TV in France
For those people who do not want to
or cannot install
the very large Dishes
required around the Region...
Switch to 'Subscription-Free'
IPTV, to regain all
your Favourite Channels.......
The Signal from 2f and the new Satellite 2e
It started a reasonable level but dropped back to much
various periods since, and to allow
'swings' in the signal,
my advice re. MINIMUM Dish size is:
Gibertini Dish at the
110cm. Triax Dish
at the Beziers/Castelnaudary level.
125cm. Gibertini Dish, with
Gibertini Dish, with
Feedhorn LNB, at the
180cm. ?Raven? Dish, with
Feedhorn LNB, Dish
south of the
Perpignan/Spanish Border area.
also recommend that these Larger Dishes and their LNB's
are of the ' HIGHEST QUALITY ' as
'Cheap' Dishes/LNB's will NOT
give the increases in Signal Required.
Please note: these Dish
Sizes may not in fact give 100%
Reception as the (2f) Signal at the edge of the Footprint has been
observed to drop to nearly ZERO for short periods last year.
These are our best Estimates
for the Future.
I personally am
still wary of installing Dishes until any Seasonal Drop in Signal has
been observed during the
6 months. We
have a better idea after 12 months. It is for this reason, and also
for providing a 'Service' to those
people who cannot
install 'Large' Dishes in any event, that i am concentrating on
supplying FTA IPTV Systems**.
** Please note these FTA IPTV
Systems use 'third-party' Streams which could of course be shut down in
They could are also a little complicated to 'Navigate' but after
installing a good number over the past 3 months,
i have found that they are a suitable in most situations.
unfortunately still not convinced that a 150cm Dish will actually resolve the issues in the Southern
area of the region and am still reccomending going down the IPTV Route .....at
least in the shorterm.
There is a
'Subscription Free' IPTV
System available. They are slightly Fiddly to
use and require an
internet connection of +/-2mb/s. The
Picture Quality is
good, especially if you have a
fast enough Connection
in HD. They
offer a good number of UK TV Channels,
from around the world.
As well as 'FTA Access' to huge
of Movies / Series etc.
not suited for use where there are short term
lets. eg Gites.
via Wifi or Ethernet Cable
or Home Plug
Subscription Free, with the Technology actually pretty
recent but i
have had a System here that
the job for 8 months
although there have been some changes
to the system to get used to. They also rely on 'third party
streams' which are outside our control..
IPTV Systems will work on 'Old Fashioned' (CRT)
TV's via A/V or Scart
as well as on HD TV's via HDMi. The image
however 'Higher Quality' on an HD TV via HDMi.
Please be sure to Check your
'Internet Download Speed at 'Peak Times' of the Day
(maybe 7pm.)........a Speed of 2 mb/s Minimum
In the meantime if access to
UK TV is
required i would suggest access via the internet
(either via a
a computer/laptop/ipad/tablet etc.) or using a FTA
android based STB or via an 'Dedicated ' IPTV Service. .
small android based Set Top Box. Connect by either WiFi or
Ethernet (cable or homeplug network). Connected to your TV
(either CRT or HD)
via HDMi, A/V or Scart.
The main feature is that it accesses Filmon & other Streaming
Services (HD or SD)
with no subscription. The Price is 260€** + any mileage costs.
Once fitted there would be NO ONGOING
This System will give access to the main UK Channels eg: all BBC
C5 / Film Four etc. + French TV and other
Channels from around the
device also allows access to 1000's of Movie Streams and Libraries of
note: These systems
rely on Streams from the Internet
which are outside our Control.
plugs incl 2 x 2m ethernet cables, if required, add around 60€
The likes of the BBC
iplayer etc can be
watched here in France but only
when a VPN or DNS is used
and a couple of useful sites are: www.iportal.me or
Filmon can also be
accessed without any
but the SD Version does have adverts
Latest Footprint Map
Note: I cannot be held responsible for any changes that the IPTV
their Service or Contracts or any changes to the Filmon Streaming
or XBMC etc.
The following website :
Rob's Satellite TV
has good information and discussion
Changes to the FTA Satellite TV Reception
are possible in
the following Departments :-
Aude, Ariège, (Eastern)
Haute Garonne, (most of)
Orientales & (Southern) Tarn.
For a '
or any further information and advice:
Snailmail: British TV in
Las Bernedos, 11190. Rennes les Bains. France
Telephone:- 04.68.69.83.76 /
04.34.93.03.48 - Mobile 06.82.10.55.35 - Skype : montgolfiere11
Number: 498.972.512.00012 - APE No. 4321A. -
Registered with the
Chambre des Metiers
i-player etc here in France
services 'iportal' or 'unotelly' enable watching the BBC 'i-player',
4-OD and the other 'catch up services etc. as well as some live
TV on your computer
without it being blocked. This could be useful to anyone who cannot put
Dish due to the regulations at their Appartment etc.
