Here are a few useful tips when that you may find helpful from the initial stages of planning your trip to finally getting to signing for the house.

Travel Arrangements

If you are thinking of coming over with Brittany Ferries please tell us before you book – ask for the discount code which will get you a cheaper ferry crossing.


We have good contacts with local b and bs that we can recommend – We ve put a few on here


Les Gites des Jonquilles are  located in Percy-en-Normandie. There are 2 gites which are within walking distance to the nearby town.  English run, click on photo for website

Bed an Breakfast

French Bank Account

Now we strongly recommend buyers to open a French bank account whilst they are over. Bring plenty of ID and proof of residency (recent utility bills for example). The reason for this is that when you come to complete the purchase we need bank details to deal with things like change of utilities. EDF and SAUR for example require a RIB – French bank account details so that the change in utility account user can be finalised. Without a French bank account you would have problems changing over the electric supply – it takes pressure off you later on and makes things easier and in the meanwhile. Dont worry that you may not have decided on the location of your property – you can always change branches later on.  We can help arrange appointments locally and help with translations at the bank – its all part of our service.