LONG CAN I STAY AT LA GIRAUDIERE?
- A minimum
term of 13 weeks is the recommended and the maximum could be 39 weeks.
For the Team The 2013 program starts 25th February 2013 and finishes on
or about the 11th of November. You can apply for less than 13 weeks and
it will be considered but bear in mind that anyone applying for 13
weeks would get preference.
I NEED A TRAVEL
PERMIT? - This you would have
to check with your local French embassy or consulate. But
as you are actually not a paid worker. If you need
or confirmation of your accommodation booking then this can be
IS LA GIRAUDIERE
AND WHAT IS THE SURROUNDING AREA
LIKE? - You
would be staying in one of the most
beautiful regions of France. Charente is famous for it's number of
sunshine hours and it's clear unpolluted air. The countryside is
rolling hills full of Grapevines, corn and sun flowers and scattered
built villages. La Giraudiere is 1 km from the center of Brossac Village. Brossac is in
the south Charente and lies 8km from Chalais market town and 18 km of
Barbezieux Market town. To see and use a Google interactive map of the
location for La Giraudiere visit Brossac Location Map
you will find a Google map with the exact
location of La Giraudiere by
working away from the location you will see exactly the location in
respect of the towns and cities of south west France.
TRAVEL INSURANCE - DO IT Do not forget to get your travel
insurance in place. Health care and
treatment can be very expensive in France it is your
have full cover for accidents and illness. E111
BRING IT AND TOP IT UP - If you are European citizen remember to bring
the E111 !!! which since
in England as changed to a blue credit card ID or so I have been told.
Can anyone inform me? Also remember that your E111 may not pay for all
your treatment or
medication so make sure you have a top up insurance. Make sure you tell your insurer that you are going on a working holiday.
WEATHER - The summer can be very hot up to 40+ c and the region
France is also known for it's storms so prepare for both. In really hot
periods you may want to start earlier and finish earlier depending on
and where the work is. Again flexibility is the order of the day.
Winters can be very cold -10c recorded this year. A page about
the weather in Brossac as been produced and you can see Weather in Brossac
NO SMOKING -SORRY - LG is a no smoking zone but there is a smokers
corner provided under a
tree over the lane