TAN lines cut Saturday afternoon 31st March 2018

TAN lines cut Saturday afternoon 31st March 2018

Didn’t I just post this the other day? Yes Yes I did …  Once again there are protests going on this Saturday the 31st. As a result TAN is going cutting the lines in the city center between 13:30 and 17:30 (Those hours could change) If you need to get to...
It’s the 28th Spanish Film Festival in Nantes

It’s the 28th Spanish Film Festival in Nantes

If you’re Spanish or Spanish speaking and living in Nantes you’ll probably already know this. If not and movies are your thing then the 28th Spanish Film festival launched yesterday You can find more details on their...
The Moon

The Moon

No matter how many time I shoot the moon in Nantes I never tire of taking it’s picture. With limited equipment for now I’m happy when I get something clear like the above. It’s taken with a Sigma 18 – 250mm lens so not really meant for...
The great Easter egg hunt is on in Nantes

The great Easter egg hunt is on in Nantes

Whether you’re Catholic / Protestant / Jewish / Muslim … I don’t really care! We’re talking about magical bunnies delivering chocolate eggs!!!  If you are looking for something to do this weekend with the kids the Secours populaire ( a charity...
Meet Hamza, our Resident Tech Repair Guy

Meet Hamza, our Resident Tech Repair Guy

0. Introduction I think Hamza got in  contact in the summer last year and asked if he could post a link up to his business on the Knowing Nantes FB Group. In general KN is non commercial but in this case an English speaking phone repair guy? .. Fire right ahead 😀...
Les Tables de Nantes 2018

Les Tables de Nantes 2018

If you like eating out in Nantes you’ll probably know about Les Tables de Nantes. A yearly guide to all the best restaurants in … you guessed it … Nantes. This year’s guide has just been released so check it out 🙂 Also it’s available in...
Rock at the Castle

Rock at the Castle

I managed to get into town for a bit of a wander last night. I happily came upon the Rock projection on the Château des ducs de Bretagne so I had to take a few snaps. I think this is one of my favourite shots with the light trails in the sky. In case you’re...
On your bike! It’s the Bourse aux vélos

On your bike! It’s the Bourse aux vélos

The Bourse aux vélos / Bike sale happens I think it’s twice a year once back in September / October and the other time is today! If you’re looking to pick up a cheap second hand bike then this is for you. In fairness I don’t think the deals are that...
Salmon and Leek Quiche

Salmon and Leek Quiche

Chez nous we generally end up making a spinach and bacon quiche. It’s our go to quick bake for picnics and apéros. We however found ourselves with a bit of a surplus of leeks the other day (Thanks to a friend’s AMAP order) so we went a different route and...
La grande braderie de Nantes 2018

La grande braderie de Nantes 2018

The what now? Every year The city of Nantes organises La grande braderie with around 800 vendors selling their goods at bargain prices to make room for the spring / summer stock. Where? All over the place (mainly the city center) When? Friday the 23rd (in the shops)...
Tan Lines Cut Thursday Morning 22nd March 2018

Tan Lines Cut Thursday Morning 22nd March 2018

With marches / protests taking place on Thursday the 22nd March you’ll want to check the Tan website if you’re relying on public transport to get around. Certain services will be cut from 09:30 and others from 10:30 you’ll want to check tan.fr for up...
Strike in the public schools 22nd March

Strike in the public schools 22nd March

Strike season is well and truly upon us. A National Public Service Strike is announced for Thursday the 22nd March 2018. If you’ve got kids and they are in the public schools you’re going to want to take a look at the link below. It may be a case of...
Learning French by yourself with Duolingo

Learning French by yourself with Duolingo

I’m not sure when I entered this, but my profile on Duolingo is as follows I’m an Irish guy living in Nantes who doesn’t practice French enough. I’ll learn with my kids right? 🙂 It’s pretty much true though. There are all the things we...
Foil Arms & Hog St. Patrick’s Day

Foil Arms & Hog St. Patrick’s Day

I know it’s late but have a little bit of Irish humour to celebrate St. Patrick’s / Paddy’s Day with some Foil Arms & Hog. Funnily I was actually involved in a conversation the other night about the origins  of St. Patrick and a load of other...
Grue Titan

Grue Titan

I suspect this is one of my favourite shots I’ve taken in Nantes of the Grue Titan. I love taking the Navibus (TAN) across to Trentemoult. It’s kinda amazing to be able to just hop on a boat not to mention the kids love it. This shot was a bit of a case of...
Pinocchio’s Pizzeria

Pinocchio’s Pizzeria

We were going to try Oncle Pho‘s yesterday but there was a bit of a wait and in the end we both said Pinocchio’s? Which is just up the street. This is one of my favourite pizza places in Nantes and it’s always on our “we could always go...