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30 km/h speed limits: what benefits for cities?

What are the new regulations in Paris? As of Monday August 30, 2021, the speed limit is 30 km/h on almost all streets in the capital. Until now, about 60% of the Parisian territory was already subject to this speed limit. From now on, it is almost the entire city, except for the ring road and ...

01
Sep
2021

Tourism: 5 good reasons to go to Taiwan

See this post on Instagram A post shared by Gina (@gina12468) on 4 Feb. 2019 at 5:51 PST 2- To visit Taipei Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is of course among the island's must-see attractions. As there is a lot to do and see there, dedicate at least four days of your ...

13
Mar
2019

Côte d'Azur: the city of Nice becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

tage List as a 'winter resort city of the Riviera' is a tremendous recognition for the architectural, landscape and urban heritage of the Côte d'Azur capital. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, described UNESCO's decision as a "historic event, unique in our history for its dimension and impac ...

28
July
2021

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

sitsalzburg) 3- Budapest During the Advent season, the Budapest Christmas Market brings together the best of Hungarian craftsmanship. In the capital, the main Christmas markets are found around Vörösmarty Square and in front of St Stephen's Basilica. They bring together more than a hun ...

08
Dec
2021

Expo Rose : an international rose exhibition in Grasse

An ode to the rose The Côte d'Azur capital of perfumes, Grasse is also the place where the delicate Centifolia rose is grown, used by the most prestigious perfumers. It was therefore only natural that the city of Grasse pay tribute to the rose by dedicating an annual event to it. Expo Rose has ...

07
May
2014

Bordeaux: a doubly rewarded tourist destination

Bordeaux, European capital of intelligent tourism 2022 It is nicknamed the Sleeping Beauty and yet the city of Bordeaux is more dynamic and forward-looking than ever! It has indeed been chosen as European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 (2022 European Capital of Smart Tourism) jointly with the cit ...

03
Nov
2021

Food shopping: 5 advantages of online shopping in Paris

igibility of your address. To find out if you can have your groceries delivered to your home, simply enter your postcode. All the districts of the capital are served and many delivery slots are offered, generally between 7am and 10pm. If you are not eligible for home delivery, you can choose a ...

17
Dec
2021

Valentine's Day: 3 romantic destinations in Europe

e website Wethrift, the most romantic city in the world is London in the UK. London takes the top spot in this ranking, ahead of Paris, the French capital of love and Barcelona in Spain. This ranking is based on 8 criteria including the number of couple-friendly activities, the number of roman ...

10
Feb
2022

Visit Santa's village

Circle. That's where Santa's village is located. Santa's village The Finnish city of Rovaniemi, located 10 km south of the Arctic Circle, is the capital of Finnish Lapland. But it is best known for receiving visitors heading to the Father Christmas or Santa Claus Village, located nearby on t ...

26
Oct
2007

The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

e. These fortifications are between 5 and 17 meters high and on average 4 to 5 meters wide. Some impressive portions can be seen near Beijing, the capital. The Great Wall is also one of the few monuments visible from space. Below is a link to videos of the wall on the UNESCO website. ...

18
Aug
2008

The Eiffel Tower: presentation and history

The symbol of France The Eiffel Tower, which has become the symbol of France and its capital, is a puddled iron tower built by Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the 1889 World's Fair. Originally named the 300-metre tower, the monument was thought by Eiffel to be a 'summary of contemporary ...

01
Sep
2008

The Old Nice and its history

Presentation The Vieux Nice, which is a typical neighborhood popular with tourists, is located between the Castle Hill to the east and Place Masséna to the west. It is bordered by the Quai des Etats-Unis and the waterfront to the south and Place Garibaldi to the north. This neighborhood is ser ...

16
Oct
2008

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

where the rocks present an extraordinary palette of colors. The ancient Nabatean city is located in present-day Jordan, about 200 km south of the capital Amman. Nestled in the shelter of the mountains, in a maze of granite faults, it is only accessible by a narrow mountain path or by a canyon: t ...

06
Dec
2011

5 things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

1- Visit a manade Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer would not be what it is without their manades, that is, their bull and horse farms. Throughout the year, many manades open their doors to visitors and offer a variety of activities. You will be able to discover how a manade works and admire the ...

07
Nov
2018

Serbia: discover Novi Sad European Capital of Culture 2022

center, where artistic life is vibrant, especially in disused factories turned into trendy art venues. The city did not wait to be named European Capital of Culture 2022 to create 'cultural stations' where old industrial heritage buildings have been rehabilitated into cultural spaces. This is ...

03
Sep
2021

The Lord of the Rings: 5 things to know about the Amazon Prime series

ien's saga. The Amazon Prime Video TV series promises to take us into the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, and the breathtaking landscapes of the island kingdom of Númenor. On the other hand, the production has announced that, for the ...

09
Sep
2021

Photo: 4 good reasons to visit the Vivian Maier retrospective in Paris

1- This retrospective is a first in the capital This is the first time in Paris that a retrospective has celebrated the work of American photographer Vivian Maier. Among the 278 photos on display at the Musée du Luxembourg, you will be able to discover never-before-seen shots. This retrospec ...

23
Sep
2021

The Theorem of Narcissus: a free exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris

A walk in the museum and its gardens The artist Jean-Michel Othoniel is exhibiting until the end of the year at the Petit Palais in Paris 70 new works, almost all of which have been produced especially for the occasion. This artist, known for his obsession with pearls and reflections, will once ...

04
Oct
2021

The Nice Carnival 2022 will be full of novelties

The Nice carnival reinvents itself Get ready for some changes at the 2022 edition of the Nice Carnival! The city of Nice said it has taken advantage of the cancellation of the 2021 edition due to Covid-19 to reinvent this must-see event on the Nice calendar. For a few years now, the municipal ...

13
Oct
2021

Tom Bob: the street artist who hijacks street furniture

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Bob (@tombobnyc) The art of diversion In New York City, which is the street art capital of the world, this painter stands out for his talent for hijacking street furniture. Tom Bob has no equal when it comes to transforming sim ...

12
Nov
2021