January Sales Start

    It’s that time of the year when the January Sales, or Soldes as they are called here in France, officially start tomorrow, the 7th January and will last until the middle of February. In the first week the reductions are normally around 30 per cent, then as each week goes past, it gradually increases …

French Population Increase

THE French population has incresed and has broken the symbolic 65 million barrier, according to recently published figures from the national statistics office INSEE (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). They reveal that the population of France was 65,241,241 on January 1, 2012, which is an increase of 300,000 on the previous …

Cérémonie des Vœux

The Cérémonie des Vœux, is an event that happens normally within the first couple of weeks of the New Year. It is a time when the Mairie, invites all inhabitants to a meeting, where the Mairie will explain all that the elected council have done for the commune, including normally how the budget has gone …

Réveillon of Saint Sylvestre

Tonight is the New Year celebrations, which is normally called The Réveillon of Saint Sylvestre, which as in most places in the world is a very important evening. You will normally find that most villages and towns have some quite impressive celebrations planned, with tickets costing in the region of 50 – 75 Euros per …

Millions More Switching to 4G

With more and more people using their smartphones for more than just a phone, and accessing more content than ever, the demand for faster access on the move is gaining pace with now 10 million French people having access to the nations various 4G mobile networks. The uptake to this faster service is estimated to …