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Carine - Your French Personal Assistant

Are you ready post Brexit?

Now that the UK has officially left the European Union there is more clarity on the impact for those of us who live or spend long periods of time here in France.

We now know what is required in terms of residency, medical cover and other things (see list below). 

  • Carte de Sejour - Residency,
  • Carte Vitale - Healthcare,
  • Carte Gris - Car Registration,
  • Exchanging their British Driving License for a French one,
  • Declaring their income in France (at the appropriate tax office),
  • Setting up our own business

To most of us this can be a daunting task and some of these administrative processes can take several months often with long waiting lists to get an appropriate appointment.

However LRB is lucky enough to have access to a first class administrative assistant who can help you navigate these issues.

Carine Your Personal Assistant

Administrative Help?

As your Personal Assistant I can provide administrative help and help you navigate your way through what might seem at first like a bureaucratic minefield! If you want to stay in France and if you feel like registering under the French system for peace of mind I can help you.

I have considerable experience in Business Administration and have helped a great number of British people successfully navigate these processes.

Simply contact me on the booking form which is at the bottom of this page and I will be very pleased to help you.

Daily Life Assistance?

In addition to administrative help I can provide daily life assistance:

  • translation
  • organising medical appointments,
  • finding a vet, dentist or garage
  • having a technician come to repair the boiler
  • getting insurance estimations and then subscribing a contract
  • organising home viewings, booking you holiday renting or trip
  • ordering some materials
  • phone calls for any purpose etc. . . .

The language barrier can sometimes cause trouble in your daily life in France, I can be your Personal Assistant. All that is important to you is important to me too and I will do my best to contact you back as soon as possible in order to help you.

Your confidentiality is guaranteed.


I can't praise Carine highly enough, her help with our Carte Vitale applications, amongst many other things, has been superb. Nothing is too much trouble and her communication throughout was not only first class but also fast.

Simon & Margaret Baker No. 2

I have lived here now for 3 years and in that time I have found that if you contact Carine by email she is always quick to respond and answer any calls for assistance (in these post Brexit and Covid 19 times). She always gives priority to any urgent issues and gives importance to each person.

Lorraine & Tony Carran No. 35

I have used Carine on several occasions and found her to be helpful, thorough and efficient.

Francis Saunders

A charming young lady who is knowledgeable and efficient and we highly recommend her. We have recently successfully availed ourselves of her services in obtaining a new carte gris for and English car as well as a number of important French documents.

Ros Beasley

We have dealt with Carine many times for both personal and LRB enquiries. She has always been helpful, efficient and resolved many challenges. We would highly recommend her to anyone with a problem, especially if dealing with French bureaucracy. For a small fee she gives peace of mind.

Jim & Verena Ingoe.

Book - Personal Assistance

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Mme. Carine PAPIN

257 Route du Pas des Charrettes

33820 St Caprais de Blaye

06 60 30 64 26 (please leave a message)


I mostly work with emails and scans of documents. But if necessary, I can come and visit you (Gironde and Charente Maritime) 

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