Tranquille Vienne Gites

quick reference site in French & English:

Local Estate Agents

Local agents are based in Chabanais and also in Confolens and Saint Junien - all cover approximately 1 hrs drive of each Town.

I liaise with a local lady also, with regards to properties for sale around the area - I would be happy to arrange a meeting with her for you.

I worked with a local Agency for 8 months back in 2008 and as we have been through the experience of buying in France, we can help with any day to day queries you may have or may have forgotten to ask an Agent!  If we knew then, what we know now it would have been so much easier!!

Need a Gardener to maintain your holiday home?

We have been asked a few times if we know of anyone reliable, who could help with garden clearing or helping to maintain a garden on a holiday home whilst you are not in France.

Tom Williamson, who is based in Chabanais offers all kind of garden services from lawn mowing, tree pruning to laying new driveways - his contact details can be found on his website 

Transferring Money to France - we can recommend Transferwise & Voltrex   

Are you making the most out of your Foreign Exchange?


In today’s rapidly expanding and competitive global market we recognise the need that you will want to get as much for your money as possible.

Voltrex Ltd is a leading money transfer and foreign currency broker, helping our clients transfer their money efficiently and safely. Whether a business covering its exposure, an individual buying a home overseas, families emigrating to a new country or simply wanting to transfer your money abroad Voltrex can help you.

 Why Voltrex Foreign Exchange?

 .               Open an account online free of charge with no obligation to trade

.               Free transfers and no commission charges

.               No minimum transaction size

.               Highly competitive exchange rates

.               Purchase and transfer your funds through our online system

.               Ability to guarantee no receiving fees

.               Designated currency broker

.               Located in the heart of the city of London financial district

.               Voltrex is registered under the Data Protection Act

.               All major currencies traded

 Additional Services

 .               Clients have the option of using our unique desktop online trading platform to purchase and manage their international transfers or the traditional 'voice broking' service with your own account manager.

.               Voltrex is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for Money Laundering purposes.

.               Also Registered with HM Revenue and Customs.

.               Same day, spot and forward contracts

.               Able to work limit and stop loss orders

.               Daily market reports

.               Rate alert service by email, phone and sms text

 Please feel free to contact your personal dedicated currency broker Matthew Baker:

tel +44 (0)20 7959 6850

dd +44 (0)20 7959 6853

Useful Information

We found these websites very useful when we were house-hunting.  Some practical information.