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A SHORT walk in the Loubejac countryside this morning, just as the sun rises and the mist begins to clear in the valley. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2022 at This French Life
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EXPECT to see mention of the EcoWatt service over the coming months as France looks to reduce its energy use this winter. EcoWatt describes itself... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2022 at This French Life
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THE online health service, Mon Espace Santé, provides a digital locker that lets you store and share your medical documents such as x-rays and prescriptions.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2022 at This French Life
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THE Dordogne authorities have said that the current water use restrictions will remain in place, with little sign of improvement in the near future. Update... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2022 at This French Life
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MANY people across this corner of the Dordogne are preparing for the chestnut harvest at this time of the year, with the initial work involving... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2022 at This French Life
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WATER use restrictions for Dordogne homeowners, and many in the agricultural sector, will remain in place despite some rainfall in the département in August. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2022 at This French Life
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AT least once a week your letterbox is likely to groan a pile of brochures and flyers offering cut price deals, a chance to sell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2022 at This French Life
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THE latest figures from Météo-France show that summer 2022 was the second warmest on record, with many parts of the country seeing record breaking temperatures.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2022 at This French Life
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RUMBLES of thunder, a few drops of rain but the sun still shines across the Dordoge as summer comes to an end and people's thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at This French Life
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THE Dordogne chasse and préfecture has published the number of sanglier, deer and stag it aims to hunt for the season 2022/23. The plan de... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2022 at This French Life
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WITH summer coming to an end, and la rentrée fast approaching, school children will soon be heading back to class with the doors opening on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2022 at This French Life
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THE French government has announced it will continue to support the price of fuel to individuals and businesses until the end of the year. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2022 at This French Life
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THE Dordogne préfet has announced some changes to the water restrictions in place for agriculture, but for homeowners there is no change to the limitations... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2022 at This French Life
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A LEADING property website says that the Dordogne has the strongest appeal for second homes located in the countryside. SeLoger compiled search data from March... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2022 at This French Life
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THE Dordogne préfecture has announced the relaxation of its fire risk severity warning to modérée, from the severe risk level it announced in early August.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2022 at This French Life
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OVER the past couple of days I have seen five Canadair water-bombing aircraft heading west in the direction of Bordeaux, sent to tackle the large... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2022 at This French Life
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THE Dordogne préfet has tightened water restrictions across the département with a focus on use around the home. From 10 August and at least until... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2022 at This French Life
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A NUMBER of forest fires broke out across the Dordogne in the past few days, but fortunately the pompiers were able to bring them all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2022 at This French Life
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ALMOST half of French départements have decided to increase the speed limit on some or all of their departmental roads, from 80 km/h to 90... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2022 at This French Life
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BELVES airshow has been cancelled due to a fear of an accidental fire breaking out, because the showground is so dry and the neighbouring woods... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2022 at This French Life
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THE Dordogne préfecture has published a map highlighting the areas across the region that face water restrictions, as concern grows about water levels across France.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2022 at This French Life
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TIGHTER measures have been announced by the Dordogne préfecture with the département remaining under a 'risque sévère' warning for forest fires. Motorised vehicles are not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at This French Life
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AN explosion took place at the Eurenco factory in Bergerac, with the Préfet de la Dordogne saying eight people were injured. The explosion took place... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2022 at This French Life
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THE French government has announced that from 1 August, 2022, there will no longer be Covid-related rules at international borders. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2022 at This French Life
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THE France Services network offers help and advice on French paperwork and administration, find out how to find one local to you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at This French Life