Book Exchange – Mouais

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 No More

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.

EIMDAD – End of Year Show

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 …

Boot sale at Lusanger

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.

Carnival Time

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 …

Sunday Opening

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.