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This page contains articles detailing  services aimed at Immigrants to France or Second Home Owners in Brittany.  A combination of editorial and advertising, it is a location  for Trades-people to explain what they have to offer.


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Marc Benjamin Potier Céramiste at St Alban


Lamps by Marc Benjamin

Marc Benjamin 's pottery is at St Alban.  He has a range of ready made items for sale ranging from ornaments to tea sets and lamps to Epis de faîtage, which are roof ridge ornamentsMarc uses a special technique of Cristallisation which imparts a lustrous sheen to his pottery. The illustrations hardly do justice to the range of beautiful objects from which to chose.  The Epis de faîtage are a unique adornment to a property - somewhat resembling a weather vane but static with cockerels, cavaliers, owls, and turrets topping them and based on ancient designs. They are available in a range of shimmering colours.  St. Alban is not far from Erquy and Val Andre. 

Marc Benjamin

Les Clos - 22400


Tel: 0033296329616

Service Giving Assistance to People settling in Brittany -

Anglo French Communication commenced trading in January 2004.  Based in Evran, Brittany the business is aimed at assisting English and German speaking nationals with relocation problems once they have moved to France. 

Rachel Gallard, who runs Anglo French Communications returned to her native France with English partner Chris last year.  The couple bought a property which they are currently renovating and also have a Gite and bed and breakfast business run by Chris.  Rachel has set up her business correctly and has obtained the necessary permissions and  a Siret Number.  She has the co-operation of her local Marie and frequently helps out with their communications with the immigrant English and Germans.  Rachel speaks both English and German fluently which is of great advantage to the Mairie staff.

Rachel worked for this company in Jersey for over two years as our secretary.  We were so glad to see her setting up on her own account in France and wish her luck with her enterprise.



Is it the Case for a Casette?



FireplaceOpen fires are welcoming and warming but can provide problems with draughts and dust.  The efficient way of preventing these problems is to install a "Casette".  This is an enclosed fire with a door which can slide up and down where space is limited or open out.  The efficiency of these devices has encouraged many people to give up the open grate and opt for one of these.  The Casettes come in many styles and sizes and can include a kit for "Grillades" - a method of cooking meat over the fire, rather like an indoor barbeque.  The door can be opened and you can have all the fun of an open fire or closed for safety. 


It is also possible to heat other rooms with ducting which is well away from the actual fire but uses the hot air in the chimney area. 

Casettes are made of cast iron and doors of extra touch heat resistant glass.  The interiors have pretty traditional Breton fire backs with pictures in the cast iron. 


If you do not have a beautiful old fire place, which can be converted by either installing a casette or perhaps wood burning stove, you can have a new fireplace built which can be either modern or traditional.  The costs of all this are surprising low and the end result very efficient!



Ets LEBRETON ZA des Alleux 8 rue de la Bise 22100 TADEN TEL 0033296399262107

Moving to Brittany?

Need help with such things as joining the French system, discussions with notaires, dealing with trades people etc.


Anglo-French Communication

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Helping homeowners to find quality trades people by languages spoken and trades people to find work and get a recommendation’

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Daniel Bruschi

Artisan carreleur

All types of tiles  laid - floors, walls mosaics, bathrooms, interior and exterior tiling

 St Malo-Dinard-Dinan

06-71448860 or 02-99814788