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Stone Residences


Who are we ?

CLE are a voluntary, non-profit organisation, supported by a small per-household annual subscription.

CLE was founded in 2003 as an informal group of non-French nationals living in the area who wanted to meet other people to exchange news, views, ideas and information.

Interest grew as the number of non-French nationals within the region increased, until it was felt necessary to put the group on a formal footing.


The Charente-Limousine-Exchange was formed as an Association within French law in October 2004, with a registered address located at the Social Centre in Confolens.

What do we do ?

The objectives of the association are clearly defined in their Constitution They concentrate on the sharing of experiences, skills and knowledge between members and by  providing information on living and working within the local community.  

The Association is run entirely by volunteers who organise a varied programme of events throughout the year both social and informative.

Monthly lunches, regular quizes and popular coach trips offer opportunities for members to get together and create new friendships. CLE are increasing the number of informative workshops covering areas of concern to members, the annual tax forum is a well attended event

An excellent rapport has been established with many local authorities and specialist representatives and CLE is continually looking at ways to expand upon these relationships.

Association No. W163001445

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