Vendee: An Earthquake of a Magnitude 4.8 in the Night

An earthquake woke the Vendee, on the night of Sunday to Monday, causing no injuries. The epicenter was located at the boundary between the Vendee and Deux Sevres. The tremor was felt even in Vienne. Firefighters in Vendée, Deux-Sèvres received dozens of phone calls on Monday 12th February at dawn. Calls for people reporting that they had been …

Airport: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Surprise Visit to Notre-Dame-des-Landes

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Saturday he was at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, to “see and hear”.Before a decision expected by the end of January. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Saturday on Twitter that he was at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, to “see and hear” when he has completed on Friday a week of consultations at Matignon on the draft Nantes airport , before a very sensitive …

Carmen Storm: 26 Departments Placed on Orange Alert

Carmen storm will sweep France Monday 1st January 2018. 26 departments were placed on orange alert for strong winds and waves-submergence. The year changes, not the weather: after Ana and Bruno in December, a new storm, Carmen, will cross France from west to east Monday 1 January 2018 , particularly threatening the atlantic coastal region according to Météo-France. This third …

Sailing: Round-the-World Race Moves from UK to France

SAILING: Organisers of 2018 Golden Globe race blame Brexit for switch of venue to the Vendée The 50th anniversary Golden Globe race will depart from Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée on June 2018, it has been announced, amid claims from race organisers that Brexit had scuttled plans it to start in Plymouth. The Devon …

Banking: Credit Agricole is Reorganizing in the Vendée and Loire-Atlantique

The Credit Agricole bank closed several of its agencies in Loire-Atlantique and Vendée. The objective, to reorganise to offer a better service. Last spring, hundreds of employees of Credit Agricole Loire-Atlantique and Vendée went on strike to protest against the announced closure of certain agencies, as part of a major reorganization of the bank. “We wanted to …