Va va voom

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Paris has given the green light to the mo­tor rac­ing event ePrix and will host the first Euro­pean round of the elec­tric car 2015-2016 cham­pi­onship. Tak­ing place on 23 April, the cars will bat­tle it out around a route cir­cling Les In­valides, tak­ing in 14 twists and turns past an­cient sites such as the Tomb of Napoleon and the Musée de l’Ar­mée. Early-bird tick­ets priced at €20 will be avail­able un­til 31 March. Af­ter this date, tick­ets are €25 for adults and chil­dren aged three and un­der go free. fi­afor­mu­lae.com

greno­ble-tourisme.com The week-long jazz fes­ti­val, Jazz sous les Pom­miers kicks off on 30 April in Coutances and runs un­til 7 May. It’s the 35th edi­tion of the mu­sic fes­ti­val and is a pop­u­lar event with mu­sic fans of all ages, with per­for­mances rang­ing from big band con­certs to for­est acous­tic ses­sions. jaz­zsousle­spom­miers.com

Ev­ery­one loves a good story and what bet­ter way to while away a few hours of your jour­ney than read­ing a few tales? That’s the think­ing be­hind pub­lisher Short Edi­tion’s lat­est ini­tia­tive of eight short-story vend­ing ma­chines dot­ted around com­muter ar­eas in Greno­ble. The free fic­tion is avail­able at the touch of a but­ton, print­ing out sweet vi­gnettes on rolls of pa­per, much like a till re­ceipt and read­ers are able to choose from one, two, three or five-minute tales, all help­ing them to make the most of their ‘dead time’ on jour­neys.

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