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Switzerland - Driving with Headlights Obligatory

Switzerland – Headlights Obligatory while Driving

Switzerland – Headlights Obligatory while driving comes into force as from the beginning of January 2014.  This includes driving with their headlights even during daylight. This is just a snippet after reading an article from our friends’ website at  “Know-it-all passport®“.  They publish a wonderful book every 2 years which contains a massive amount of […]

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Hotel La Fontaine - Artenay

Hotel La Fontaine – Artenay, Loiret

Hotel La Fontaine – Artenay, Loiret is part of the Logis de France affiliation group.  While not appearing to be on the official Logis website this hotel appears in the catalogue that we have.  There may be one of several reasons for this. My son and I, with Beau, our Golden Retriever, had been travelling […]

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Hotel Balladins Dijon Nord

Hotel Balladins Dijon Nord

Hotel Balladins Dijon Nord as its name suggests is part of a hotel chain found all over France.  There are several of these chains with a wide range of quality for the traveler. Generally though these hotels are functional with no frills with their biggest attractions being convenience and situation near to motorways.  Of course, there are […]

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Looking After Your Pet in France

Looking After Your Pet in France: Resources

Looking after your pet in France is basically no different to elsewhere.  We nurture and care for them – it’s a simple as that.  I am not going to discuss day to day training, feeding and care.  There are plenty of sites, books and videos for those – I am not qualified enough to give advice on […]

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Hotel de la Poste Mornant

Mornant – A find in the Rhône

In this post we talk about discovering Mornant, a small town in the Rhone. As a teacher in Switzerland my wife, Denise, has a public holiday on Ascension Day, a Thursday.  This fell on May 9th and as always the school takes the Friday off.  The French and their Swiss cousins call this extra day […]

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