If you already live in the Poitou-Charentes or Limousin regions of France, are thinking of moving here, or have a French holiday home which may become your permanent home, CLE - the Charente Limousine Exchange - is your key to unlocking the secrets to a happy and comfortable lifestyle.

CLE is a not-for-profit social organisation whose members form a valuable resource for the exchange of news, views, ideas and information. We also lobby and work with key organisations to protect our member's best interests, particularly when Government proposals threaten to impact the well-being of expatriate citizens.

About Us

Help and support living in Poitou Charentes and Limousin, France


Groups and activities

Enjoy... eating out, writing reading and watching, gardens, fishing, special interest and general social discussions and activities

Membership information

For more details click here


Recently Posted Events

CLE organised events - fun, cultural and social events for your diary and to book. Plus non-CLE event info.

Out and About

Whats going on in our region. Curated information from our region's tourist offices.


Key Issues

* Finance, * Insurance, * Taxes, * Driving in France, * Committee