Bastille Day

Of course the 14th July is Bastille Day here, a national holiday, so I am going to have a relaxing day as I have my Daughter and Grandson visiting, and then tonight I am off to the Bastille Day celebrations and fireworks in a neighbouring village. I will hopefully post a video of it within …

Dates to Remember

Just a let everyone know that this years Fete de la Musique in Chateaubriant is on Friday 20 June, starting at 8pm and finishing officially around midnight. As usual, it will be taking part throughout the town on different stages that they will erect for the event, with many bands and artists performing covering a …

At The Market

I was at the Sunday Market earlier today in Basse-Indre, on the edge of Nantes, which is a lovely large busy market, set on the Loire River, on the outskirts of Nantes.  Whilst I was walking around the many stalls, I noticed this dog in the back of one of the vans, at the serving …

Roundup of the Vel d’Hiv: For Hollande, a “crime committed in France by France”

COMMEMORATION: He also praised the “courage” of Jacques Chirac, the first president to have said … François Hollande acknowledged in turn Sunday that the arrest of thousands of Jews during the roundup of the Vel d’Hiv in July 1942, was a “crime committed in France by France” and praised the “courage” of Jacques Chirac , …

National Holiday Dates

Thought this might come in useful for some. Public Holidays 2014 Date Day Holiday (English) 1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day 18 Apr Friday Good Friday(only in Alsace and Moselle) 21 April Monday Easter Monday 1 May Thursday Labour Day 8 May Thursday Victory in Europe Day 29 May Thursday Ascension Day 8 June Sunday …