Category Archives: signs

Vannes is a Ville Fleurie

Background: What are Villes Fleuries? The ‘towns and villages in bloom’ award (ville fleurie) is given to French places that make a special effort to create a pleasant natural environment for both residents and visitors by focusing on plants, flowers … Continue reading

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Found: Murals and Signs in Brittany

  Brittany has a long tradition of special holidays and celebrations, often involving dancing and very distinctive costumes. Here’s a mural found in the Quimper train station—it looks like a happy occasion. The Bretons also have a long history involving … Continue reading

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Quirky Finds in Quimper, Brittany

I’ll write more about the usual/normal sights and sites in Quimper later. But, here are four photos of sights that brought a smile to our faces as we strolled round one day. The first seems like an unlikely juxtaposition: graffiti … Continue reading

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A Tour de France Joke? Mystery?

Fact: British Chris Froome won the 2016 Tour de France for the third time on Sunday. Congrats to him and the other winners, and all the riders. Fact: As the BBC says, Froome “becomes just the eighth rider to win … Continue reading

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Joining The Rabbit-Dots

A new twist on “join the dots” Here’s a huge sign/billboard we found at the front entrance to Gare du Nord when we were leaving Paris to go to Maastricht via Brussels. I looked everywhere and could not find an … Continue reading

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More Forbidden Lawns

A Light-Hearted Look At Signs (These found in Paris) As I wrote once before, it’s sometimes hard to know which public lawns one can walk/stand/sit on in France, and which not. There doesn’t always seem to be a logical reason … Continue reading

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