Are you ready for the next heat wave?

Are you ready for the next heat wave?

The word of the week is canicule … and yes we’ve got another heatwave coming ( it’s already on us ) We should peak tomorrow with a temperature of around 41C … ouch … the big problem will be the nights aren’t going to drop much below...
Radioactive water in Nantes

Radioactive water in Nantes

We probably all know you don’t swim in the river here … it can be extremely dangerous … Welll …. Well … now there’s even more good news!!! That’s right there’s tritium in the drinking water of around 6 and a half million...
Breaking News Heinz Baked Beans for less than a euro!!!

Breaking News Heinz Baked Beans for less than a euro!!!

That’s right folks!!! I’m writing an article on Baked Beans being on sale for less than a euro! Why? because I was shocked when I visited my local SuperU yesterday and saw them. Of course I checked the best before date as well and they are good for a year....
First of May on the farm (à la ferme de la Pannetière)

First of May on the farm (à la ferme de la Pannetière)

Once again if you’re looking for a nice day out this 1st of May .. you could do worse than spend part of it on the farm. Only problem if you’re taking public transport is … there probably won’t be any. Want a little taste of what it was like...
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 Fédération Nationale des Cinémas 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: Château des Ducs de Bretagne – Musée d’Histoire de Nantes Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle Musée Jules-Verne Musée 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...
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