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Life in France is always interesting - a tale of 2 experiences.

When living in France you need to learn patience and to take the rough with the smooth. It can be the most irritating experience or the happiest and most sublime one. Usually both on the same day.


Especially when you see the dreaded and unannounced 'fermature exceptional' notice posted on the door. Why exactly are you closed today? And of course the funny opening times - aah yes . The local boulangerie that doesn't open Monday or Tuesday? WHY? I really want to support you and not go to Super U but you make it difficult.


Does anyone want to do any work here? Not of they can help it. Work is an irritation between lunch and the next holiday. And don't get me started on the garages!


French fonctionnaires and red tape can be an absolute nightmare and the amount of actual paperwork required can drive you crazy. It all depends on who you get on the day and what mood they are in. But you do it gracefully as the price of being in this wonderful life


When we received our carte de sejours, the guys and gals of the charente prefecture couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The experience of getting a french driving licence on the other hand was the total opposite. Getting your parcel collected from the post office can be a breeze or a nightmare depending on who is on duty that day.


The French are funny in that they can be so charming and lovely one day and just so difficult and awkward the next. So you just take a deep breath and let it roll over you as on the wrong day when the jobsworth mood takes them, the French can be a nightmare.


France, outside the major cities feels like a country out of time - very backward in a lot of respects. You start to forget for example that in the rest of the world it is quite possible to get things done or go shopping between 12-2pm or actually get people to turn on time for a RDV when you have booked them.


French websites are expensive and slow to deliver very often with poor customer service but your local shop where it still exists is friendly and helpful.


But that is also the charm of living here. Life is slow and inefficient but the french countryside is lovely and the local french once they have accepted you are lovely (until you unknowingly upset them).


As a country it is an economic basket case, but when you compare life in France to the speed of life in the UK and the stress, you start to realise the upside of your choice of abode.


Then of course there is the cheese - but that is a whole other story.

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Montaurand Rougnac 16320 Charente France

GENERAL INFORMATION


English:

This is a no smoking house and we ask you to respect our pets who live here too.

We can arrange brocante tours for you with a guide by arrangement (chargeable on a per head basis)

We can provide extra beds if you want to sleep 3-4 by arrangement + 75e per bed

Please note all bookings are accepted only on a non refundable basis between march and november. Bookings made for stays between November and February may be cancelled with 14 days or more notice & may receive a 50% refund. Cancellation of less than 14 days prior to your stay will be non refundable.

COVID 19 + REFUNDS & TRAVEL INSURANCE-

UNDER CHANGES TO FRENCH LAW THIS YEAR, DURING 2020 WE WILL NOT REFUND ANY CANCELLATIONS BUT INSTEAD OFFER ALTERNATIVE DATES OR A CREDIT NOTE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RELEVANT TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS OR OTHER SIMILAR EVENTS.

 

Francais:

Nous pouvons fournir des lits supplémentaire si vous voulez dormir 3-4 par arrangement + 75E par lit


C'est une maison non fumeur et nous vous demandons de respecter nos animaux de compagnie qui vivent ici aussi.

Nous pouvons organiser des visites de brocante pour vous avec un guide par arrangement (payant par tête)

Veuillez noter que toutes les réservations ne sont acceptées que sur une base non remboursable entre mars et novembre. Les réservations effectuées pour des séjours entre novembre et février peuvent être annulées avec un préavis de 14 jours ou plus et peuvent faire l'objet d'un remboursement de 50%. Une annulation de moins de 14 jours avant votre séjour ne sera pas remboursable.

taxe de sejour 0.40e par personne par jour

COVID 19 + REMBOURSEMENTS ET ASSURANCE VOYAGE-

EN VERTU DES MODIFICATIONS DU DROIT FRANÇAIS CETTE ANNÉE, AU COURS DE 2020, NOUS NE REMBOURSERONS AUCUNE ANNULATION MAIS AU LIEU DE PROPOSER DES DATES ALTERNATIVES OU UNE NOTE DE CRÉDIT VALABLE POUR 12 MOIS.

S'IL VOUS PLAÎT ASSUREZ-VOUS QUE VOUS AVEZ L'ASSURANCE DE VOYAGE PERTINENTE POUR COUVRIR L'ANNULATION EN RAISON DE 19 RESTRICTIONS OU D'AUTRES ÉVÉNEMENTS SIMILAIRES.

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DUTCH

COVID 19 + TERUGBETALINGEN & REISVERZEKERING-

 

ONDER WIJZIGINGEN IN DE FRANSE WET DIT JAAR, ZULLEN WIJ IN 2020 GEEN ANNULERINGEN TERUGBETALEN, MAAR IN PLAATS VAN AANBIEDING VAN ALTERNATIEVE DATA OF EEN KREDIETNOTUM GELDIG VOOR 12 MAANDEN.

 

ZORG ERVOOR DAT U DE RELEVANTE REISVERZEKERING HEEFT OM DE ANNULERING TE BEHANDELEN DOOR 19 BEPERKINGEN OF ANDERE SOORTGELIJKE GEBEURTENISSEN.

ITALIEN

COVID 19 + RIMBORSI E ASSICURAZIONI DI VIAGGIO-

 

A NORMA DI MODIFICA DEL DIRITTO FRANCESE QUESTO ANNO, NEL 2020 NON RIMBORSEREMO ALCUNA ANNULLAMENTO MA DOVREBBE DATE ALTERNATIVE OFFERTE O UNA NOTA DI CREDITO VALIDA PER 12 MESI.

 

SI PREGA DI ASSICURARSI DI AVERE L'ASSICURAZIONE DEL VIAGGIO RILEVANTE PER COPRIRE LA CANCELLAZIONE A CAUSA DI 19 RESTRIZIONI O ALTRI EVENTI SIMILI.

GERMAN

COVID 19 + RÜCKERSTATTUNGEN & REISEVERSICHERUNG-

Im Rahmen von Änderungen des französischen Rechts in diesem Jahr werden wir im Jahr 2020 keine Stornierungen zurückerstatten, sondern stattdessen alternative Daten oder eine für 12 Monate gültige Gutschrift anbieten.

Bitte stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie die relevante Reiseversicherung haben, um die Stornierung aufgrund von 19 Einschränkungen oder anderen ähnlichen Ereignissen abzudecken.

ESPAGNOL

COVID 19 + REEMBOLSOS Y SEGURO DE VIAJE

 

BAJO CAMBIOS A LA LEY FRANCESA ESTE AÑO, DURANTE 2020 NO REEMBOLSAREMOS NINGUNA CANCELACIÓN PERO EN OFERTA OFRECE FECHAS ALTERNATIVAS O UNA NOTA DE CRÉDITO VÁLIDA POR 12 MESES.

 

POR FAVOR, ASEGÚRESE DE QUE TIENE EL SEGURO DE VIAJE PERTINENTE PARA CUBRIR LA CANCELACIÓN DEBIDO A CUBRIR 19 RESTRICCIONES U OTROS EVENTOS SIMILARES.

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