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Useful Contacts in the Bouriane

Listed on this page are just a few of the excellent professionals living and working in the Bouriane area.  If you would like to be listed, then send an email with all your details to: amanwithavanfrance@gmail.com

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ANIMAL CHARITY - Phoenix is a non-profit registered charity run on a voluntary basis  and in 2005, we became the first European Associate of the Blue Cross. We take into our network of foster homes abused, abandoned and unwanted animals, and offer them for adoption where possible. We run a service putting people with animals to re-home in touch with people offering homes, and advise on all aspects of animal care and, more particularly, on the French animal welfare system. If you would like more information or would like to be a foster parent or are looking to get a dog or cat, then why not take a look at our website: www.phoenixasso.com  Phœnix Association, Les Fauges, 24380 Vergt Telephone: 05 53 54 94 81 For adoption enquires or Sheelagh and Richard personally, e-mail: sheerik@wanadoo.fr

For donations of books and all other offers of help for our twice yearly Booksales contact Christine Korzaan: Tel. 0553243808

CANCER SUPPORT FRANCE DORDOGNE EAST & LOT -  "By English speakers for English speakers whatever their country of origin"

(Local email contact) - csfdordognelot@yahoo.com (National website) - www.cancersupportfrance.info Local 24h Helpline - 06 35 90 03 41 We offer confidential support to those with cancer and their carers by being available on the telephone, by email, home visits or accompanied hospital visits. We help you to ask the questions you need answers to, guide you to other sources of advice and help and provide you with access to written information about cancer and its treatments

CHATS DU QUERCY - is a new charity situated in the Tarn et Garonne. Our mission is to rescue and re-home cats & kittens in need. We will provide care and comfort in our Rescue & Re-homing Centre in Miramont de Quercy whilst we seek permanent and loving new homes. We are currently raising funds to provide additional cat enclosures and to refurbish existing ones. In addition we need working capital to provide food and veterinary care. Our target is 6000 euros and aim to re-open our Rescue & Re-homing Centre in March 2011. You can make a donation by visiting our website www.chatsduquercy.com or contact Lynn Stone at chatsduquercy@gmail.com Association: W821001276   SIREN:523 525 152 00014    APE:9499Z

ARCHITECT - Richard Stirrup Architecte dplg - English bi-lingual, France and UK registered, based near Gourdon. Full architectural & planning services on residential projects across the Midi-Pyrenees; new build, extension, renovation, restoration, project management, pre-purchase surveys, feasibility studies, expert witness reports and professional advice.Contact nos. 05 65 21 11 45 (home)  06 85 53 02 32 (Mob) e-mail:- richard.stirrup@btinternet.com

Property Management. We are a 1-stop French property management company, offering caretaking services located in the Lot- in Southwest France. The areas we cover are the Lot (46) Lot-et-Garonne (47), Tarne-et-Garonne (82), Correze (19) and Dordogne (24). Have a look at our website for more information or contact Roland Richardson on 06 12 30 10 12 www.lotpropertymanagement.com

VETS SURGERY - English speaking clinic - Les Garrigues, 46300, Le Vigan. 05 65 41 10 73




 Stuart Bailey supplies and installs all satellite television systems for UK, French, Dutch and most other European programmes.  

He stocks most Sky and Freesat models, including the new Humax Freesat PVR's which enable you to watch and record different channels at the same time.  He can also help you with broadband via satellite and worldwide TV via the internet.  Whatever your requirement, just give me a call/text

 06 89 06 46 51 or email esprittv@wanadoo.fr.

Local Charities Etc

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND.  Centre Aliénor in Mérignac (33), near Bordeaux airport, trains guide dogs for blind people all over France. As in the UK, the school relies on donations from individuals and companies, there is no central government funding for their valuable work. The school is always in need of volunteer puppy walkers to care for and develop the youngsters in preparation for their formal education in school. Contact Lot-based puppy walker Mary Hall on 05 65 24 66 46, hall.bureau@neuf.fr, or visit the blog at http://centrealienor.unblog.fr/.

Permanent loving homes are also sought for 'career change' dogs who won't be guide dogs, and retired dogs.

CHATS-PERDUE  If you have lost your cat or are looking to adopt one, then take a look at Chats-Perdue. It allows you to upload your missing cats's details and where it was last seen...it's a nationwide service and free - although they gratefully accept donations to help them with running the site.

Have a look at a local cat which has gone missing recently:  http://www.chat-perdu.org/30528

English Speaking Funeral Services in France - All of us like to think that we are to some extent immortal; because of this the majority of people do not like to think of death, either of ourselves or someone close to us. Sadly, few of us are aware of the many practical things that need to be done after someone has died.  Having to deal with this difficult time in a country that is not our place of origin is hard enough. We may be faced with a minefield of additional questions and concerns and no matter how well we have learned the language, at one of the most stressful times of our lives it is imperative to know we are doing the right thing. I can help you with FREE ADVICE on the laws and procedures in France and any other funeral related questions you may have. Contact Angela Clohessy (Dip. FD MBIFD) on 05 63 39 55 97 or email her on Email: enquiry@funeralservicesinfrance.com

The English-speaking Church of Cahors in the Anglican Chaplaincy of Midi Pyrénées & Aude

Are you an English speaker?    Would you like to meet other English speakers near you?

You can at the Anglican church in Cahors where you will be sure of a warm welcome – services take place at 10 am every Sunday at Centre Paroissial, av.  Jean Lurcat, Terre Rouge, Cahors (2.3 km  from Pont L Philippe, along D911 towards Rodez. Turn left at 2nd set of lights. Opposite Gendarmerie)

For practical help, pastoral advice and enquiries please contact Revd June Hutchinson on 05 65 21 68 52 or visit our website on www.churchinmidipa.org

New Restaurant doing well

 Le restaurant de Montcléra


After its first three months of business

this exciting new restaurant has already got a great reputation for quality ingrediants and a passion for tasty, original food. It is looking forward to a winter season of delicious lunches and sociable theme nights.


Click here to see more.


To book your table contact Rosie on

05 65 23 38 27 or 06 50 55 42 99 


or email rosie@partyinfrance.co.uk