William Charles Wattam
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Car Rental in France

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Charles Wattam Aug 25, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi all,  I will arrive in France 4th Sep to stake my claim to the house I have purchased in Civray and looking forward to it.  I need transport for a few weeks and checking various options came…Continue

Do I need a Lawyer

Started this discussion. Last reply by John W Stockdale Mar 19, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello everyone,last time I wrote it was about my search for a French property to purchase.  During a recent very short trip to France I found a house in the village of Civray not far from Poitiers…Continue

How do I get to Carcossonne

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Charles Wattam Jul 29, 2012. 7 Replies

My dream of becoming a home owner in France is getting closer.  Moving from the UK many years ago to Australia was great and never regretted but my dream of a house and home in France was always…Continue

 

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William Charles Wattam replied to barbara deane's discussion There could be room for a great guide to superb places to stay in France. in the group Gite and Chambre d'hote Owners
"Hi Barbara, sounds a great idea. SFN is a good forum and would include the likes of me and many others who are from further afield such as the US, Canada, NZ and Aus of course.  I am sure many ideas will flow from SFN members.  Regards Bill"
Jun 17
William Charles Wattam replied to Jeanette Holland's discussion Australians living in France
"Hi Jeanette,  I am from Canberra and this is still my principal place of residence but several years ago i started to look for something different to do and a house in Europe seemed a good idea.  I am originally from the UK so thought…"
Jun 16
William Charles Wattam replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"Good info again Steve, thanks.  I will head to Carrefor and the Tabac.  Don't think I could negotiate a refund of anything at this stage and I am relying on my Granddaughter for some language assistance. I have been looking at Ikea…"
Aug 25, 2013
Steve Cox replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"Dont rush it on the furniture as there is a lot of very good "antique" stuff out there.  What I am doing is buying some temporary stuff (like flat pack bedroom cupboards) so the place is livable and will get proper stuff later after I…"
Aug 25, 2013
William Charles Wattam replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"Thanks Steve, I found SFN quite early in my quest and thanks to the members have had many questions answered and advice provided, some which saved me some cash, so I agree.  Funny you mentioned GPS, just downloaded the Europe map for my Tom Tom…"
Aug 25, 2013
Steve Cox replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"No problem - as an infrequent visitor to my place in Trebes but invariably via Toulouse and a car hire, it was nice to be able to help as so many people on the site have helped me. Think seriously about the GPS (but not hiring it).  Over the…"
Aug 24, 2013
William Charles Wattam replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"Steve, went with Autoeurope for a France and UK Booking.  Great site and the best price I could get.  defaulted to Europcar Hire. Thanks again. Bill"
Aug 24, 2013
William Charles Wattam replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"Thanks Steve, some good info and appreciated.  I have had no trouble with Europcar I must say but having a dickens of a time getting onto the French website.  I will have a go at Argus and Autoeurope.  Regards Bill"
Aug 24, 2013
Steve Cox replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"Having said all that, I just did a cross check using http://www.autoeurope.com.au/car.cfm and they were 10% cheaper for same car, same dates at Toulouse"
Aug 23, 2013
Steve Cox replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Car Rental in France
"I use agus car hire UK web site when I book a car from Toulouse (I work in Angola and am Australian so it needs to be very simple :-)   They are "sort" of a wholesaler for the various agencies and you get a list of prices and do the…"
Aug 23, 2013
William Charles Wattam posted a discussion

Car Rental in France

Hi all,  I will arrive in France 4th Sep to stake my claim to the house I have purchased in Civray and looking forward to it.  I need transport for a few weeks and checking various options came across some unfavourable experiences with car hire, in particular Europcar.  Any advice on who to look at for car hire out of Toulouse.  All advice garatefully recieved as always. BillSee More
Aug 23, 2013
Bill Holehouse left a comment for William Charles Wattam
"Hi William That would be nice ,let me know when you get here.                                                     …"
Aug 15, 2013
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Aug 15, 2013
Lesley Mathieson-Smith replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Help in furnishing an empty house in Civray in the group Inhabitants of Poitou-Charentes
"Yes - Aude, just outside of Mirepoix"
Jul 15, 2013
Marie-Antoinette Keeran replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Help in furnishing an empty house in Civray in the group Inhabitants of Poitou-Charentes
"Hello Lesley, when you mention 11th district, are you talking about department of Aude ?  There are Emmaüs stores in Narbonne and Servian there may be other. When will you be in France? I hope this helps. Marie-Antoinette "
Jul 15, 2013
Debbie Kibble replied to William Charles Wattam's discussion Help in furnishing an empty house in Civray in the group Inhabitants of Poitou-Charentes
"Hello William,  I know one place where you can get Everything you could possibly need - from Me !!!  I have just sold my lovely 7 bedroom Charentaise farmhouse which included a fitted out gite so I have all that is needed  (some in…"
Jul 15, 2013

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Enjoy walking, cycling and sailing. Travel to places such as India and Nepal. Member of the Australian Army Reserve but just about to finish due to age retirement looming. Have recently purchased a house in Civray and will now spend time there finishing the renovation.
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Carpenter and joiner by trade and a builder here in Canberra for many years. Have been involved in Risk Management for many years and recently occupational health and safety related training.
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At 9:07 on August 15, 2013, Bill Holehouse said…

Hi William

That would be nice ,let me know when you get here.       

                                                                       Bill

At 10:45 on March 31, 2010,
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Catharine Higginson
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Hi William

Welcome to the network - we hope you find it useful! Don't forget to upload a photo of yourself to your profile and you can pinpoint your location on the members map. I think you are our second member from down under! Feel free to join any groups that look interesting and introduce yourself in the discussion forum. We're a friendly lot and will look forward to hearing from you!
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