While I am not working on the Physics of Active Hot Stars, I appreciate running on the country side of the Alpes-Côte d’Azur area.

With some participation to various races...

But with my “old” age (over 40 ;-) ) it’s getting harder and harder for me to run on very long distances (it hurts my knees !) and I prefer to ride my two bicycles:

A Cannondale Road Warrior 600:

And a (black)
Giant Trance Mountain Bike fully equipped with DT-SWISS components (Fork, wheels, Rear Shock, etc...) for around10 kgs !

And from time to time, I am also participating to local races (Lachens-Mer, Transvesubienne, Raid des Paillons, Bigreen, etc...)

Jeux de Sophia-Antipolis 2006 (Cannondale Jekyll)

Raid des Paillons, September, 23 2007 (Cannondale Prophet)

A nice view over Caussols, with myself on my Cannondale Prophet.

I am also President of the
VTT Club du Bar sur Loup and I am teaching how to ride a Mountain Bike to adults and children every saturday morning...

I also like practicing
multi-activities and various sports:



Trekking in the mountain:

Snowshoe walking:



Sleeping ! (World Champion...)

On the « Star Track » to the VLT @ Cerro Paranal, Chili, June, 22 2012

In front of a 8m telescope (UT) @ Cerro Paranal, Chili

Now with the 1.8m telescope AT2 @ Paranal, Chili: yes it was windy !

Myself, with Santiago City in the background, June 2012...

Since I am now at the
Observatoire de Nice on the « Mont Gros » I have to commute
every day from
Le Bar sur Loup to Nice (102 kms per day !).

Thus I have first bought a very Nice VESPA 300 from

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But since I have also a lot of Highway and other fast roads to drive I have bought in 2011 a Triumph Street Triple R which is a very nice and powerful roadster !