"Tour de Finance" Rennes 10th April 2013

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Still heading northwards, the next stop on the 2013 Tour de Finance itinerary will be Rennes, the capital of Brittany.

When we lived in Brittany, Rennes was our nearest ‘big’ town and the place we would go to for major shopping trips. I love markets and one of my favourite Saturday destinations was the Marche des Lices. The market is the second largest in France and there are regularly over 300 stall holders, all with their regional produce. If you like markets, it’s absolute heaven! There is also a weekday indoor market in Les Halles where you can stock up on local produce and in fact, there are numerous street markets taking place throughout the city on most days of the week.

There’s also plenty of other stuff to see and do in Rennes apart from shopping. The city experienced its own ‘Great Fire of London’ type event in 1720, which resulted in the tragic loss of over 900 of the traditional timbered buildings. This part of Rennes was rebuilt in stone and the mixture of ‘old’ and ‘new’ really adds to the city’s charm. The Tour de Finance event is scheduled to end around 2.30 and this will leave you plenty of time to enjoy wandering the narrow streets and admiring the different styles of architecture.

The day’s events kick off at 9.30 with a coffee and ‘welcome’ session. Then the fun begins...

The morning will be filled with short seminars, each hosted by an expert guest speaker. The subjects covered will all be of interest to expats and are scheduled to include issues such tax, pensions and currency transfers, property letting and holiday rentals plus of course, healthcare and financial advice.

The organisers are providing a free buffet lunch and the lunch break will be an ideal opportunity to chat to the guest speakers. You could also use this time to ask any specific questions that might not have been covered during the morning. Lunchtime will also be a nice way to meet other expats living in and around the region and this might be especially useful to those of you in the Brittany area, as I know people can often be quite far apart.

And finally, when you book your place, you will also be automatically entered into a prize draw. There are vouchers worth £250 to be won - (thank you British Corner Shop!) - mmm, that’s a lot of shopping!

The event is open to everyone, entirely free of charge and is a wonderful opportunity to get free expert advice on a wide range of subjects. Places are limited but SFN readers can pre-book using one of the links below. If getting to Rennes is difficult, don’t worry, the Tour de Finance continues throughout March and April and the alternative venues are all listed below. Simply click on the venue of your choice to book.

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