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Getaria in the Spanish Basque Country: 5 must-sees

1- The church of San Salvador In Getaria, it is the silhouette of Mount San Antón that first catches the eye. This mountain is nicknamed "Ratón de Getaria" (the mouse of Getaria) because of its shape. Another must-see landmark is Church of San Salvador (Salbatore Parroki Eliza), which stands i ...

10
June
2021

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

ra, persecuted Christians fleeing Palestine in a rudderless boat. To immerse yourself in this atmosphere of great religious fervor, you can visit the church of Notre Dame de la Mer. This beautiful 14th century Romanesque church houses the relics of the two Marys, Mary Jacoba (sister of the Vir ...

07
Nov
2018

The Old Nice and its history

reinforce the citadel and the upper town was definitively abandoned by the civilian population. In 1576, the episcopal seat was transferred to the parish church of Sainte-Réparate. The lower city was completely redesigned under the direction of the military engineer Paciotto. During the 17th ...

16
Oct
2008

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: 5 good reasons to visit this village in Normandy

ical heritage The commune of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue has much to offer to lovers of old stones and civil or religious architecture. Its 19th-century church was built in Caen stone in a neo-Gothic imitation 13th-century style. This building, opened for worship in 1861, has a characteristic that i ...

18
June
2021

Lyon: 5 good reasons to visit the Croix-Rousse

mès. Copyright : Audrey Vautherot Less than 5 minutes away on foot, in Rue Neyret, is another secret place with a mysterious allure. The Church of the Good Shepherd is an abandoned church that you will recognize by its walled entrance. You will still see the bell tower of this chu ...

18
Aug
2021

Normandy: 5 destinations in the footsteps of the Impressionists

the windows of the art galleries. You can even visit Monet's grave, as the founder of Impressionism is buried in Giverny, in the cemetery near the church. 2- Les Andelys A few miles from Giverny, the village of Les Andelys is another place that inspired the Impressionist painters, and in part ...

16
Sep
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

It should be said that the town, classified as a Town of Art and History, has more than 30 historical monuments, including the 12th century Romanesque church of Sainte-Foy and the 13th and 15th century Gothic church of Saint-Georges. 2- Visit the Humanist Library Did you know that the city of S ...

02
Dec
2021

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

ings of the city are the famous Khazneh and the Deir Monastery. But there is also a Roman theatre dating from the 1st century, a temple and a Byzantine church built in the 5th century and lavishly decorated Thanks to a very advanced water distribution system, the city was a real artificial oasis. ...

06
Dec
2011

Christmas lights: the Montbéliard Christmas market

n chalets of the Christmas market welcome more than 180 craftsmen in the historic city centre, at the foot of the Temple Saint-Martin, the oldest Lutheran church in France. In 2019, the Pays de Savoie was the featured region. This year, the guest of honor of these festivities is Franche-Comté. I ...

17
Dec
2015

Christmas in Sanary-sur-Mer: a magical experience

, Christmas entertainment takes over the city from 27 November 2020 to 4 January 2021. You will be able to discover Christmas cribs at the Saint-Nazaire church and the Médiathèque J. Duhamel as well as a life-size crib, Place du Chanoine Arnaldi. Santa Claus and his sleigh will be waiting fo ...

30
Dec
2020

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

États-Unis, Mont Boron, the hills of Cimiez and Baumettes, not to mention the Cathedral of Saint Nicolas (an Orthodox cathedral nicknamed 'the Russian church' by the people of Nice). While this inscription does not provide the city with any financial support from UNESCO, it does give it obligati ...

28
July
2021

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

uilding is traditionally illuminated for the holidays. Copyright: Thomas Bresson Another remarkable religious building, the Saint-Maimbœuf church dating from 1850 has a neo-Renaissance style façade decoration. It reflects the return of Catholicism in this Protestant land in the 19th ce ...

10
Nov
2021

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

he December 6 parade in Sélestat. In a less traditional but more sporty version, know that in Munster Saint-Nicolas abseils down from the roof of the church, accompanied by his Zwarikalas, the elves of the valley! 3- Admire the illuminations in Strasbourg Strasbourg, which claims the title o ...

17
Nov
2021

Kaunas in Lithuania: 5 things to do there

Indeed, it passes several noteworthy monuments, including the former presidential palace and St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Lithuania. Don't hesitate to go in because this cathedral is more impressive on the inside than on the outside! It has a rich baroque sty ...

19
Jan
2022

Cemetery: all the practical information in 7 questions

the town hall. The latter may or may not accept that you be buried there. 7- To whom do the graves belong? Traditionally under the authority of the church, cemeteries today belong to the communal public domain. But the graves there are privately owned by the families. The burials fall into ...

16
Feb
2022

Tourism in France: the 5 favorite villages of the French for a weekend getaway

A post shared by La Baptistine de Gordes (@la_baptistine_de_gordes) Here you can visit a Renaissance-style castle, the 13th-century Saint-Firmin church and its square tower, as well as the unmissable Sénanque Abbey inhabited by Cistercian monks. Don't hesitate to explore its narrow street ...

30
Mar
2022