St Yrieix la Perche is a beautiful little town close to the Dordogne. In the summer there's lots going on - music, events, a big fair twice a month, & the massively popular night markets every Thursday. The facilities in town are pretty good. For example, there is an Olympic size swimming pool & a cinema that offers English language films periodically. We have a lovely house in the centre of town, just off Place de la Nation. It's very comfortable, but has been allowed to run down & is now in need of some tlc. We want to make it beautiful again & we'd welcome volunteers who can give us a hand for a few days both inside & out. There's no heavy construction work. It's mostly painting & general prettying up.
We love French life & try to fit into the local community as much as possible. St Yrieix is a traditional market, so anyone who wants to get a better feel for French life will enjoy a visit here. At home we have a courtyard garden, a games room (table tennis, darts, table football), lots of books & DVDs. There's radio & wifi but no TV. We feed our guests healthily & generously. As I am vegetarian I am well-able to cater for vegans & veggies who otherwise find it a bit difficult in France. We are non-smokers so smoking can only be outside.