As an experiment, I have decided to create a new feature each Friday with a few suggestions of interesting or unusual things to do in Paris each weekend. This weekend is particularly rich in events, so it is a good time to start! Please let me know if you have any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself.Les Journées du PatrimoineMy suggestions have already been mentioned here.Various sites around Paris, the 19th and 20th September.Le Techno ParadeThe fact that there is now an ‘official store’ for this event should tell you that this is not exactly an underground happening, but there should be some interesting surprises this year. Perhaps best of all will be the float representing the electronic scene of Istanbul to celebrate the current ‘Saison de la Turquie en France’.Saturday 19th – begins 1pm at Place Denfert Rochereau and ‘finishes’ at 8 pm at place de la Bastille.Tattoo Art FestNow … [Read more...] about Something for the Weekend?
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France has one of the most advanced motorways systems in the world, with over 11, 882 kilometres of autoroute tarmac connecting every corner of l’Héxagone. But as the network grows so does the price of road travel. Tolls were bumped up in early 2018, pricy fuel-cosuming traffic jams are still a daily occurrence for many drivers in France and last but not least the French government is allowing the speed camera network to expand and become privatised, a penalty system that brought in €1billion to the country’s public coffers in 2017. With so many added costs to watch out for while driving, catching a plane or train may seem like a more carefree option for some, that’s if they completely forget about the air and rail strikes that can plague French travellers. So rather than letting your car gather dust in the garage, we suggest you go read through this detailed feature to get clued up on the most expensive road tolls to avoid, the time-consuming traffic … [Read more...] about Tolls, traffic and speeding drivers: The motorways in France you might want to avoid
A strike by French air traffic controllers threatens to cause flight chaos this weekend. The budget airline easyJet has confirmed that 100 of its flights on Saturday and 108 on Sunday have been cancelled. It's thought that other airlines' flights will also be affected by the strike - up to 100 flights by Ryanair have also been cancelled, reports the Mirror . An easyJet spokesman said: "A spokesman for the airline said: “Due to local air traffic control industrial action from 23rd to 24th June affecting Marseille airspace easyJet, like all airlines, has been required to cancel 100 flights on Saturday 23rd and 108 flights on Sunday 24th June which include flights to and from Marseille and some flights which pass through Marseille airspace which are unable to be rerouted. “easyJet will be doing everything possible to minimise the effects of the strike action for our customers and priority for cancellation has been given to those flights where passengers could find … [Read more...] about EasyJet and Ryanair cancel 200 flights this weekend due to strike
Spending your Saturday cycling along the route of the first stage of the Tour de France may not sound like your average weekend. However for Buckinghamshire IT consultant Chris Watts it is just one of many challenging events he will participate in during 2018. Today (Saturday) Chris will cycle 201km in order to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK. He will be following the route that the riders in the world’s most famous cycle race will be taking next month - from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte.For his training, Chris has been spending an average of 12 hours a week on his bike, which has also helped prepare him for triathlon events he is taking part in.A few weeks ago Chris completed his first ever triathlon in Blenhim and in August he will take part in the London one. Chris said: “I try to do a lot of fundraising, and at least one big one every year.“It is a challenge and a hard thing to accomplish, but it means that at the same time I’m going … [Read more...] about Buckingham businessman to cycle part of the Tour de France route for charity