Tag: bands

Floating bands in Annecy

August is the month of things happening in Annecy. This weekend signals the annual Fete du lac which I wrote about a few years ago, and barely a day goes by when there’s not some sort of activity going on.

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A moonlit walk with…err…lights…

Each year, La Clusaz hosts a moonlit walk through town (la balade au clair du lune in French) when the moon is full and bright in the sky. All the street lights are turned off, but the town is still

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End of summer fête

Despite the ongoing warm weather, the summer season in the Alps has come to an end, coinciding, not coincidentally, with school holidays. Le Grand Bornand likes to end the season with a fête. Of course, I went. Surprisingly, the crowds

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Balade au clair de lune

Last weekend was big in La Clusaz. We had four nights of beach party, complete with palm trees, sand and skimpy outfits despite the coolness of the mountain evenings, and we had the ‘balade au clair de lune’ — a

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Annecy Fête de la Musique

Last weekend was indeed busy here in Haute Savoie, with the Fête de la Musique on Sunday night in Annecy and lots of other cities. Last year’s headbanging infants were everywhere, but the most striking moment of the evening was

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Headbanging infants

This weekend marked the annual Fete de la Musique — a national day of music in France. I headed down to Annecy with my camera, ready to snap some of the lovely ambiance that’s so much easier to describe with

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Wendy Hollands writer in Annecy, France

I'm an experienced technical writer based in the French Alps. I enjoy learning French language nuances, winter sports and travel. Drop by wendyhollands.com, my other site.

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