Car Safety Kits

From the beginning of October, it will be a legal requirement to have a yellow reflective Vest and a Red Warning Triangle in your Car, otherwise you face the risk of a fine of €135. Also make sure that the vest is kept in the Glove compartment, or within easy reach of the driver. The …

French Fishermen on Strike

A Strike by French fishermen, protesting about the large increase in the price of Fuel, has led to the implementation of Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent to ease jams caused by lorries going to Dover port. Blockades by the fishermen have closed the ports of Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne. At 1700 BST, it …

National Holidays in France

During May there are several days that are National Holidays, and everywhere is closed. These are : May 1st – May Day May 8th – VE Day May 12th – Pentecost Monday To anyone who lives here, they are probarly aware of these dates, but for anyone visiting france on holiday, its good to be …

Six Nations Rugby

If you are like me and enjoy watching the rugby, then pay a visit to the RBS Six Nations Rugby site, which is Europe’s official Website for the International Rugby Tournament, The Six Nations. On this Site you will find a wealth of information, with everything clearly laid out and accessable on everything to do …

Cheap Hotels in France

Are You coming to France and looking for a Hotel ? I know from experience how difficult it can be to try and find the right accommodation when coming to France, especially if you are staying in Paris and want to be near all the main attractions, like the Eiffel Tower or one of many …

The Flag of France

The National flag of France (known in French as drapeau tricolore, drapeau bleu-blanc-rouge, drapeau français, rarely, le tricolore and, in military parlance, les couleurs) is a tri-colour featuring three vertical bands coloured blue (hoist side), white, and red, of equal widths, except in the Navy, which uses the three colours but the White stripe being …

Paris – Solar Capital

The Mayor of Paris, Monsier Bertrand Delanoe has announced his wish for Paris to become the world capital of solar energy. The intention is that by 2020 the city will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 % of the 2004 levels, by combining municipal and private initiatives. More than 14,000 m² of photovoltaic panels …