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by groslard
Fri 05 Oct 2018 21:36
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 9
Views: 910

I like Vernet. I have some friends who moved there from further down the valley and love it as far as I know. Here's a bit more about it. martyn has described it rather well, the shabby chic etc....and a great curry house as he says! https://anglophone-direct.com/vernet-les-bains-2/ :lol: What a sp...
by groslard
Fri 05 Oct 2018 21:33
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Vernet les Bains

I have seen an ultra cheap studio of sale in Vernet which rather tempts me as a summer retreat from the heat of Béziers and the plain. What are the main drawbacks of the town? I doubt I would be there much in the Summer .... I think there are people here who live round there. For myself, I stay th...
by groslard
Thu 04 Oct 2018 17:50
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Vernet les Bains

I have seen an ultra cheap studio of sale in Vernet which rather tempts me as a summer retreat from the heat of Béziers and the plain.
What are the main drawbacks of the town? I doubt I would be there much in the Summer
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by groslard
Thu 04 Oct 2018 17:43
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Does anyone use Cheques D'Emploi
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Giving fictious figures just as an example. You pay someone 55 hours at 11€ making 605€ a month or so later you have to pay a little over 300€ in charges so you have paid out let us say 925€ for argument's sake. Next year half of that is allowed against tax In my case it has been enough to e...
by groslard
Tue 25 Aug 2009 17:52
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Le Tire Bouchon, Perpignan (near station)
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Would it be possible to hobble there from the Station?
I limp badly and walk with one or two sticks, but I love to take the train and get out a bit.
I can manage 400/500 metres easily enough.
The only problem is that the restaurants near stations aren't usually very exciting..
by groslard
Mon 20 Oct 2008 16:46
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Roussillon Vins Primeurs
Replies: 28
Views: 7839

Surprisingly, the ones I enjoyed tasting most were white. The vins primeur that I have enjoyed most over the last five years or so have all been white, often sauvignon blancs. Interesting about the "Tarragona rioja at 2.99 (from Lidl would you believe) " I was going to ask if there was anything dri...
by groslard
Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:48
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: French tax return online?
Replies: 11
Views: 5053

If you are not resident in France, but just have a holiday home here which you have had for less than 15 years you pay value added tax on a sliding scale.
For a rough 'ready reckoner' see:
http://www.anil.org/guide/calculs/plusv ... uvalue.htm
by groslard
Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:54
Forum: Health
Topic: Carte Vitale
Replies: 7
Views: 3837

The only redference I can find to Iris is this Printer's site!
http://membres.printresources.com/iris-impression/
by groslard
Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:49
Forum: Health
Topic: Carte Vitale
Replies: 7
Views: 3837

Re: Carte Vitale

how do I get the equivalent French E111 to cover me for medical when I am in Spain or the UK as my UK E111 expired in January this year. You Don't get it from France, As you are under State Retirement Age the UK is responsible for you. I don't want to start the debate that has exploded elsewhere, b...
by groslard
Mon 21 Apr 2008 16:21
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Window Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 2969

Some Castoramas have that...
by groslard
Sun 20 Apr 2008 08:39
Forum: Travel
Topic: Checking in Baggage at Gerona
Replies: 13
Views: 5569

I also use Bristol (for Toulouse or Béziers) ..
by groslard
Thu 10 Apr 2008 15:13
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Renaissance
Replies: 5
Views: 2424

But not the stupid Sud de France campaign of megalo Frêche..
by groslard
Wed 09 Apr 2008 10:02
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Your Consumer Rights - for what it is worth...
Replies: 21
Views: 8294

I agree with what has been said about Insurance.
A major problem is that French people seem to accept this as normal..'c'est comme ça en France' so there is no impetus for change.
by groslard
Tue 08 Apr 2008 18:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Re-registering a car in France
Replies: 60
Views: 20018

We have an old Volvo 460 available for the couple of hundred euros it cost me to put it through its Controle Technique. Showing its age but still going strongly with 2 next to new tyres and 2 very new ones. Air con doesn´t work and is beyond repair. It has a roof bar and snow chains but no towbar. ...
by groslard
Thu 27 Mar 2008 23:28
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Co-operatives
Replies: 56
Views: 16439

