Local Info

We have put together a list of Local Info that we are sure will make your stay in the area easier. 

Markets

As a general rule markets operate from about 08.30 to 12.30 on the days stated. If the day happens to be a public holiday the markets tend to be reduced in size. Fruit and vegetables are always good value and fresh.

Monday: Beynac, Le Fleix, Les Eyzies ( in season), Prigonrieux, Tocane St. Apre, Villamblard

Tuesday: Le Bugue, Beaumont, Bergerac (organic), St Julien, Lisle, Mareuil, Neuvic, Prigonrieux, Riberac, Savignac les Eglise, Thenon,Thiviers (organic), Tremolat.

Wednesday: Agonac, Bergerac, Biron, Cadouin, Gardonne, Hautefort, Montignac, Perigueux, Sarlat, Siorac en Perigord, Velines.

Thursday: Domme, Eymet, Excideuil, La Coquille, La Force, Lalinde, Meyrals, Monpazier, Mouleydier, St Astier, St Julien de Lampon, St Pardoux la Riviere,Terrason.

Friday: Bergerac, Brantome (all day ), Le Buisson, Cubjac, Le Lardin, Riberac, La Roque Gageac, Sigoules, Trellisac, Vergt.

Saturday: Beaumont, Belves, Bergerac, Le Bugue, Lalinde, Mensignac, Montignac, Muissidan, Neuvic, Nontron, Perigeux, St. Aulaye, Sarlat, Thievers, Verteillac, Villefranche du Perigord.

Sunday: Augignac, Angoisse, Bassilac, Bergerac, Brantome, Champcevinel, Couze, Creysse, Daglan, Eymet, Gardonne, Issigeac, Marquay, Pontours, Prigonrieux, Rouffignac, St. Astier, St. Cyprien, St. Genies, Sorges, Tourtoirac.

Airports

Bordeaux Airport: http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr

Bergerac Airport
http://www.bergerac.aeroport.fr/index.php

Limoges
http://www.aeroportlimoges.com/uk/

Toulose Airport
http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr

 

Car rentals at airports

ADA + 33 561 30 00 33
AVIS + 33 561 30 04 94
BUDGET + 33 561 71 85 80
CITER + 33 561 30 00 01
EUROPCAR + 33 561 30 02 30
EURORENT + 33 561 71 20 33
HERTZ + 33 561 30 00 26

www.avis.com
www.novacarhire.com
www.orbitz.com
www.thrifty.com
www.europecar.com
www.buget.com

Search for best deal: www.carhiresearch.co.uk

Miscellaneous Information.

Internet
Internet and Internet cafes are very common in France, you can usually pay per 15 min or an hour. Remember that they use the AZERTY keyboard and not QWERTY.

Phoning
Most public call boxes now use telephone cards which are sold in tobacconists, post offices, SNCF or RATP ticket offices and other retail outlets.
To call abroad the code is 00 + country code + area code + number you are calling.
The code for the U.K. for instance would be 00.44. then the area code omitting the first zero (0) The code for the U.S.A. is 00.1.

Changing money
France is part of the Euro zone. There are 8 euro coins denominated in 2 and 1 euros, then 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
There are 7 euro notes enominated in 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros.

Foreign currency can be changed in post offices, stations or airports as well as banks.

ATM machines
Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard (any bank with the CB sign)
American Express a few in the very large cities and elsewhere via Le Credit Lyonnais Bank Cirrus via Le Credit Mutuel and Le Credit Agricole It is very easy to get
cash with Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard possible with American Express, difficult with Cirrus and Plus.

Travelers cheques
Easy to cash at any bank. There are often charges if the cheques are not in Euro’s. Can also be changed at post offices.

Post offices
Post offices are generally open from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays and from 8 am to midday on Saturdays. Some are closed from 12.30pm to 2pm for lunch. Traveller’s cheques and money can also be changed here.
Stamps can also be purchased at tobacconists.

Credit Cards
Accepted everywhere. Look for the sign CB in green-blue Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard (Carte Bleue network) AmEx, JCB (sometimes, and nearly always where there are tourists)

Foreign Exchange
Best rates are usually given at banks or at the American Express offices. It is easier to change a foreign currency into Euros than Euros into something else since banks have a limited stock of foreign currency.

Health Care
If you live in an EC country you should obtain an E111 form before you travel to France. This can be obtained from your local post office and must be date stamped by them. You will then only have to pay a part of the cost of your treatment.
Any visit to a doctor will cost 22 Euro.

 

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