We are looking to move back to France in a year or so from Ireland. We've been living in Europe now for two years and the one thing that is driving us batty is hunters and farmers. Here's our dilemma-we are not city people, so we want to find a property that is private, yet not far from a small town or city. But so far, our experience in France, Spain, and now Ireland is that if you buy a rural property, you are doomed to have hunters at your doorstep blasting away at anything that moves and endangering our animals. Our other desire is to not be next door to farmers. Yes they feed us all, but living next to them means being exposed to thousands of gallons of slurry being dumped right next to us and our well and following them down the lanes at 10 mph. We've been told "if you don't like hunters and farmers don't move here" but I can't help thinking that there are country settings in France where we could live without these impinging on our lives. We are looking presently in the Dordogne and adjoining Midi Pyrenees. If anyone can suggest an area we can explore where we can live without these two aspects of rural life, we would be very grateful.