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Operation Escargot

April 3, 2014 by Mia

If you have plans to drive somewhere on Saturday and Sunday 12-13 April, you might want to think again. 40 Millions d’Automobilistes are organising an Operation Escargot (go slow) on… Read more…

Categories: Roads & Traffic

Winter Sales

January 8, 2014 by Mia

The winter sales starts in France today, and last until 11 February. To learn more about sales in France: Click here For more information about the dates: Click here On… Read more…

Categories: Home & Garden

Strike on the trains

October 24, 2012 by Mia

The train traffic is hit by a strike as of Wednesday 19:00 to Friday 8:00. SNCF has details on which trains are still in service on their website. For more… Read more…

Categories: Public Transport

Breathalyzer – no fines yet

October 19, 2012 by Mia

As of 1 July 2012 it is obligatory to carry a breathalyzer in all vehicles. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 11 euros as of 1… Read more…

Categories: Roads & Traffic

Heatwave alert

August 17, 2012 by Mia

A heatwave alert has been issued across south west of France. The heatwave alert has three levels, and its a level 2 warning that has been issued for the coming… Read more…

Categories: Health, Warnings

If you need to save a life

July 24, 2012 by Mia

If someone has a cardiac arrest its good to know where to find a defibrillator as quickly as possible. This website lets you locate the ones in your region and… Read more…

Categories: Health

The Festival of Music

June 21, 2012 by Mia

Today is the Worlds Music Day, or Festival of Music (Fête de la musique) as it is referred to in France. This evening, you can enjoy music from amateurs as… Read more…

Categories: Culture

Summer Sales!

June 19, 2012 by Mia

The summer sales in France are about to begin and the dates this year are in general: Wednesday 27 June (8h00) to Tuesday 31 July, except in these regions: 4… Read more…

Categories: Family

Inform the police when you are away on holiday

June 15, 2012 by Mia

Did you know that the police in France is offering a fantastic – free – service to people leaving their home when they are going on holiday in July and… Read more…

Categories: Holiday, Home & Garden

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2012 by Mia

Today is the World Blood Donor Day, recognising those who donate blood to save lives! Learn more about the event here and read the Q/A to understand why WHO recommends… Read more…

Categories: Health