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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

Locronan in Brittany: 5 things to do on site

1- Visit the church of Saint-Ronan Locronan owes its name to Saint-Ronan, the hermit who founded the town in the 10th century. Today, the commune's church is dedicated to this saint. The church of Saint-Ronan was built in the 15th century by the Dukes of Brittany. This majestic granite building ...

21
Sep
2022

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

What to do in Milan?

. It will take you more than a day to visit the essential. Italian art 1) Feast your eyes on The Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria della Grazie is without a doubt the greatest painting of the Renaissance. It captures that dramatic moment when Jesus is betraye ...

06
Mar
2013

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

Lacoste : a charming village in the Luberon

ful old houses, whose old stones are brightened up with plants and flowers. During your stroll through the village, you can discover the 12th century church as well as the old underground stone quarries. The church of Saint Trophime, which has been remodeled many times over the centuries, is plac ...

06
July
2022

Ascros : 5 good reasons to visit this village in the Alpes-Maritimes

barony. This is why the village is now part of the Grimaldi historical sites of Monaco (see link below). As for the village's well-preserved Romanesque church, it dates from the 12th century. Don't hesitate to take the Montée du Pourtaou to get a closer look at the church of Saint-Véran, which ...

30
Aug
2022

Anglesey: 5 good reasons to visit this island in Wales

View this post on Instagram A post shared by AWA (@accidentallywesanderson) This unpronounceable name can be translated as 'the church of St. Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the swift whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio near the red cave'! Amazing! ...

09
Sep
2022

Bordeaux : 5 ideas for unusual visits

u can still see locks and thick walls. So many unexpected details reminding us that this building was once a prison! 3- The Utopia cinema in a former church To continue your cultural journey off the beaten path, we recommend going to see a movie at Utopia. This art house cinema programs indep ...

28
Sep
2022

Madrid: monuments and places to see

ism. You can also see the Cathedral of the Almudena that faces it. In the city center, don't miss the Colegiata de San Isidro, a beautiful Baroque church, as well as the fountains of the Cibeles and Neptuno squares that you can reach by walking along the Paseo del Prado, nicknamed 'the golden tri ...

23
Feb
2009

Visiting Marseille: places to see

tmosphere with its towers and modern architectural projects. To visit in Marseille A visit to Marseille usually begins with Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, the church that is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors. After admiring the panorama from Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde at 162 m above the sea, be sur ...

25
Jan
2010

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