Festival Cinema Espagnol Nantes 2019

Festival Cinema Espagnol Nantes 2019

I always knew I’d have famous people on my blog one day! Yes I’ve got Javier Bardem on the blog. No … I’ve got nothing to do with him but I’ve got him on the blog all the same 😀 I picked up the brochure for this about 2 weeks ago and...
La Grande Braderie de Nantes 2019

La Grande Braderie de Nantes 2019

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. With reductions of between 30 and 70% on old stock .. it might be worth your while taking a look....
Les Tables de Nantes 2019

Les Tables de Nantes 2019

It seems like only last year I was announcing the 2018 edition of Les Tables de Nantes … ( oh yeah ) … well it’s back … 15 new addresses (and I’m not a fan of two of them) , some major love for Muscadet! … 3 new “fast”...
Manif / Protests Tuesday 19th March 2019

Manif / Protests Tuesday 19th March 2019

The weather must be picking up again cus that’s right we’re getting mid week Manifs again. In case you’ve got places to be today that aren’t the manif and you need to make your way through the city centre please allow plenty of time for getting...
Talensac market to open Thursday Evenings

Talensac market to open Thursday Evenings

From Thursday the 21st of March around 30 stalls are going to be open in Talensac market from 4pm until 8pm (on Thursdays). Good news if you like you can’t get in during the morning or make it to one of your local markets. You can read more on The Ouest France...
Le Printemps Du Cinema

Le Printemps Du Cinema

It’s the Printemps du Cinema .. the what now? Spring at the cinema and as such It’s an excuse to get to the cinema cheaply for just 4€ a ticket. I believe that most cinemas that are part of La FĂ©dĂ©ration Nationale des CinĂ©mas Français are taking part....
The Museums are free

The Museums are free

Yes once again it’s the  first Sunday of the month and the museums are free in Nantes. This includes: ChĂąteau des Ducs de Bretagne – MusĂ©e d’Histoire de Nantes MusĂ©um d’Histoire Naturelle MusĂ©e Jules-Verne MusĂ©e d’arts de Nantes Le...
Carnaval 2019 – Behind the Scenes

Carnaval 2019 – Behind the Scenes

This is always a fun thing to do with the kids. While you probably can’t really make a day of it you can happily spend an hour visiting the various floats in construction. With refreshments available on site you can probably happily spend lunch here too....
Carnaval de Nantes Workshop Open Day 2019

Carnaval de Nantes Workshop Open Day 2019

The open day at the carnival workshop is this weekend. You can find the workshop at Ateliers Maurice Parois, 188 Route de St Luce à Nantes.  How do I get there? well if you’re taking the tram take the line one towards Ranzay or Beaujoire and get off at the...
Bring out your dead … Christmas Trees

Bring out your dead … Christmas Trees

I’ve noticed quite a few Christmas trees thrown places recently 🙁 It’s not ideal now is it? No they shouldn’t be thrown out in the normal waste nor should we burn them … chipping them is a good option but not one most of us have access to. If...
Gilets Jaunes ACT VII Saturday 29th December

Gilets Jaunes ACT VII Saturday 29th December

We’re back and it’s the first Saturday after Christmas and we’re starting ACT VII of the Gilets Jaunes protests. Once again they seem to be splitting up into multiple groups potentially starting at 11 this morning with another protest kicking off at...
Where to eat Christmas Day / New Years Day?

Where to eat Christmas Day / New Years Day?

Not everyone is as great a cook as I am … and modest too. (Just kidding, it just might not make sense to cook a big meal or you may not have an oven or you may just not like cooking. Most of my international students at the Ecole de Design won’t be getting...
Day 24: Is Santa Free Today?

Day 24: Is Santa Free Today?

On a whim I decided to try to write one hopefully interesting blog post a day for 24 days. An advent calendar of blog posts if you will, but you know what? It takes time. It has just turned midnight and I’m going to write my day 24 post. It’s going to be a...
Day 22: Oh Crap I forgot the presents!

Day 22: Oh Crap I forgot the presents!

So it’s Saturday and Christmas day is Tuesday … you’ve still not bought any presents …  what do you do … WHAT DO YOU DO? Now of course you could go and buy a box of Roses or a Lynx deodorant gift set but you can’t find Roses here (...
Evil Christmas Presents

Evil Christmas Presents

It’s the 22nd of December and I think the video says it all. I don’t do Christmas presents! It pretty much sums up my Christmas present life quite nicely. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Day 21: Noël aux Nefs 2018

Day 21: Noël aux Nefs 2018

For the last few years at the Les Machines de l’Ăźle you’ve got some kinda cool Christmas festivities. The artists from the Machines take to ice sculpting and come up with some rather amazing sculptures. This year there’ll be … AMI6 cie Exoot...