When you’re relying upon work being done on your property or your machinery, the best professionals come by recommendation. The useful people listed below are all people we have used and would recommend and the restaurants are those we have eaten at and would recommend.


Useful people Jardin Mayenne
All the staff at Jardin Mayenne

This Chinese restaurant is a real revelation. Easy to get to and they’re open every day except Monday.

The food is excellent, the price is unbeatable and the service is brilliant

Thoroughly recommended

Address: 2 Rue Réaumur 53100 MAYENNE
Telephone: 02 43 08 96 87

Useful people Royal Fougeres
Restaurant Asiatique

The Royal Fougeres is a Chinese restaurant right in the center of the Zone Commercial in Fougeres, making it easy to get to, easy to park and wonderful for either before or after shopping!

Address: Centre commercial la Pilais
35133 Lécousse
Telephone: 02 23 51 02 30

Useful people L'Ardoise
Restaurant Bistronomic

L’Ardoise is a fine restaurant with a great atmosphere that we return to again and again for its quality and value for money

Address: 28 Place de la Motte
50600 Saint Hilaire du Harcouët
Telephone: 02 14 13 63 38
Email:Send a message from their website

Useful people Le Mail restaurant
Wonderful food – wonderful service

The food and service exceeded expectations and this restaurant will be one we will be returning to.Thoroughly recommended!

Address: 32 rue du Chateau
50600 Saint Hilaire du Harcouët
Telephone: 02 33 49 21 01

Everything else…

Useful people Allianz Franck Haloche
Franck Haloche at Allianz

An English-speaking insurance agent for car, health and home insurance.
They are all extremely helpful and we would thoroughly recommend them.

Address: 1 rue Louis Blériot, 53500 Ernée
Telephone: 02 43 05 21 82
Email: 4005417@agents.allianz.fr
Website: www.france-insurance.co.uk

Useful people SOS Anglo
Valérie ROGER at SOS Anglo

Valérie speaks excellent English and is an absolute treasure trove of information, from taxes to help with translations and help with purchases. Very reasonable rates too.

Address: 30 place du Marché 53100 Châtillon-sur-Colmont France
Telephone: 33 (0) 971 429 051 (In France) 09 71 42 90 51
Mobile: 33 (0) 667 536 447 (In France) 06 67 53 64 47
Email: valerie@sosanglo.com
Website: www.sosanglo.com

Useful people Elliotts Boucherie
Elliotts Boucherie where the meat is local but the cuts are English

Elliotts is a small, family run boucherie, popular with the English and French alike. The quality is second to none and their sausages are to die for.

Address: 8 Place de la Houssaye 53100 Gorron
Telephone: 02 43 30 46 89
Email: elliottsboucherie@gmail.com
Website: www.elliottsboucherie.com

Useful people pat'auto in Savigny le vieux
Pat’Auto garage in Savigny le Vieux

pat’auto is a French auto mechanic who speaks absolutely no English, but does fantastic work. We have had work done by him and would thoroughly recommend him and his work. Our car feels like new.

Address: Les ArbresVerts 50640 Savigny le Vieux
Telephone: 06 87 42 90 30

Useful people Centre Motoculture Teilleulais
Absolutely brilliant!

Centre Motoculture Teilleulais is just on the left after the roundabout from Passais. Their machinery is for everyone from domestic to industrial-strength and comes at a range of prices. Their technicians are really good and their service is top-notch. Julien speaks good English, but is not always on-hand, so you will probably need to be able to speak French here.

Address: 12 Parc de la Pommeraie 50640 Le Teilleul
Telephone: 02 33 49 29 01
Mobile: 06 65 21 31 65

Useful people Tina's Brocante
Tina’s broacante – a brilliant depot vent

Tina’s Brocante is an English run depot vent that is an absolute treasure-trove of odds and sods. Go see for yourselves!

Address: Les Landes 61350 Mantilly
Telephone: 02 33 30 83 64
Email: tina.cross@live.fr

Useful people Poirier Letemplier
Jerome and the rest of the staff at Poirier Letemplier

A one-stop shop for everything to do with garden machinery.

We have used these people for everything from small pieces of tubing and mower blades, to full-blown servicing on our mower

They’re courteous and reasonably priced, but it may take a while for them to fit in your repair or service.

Address: 28 Rue de Normandie 53120 Gorron
Telephone: 02 43 08 63 85
Email: Send them a message from their website
Website: www.poirier-letemplier-gorron.fr

Useful people Eric Meunier
Plumbing, tiling and heating by Eric Meunier

Eric Meunier is a plumber, heating engineer and creator of bathrooms. We can thoroughly recommend him for courteous and prompt service

Address: 61700 Domfront
Telephone: 02 33 37 80 58
Mobile: 06 13 27 19 53

Useful people EURL Bruno Tesniere Plumbing and heating (of all types) and electrics
EURL Bruno Tesnière Plumbing and heating (of all types) and electrics

This man also does chimney sweeping and we have to say, he does an absolutely excellent job. His price is more than reasonable for the work he does. Thoroughly recommended!

Address: EURL Bruno Tesnière 56 Rue de Bretagne 53120 Gorron
Telephone: 02 43 08 61 28
Email: tesniere.bruno@wanadoo.fr

Auto Pneu Domfront
Tyres, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, puncture repairs, quads, trailers …

We found this company to be very professional, very helpful and great value for money. They speak French and English and are well worth checking out.

Address: Auto Pneu. Espace Domfrontais, Rue du Mont Saint-Michel, 61700
Telephone: 02 33 66 91 15
Mobile: 07 80 51 14 72
Email: autopneuservice@btinternet.com