The two sides of Annecy

In Annecy, a random change of perspective made me re-consider my whole impression of the place. I was drawn to Annecy after people told me of the turquoise waters of its lake, its beautiful mountain landscape and its fantastic outdoor sport scene. As I drew closer, all I saw was a town built around cars.Continue reading “The two sides of Annecy”

Fête de la musique – 2021 edition

On 21st June, it is the summer solstice, the longest day. In France, the traditional festival of Saint John (the Baptist), featuring fire, music and dance (“les feux de la Saint-Jean”) has been replaced by the modern Fête de la Musique. In 1981, the newly-elected Minister for Culture, Jack Lang (my mother definitely has aContinue reading “Fête de la musique – 2021 edition”