Sunday, 29 June 2008

son et lumière in Ferney Voltaire

So the Fête à Voltaire drew to a close with a brilliant firework display and son et lumière. At one point it loked as if the town hall was exploding which was rather fun - it was just our council tax exploding probably. It was a wonderful event and as I was walking back from the prayer vigil it was great to wander past older people finishing off drinks and conversations while a group of young people nearby practised scateboarding and another group put the finishing touches to a great grafitti work of art. France is good at municipal events and rather than carping about the cost people just get out there and enjoy it, it was a brilliant multi culturual, inter- generational festival. And there's more to come on Bastile day, July 14th.