Useful Links

Prefecture de la Creuse:

Prefecture Haute-Vienne:
(cartes grises, permis de conduire)

Information about La Souterraine:
Municipal administrative services for La Souterraine (Mairie):

French website for income tax, taxe d’habitation, tax fonciere, etc:

L’assurance Maladie – website in French for all matters to do with health, social security, carte vitale, etc. (CPAM)

CPAM English speaking helpline:

Website for the Creuse Conseil General:
Website for the Haute-Vienne Conseil General:

French news in English:

Useful information for expats in the Limousin, covering all sorts of information on moving, housing, working, healthcare, etc, what’s on, discussions, classifieds:

The Connexion is the best-selling newspaper for English-speakers in France providing essential news and practical information to help readers understand and integrate into the French community:

FrenchEntrée is the complete online solution to buying French property, living or planning your holidays in France:

Pages Jaunes (yellow pages) – business directory:

Pages Blanches (white pages):

Limoges Airport:

Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts

Castaways Drama Group: based in La Souterraine and always looking for new members to join

British Embassy, Paris – First contact for information such as passport extensions, travel advice and emergency travel documents, crisis, registering a birth or death, etc.

Renewing a UK Passport from France – 32-page adult passports cost £83, child passport £53. For new or replacement passports, go to the Overseas British passport applications  page on www.GOV.UK where you can make an overseas application. You need to apply and pay online and send your supporting documents direct to the UK. The turnaround time is four to six weeks and applications are accepted up to nine months before the expiry of your current passport.

Please keep in mind that the direct links above are to various websites which are not administered by the library.
Due to the nature of varying departments and communes the above information is subject to change & you will have to personally verify the above details regarding your specific area of France.

“The above information is given on the understanding that it is the individuals responsibility to verify any/all information with the appropriate Authority/ Entreprise concerned, before acting upon it. This is necessary due to the fact that it is impossible for us to update said information and verify it every day.”