Managed to get there on Friday afternoon. Expo this year was “The India of the Maharajas”
a history of Rajasthan, that told us of the importance of the elephant in Indian society
of the importance of the tiger in the life of the maharajas
and of the religion of hinduism in the life and culture of India
And at the end of the expo a chance to buy spices from India
and to visit the bazaar
Of course, the fair is more than just the expo. 1000 exhibits, 50 countries, 30 restaurants; and much, much more.
Well worth a visit, even if just to the websites –
Had to visit Friday, because last weekend was the “journees de patrimoine” and this weekend is of course, the first day of the Chasse. Our friends are involved in the Chasse, and today were doing the meal for the chasseurs! We ourselves were awakened at 0900hrs by the noise of the guns around us. Next week is the Foire de Brix (St. Denis). We will not be here, as we are setting off on conges (annual holiday). Summer’s over, but still lots of things happening locally.
Bob & Marjory