Markets in the Chateaubriant Region

Someone asked me the other day what if any markets are on in this region. There is in fact a market every day, except sunday, around Châteaubriant. Here is a lit to help you: Monday : Bain de BretagneTuesday : La Guerche de BretagneWednesday : ChâteaubriantThursday : Pouancé and Nozay (just fresh food)Friday : Martigne …

Ice Skating in Chateaubriant

Just behind the Hotel de Ville in Châteaubriant they have constructed a temporary Ice Rink, for the Christmas period. They had the same last Christmas and because of the success, have done the same this year, funded by the Regional Council. It is very reasonably priced and if you are in the area over Christmas …

Foire de Bere

In the second weekend of September, the Foire de Bere arrives in the Town of Châteaubriant, over long weekend. The event which originally was an animal fair has now developed into a Country animal fair with all the livestock that you would expect, a large display of new and used cars, farming machinery including tractors …

Summer Break

August is the time of year in France when the French traditionally take their vacancies, so a lot of the offices and smaller shops close down for two or three weeks. The same is happening for me, the office will be shut for most of August,and to be completely honest with you, this is not …

End of the Cabaret

Went with the children to see the Cabaret this afternoon, in Sion les Mines. This afternoons show is a special show for the children of the village, and being the last show, they normally start to play practical jokes into the show, which adds to the amusement. The verdict – A big improvement on previous …

Cabaret time in Sion les Mines

In my village, Sion-Les-Mines, the school parents association arrange a cabaret for five nights and one afternoon every March to raise money to send the ten and eleven year olds at our school on a two week skiing trip and to donate money to various charities. The events is very popular with many people travelling …

TELETHON

This weekend is the Telethon, which is a national fundraising event that the whole of France normally gets involved in and takes part over all of the weekend. Most villages have different events taking place, for example in the village where I live, Sion les Mines, there is a show, which my wife is dancing …