Back to updating my websites ready for a publicity drive after a busy month working at Limoges Airport for the association Welcome en Limousin. The lovely Loïc made me feel very welcome and I really enjoyed updating their website and translating the french to english.
The Toubon Law (LOI no 94-655 of 4 August 1994 relating to usage of the French language) is a law of the French government mandating the use of the French language in official government publications, in all advertisements, in all workplaces, in commercial contracts, in all government-financed schools, and some other commercial communication contexts. This also includes websites.
Find out more at Legifrance.gouv.fr LOI no 94-665
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toubon_Law#Enforcement_against_French_subsidiaries_of_US-based_organizations gives examples of where an organisation has been fined for not having an english version of their website.
If you already have a website in english, the page layout, colour scheme, etc are already in place. It need not be expensive to have a french version of your french pages. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me if you would like any advice or a free “no obligation” consultation.
Under the Lime Tree vegetarian and vegan spa bed and breakfast is perhaps the most interesting web site I have ceated to date. Whatever the potential client is looking for in a holiday they will find it here at UTLT. UTLT is so much more than a normal bed and breakfast. Apart from providing bed and breakfast and gite accommodation the hosts Nikki and Sean also offer excellent vegetarian and vegan cuisine, accommodation with a difference (tipee camping, bunks in a barn); activities to get involved in (digitial photography, basket weaving, felt-making); opportunities to totally unwind (holistic treatments, pamper days and outdoor spa) and not forgetting 30 acres of surrounding woodland to explore.
Nikki and Seans talents in photography, holistic treatments, vegetarian cooking and their eclectic interests have given me the opportunity to throughly enjoy being really creative with their new website.
Whether the client lives abroad and is looking for an unforgettable holiday or is local and is looking for a local craft workshop, a pamper session or a “difficult to find in France” vegetarian meal, there is something for everybody on Under the Lime Tree’s new website.
Watch this space for the launch, but in the meantime if you wish to know more visit UTLT on facebook.