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The Committee

Just to say hello, from Garry Benson

Hello, Allée des Dunes Owners, this is short email to say Hi. I have been receiving emails from google groups to say some of you owners are not able to read the email that were coming from the google groups. I will look into this and see what the problem might be.

Brief History in Time.
I created (Garry Benson) back 10 years ago to try and have a discussion forum for all of us novice foreign property owners (I’m describing myself here) to be able to reach out and discuss the chaos that was Topotel.
The group had it’s moment in the sun and was superseded in 2011 by the www.ondres.org webpage, moderated by Brendan Moran. Access to the website was restricted to ADICADO (Legal group set up to fund and represent us in the French legal system) The website, I believe, does not notify if new discussions are started so you must visit frequently. At this stage it has been quiet some time since anyone has posted anything on the site. I plan to post this note in both the googlegroups and ondres.org forums.

Well, at this stage in our Allée des Dunes journey a lot of water has gone under the bridge. The site still looks great. In my humble opinion the best Résidence de tourisme in the region, by a long shot.
I spent a wonderful 10 days in June of this year and had a good group of Irish to keep me company and enjoyed a few easy cycles to Capberton for coffee and croissant. Weather was very good. The AGM was the usual mix of topics but continues to be the bedrock of keeping the site as a success and a viable business for the MMV’s of this world. Should we lose any more units to ‘Non-Contract’ (that is not part of the MMV Contract and operating independently or being lived in permanently) it would become a very fragmented and precarious piece of property for foreign owners like us. (This is my own opinion, of course)

I do think this group should keep communicating. Garry Benson,

French Accountant

I have been asked a few times for the details of the French Accountant that I use and mentioned extensively at our recent meeting.

Bertrand Le Mire

Anne Chauvet

Both have excellent English and would recommend them very higly.

C’est La Vie Properties
8 rue Alphonse Daudet
44350 Guérande FRANCE

Tel: 0033(0) 240 157 485
Fax: 0033(0) 240 157 495

Surfing Video

Attached is a surfing video from Ondres


Many thanks to Connacht who defeated Harlequins tonight, so allowing Toulouse to play at least another game in the H-Cup ! surely Connacht deserve a better ranking in this Cup than the one they have finally  got at the end of the qualification phase …

Let me also use this post  to wish again a very good year 2012 to all, and thank and congratulate  Brendan and those who helped to build this very attractive new site


In with the new, Out With the old (maybe)


Great to see a fresh new web presence for the L’Alleé des Dunes owners.Well done to the committee and to Brendan. I see already the comments are beginning to grow.

The ‘google’ group has a considerable archive so it is worth considering keeping a link to it for a while as some of the information might be valuable. Good luck with the site. Garry