These services cost
around 50 euros a year
Dog Kennels- Situated outside the
village of Sougraigne. 11190 (30 kms south of Limoux and 25kms from
this newly established kennels can look after your Dog on a short or
longer term basis. (Cats may be accomodated at the same time as the
family Dog). (for cats only please enquire)
Tel: 04 68 31 78 10
- 06 37 27 00 16
Pristine & Perfect Gardens and Homes: Gardens Tended, Homes Maintained &
Tel: 06.02.29.71.97 or 04.68.74.16.24
Fiesta Paella y Tapas... the REAL PAELLA: Outside Catering for all your Parties and Social
Tel: 04.68.69.57.87 /
New Curry House in Perignan - 'Eat-In' or 'Take-Away'.
Indian Fast Food ,
18 avenue du General de Gaulle,
Tel: 04 68 34 89 38 or 06 49 62 62 63
REAL ENGLISH MOBILE
FISH & CHIPS
See website for places, dates and times.
Penrite Oil: Oil and Lubricants for Classic Cars,
Motorcyles, Lorries etc. Penrite was established
in the 1920's in Australia and Andrew and Yvette are the sole Agents in
France: Can be ordered online or
collected from their depot - (by appointment). 0619346859. located at:-
20 rue de Lierre, 34850. Pinet.
Oils suitable for 'Modern' motors soon to be available.
Ed's Website of Poems Lyrics etc.
Paint in France: UK Emulsion Trade Paint avail in:- Vinyl
White or Magnolia.
Aude Flyer: News etc. for the Local
Bi Monthly Information and Advertising newsletter emailed to a
of around 1000 recipients.
Steve Hedges also provides B&B Accomodation and has 2 holiday
The Languedoc Page:
Ariege Network: A new
for the Expat Community in the Ariege and Aude.
This website replaces and improves communication in the Ariege
since.... (the demise of Ariege life.)
Ariege Life: A
website, recently revived, serving
the Expats of the Ariege and Aude. With a Lively Forum and local
Busness directory etc.
this site for free advertising, classifieds, amusing articles,
help, and information about
the Ariege & Aude area
Rendez-Vous Anglais: Website that is dedicated to bringing
you useful information about the area. We are situated in the Hérault
department of the Languedoc Roussillon area in the South of France.
Franglo Fixit: Bilingual
Problem Solving, Communication, Reprentation
contact Kevin Sheridan at Ariege Life (see above) or tel: 0240211065 /
and Free Paper for the
information, books etc on Rennes le Chateau and
British: Shop in Foix selling
those things we miss!! Tel: Sue Hodge.05.61.64.98.89
of British: NOW
UNDER NEW MANAGMENT:
Shop in Carcassone selling British
67 rue Armagnac, 11000
Carcassonne. ( not far from the Railway Station)
Tel: 0468722984 .
Karl's Kitchen:'Outside' Catering
by a Private Chef (trained & Worked with the Michelin
starred Roux Brothers):From canapes to 'Home Dining', gourmet BBQ's to
Weddings, Buffets to
filling your Freezer. Cooking Lessons, 'Dish' creation,
Ideas....no job too small.
/ 05.61.68.08.93 email:email@example.com
Cordiale: Shop in Mirepoix for expat shopping.
0561608428. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Price the
Butcher: British Master Butcher making English
Style Sausages, Melton Mowbray Style
Pork Pies, Bacon, CornishPasties etc.etc as well as supplying
Delivery to Routier every month. see the Aude Flyer or his own website
Mister Saucisse: English Style Sausages from the Pays
de Sault in the Aude. Sold on the following Markets.
Quillan: Sat and Weds; Mirepoix: Monday; Olonzac: Tuesday; Esperaza: Sunday.
Velomondo: Bike rental based at the Lac Montbel,
Tel: Craig on 0631942491. Website.: www.velomondo.com
JD Art Cards - Buy
online Greetings cards taken
exclusively from original watercolour
and oil paintings by Jennifer Dennis.
D'Hote in 'La Cite' of Carcassonne. L'Echappee Belle is situated in the
heart of La Cite.
Tel : 0640446318
contact l'Echappee Belle
d'Hôte in Castelnaudary: The Villa des Roses is a charming B & B run by Eddie
& Shirley Lyster.
Website: www.villadesrosesbandb.com - Tel: 0468605277
D'Hôte near Quillan. In the very
peaceful Village of St. Julia de Bec.
Le Montagnou, 09140, Le Trein d'Ustou. A
British run Campsite in
the heart of the Ariege. In the beautiful Ustou Valley, down by the
river with a lovely view thru to the High Pyrenees. 30 mins south of
website: www.lemontagnou.com email:
de Couiza: Information on the area:
Rennes le Chateau.
