The thread on ‘Reconfinement: here we go again’ prompted a heartfelt post from Captain Endeavour ‘I might just make it in time. I would dearly like to.’
And I wondered whether to make a post asking whether anyone might have pointers to helpful agencies, websites (morning croissant?), local connections and friends. A potential offer of assistance from a member hosting gites was wonderfully made by another member. While in no way want to be seen as looking a gift horse in the mouth, many thanks, it was suggested I make a new thread so here it is.
I’d like the post to be for everyone who is looking, not just me.! (E.g. Captain Endeavour is looking for accommodation in Manche/Calvados).
Here’s my situation – was hoping to rent an apartment for my partner and I in Nice to start with, use to settle in and then look around the country to find somewhere to settle if not Nice – south preferred, might help with my partners painful and stiff knee – all very sensible I was advised! However, as a member posted, ‘long term renting in France seems to be quite a tricky process!’. An offer of a house has been made and hoping to view after lockdown, however it might not be available before the end of December. Other offers made have ‘disappeared’, and generally people don’t get back to you.
So we’d like to check the potential for us getting established in some other way and maybe someone can help.
PS I know there has been some debate in other places on what sort of accommodation might be required for withdrawal agreement, so I am also creating a separate thread on that at the same time, to hopefully bring all the opinion together, as the CdS requirement will obviously inform on the accommodation.
But just to say, for gites, the opinion is established a gite owner can provide an Attestation de Hebergement’ (In case of accommodation with a third party: certificate from the host). And that should hopefully be fine.
In fact, for reasons I will set out on the other post, I suspect that just about any accommodation type is acceptable.
So any guidance / heads-up gratefully received, and many thanks in advance!