There are no experts: it is a profitable industry which creates loads of myths just to sell its products. I have just enjoyed a bottle of local wine (unknown, but very nice) at 2.99 I also have had excellent wines at 12 euros..but the difference has nothing to do with the coefficient The second cert...
by groslard
Thu 27 Mar 2008 20:16
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7391

Hey groslard ( love the name!) Love the mouth watering photos, yum! Would love a few resto reviews in the L'doc I'm going to respect john's point, and not overload this site with lots of references that would be better on another board. But now I have posted the photos, I may as well just say a lit...
by groslard
Tue 25 Mar 2008 23:03
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7391

Well that one is near Minerve, so it is feasible for you southerners..not over near Nîmes or something...
by groslard
Tue 25 Mar 2008 19:46
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7391

whereas groslard = fat slob :P .....
by groslard
Tue 25 Mar 2008 18:49
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7391

Fair enough ..that's why I raise the question before launching in ..
by groslard
Tue 25 Mar 2008 18:33
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7391

Restaurants in the Languedoc

At the right hand top of the page in large letters it says Languedoc-Roussillon, but I notice that most people on this board seem very firmly based in the PO rather than the Languedoc. I'd be quite happy to post a few reviews of restaurants in my patch, (Languedoc, in particular the western Hérault)...
by groslard
Mon 24 Mar 2008 16:39
Forum: Travel
Topic: Motorway warning
Replies: 25
Views: 9598

I have to say that Barcelona is the worst city I have ever come across for petty theft
I had a credit card fraud and my son had his wallet lifted....
We are both very experienced travellers , who have avoided trouble in place like Hamburg and all over Asia
by groslard
Mon 24 Mar 2008 16:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Motorway warning
Replies: 25
Views: 9598

I think people are ignoring Chris's posting
"Beware of the La Palme services on the A9 north of Perpignan.

It is frequented by unsavoury types who will, for example, approach you when you are filling your car"
This is much more common than tyre slashing etc
by groslard
Sat 22 Mar 2008 09:44
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Does Wine cause breast cancer?
Replies: 19
Views: 12983

Does Wine cause breast cancer?

by groslard
Tue 18 Mar 2008 12:44
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Corked wines
Replies: 36
Views: 11022

john wrote:
groslard wrote:It was not a surpirise that some of their whites were ,how shall I put it, not in the best of nick.
Trying to 'nique' the client eh? :twisted:
by groslard
Tue 18 Mar 2008 11:16
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Corked wines
Replies: 36
Views: 11022

I have never bought a bottle of corked wine, but have quite often had to send one back in restaurants.
Any explanation?
by groslard
Sun 16 Mar 2008 09:33
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Perpignan CPAM
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

after about the third visit I drafted a letter which was a receipt from them contaning a list of all the docs tghey had asked for over various visits ,others I thought may apply and confirmnig they had all these docs from and not others were required. I insisted that this was signed and stamped and...
by groslard
Sat 15 Mar 2008 22:38
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Perpignan CPAM
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Re: Perpignan CPAM

Do they do it deliberately to annoy us or are they just stupid/inefficient? . You have my sympathy. I sometimes darkly wonder if it is to create work to justify their jobs, but the simplest explanation is that there is often no such thing as a centrally standardised set of requirements. Despite the...
by groslard
Thu 13 Mar 2008 12:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: Petit Train Jaune
Replies: 15
Views: 10261

Alas no.
I have no luck in business...
But the point was that you open an account at somewhere like Photobucket, upload any photo you wish to post, then just post the link on here.
by groslard
Thu 13 Mar 2008 10:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Petit Train Jaune
Replies: 15
Views: 10261

On another Forum I have to post a link to my photo collection on Photobucket: like this http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh80/bfb_album/JourdelAn2008-043.jpg Which is a photo of My New Year's lunch... or this: http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh80/bfb_album/baladeAOUT20075.jpg Les Anglais en Fra...
by groslard
Wed 12 Mar 2008 14:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Petit Train Jaune
Replies: 15
Views: 10261

Thanks a lot everybody