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The Carnival of Binche in Belgium: history and traditions

A carnival with unique characters While the Nice Carnival has its big heads and the Venice Carnival its fabulous masks, the Binche Carnival in Belgium is characterized by unique characters: the Gilles! Their costume consists of a jute blouse and pants decorated with 150 patterns (of stars, lions ...

10
Feb
2023

The Night of the Castles: a magical event

heritage sites open their doors to you during an exceptional evening. In the four corners of France and Navarre but also in Spain, Switzerland and Belgium, castles welcome visitors for night visits off the beaten track. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover or rediscover magnificent ...

14
Oct
2021

Murders in...: 5 things to know about France 3's collection of crime novels.

created this collection, believes that this is the right pace to keep viewers loyal without boring them. Since this collection of TV movies is also a success in Belgium on RTBF, it is possible that one day "A Murder in Belgium" will be born, offering a joint investigation between French and Belgi ...

02
May
2023

Art Nouveau: 5 things to know about this artistic movement

1- It is emblematic of the Belle Époque. Art Nouveau emerged in Belgium and France at the end of the 19th century as a reaction against the dominant historical and academic style of the time. This artistic style, which spread to the United States, is symbolic of the Belle Époque, the period of re ...

05
Oct
2023

Destination X: 5 Things to Know About M6's New Adventure Game

This unique game comes to us from Belgium. Following the failure of the program The Treasure Trail last summer, M6 is once again trying its luck in the adventure game genre. To retain viewers and create a buzz, the channel is banking on an original concept from Belgium. Destination X is indeed the ...

14
Dec
2023

Scrabble: 75 years of success.

g plurals, feminine forms, and conjugated verbs). It includes words from common dictionaries, such as Larousse and Robert, as well as many words from Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, and African countries. In the 2004 edition, 369,085 words are accepted, including 75 two-letter words, 571 three-letter ...

21
Mar
2007

I will sleep at your place: 20 years of travels and encounters.

rocco, Switzerland, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Australia, Vanuatu, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, United Arab Emirates, Romania, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Israel, Polynesia, Portugal, and Finland. It was in Paraguay that he celebrated the 20th anniversary of this mythical pr ...

03
Oct
2007

Gothic architecture: presentation and characteristics

mention St. Peter's Cathedral in Cologne in Germany, the cathedrals of Burgos and Leon in Spain, Westminster Abbey in England and Antwerp Cathedral in Belgium. In Italy, Milan Cathedral has no less than 135 jagged spires. You will find a photo gallery on the site below. ...

25
Mar
2008

Travel to the United States: what are the formalities?

territory, either in transit or for a tourist or business stay of 90 days maximum. The 27 countries in question are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norwa ...

22
July
2008

Saint Nicholas: history and traditions

that is celebrated on December 6 in northern and eastern France and in many European countries. Indeed, this tradition exists in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Romania and Croatia... While some traditions differ from regio ...

17
Nov
2009

European Artistic Crafts Days: three days of free events

2012, this event has taken on a European dimension: it takes place not only in mainland France and its overseas territories but also in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Latvia. To view the program for these Days, please visit the official website below. Contact National ...

20
Feb
2012

Parades: the street arts festival of Nanterre.

rocessions, performances, circus, music, dance, puppets and workshops for children. This year, artists from Japan, Burkina Faso, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Quebec and France will enchant the streets of the city. Practical information. Parade(s), the street arts festival will take ...

28
May
2013

The square balls: a game of petanque... with cubes

imeters on each side. The cochonnet itself, called a titchon, is not round but cubic. This hobby is mostly practiced in the South of France and in Belgium, preferably in the steep alleys of certain Villages or neighborhoods, such as the Haut de Cagnes in Cagnes-sur-Mer. A game that doesn't run ...

23
May
2014

The Rose Days: a floral exhibition at the Abbey of Chaalis in Oise.

e queen of flowers. This floral exhibition brings together horticulturists, nurserymen, rose growers, artists, and artisans from all over France and Belgium to share their passion for roses. It is punctuated by multiple activities for young and old, such as conferences and demonstrations of rose w ...

10
June
2015

Netflix: 5 Things to Know About the Streaming Platform

in Canada, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. It was in 2014 that the service reached several European countries, including Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and France. By then, the number of global subscribers had exceeded 50 million. Ten years later, Netflix has nearly 270 million subscribers w ...

05
Feb
2019

Glasses without borders: the association that collects your old glasses

opticians have been arriving every day in Hirsingue by post from all over France. Other donations sometimes arrive by truck from Germany, Switzerland or Belgium. The volunteers of the association sort the collected glasses, write the dioptres on each lens and make parcels to send them to the peop ...

04
Nov
2021

Féerie de Noël : a shop exclusively dedicated to Christmas decorations

t the end of the year, the owners of the shop have planned a sort of signposted route, with a direction for the visit. Some do not hesitate to come from Belgium, Italy or even the United States and Asia to perfect their Christmas decoration with handcrafted and authentic items, in the purest trad ...

24
Nov
2021

Rollerblading: the great return of roller skates

n gyms. It should be noted, however, that today's quad rollerblades have little in common with the first models, which were supposedly designed in Belgium in the 18th century. Taking advantage of the revival of this discipline in France, the French company Flaneurz has come up with an ingeniou ...

25
Nov
2021

Maison Durable : the online store for a zero waste decoration

e the strengths of this store? This online store dedicated to the zero waste house has the advantage of delivering in France but also in Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Its founder Fabienne Durat plans to extend the geographical coverage of her store to other European countries. A second ...

02
Feb
2022

Tourism: 5 good reasons to visit Cassel in the Hauts de France

ason to visit Kassel is to take part in the events that take place in the town throughout the year. This town, located not far from the border with Belgium and only a few kilometers from the city of Dunkirk, perpetuates local traditions such as the Mill Festival, which takes place every year on J ...

20
Apr
2022