Nantes Provides Free Masks

Nantes Provides Free Masks

So it took a while but our free masks arrived yesterday. Masks you might ask? https://metropole.nantes.fr/actualites/2020/egalite-sante-solidarite/masque-metropole Well they arrived after the 11th (de-confinement of a sorts) on the 12th around midday. The logistics of...
Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

I’m back with another freebie. OK maybe it’s not a fun fun freebie BUT … Children always know … they always know when we’re talking about the numbers … infected .. dead … or at least they think they know. So newly released...
The new mobile phone attestation

The new mobile phone attestation

It seems like the instructions for your attestation are changing daily … Last week the government mentioned they’d have a mobile phone friendly attestation available this week and true to their word it’s now online. It’s quite straight forward...
A free Asterix magazine for the kids

A free Asterix magazine for the kids

So trying to post some nice and positive things I give you day two! Download an Asterix comic/magazine for free from asterix.com. Au Village d’Astérix comme partout, le mot d’ordre est clair : restez chez vous pour vaincre le virus et protéger les plus fragiles !...
Free Audio Stories for Kids

Free Audio Stories for Kids

As we’re coming up on week 4 of the lockdown here in France you maybe be finding yourself going crazy (if you’ve got kids .. but hell even if you don’t) Audible have released a number of audio stories for free on a new sub site. You don’t need...
The New Coronavirus Lockdown Travel Form

The New Coronavirus Lockdown Travel Form

Following the prime minister’s address on Monday … the latest travel form has been released. If you’re going out side you need to fill this out. The big difference now is that it includes the time on it as well. Please note you should download this...
Coronavirus: Attestation de deplacement Update

Coronavirus: Attestation de deplacement Update

Please note that the Attestation de deplacement derogatoire should be printed, dated, and signed or hand written, dated, and signed. It is no longer acceptable to simply have a digital version on your phone.  I would be careful as well simply using Pencil for the date...
Coronavirus: Attestation de deplacement derogatoire

Coronavirus: Attestation de deplacement derogatoire

The Attestation de deplacement derogatoire is now online. It looks like the site is under a lot of pressure as it’s taking a while to load https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-derogatoire I’ll be updating...
Free guided visit to the Glasshouses at the Grand Blottereau

Free guided visit to the Glasshouses at the Grand Blottereau

So if the free museums on Sunday this week aren’t doing it for you. Why not go for a guided tour of the glasshouses at the Grand Blottereau? 🙂 No you can’t just turn up for it you’ll need to book in advance or be really lucky Laissez-vous conter...
1st of March and the museums are free

1st of March and the museums are free

Yes, it’s another repeat post but thankfully this one isn’t about another Manif in the city centre. This weekend it’s the first Sunday of the month and as usual (September – June) that means that the museums are free. Château des Ducs de...
A new transport “line” in Nantes

A new transport “line” in Nantes

So not a huge change here but the C5 is going to be renamed the ligne 5 from Thursday the 27th Feb 2020… which well .. pretty much just means you’ll be able to get on via any door you like. You still need to stamp/beep your ticket/card. The buses will be...
Paku Paku Japanese Restaurant in Nantes

Paku Paku Japanese Restaurant in Nantes

So what’s the best Japanese restaurant in Nantes? I’m going to have to go with Paku Paku … damn, wait … I’m meant to put this in towards the end of the review. Saturday saw us heading out as a family for my wife’s birthday, her...
The Carnaval Workshop 2020

The Carnaval Workshop 2020

As I posted up last week … the Carnaval workshop was open last Saturday and Sunday to the public. It’s always worth a wander around it with the kids (Unfortunately I just stopped by on Sunday on the way to the market) the weather was pretty bad in the...
Manif Thursday 20th February 2020

Manif Thursday 20th February 2020

Once again Manif notice … which will mean transport in the city centre will be closed on Thursday the 20th February 2020 ( yes I’m including the year just in case 😛 ) From at least 9:30 am until 2 pm lines are going to be cut in the city centre so if...