Originally Posted by bonoeuf
Hello, I have had a look about on he web and Google earth for you. There is an Hopital about 20k in Perigueux along with supermarkets and a good selection of general shopping. Have alook yourself on the sites and then have a trip over once you think the area might be for you.
Flying around on Google Earth is a fun way to waste some time. I've been exploring Paris this way.
I think as everybody else suggests, the only way to get a feel for a place is to visit. Sometimes you find people who buy without checking a place out first, which I can't for the life of me understand.