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Old 5th March 2020, 09:27   #161
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My son and DiL have had an offer accepted on a place in St.Jean d’Angely - so assuming all goes well in the buying process it looks like we will be spending about 50% of our time in our favourite part of France.
Love the coast to the north of Royan - spent holidays at Palais-sur-mer.
So we have everything crossed that it all goes through OK.

Congrats!

A very nice place to live.
My grandparents used to live 40 years in Chatelaillon just a few miles North, nor so far from Saint-Jean d'Angély.
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Old 5th March 2020, 10:12   #162
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Congrats!

A very nice place to live.
My grandparents used to live 40 years in Chatelaillon just a few miles North, nor so far from Saint-Jean d'Angély.
Many thanks!! - have to say with the rain hissing down here - we both are looking forward to starting the project - assuming all goes to plan.

Fully habitable but a good part of it needs renovation - so the plan is we go out to carry on when my son has to be back in the U.K.

Love the beeches on the coast - fond memories of when it gets too hot on the beech - moving back into the Pine Trees and sitting in the dappled sunlight.
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Old 14th March 2020, 21:27   #163
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Unfortunate fact France is now as/more expensive than UK- I base this on many years travelling and holidays in la Belle France and haven't as yet discovered the reason?? The euro? possibly? Chris.S.
Hope you don’t mind me posting on here, but I have been coming to France for years, along with Germany. My son lives in Germany. Has done since he was 18 years old, 53 now. Always enjoyed driving in France. Nowhere near as much hassle as in GB. Open roads abound everywhere. Drove down through France to visit Italy in 2006. Have many happy memories of staying in places with friends, all the way down to Briancon and over those beautiful mountain roads. We visit France every year, even if it is only on the way to Germany. Your comment about the way prices have risen over the last few years is the same for us. Of course the euro being stronger than the pound at the moment does not help, but it has always been swings and roundabouts the currency. The old saying you win some and you lose some is true. Looking forward to hopefully coming over later on this year to the Loire somewhere, so if I see you in your Rovers and MGs, I will give you a wave or a flash if it is safe to do so.
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Old 14th March 2020, 22:11   #164
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Hope you don’t mind me posting on here, but I have been coming to France for years, along with Germany. My son lives in Germany. Has done since he was 18 years old, 53 now. Always enjoyed driving in France. Nowhere near as much hassle as in GB. Open roads abound everywhere. Drove down through France to visit Italy in 2006. Have many happy memories of staying in places with friends, all the way down to Briancon and over those beautiful mountain roads. We visit France every year, even if it is only on the way to Germany. Your comment about the way prices have risen over the last few years is the same for us. Of course the euro being stronger than the pound at the moment does not help, but it has always been swings and roundabouts the currency. The old saying you win some and you lose some is true. Looking forward to hopefully coming over later on this year to the Loire somewhere, so if I see you in your Rovers and MGs, I will give you a wave or a flash if it is safe to do so.

From one Brummie to another Brummie, If you are passing thru Brittany,56 Morbihan give us a shout.
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And, David, I'm in the Loire valley, south near a town called Thouars.
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My days on here were numbered.......My beloved ZTT has succumbed to rust. It is a Scottish car, and having spent some of it's life on the Moray Firth coast, it was no surprise to find that it was turning ginger

I'm going to see a French ZTT on Saturday. Hopefully it is as solid as many French cars appear to be - the downsides are that's it's duct tape silver, has a slipping clutch, needs an injector, and has a problem with the roof lining - fingers crossed that a deal can be struck.

Getting used to driving a LHD may take some doing though.
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Old 26th May 2020, 10:17   #167
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Good luck with your search - pretty rare in France. Where has the rust caused the terminal problems?

Personally, I feel far more comfortable driving a right hand drive car in France - much easier to navigate the ditches on country roads and avoid curbing (again!) expensive alloys.
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Old 26th May 2020, 12:15   #168
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The Sills are on their way out, and the rear subframe and upper arms are a sight to behold . There are also bubbles along the front of the bonnet and on various other spots around the car.

As well as it's time spent in Scotland, it now lives about 5 metres from a stream. The poor thing really didn't have a chance
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My days on here were numbered.......My beloved ZTT has succumbed to rust. It is a Scottish car, and having spent some of it's life on the Moray Firth coast, it was no surprise to find that it was turning ginger

I'm going to see a French ZTT on Saturday. Hopefully it is as solid as many French cars appear to be - the downsides are that's it's duct tape silver, has a slipping clutch, needs an injector, and has a problem with the roof lining - fingers crossed that a deal can be struck.

Getting used to driving a LHD may take some doing though.
A French car ???---In France ???

If not then with all those faults should be cheap as chips.

Good luck with it.---
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A French car ???---In France ???

If not then with all those faults should be cheap as chips.

Good luck with it.---
It's a £200 car in the UK - but things are rather different over here. He's asking 1k for it, but is only willing to negotiate in front of the car presumably because he doesn't want to upset its feelings .

As much as I'd love another ZTT, if the price can't be negotiated far below his asking price I will
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