La fete de la musique takes place across France on 21st June. It’s a free street music event, covering all musical genres and attracting thousands of musicians, who perfrm all sorts of music in bars, cafes and in the street.
On 12 June, during a cabinet meeting, a final decision was made regarding the auto-entrepreneur scheme, with the announcement that €19,000 a year is the new income level cut-off point.
Is there an etiquette to observe when inviting French friends over for aperitif? Cindy, our guest blogger, having recently arrived in France, has discovered that there is.
France is introducing some new banknotes from May 2013, with a whole host of new measures to prevent forgery. Starting with a new 5 Euro note, the other denominations will follow soon.
Aioli – boiled fish, boiled potatoes, boiled green beans and a hard-boiled egg, all served up with the tastiest garlic mayonnaise
I’ve just had my first ‘grand aioli’. I’m surprised it’s taken me over 30 years to discover this great French dish. If you’ve never had one, it’s a Provencal dish of fish, vegetables and garlic sauce.
Can you light a fire outdoors in France to burn your garden waste? Maybe – but it’s best to check first with your local Mairie or fire service to make sure you don’t get a fine.
This years Tour de France only makes a fleeting visit to Pays de la Loire and Brittany. Stage 10 runs from Saint-Gildas des Bois to Saint-Malo – a lengthy journey of 193km. Are you going to watch the race or to enjoy the tour ‘caravan’?