This Friday, the 12th December, the exhibition of ‘Les Contes de Charles Perrault’ will be officially opened in the covered Market in the centre of Chateabriant. Having gone on previous years, this is normally a well done exhibition in the theme of Christmas, so I will be making the trip again this year.
Chateaubriant has now switched on the lights, and look wonderful as well. They have taken a couple of weeks preparing for it, and last week the Tree arrived, and they started to decorate it, and this week they have now officially turned them on. Now it feels like Christmas surely is on the way.
I have just found out about a Book Exchange for Brits living here in France, situated in Mouais, a few minutes drive from Derval, (department 44). They are situated in the Presbatory, and the easiest way for me to describe how to get there is that next to the Mairie (on the right of the …
Champion Supermarket in the centre of Chateaubriant is changing, after being run by Carrefour for about the last year or so, they have now takebn the plunge and are renaming all the champion supermarkets to Carrefour Market. Photo below (click to enlarge), of the new rebranded store in Chateaubriant.
Just went to the end of the year show for EIMDAD, the Music, Drama and Dance school based in Châteaubriant, as all my daughters do dancing, both ballet and contemporary at the school. The show was held at the Glass Theatre in Chateaubriant and featured both dancing and Live music from one of the schools …
Below are some photos from the Street Music Festival, recently held in the centre of Châteaubriant. It featured many live bands and the town centre was absolutely jam packed with people. (click on thumbnails for a larger image)
This Sunday, the 18th May, there is a boot sale in the centre of Lusanger. These are starting to get more popular in France these days, you will often see them advertised in the local press, they are called Vide Greniers, and normally commence at around 10 am and continue all day until around 6pm.
Today has been the local carnival for the village of Sion les Mines. Both the local schools take part, and they parade around the village all dressed up, this years theme being famous people and film stars. They are led around by the local Twirling group and Band, and followed by one of the parents …
Christmas Is Nearly Here. The Lights and Decorations have now all been switched on in Chateaubriant, this is the picture of the Christmas Tree in Place de la Motte. The Decorations this year are better than in previous years, and well worth a look.
This Christmas on Sunday 23 December, The shops will be allowed to open in Chateaubriant. Thisis rare as normally, virtually everything is cloed on sunday, so if there is any last minute gifts that you need to buy, then you now can. They will be open in Chateaubriant, between 9.30 am and 7pm.