French equivalent to Citizens Advice Bureau

Is there one???


There was a (rather short) thread on it a while ago - I think the conclusion was ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ, but help might be available depending on the problem.

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Your home insurance policy may include something useful to you.

What is it called @fabien ?

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Hi @carlmt, actually there is an equivalent or more precisely there are some equivalents as this is not a single entity in France. For financial related issues you can get advise from an ‚ÄúAssistante Sociale‚ÄĚ (just type that in Google and they‚Äôll provide you with the number to dial in) for litigations & legal related issues there is the M√©diateur Civil, if it‚Äôs more serious than that you may be redirected to a M√©diateur P√©nal or a Conciliateur de Justice but it starts with the M√©diateur Civil. For anything else just call the Mairie and they‚Äôll guide you to the appropriate service as this is amongst their attributions‚Ķ Hope this is helpful?

As @james commented, if you have a private Legal Insurance then you can also call them, the difference is that you’ll get faster answers and potentially a bit more accurate as they’ll be from a lawyer directly but the outcome should be the same (on the advice side I mean).



Where are you ? In Saintes there is a sit and wait ‚Äėpermanence‚Äô on a Tuesday morning at the Maison de la Solidarit√©. And rdv by appt.


this might well be the answer for you… you can ask them the questions you are posing here…

I’m sure they will put your mind at rest and perhaps offer useful advice.

I was offering this advice to fabien. I guess t is too late now ? I have been several times, this is why I was passing it on.

Oh well… it was just a thought.

hope you do get things sorted, anyway… to your own satisfaction… :slight_smile: