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Walkability Barometer: Which are the pedestrian-friendly cities?

barometer. This ranking was created by the "Place aux piétons" collective to recognize pedestrian-friendly cities and villages. This list highlights municipalities of all sizes that offer safe walking routes. This initiative is supported by the French Hiking Federation, ADEME, the Ministry in cha ...

15
Jan
2024

Cannes is awarded the City of Surfing label

A recognition for the surf spots The Surfing Town label has existed since 2015. It is awarded by the French Surfing Federation to municipalities that offer a welcome and an environment favorable to the practice of this sport. This label of tourist quality, which also reflects the quality of lear ...

04
July
2022

Blue Flag: How to know the quality of bathing water?

y of bathing water: the "Démarche Qualité des Eaux de Baignade" label. This label requires sampling throughout the summer season. In 2021, about 100 coastal municipalities, representing approximately 350 bathing sites, had obtained this certification issued by the Ministry of Ecological Transitio ...

01
Aug
2011

Summer evenings: free shows in the Alpes-Maritimes.

tion 2023 translates to "2023 Edition" in English. For the 2023 edition, the Summer Evenings will take place from June 23 to September 2, 2023 in 155 municipalities in the department. This year, more than 500 shows will be offered for free and open access. More than 1000 national and international ...

20
May
2014

Understanding the population alert system in 5 questions

in the event of an air attack or serious incident, such as a natural or industrial disaster. For example, sirens sounded in Rouen and surrounding municipalities in September 2019, during the Lubrizol factory fire. In tropical areas, they can also sound to warn the population of the arrival of ...

02
Mar
2022

Solidarity: how to help Ukraine?

assignments, go to JeVeuxAider.gouv.fr! This platform proposed by the Civic Reserve connects volunteers with associations, public institutions and municipalities that offer volunteer missions. These missions are open to anyone over the age of 16 and residing in France, with no nationality requ ...

15
Mar
2022

Energy efficiency: the government's 5 key measures

street furniture from June 1, 2023. Failure to comply with these new rules is punishable by a fine of up to €1500. 4- A decrease in consumption in the municipalities In the plan of energy sobriety presented by the government, the municipalities are also invited to play the game and to review ...

11
Oct
2022

How to convert offices into housing?

of old, can sometimes be very profitable, particularly when converting square meters of empty offices into student or senior housing. The text allows municipalities to waive, on a case-by-case basis, the local urban plan, the famous PLU. They can now change the use of offices in areas that, in prin ...

08
Apr
2024

5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Exercise

rollerblading also has the advantage of being practiced without wearing any particular sports attire. Inquire at the town hall. We don't always think about it, but municipalities of all sizes offer sports activities at reduced prices. Another of the 5 tips for affordable sports is therefore to inqui ...

21
May
2024

Filtered carafes

Tap water In France, tap water is perfectly safe for consumption. Its distribution is the responsibility of municipalities or their associations, in accordance with the water law of January 3, 1992. In order to be considered drinkable and distributed to the population, water must comply with values ...

29
Jan
2007

Roissy Charles de Gaulle, the leading French airport

was decided by the interministerial decree of June 16, 1964. The airport was initially to occupy an area of 2915 ha located on the territory of seven municipalities. This project has caused a lively controversy between the inhabitants deploring the nuisances brought and the supporters of the new ...

17
Oct
2007

The biometric passport: presentation and formalities

This new passport complies with the European standards set out in the European regulation of 13 December 2004. It is issued in more than 2,000 municipalities in all French overseas departments and communities and in 212 French diplomatic missions abroad (for French nationals, whether travelli ...

20
Jan
2010

The Hortillonnages of Amiens: gardens floating on water.

by waterways, ditches, and "rieux", the Picard term for the canals of the hortillonnages. They are fed by the waters of the Somme and extend over the municipalities of Amiens, Longueau, Rivery, and Camon. The hortillonnages probably date back to the Gallo-Roman period and have been cultivated for a ...

13
Mar
2012

Mountain Law: what does it change for your vehicle?

Why this new obligation? The obligation of winter equipment that will come into force on November 1, 2021 was decided in application of the Mountain Law II of December 28, 2016. The corresponding decree was published in the Official Journal on 18 October 2020. This measure is intended to enha ...

12
Oct
2021

The Saint Nicolas festivities in Nancy: a magical event

with parades and brass bands, a total of 16 performances given by 10 professional companies. This grand parade will also include 23 floats from the municipalities and associations of the Greater Nancy metropolis and one of the floats will be dedicated to Krasnodar in Russia, the twin city guest ...

24
Nov
2021

Clohars-Carnoët: first Breton town to obtain the European City of Sport label

cross-border sports projects with our European neighbors. It also joins the club of French cities labeled European Sport Cities, which includes larger municipalities such as Miramas, Port-de-Bouc, Pau, Chalon-sur-Saône, Bordeaux, Nice and Biarritz. ...

29
Mar
2022

The series Vortex on France 2 in 5 questions

our weather a bit capricious but then the beauty of your landscapes, it's sumptuous!' So the series takes place partly in Brest and in the surrounding municipalities, Landunvez and Plouarzel. Lovers of the city of the Ponant will be able to recognize the commercial port of Brest, the bridge of ...

15
Dec
2022

How to dress for the beach?

m shorts or a pareo. Not only does this basic look lack elegance, but it also doesn't allow you to stroll around town and go shopping after swimming, as many municipalities and shops prohibit swimwear. If you want to walk around the harbor or have an ice cream in a restaurant, it's better to plan f ...

04
May
2023

The Durance by bike: a cycle route along the water.

, caution is therefore required! 4- It allows you to discover remarkable sites in Provence. Before reaching the City of Popes, the Durance by bike passes through several municipalities such as Briançon, Gap, Sisteron, Manosque and Cavaillon, which will allow you to make stops and easily refuel. In ...

09
May
2023

Emmental de Savoie: 6 things to know about this cheese.

the foothill areas of Savoie and Haute-Savoie and spills over into the neighboring departments of Ain and Isère. It includes no less than 500 collection municipalities. 5- Its holes are due to its particular refining technique. If you've ever wondered why Emmental cheese has holes, know that this p ...

24
May
2023