can any one tell me a bar in perigueux when expats go as we are moving to the area and would like to make contact with the expat communitythanks russ
Just be aware that expat bars are the favourite hunting ground of the dodgy unregistered expat builder/electrician/ plumber They will have you marked the minute you walk in the door They will be really friendly and helpful then rip you off Sorry to sound negative but so many people fall foul of these evil individuals Only use a builder that is registered and insured and ask your neighbours for recommendations
Best of luck in your new French life; do not let others spoil it
funny enough I am an explumber,so have no intention of using any dodgy tradesmen as I can smell them a mile away,my question regarding bars used by expats is for social use only,can you recommend any?,thank you for the info regarding the builders
Our daughter suggests The Star Inn, Perigueux. Never been so can't comment.
The Star is no more - but i cant remember what it is called now. I have lived in Perigueux for five years and must admIt i dont know anywhere expats go, ive not met any but it might just be me, i could just be a miserable git. Best of luck with your move and if you need any help shout - and no i am not a builder or tradesman!
Are you actually in Perigueux or one of the surrounding villages - depending where you are there might be one or two places I know.
you are coming to France so make friends with the locals
Aren't people who live here ' locals' Or do you just mean French?
the fact of the matter is that Brits in France are immigrants, not ex pats.
By local I meant whoever it happens to be in the area rather than trying to specifically single out other Brits and going down the non French route .
we have lived in a rural french farming community for 10 years and have never really been accepted, that's why we would like to be closer to a ex pat community to form some sort of social life,any info would be appreciated
That's sad. In the time I've lived here my neighbours have become my friends. They seem to be pretty good at falling out with each other but I've been made very welcome.
Its ok everyone saying mix with the French, my friends are French etc but when your Partner is French, your friends are French etc it is lovely to speak to fellow Brits now and again, different sense of humour etc. I live in Perigueux and it would be lovely to meet other "imigrants"
The dutch, belge and germans speak english also, but may not have your sense of humor. You could just try to go to the bars and see.
I was never friends with my neighbours in the UK so I can't think of any reason why this would be the case in France.A nod, a smile and a "good morning/bonjour" is all I want from people who just happen to have bought houses in the same road as me (excluding emergencies).
Well going back to the original, im in Perigueux and if anyone is about and want a drink or lunch etc im usually available to make one in!
As Andrew, I am available too !
try silver owl - nice people own it - one french and one american.
Nancy, we have to start a gathering somewhere, available for lunch whenever
And whoever want to join