The Melting Tips!- Newsletter #16

The life of a typical Kedger

He always go to.. THE BODEGON

After classes, the Bodegon is the place where the typical Kedger will spend his evening drinking and chatting with friends (you’ll often see us with our blue sweatshirts there too). Make sure to not forget your Kedge student card to get those amazing discounts. If you haven’t been yet, the bar is located at the tram B stop “Victoire”!

To party he goes to… THE LIGHT

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The Light Club is THE club in which most SAT (soiree a ticket as the french call it) parties are hosted by the different associations in Kedge. There is SATs organized almost every week (sometimes twice in a week 🙂 ), so you’ll get to know this place pretty well.

He always is taking the B Tram!

A typical Kedger will spend most of his time in Bodeaux in the B Tram, the lign that brings you from Kedge and to all the best places in the city center (like the Bodegon!). The tram is usually super full, so a little tip is to anticipate and not take the last tram so that you’re on time for classes.. Trust us, you’ll surely meet at least one Kedger every time you ride the tram.

He always goes to THE BEST HOUSE PARTIES AND THE MELTING TRIPS

The best Kedger always shotguns on time and takes part of our many awesome house parties. We at Melting Potes always have reserve 50% of tickets for you international students and 50% for the french students. Like this you can finally make good use of your french classes or many learn a thing or two about French kissing.

Finally, your typical Kedger takes a break from all that ‘studying’ to travel on the Melting Trips! The first being in March in Barcelona <3. He always stays tuned to know where will be the next ones. The Melting Trips are really some of the best ways to take advantage of your semester or year in Europe.

Kedge Activities Schedule for January

Melting Travel Tips-La Cote d’Azur!

If you have the time and you don’t know where in France to visit during your free time, go visit the Côte d’Azur! The Côte d’Azur is the eastern part of the Mediterranean French coast mainly including the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco. It is known for its beaches, the quality of life and its blue skies! There are flights everyday to the main cities such as Nice  and Toulon.

The main cities in la Cote d’Azur:

Some information about la Cote d’Azur:

If you’re wanting your instagram to truly make your friends back home jealous, look no further than the stunning Provence-Alpes and Côte d’Azur. The Côte d’Azur is one of the most famous regions of France adored by celebrities, billionaires and James Bond films. This region of France is located along the coast of the Mediterranean sea and features palm trees, beachers, blue skies and franco-italian cuisine all year round. Some of key destinations here are Nice, Toulon, Cannes and Monaco. We’ve handpicked some of the best online travel tips and instagram pages to guide your travel. Nice’s old town and the beaches of Monaco are personal favourite of ours…

Information about transport:

Flights several times a week to Toulon, Marseille & Nice (at this time of the year they are between 50-75€ for a return) and take about an hour. From Nice you can travel to Cannes and other smaller towns within this region by train and bus Best weather is from May – October but the region is beautiful all year round.

Social Media:

Check out @visitcotedazur @frenchrivieraguide @visitsouthoffrance on instagram for ultimate instagoals and inspiration.

References:

https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-11-10/6-must-see-spots-on-the-french-riviera

https://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/cote-dazur-f-az-azur.htm

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/provence

Life in Bordeaux

Gastronomy

Located on the other side of the Garonne river, Les Chantiers de la Garonne is an awesome and trendy restaurant perfect for dinner with friends. The place has a lot of history to it as it used to be a storage shed for boats and materials. It’s been modernized thanks to the DARWIN project. https://leschantiersdelagaronne.camp/

Activities

Along the ‘Quais’ of the Garonne River, you might of seen some courts and open air areas with people playing sports. Well the ‘Parc de sports Saint-Michel’ areas are free! Meet up with your friends for a cool skating session or basketball, even soccer and many more. Its controlled by the mayor in Bordeaux so make sure to keep it clean but most importantly have fun! https://www.bordeaux.fr/l17370/parc-des-sports-saint-michel

Culture and Gastronomy

A two for one this week, La Cite du Vin! You’ve probably seen this name if you take the tram B or seen the magnificent building up north on the ‘quais’ by the Garonne River. This place is absolutely wonderful and there’s so many things to do and see all about wine: permanent and temporary exhibitions, workshops/classes, shops and even a gorgeous restaurant. Bonus! you can get a discounted ticket if you show your student card (so be sure to bring it). Check out their website for more info (it’s in english as well): https://www.laciteduvin.com/en  and their instagram @laciteduvin.

Recepie time: la quiche Lorraine!

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Quiche Lorraine is a staple dish in french cooking. It’s a very hearty family dish perfect for a dinner with friends or to take a slice on the go for lunch. It’s usually eaten along side with some salad to balance it out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ball of pastry dough
  • 70g of sour cream
  • 100g of shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g of lardons (smoked ham cubes)
  • 1 onion

Instructions:

1 – Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celcius. In a pie dish, roll out the pastry dough on top of some baking paper. 

2 – Chop the onion and ham cubes into small pieces and cook them on the stove with a bit of butter. Then let cool. 

3 – In a mixing bowl, mix in the eggs, cream and cheese. Add salt and pepper to your liking. 

4 – Place the ham and onion on the dough first. Then, slowly pour the egg, cream and cheese mixture on top of this. 

Finally
Cook your quiche in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes and enjoy! Send us pics of your creation 🙂

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