Archive for the ‘Summer 2010 in France’ Category

Fête de la Musique

Posted: 5th July 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Music, Photography, Summer 2010 in France, Travel

On Monday, June 21st, was the Fête de la Musique (Festival of the Music) here in France and Rennes for being a vibrant college town has the reputation for having pretty nice activities around the city. Indeed the entire town was taken over by music, food, and plenty of alcohol! There were about 5 official […]

TRISKELL Team Seminar

Posted: 22nd June 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Software Development, Summer 2010 in France

The TRISKELL team here at INRIA / IRISA Rennes was kind enough to invite me to their annual seminar. The pwurpose of this 2 day retreat is to discuss the focus of research for the next year and to view a small presentation from the first year PHD students. The event was held at a […]

Weekend in Paris, France

Posted: 21st June 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Photography, Summer 2010 in France

Due to the proximity from Rennes I chose Paris as my first weekend trip of a few that I have planned. On board of the TGV it takes just over 2 hours from Rennes to the heart of Paris. Quite convenient and comfortable trip, though the round trip cost is not THAT cheap: 90 Euros […]

A French Barbecue

Posted: 9th June 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Summer 2010 in France

Last week the weather was really nice and one of the guys at the research center put together a bbq at his house and invited the entire TRISKELL team. I obviously wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to see how a French bbq is like and accepted the invite. Greg (the guy hosting the bbq) lives […]

Day Trip to Saint Malo, France

Posted: 6th June 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Photography, Summer 2010 in France

This past week the weather here in Rennes has been very nice with sunny days and warm temperatures. Talking to the guys that live here, they say that there is a sense of happiness in the air due to the great weather and the summer approaching. So with that in mind I decided to take […]

The City of Rennes, France

Posted: 3rd June 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Photography, Summer 2010 in France, Travel

I have been in Rennes, France for a week now and I think its safe to give a quick report on the city and show some photos. Rennes is the capital of Bretagne, region northwest of France near the United Kingdom. Actually, the weather here is very similar to the one in London; it rains […]

A Tour of My Room

Posted: 30th May 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Summer 2010 in France, Videos

I was playing around with iMovie on the mac and decided to publish this video of my room here in Rennes. Its no 5 star hotel but servers my needs really well.

Stromae – Alors on Danse

Posted: 30th May 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Music, Summer 2010 in France, Videos
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I am not sure if this is a new song or not but I have heard it at a few bars here in Rennes! Below is the official music video and I have pasted the lyrics below. Cheers! Alors on d… (X3) Qui dit étude dit travail, Qui dit taf te dit les thunes, Qui […]

First Impressions of IRISA

Posted: 27th May 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Summer 2010 in France

Today I woke up and got ready for my first day at IRISA where I will be collaborating with the TRISKELL team. Because I haven’t gotten my bus card yet, I took a 20 minute walk over to the building passing through the computer science building at the Universite de Rennes. The IRISA building is […]

Bienvenue en France

Posted: 27th May 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Summer 2010 in France

I woke up Tuesday morning and everything was pretty much ready for my Trip over to Rennes, France later that day. I ran a few last minute errands including purchasing a travel book on France (Frommer’s France 2010) which turns out to be not that good. I guess this is what happens when you leave […]