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Tournesol Language and Services

Tournesol Language and Services.

Do you find it difficult communicating in French?

Do you hesitate to answer the phone or make calls in French?

Do you find it difficult to understand what's going on and to make yourself understood in appointments (medical, legal, financial...)?

If so, I can help...

I can take the stress out of communicating and help you to fully enjoy your French experience

I offer  bilingual assistance providing translations, interpreting and administrative services. I can liaise with local artisans to arrange work, or with government bodies to guide you through the system.

Tournesol Language Services

Bilingual administration.

- post/emails received and replies. French to English. English to French.

- forms/assistance with French documentation

- help with planning permission

- understanding utility/other bills; reclaiming overcharges

- technical translations French to English


- liaison with artisans, either on site or by phone

- accompanying you at meetings: hospital, doctor, solicitor, banks, tax office, town hall, anywhere ......

- confidentiality agreement/NDA available

See our fee structure -

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Tournesol Language and Services
La Grande Vigne
Le Madinteau, Cellefrouin
Tel:05 45 89 39 71/06 35 96 54 96
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"Re: Mandy Davison, Translator & Interpretor, Tournesol Language & Services:  Over the past two years I unfortunately have had medical problems that have required all kinds of tests and evaluations and subsequent surgery.  Throughout this process I have been lucky to have had Mandy with me to both interprate with the Consultants, Surgeons and medical staff as well as translate documents that require full understanding and sometimes one's signature.  Mandy's complete understanding of French is quite remarkable, as well as her understanding of how the system and French psyche works. In our dealings with the Medical staff, who are themselves really good, Mandy has enabled the process to be virtually stressless both for us as well as  the Doctors and Nurses.  Should you, when dealing with French authorities in any situation feel out of your depth,  I can assure you that having Mandy's assistance is invaluable."
Brian & Lesley THOMAS (Valence)

"Re Tournesol Language & Services : I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mandy for her amazing service and support. Mandy gave me much needed support throughout the difficult time following the sudden death of my husband. She dealt with the very challenging circumstances involved with the repatriation and dealt with the relevant authorities with an assured and assertive manner that was essential at a very distressing time for me. Her translation skills and knowledge of French culture were invaluable but most importantly, Mandy's attitude and kindness helped me get through the most difficult time."
Jill BLEWETT (Cellefrouin)

"Thank you so much Mandy for all your help with sorting out our billing problems with France Telecom.  I'm sure that it was your professional approach and the thorough detail in your letter to them that finally showed that they were in the wrong and led to our receiving the money that you had requested from them. Thanks again and be certain that if we need help in the future we won't hesitate to contact you"  
Shielah and Ian CLISBY (Ruffec)

“We were introduced to Mandy of Tournesol Language & Services through friends who, for some long time, had employed Simon most successfully. Not being able to fully  understand a letter or, more particularly in our case,  legal document can be very dangerous. Over many months Mandy has translated letters and made telephone calls on our behalf, More recently we have utilised Mandy’s  services to assist us with the process of selling our property to a French couple and I know that the Agents and purchasers alike found her skills most helpful. She has been with us to the Notaire for the signing of the Compromis de Vente and we will be asking her to hold Power of Attorney if we find that completion is after we have repatriated. She is discreet, easily contactable, thorough and obliging and we highly recommend her skills to anyone (in fact we already have)” 
Shelagh and Dick MITHAM (Agris)

"Living in New Zealand and having a minimal grasp of the French language could have made owning a property in France very difficult. I have been very happy with the thorough and conscientious assistance I have received from Mandy at Tournesol Language & Services. Having her deal with utilities, accounts, and general business on my behalf has been invaluable."
Ian SIMSON (Turgon)

"Thank you Mandy for sorting out a problem I had. I appreciate your time. It should have been one quick call but that is the way of the world these days. An excellent outcome. Thanks again!"
Jo Morris Bingham

"Really need to thank Mandy for today. What would I do without her ? ...Ongoing knee problem that she has been involved in all the way through. Today I asked to explain why an alpaca breeder had to get down on her knees to make sure the male was ... well hmph .... where he should be !! Mandy took up the challenge admirably, as I was sure she would. Surgeon even cracked a smile. Thanks Mandy ... you and the service you provide ... excellent." Ginnie Nigel Cobb.


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