Actually I don't think we stayed away from France... not from looking at the gites I help with...
Introducing our annual holiday guide to France, Anthony Peregrine says that, for all its familiarity, our Gallic neighbour can still spring plenty of pleasing surprises.
The French are missing us. Of course, they're not going to say so, any more than they'd admit to impotence. But it's true. In 2009, we took a look, saw that a plunging pound wouldn't buy a potato chip and stayed away......
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/6989762/France-holiday-guide-take-a-fresh-look.html
Accommodation searches short, medium & long term
Help with house purchases (we are not an estate agent, therefore totally without bias)
Help with Utilities - English speaking contacts for all requirements (Banking, Insurance....)
English TV installation - Telephone & internet installations
Holiday Home / Gite Management (15 years experience in the UK Travel Industry)
Making friends - Helping with schools, creches, nannies, shopping, home-making...
Telling you how it is, no rose-tinted spectacles here.