Solaroma: Essential Oils,
Shampoos, Perfumes, Creams and Potions - Natural and/or Organic
Products. Buy Online from
the new Website.
Fois: Wildlife Photographer based in Sardinia
British Corner Shop:
supplies of UK Products
Your Local Corner
Shop: Your Local
Corner Shop for all your British and other specialist Shopping is based
in Nîmes in sunny
Languedoc Roussillon, France, but also offer mail a mail order service.
Telephone: 04 66 74 01 22
Email : email@example.com
Website Links Directory:
helping you settle in France including all aspects of buying and living
Advertising - Internet
handling, reservations of Gîtes, Chambres, self catering holiday
homes to let, estate agents in
Property Consultants. Property
Finders / Assistance in the Aude Herault.
tel: 0677697034 0468435159
agents in Corbières
who deals mainly with UK clients.
Aude Ariege Property - Elaine Youngs is a property
Auberge du Balestie: Hotel
Restaurant situated near Mirepoix on the road to Fanjeaux. Superb views
on the Pyrenees. Genial English owners.
Guy Braeken: Building
co-ordination for all your renovation and building projects.
excellent communication with local building companies. Based in
Languedoc property Management: Real Estate Consultant, Prestation de
Contact Bruce Walters for all your needs.
Aude Construct: For
all your building needs
Tel: Jon Oldham
PJ Services: Renovations & Property Maintenance.
Tel: Paul on 06.88.44.31.82 or Jason on 06.89.75.98.30
Roy Plumbridge, Based in St Hilaire, 11250 for work
in the area around Quillan / Limoux / Carcassonne.
Helping Hand: General
Builder- Experienced and Reliable.
will work in the departments: 11 & 34
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 04 68 32 06 17
Multi-Services - Building,
Renovations, Plumbing, Plastering, Roofing etc etc.: 'The 2 Jimmys'
2 independant chaps who can also work together on bigger projects.
P.P Construction - James Kelly 05.61.04.49.05
- and Jimmy Masters - 06.52.84.53.66
- Fully Qualified and
Registered in France. No Job too big!!
Breen. email: email@example.com
Estate Agent -
Sarah Oswin based
in the Minervois. Contact if you are looking to buy or sell a
property . Tel: 0686001701
Harry Chaney -
General Builder and Project Managment. Fully
Registered. Tel: 04.68.20.76.51 / 06.79.99.44.11
'Au doux Dodo'
- Charming B & B in
Gruissan - located the heart of this historic
Town with its Roman & Templar roots. Its Salt pans and the ruins of
a Chateau on the Rocky Outcrop. Tel: 0468321184 / 0631082129 .
Found at 4 Rue Espert.
Also in Gruissan.... the best Restaurant i have eaten in for a while.
Using ONLY fresh ingredients sourced LOCALLY where
' La Cranquette'.... The
food is cooked on 'la Plancha' in full view.
The menu changes as the ingredients come and go.... the Fish is
wonderful, the Deserts SUBLIME... A reservation is reccomended.....Tel
0468751207. address: 10 rue de la Republique
La Maison Templiere,
Hotel/Restaurant : Situated in Belvianes ( 3 kms. south
of Quillan), this restaurant offers
a quality international menu at a good price.
Concept Design Interiors -
Renovations, and Project Managment. Contact Matthew
La Maison Templiere
Kevin Ward - Carpentry and renovation work - 28
years experience. Tel:
Cafe de Fleuve - A newly opened... 'English Style' Cafe / Snack / Tea
Rooms in Quillan. Serving amongst
other Fayre.... a Full English Breakfast, Lunches &
Open : Mon - Sat. 8.30 - 11.00. Located on the 'Place de la
Le Rendez-vous. Bistro
and Internet Cafe in Leran. 09600. Tel Marek or Shirley on
09.51.42.47.91 for any further information. Food is available including
very good Curries!!! .
Languish in Languedoc - in a
authentically french HOLIDAY HOME.... in the traditional french village
of Malvies (half a dozen kms. from Limoux). Sleeps
4/6, Private Sunny Terrace / magnificent views.
Tel:- Robin: 0468315011
Gaia - Superb Restaurant in Foix. With
an 'Open' Kitchen and friendly service.......highly reccomended.
24 Rue des Chapeliers 09000 Foix. tel
:0561656496. A reservation might be advisable!
- Neil Anslow - Metal Worker based near Pamiers.
0561697754 for any information or
Computer Technical Support -
for the Carcassonne and
Montagne Noire Area: Contact Nick via: www.nriches.net
Expat Help: Assistance
for British people buying in France, moving to France or living in
France. Nadege and Anthony will help you with anything that can be a
problem in a new country.
Regions to a Sky Digibox
Please go to the
following Websiteb for info on how to add the ITV Regions to a SkyBox: