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 …

France’s Top 5 Private Employers

Just some Useful/Useless information that I happened to stumble across. A list of the the Top 5 Private Employers in France are : Carrefour (Supermarket Chain) – 436,000 employees Sodexho Alliance (Hotels) – 324,000 employees La Poste – 303,000 employees Veolia Environement – 271,200 employees PSA Peugeot Citroen (Car Manufacturers) – 208,500 employees  

Mobile Homes Abroad

Ever thought of owning a property abroad but thought you couldn’t afford it? Well think again as more and more people discover the joys of owning a mobile home abroad. Its true we all dream about living in a warmer climate, fresher air, open space or simply just anywhere as long as its not where …

Bastille Day

Bastille Day 14 July 2006Just a reminder that this Friday is Bastille Day, a national Holiday here in France, with many events and firework parties taking place. The Office will be shut on this day and as is the norm in France will also be closed on the Saturday also.

First Day of Spring

Today, is the First day of Spring, and we have been rewarded with a wonderful Spring day, with the tempertures into double figures, and no need for your coat. The grass is now growing rapidly, and will soon need to have its first cut, the early bulbs are flowering already and all the shrubs and …

Bird Flu in France

It has been confirmed that seven ducks have been found with the strain of H5N1 (Bird Flu) near Lyon. The news, which has been feared for many months, triggered the pre planned response, that a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone has been set up around the infected area. On a Wider Scale …