Some news from France XCXXXVII

Things are moving quick here with the cleanup after the flooding, the continuing strikes, and the Euro16 football championships beginning tomorrow night. And here I am again for the latest from the Belle France.

Garbage collection strike in th Paris region we have the sites closed for collection at Ivry-sur-Seine/Paris 13, Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) ,and Issy-les-Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine) still block . The Syctom, the metro agency that handles the regional garbage collection in 84 towns in Ile de France including Paris. The station of   Saint-Ouen and Issy-les-Moulineaux will be only until Friday morning.

There will be strike at Air France pilots for four days starting Saturday morning June 11th !!! check the sites for updates ;

The train eurostar was interrupted for technical reasons when it took from London to Paris taken  15h30  to arrive from Saint-Pancras to Paris gare du Nord. By Calais the train had a breakdown around 21h the passenger wait until 03H to return to London for lack of hotels in Calais or Lille, they wait in the heat there for 6 hrs and little water; as the rail had no electricity to do so on the train and the doors could not be open manually! No hotel available at London either; and the waiting room is close at the station too . Finally they take the train to paris at 8H and arrive at Paris Nord at 11h30. things happenned , I have taken it never a problem.

The traffic of the RER C will start Friday morning, but only half the usual trains due to the strike in Paris. This is the line that takes you as many others into Versailles.

Rock en Seine will organise a series of free concerts in the Forum des Halles.They will be call Unexpected Festival (in French, « le festival inattendu »),you will see several groups in styles of pop ,and électro, not well known but will be feature in summer of the event Rock en Seine. Concerts Saturdays from 17h30 and Sundays from 13h At the Forum des Halles (Ier). M° Les Halles.

This weekend at the domaine de Saint-Cloud will have open its gardens for the festival Concerts and water plays. An event that was in mode during the royal 17C and where the Monsieur , brother of king Louis XIV, was the organiser. This year Radio Musique will link the program with some selections from Classic to folk and Jazz. Saturday and Sunday June 11-12 from 14h30 to 19hr

Circulation will be difficult around the Stade de France , and rules of parking, driving etc will be impose from 7h on the days of match/game starting this Friday morning. The roads like the A86 and A1 (also airport CDG) will be best avoided if not into the EURO16 championship All from June 10 ,13, 16, 22 , and 27 as well as July 3 and 10. See photo from Le Parisien journal

The team base for the Euro 16 are: The team of Albania in Perros Guirec (22)  will house from June 5 at L’agapa hotel de Perros – Guirec in the Côte d’Armor , this hotel already hosted in 2009 the French team before its game with the Faroe Island in Guingamp

Germany in Evian (74) reigning world champions will  establish their base in Evian,staying at the Hotel Ermitage and to train at the stadium Camille Fournier .

England at Chantilly (60) staying at the L’Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly, Oise, 40 km from Paris. They will train on the grounds of a local club, resident of Division d’Honneur level.

Austria in Mallemort (13) Moulin de Vernègues, located on the area of Pont – Royal en Provence.

Belgium in le Pian Medoc (33) will move to the Golf Hotel & Spa du Pian Médoc that already hosted France, Australian rugby players or even the rapper Gims.

Croatia to Deauville Saint-Arnoult (14) , staying on Mont Canisy, the Hôtel du Golf Barrière Saint – Arnoult.

Spain will be at  Saint-Martin de Ré (17) at the Hôtel Atalante, a Relais Thalasso 4 star located on the île de Ré.

France at Clairefontaine (78) as usual in the Domain of Montjoie and will train in the CNF Clairefontaine.

 Hungary will be in les Tourrettes (83) . It was les Tourrettes Bernd Storck players favoured at the last minute.

Republic of Ireland team at Versailles (78)  It is finally the prestigious Trianon Palace of Versailles which will host the men of Martin O’Neill, allowing them to remain close to the Stade de France and the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille.

Northern Ireland  will be at  Saint-Jean-d ‘ Ardières (69) participating  in their first European Championship, will pose their suitcases in the middle of the vineyards of Château de Pizay.

Iceland will be in Annecy-le-Vieux (74) the Icelandic, also novices at the continental level, will be hosted at the Resort-Spa les Trésoms, on the edge of Lake Annecy.

 Italy will be in Montpellier-Geraardsbergen (34). It to train in the centre of Geraardsbergen and will reside in the Courtyard by Marriott.

Wales will be in Dinard (35) Also, the first Euro, will have gear on the Hotel Novotel Thalassa sea, facing the island of Cézembre. They will use the CF Dinard, DSR  level club.

Poland will be in La Baule (44) at the Hotel of the Hermitage, located on the seafront, and the stadium Léo-Lagrange de Saint-Nazaire for its training sessions.

Portugal will be in Marcoussis (91) staying at the CNR of Marcoussis. They share a for a few days the same installations as the French rugby players.

Czech Republic will be in Tours (37) Czechs will sleep at the Chateau Belmont ,one hour from Paris, and train at the installatioins of the Cher Valley.

Romania will be in Orry-la-Ville team (60) staying at the prestigious Hotel Mont-Royal and  to train on the lawn of the club’s DH in Chantilly.

Russia will be in Rueil-Malmaison (92) the Russians have chosen Renaissance Hotel, located close to the Saint-Cloud Racecourse and attached to the Paris Country Club, which already hosts the  players ParisSG . The training will be on the lawn of amateur club from Croissy-sur-Seine.

Slovakia will be in Vichy (03) at the  five-star Hotel Spa Vichy  Célestins. A synthetic field has been specially renovated to welcome them in common with Vichyssoise and Darrangon.

Sweden will be in Pornichet (44) finally lay his suitcases at Chateau des Tourelles.

Switzerland will be in Montpellier-Juvignac (34) . Based in Vichy Spa Hotel in Juvignac, it will remain 10 minutes from the Mosson Stadium and close to the games in the first round.

Turkey will be in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer (83) staying at the prestigious Dolce Frégate Provence from Bandol.

Ukraine will be at  Aix-en-Provence. Will train at the Carcassonne Stadium and will sleep in a Renaissance Hotel.

And the party begins in the Euro16 but heavily guarded.  The Fan Zone at the foot of the Tour Eiffel in the Champs-de-Mars  starting from 15h today is open, but with heavy police presence and security barriers.

News of Le Parisien journal. Enjoy it, cheers!

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