 19:41
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Funeral advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Funeral advice please

We've been to several, both cremations and church services (been here a long time) During the church service we filed past the coffin in the church, just put a hand on it to pay respects.After the service close family are at the door, shake hands, give condolences. There may be a condolence book to ...
by Florence
Mon 25 Mar 2019 21:00
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Carte de séjour
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Carte de séjour

Post brexit you will only be allowed to stay for 90 days in any 180 days. For a carte de séjour you need to be fiscally resident. You will also need proof of income and health insurance.
by Florence
Mon 25 Mar 2019 20:49
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Car in France
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Car in France

We've bought various vehicles in France, privately and through dealerships but never been asked for proof of residence. Keep the grey card on you when driving, but don't leave it in the car. The grey card must have the owners name on it.
by Florence
Tue 29 Jan 2019 18:02
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 2203

Re: Brits on the Box

Is it not possible to just cut & paste the article? Computer translations are always rubbish.
by Florence
Mon 28 Jan 2019 19:01
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 2203

Re: Brits on the Box

Can you cut and paste the article ? It´s pay to view.
by Florence
Thu 25 Oct 2018 17:50
Forum: Health
Topic: Care help at home in Elne
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Care help at home in Elne

Try ADMR, Elne, or type aide à domicile, Elne on your search bar.
by Florence
Fri 28 Sep 2018 17:39
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Applying for carte de sejour
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Our initial application 20+ yrs ago required translations of birth & marriage certificates, which we re-presented in August, along with the usual other stuff - tax returns, electricity bills, 5 yrs of each. I found all the info and request forms on the préfecture Perpignan site. They also required ...
by Florence
Sat 15 Sep 2018 20:12
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Does anyone use Cheques D'Emploi
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

We have employed people with a cheque d'emploi. It's an easy system to use, but you have to pay minimum wage plus holiday allowance. You will also have to pay about 50% of that for contributions to security social. You're supplied with the "cheques" which you fill out and return. They work out how m...
by Florence
Mon 06 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The Chinese are coming!
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

The Hong Kong restaurant in Empuria is excellent, carrer de Sant Mori, near the sea front. Lunch menu €9 with a drink. Chinese, not Asian like they do in France.
by Florence
Fri 15 Jun 2018 17:15
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Anti calcium/anti pollution filters
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Our water in Reynès is soft. No build-up in kettles or other items at all, and we use less soap/shampoo.
by Florence
Fri 08 Jun 2018 11:39
Forum: Health
Topic: Dentist in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Thanks
by Florence
Thu 07 Jun 2018 20:37
Forum: Health
Topic: Dentist in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Do they do implants? Any idea how much for one?
by Florence
Sun 06 May 2018 22:15
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Carte de Sejour...to apply or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

I've only got as far as printing out the forms. But I think you need proof of income, fiche de paie, UK pension, tax form and some sort of proof of time resident here. Better to take too much than too little as it will be rejected.