Fire In Channel Tunnel

Several fire stations were mobilized around this Sunday morning … False alarm.  Early this morning, Sunday, a fire alarm went off in the channel tunnel,  mobilizing firefighters near the Channel Tunnel reveals La Voix du Nord . Tunnel Smoke alarms sounded the alarm about 4.30 am on Sunday morning.  Fire-fighters from neighbouring barracks, including those …

Notre-Dame-des-Landes : “No work to Start” repeats Minister

The Secretary of State for Transport confirmed that “the government will not begin work until the judgment of appeal”, the date of which is unknown. It is not yet known when the hearing will take place on the environmental litigation related to the implementation of the proposed airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes.  But Secretary of State for …

Chateaubriant : Cycle Race Coming to Town

Chateaubriant welcomes the annual cycle race through the streets… The traditional cycling semi-nocturne race, returns to Chateaubriant this evening organised by the le circuit des portes médiévales.  It all starts at 8.30pm opposite the Chateau in Chateaubriant and the circuit will be around the town centre, so turn up early as parking could prove difficult, with many …

The “taxi package” between Paris and its Airports will come into Force in March 2016

The flat rate for direct taxi fares between Paris and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly will come into force on 1 March 2016, the government announced Thursday. The flat rate for direct taxi fares between Paris and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly will come into force on 1 March 2016, the government announced Thursday. Four …

Motocross – Nocturne

This event caught my eye earlier whilst I was in Chateaubriant, It is an evening of Motocross, featuring motorbikes and Quad bikes in La Meilleraye (44) on Saturday 6th June. It looks like it could be a good night out, if you are into motocross.  There is a meal being served during the evening if …

Nantes : A Toy and Game Vending Machine

Forty small games of yesteryear are available for sale in this new vending machine … After a piano, chopsticks distributor, or bikes to recharge your mobile phone, a new bit of equipment has  just joined Nantes Station.  A toy and game vending machine of games and toys is all set up under the sign of departures in the north …

Chateaubriant: Malagasy Gospel concert

On Wednesday, there will be an air of Madagascar in Chateaubriant.  The Saint-Nicolas Church will host the Malagasy Gospel Choir for a concert. This Wednesday evening in the centre of Chateaubriant, a choir of about twenty young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in southern Madagascar will sing gospel, dressed in shimmering costumes, amid a colourful scene setting. What …

Drunk, the Reckless Driver tries to outrun the Gendarmes

A motorist, speeding, fled past a control at the weekend in Plerguer (Ille-et-Vilaine).  He was arrested after 30 minutes of chase. Driving while intoxicated, without a license, without insurance, failure to comply, violence against law enforcement officers.  These are the numerous alleged offenses a motorist aged 37 years have been charged with after being placed into custody, this …