Hi and welcome! We are Americans and have lived in department 82 for a year and half now. We came to start and farm because my sister's husband who is French wanted to do it with us. It's been challenging to say the least. But France has so many charms. The more you stay the more you like it in spite of the enormous paper work!
You shouldn't have any difficulty finding english speaking women. I'm always amazed at how many anglos there are here. I guess France drew them in as well. If you go to the Chamber of Commerce there ask them about their associations, inevitably there will be one that will have some sort of cultural exchange or something of that nature. Locally we have something called the International Club. English everywhere with a fabulous library too! But the Chamber of commerce would be your best bet. THe associations love to register there. Word of mouth works best here.
I'm no expert but if there is anything I can answer I would be happy too. I remember feeling the need to talk in my own language with women I could relate to. The French are really very nice and so I have made the transition culturally speaking rather easy. As for the paper work well I don't think I can ever adjust to it!
The best to you and your family.
Lucy Shockney Lafrancaise