A visit to Nantes

A visit to Nantes

When I retired I joined a U3A French group.  For those people who have not come across it before the University of the third age is a voluntary organisation that provides classes and social groups for retired people.    Our group is unusual that we run without a tutor.  We meet in members’ houses and play games like scrabble and taboo in French.   We also meet up with other French groups for activities such as talks and petanque.

One member of our group noticed a request in the U3A magazine from a similar French group in Nantes in north west France who wanted to do an exchange and as Easy Jet has just opened a route between Nantes and Bristol we thought it was a good opportunity to practice our French and see a new city.  The French equivalent of the U3A is the University Permanente.  It is different from the English version as it is attached to the main university and classes meet in the University. Continue reading “A visit to Nantes”