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 Post subject: The most Easterly tip of France
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Location: Finistere.
Does anyone here live near or know anything about Lauterbourg?

do people speak a mix of French and German?

Is it another depressing rural area and would Karlsruhe be better for living?

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 Post subject: Re: The most Easterly tip of France
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Hi Scooby
I used to live about 70km away in Rheinland Pfalz and visited or drove through Lauterbourg often.

Whether you will like Lauterbourg or not will depend on what you are looking for. It is a small but rather pretty village in the Rhine flood plain. Industries seem to be agriculture and gravel extraction, and I would guess that a lot of people commute to Strassbourg (half an hour by suburban train or car).
Language is French, even though the edge of the village abutts Germany. Many people speak German, but also many speak Alsatian - which is more German than French.
Karlsruhe is a large city and can offer what large cities do - including an international school, station on the German high speed rail link - North to Mannheim and Frankfurt and South to Basel and Stuttgart. The language is German but you will probably find a lot of people who speak English.

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 Post subject: Re: The most Easterly tip of France
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Thanks!

To be honest, it's nothing like I'm looking for, I'm happy being back in Paris but work is taking us on a trip to Alsace by the looks of it.

I need to find somewhere to rent that won't send us stir crazy.
We have dirt bikes for when the weather improves and no fear of the german language.

There's an offer of an appartment in Weissembourg.

It's an area i know absolutely nothing about.

it's a bit of a drastic change from north Africa :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: The most Easterly tip of France
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:36 am 
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It's not too bad here!
It's a very interesting area and we've managed to bag a rather lovely loft appartment with a des-res address, surrounded by those lovely timber framed houses along the canal banks (no mossies yet)

I just love the local accent, :lol:

Strasbourg is only 45 mins away too.


We haven't had time to go to Karls Ruhe yet.

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 Post subject: Re: The most Easterly tip of France
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Location: Swiss Jura near Pontarlier 25 + Leicestershire
If you fancy a ride down to the Jura - you are most welcome.

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