I'm not saying the French are uncharitable, but there were NO charity shops in this area when I first moved here about 8 years ago. Now we have one in Bellac - Maximum - and some Emmaus ones that I have discovered not too far away.
In fact, I have been twice in a few days to the Emmaus shop in Ruffec lately. They have some great stuff, and the last time I went I bought a woollen coat for 6€, a variety of other things and a couple of Famosa dolls for 3€ each.
The dolls are like Tiny Tears, and the 'boy' one has had a rather vicious haircut...
...and is completely bereft of clothes. I am knitting him a little jacket and leggings.
The girl is dressed in a sort of Fiesta dress - very colourful, and even has underwear (practically unheard of for second-hand dolls!)
They both have really pretty turquoise-coloured eyes and sweet faces.