Welcome to Affixe

AFFIXE provides assistance to English-speakers in France.

Based in the Vienne, in the Poitou-Charentes region, AFFIXE offers practical help in the everyday challenges that you, as an English-speaker, face when moving to, or living in, this part of France.

AFFIXE is a personalised, flexible and confidential service.


AFFIXE, Assistance to English-Speakers in France, was created in 2006 and is owned and operated exclusively by myself, Alison McDonagh.

A graduate in languages and Chartered Accountant, with over 25 years of experience in Finance, Customer Service, Human Relations and Project Management, I have lived and worked in Germany, Belgium and France. This means that I have first-hand experience of all the challenges involved in buying a home abroad and in dealing with everything which follows, both as a second-home owner visiting occasionally, and as a full-time resident.

I set up AFFIXE because I became aware that many people who choose to make a new life in France can often be frustrated by not being fluent in the language, and not knowing how the various administrative systems work. I wanted to use my skills to help them make the most of their experience.

Since that time I have dealt with an enormous variety of cases, and have built up a database of knowledge and a network of contacts covering all aspects of the business and public service environment; which means that I can quickly resolve most queries.

However, every client is different, and so are their needs. No job is too big or too small and I guarantee to deal promptly and professionally with all work entrusted to me. The vast majority of my clients have come to me through personal recommendation, and most of them use the service on a regular basis.


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