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Gareth Thomas

About the author:

Gareth and his family moved to France 20 years ago after a career in education. For 10 years he was Headteacher of a London Primary school before moving into School Management training which led to the writing of a book on the subject, published by Longman.

During his time in France he has contributed pieces for several ‘French interest’ magazines.

He has always been an active musician and nowadays plays with a couple of Jazz/blues groups as well as teaching guitar at his home in Rochefort.


Articles by Gareth Thomas


L'Hermione leaves Rochefort

The Hermione sets sail in Charente

On Sunday the 7th September 2014 under the scorching sun of an Indian Summer an estimated 50,000 people gathered in Rochefort on the banks of the River Charente. The long anticipated event that drew them there was the departure of