Sharing France with you
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All eyes on your bird table!
The principle is simple: To count how many birds, and of what species, you can see in or from a given space - such as a garden, local square, school playground, balcony or urban park - in a selected one-hour window.
To take part, choose one of the two days, and a good hour to observe - such as mid-morning or early-afternoon, when temperatures will be slightly higher and birds are likely to be out more.
President Macron's 'Big National Debate' under way
The ‘Big National Debate’ launched by President Macron in response to the 'gilets jaunes' protests gets under way officially today – but it is not clear if people of non-French nationalities are invited to take part or not.
So far the President has only addressed his remarks to ‘the French’, saying in an open letter yesterday that he wants as many people as possible to take part in two months of events aimed at gathering ideas about the future of the nation.
Heart-stopping rescue in the French Alps
A group of skiers in the Pass of Anterne in the French Alps were rescued by helicopter and the footage was caught on camera. Due to weather conditions the rescuers had to perform a manouevre called a "skate support" involving tipping the nose down to touch the side of the mountain.
I think it's safe to say, the French services are certianly equipped to handle anything in all conditions. Hats off to the Chamonix Gendarmerie.
The name's Grimshaw...
All dressed up and somewhere to go.
The party season is still in full swing in South West France.
Stanley, co-owner of the marvellous Chez Moi tea room in Tournon d'Agenais, pulled out all the stops for a black and white (dog's) dinner this week.
France is a wonderfully dog friendly country.
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New Year in France
Happy New Year ! – What to expect in France around the New Year.
Now that the festive season is coming to an end, have you ever wondered how long it is common in France to wish everyone a Happy New Year or what their traditions are?
New Year’s Day or Jour de l’an is a public holiday in France and many will spend it quietly at home with family after the celebrations of New Year’s Eve Réveillon du Nouvel An, also called La Saint-Sylvestre (confusingly Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in France are both known as the Réveillon).Read more ...
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