No, not Fouilloux! Barcelona

Welcome to Les Fouilloux – a small hamlet close to Jumilhac-le-Grand in the very northern part of the Dordogne – the home of Chris and Penny Jones. For years we have been planning our move to France and we finally made it in 2014!

What are we looking for in France? A simpler way of life, far away from the overcrowded south-east of England. A life that is closer to nature. A life where the only sounds you hear are natural ones, where night is black and you feel you can touch the stars, where there is time to stop and talk to neighbours, friends and acquaintances.

Part of that will be getting our hands dirty – growing vegetables, keeping chickens and chopping our own firewood. The trouble is we’ve never had to do any of these before. So it will be a big adventure.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a French adventure if there wasn’t lots of countryside, restaurants, towns, villages and events to experience and enjoy along the way.

Through this site we hope you will share our adventure with us and, if our experiences can help you on your own journey, so much the better. And if you have any questions, comments or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.