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Timisoara: 5 good reasons to visit this Romanian city.

"She is nicknamed the little Romanian Vienna." Although still unknown to French tourists, the city of Timisoara in Romania is home to the largest collection of ancient buildings in the country. The architecture of the Cetate, Iosefin, Elisabetin, and Fabric neighborhoods, where the influence of Vie ...

29
Mar
2023

Lourdes in France: 5 Things to Know About This Pilgrimage Site

Lourdes has been welcoming pilgrims since 1858. Lourdes is a city in France located in the historical region of Bigorre. It is situated in the Hautes-Pyrénées department and the Occitanie region, on the Gave de Pau river, southwest of Tarbes. A place of pilgrimage since 1858, this small town at ...

05
July
2010

Barcelona

From Antiquity to the present day Legend attributes the founding of the city, then called Barcino, to Hamilcar Barca the father of the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal. The street layout as well as remnants of the ancient city walls are still visible today and part of the Roman city is now on ...

02
May
2007

Serbia: discover Novi Sad European Capital of Culture 2022

A place of artistic effervescence Novi Sad, which is located about 100 kilometers north of Belgrade, is not only the second largest city in Serbia. It is also a cultural center, where artistic life is vibrant, especially in disused factories turned into trendy art venues. The city did not wai ...

03
Sep
2021

Marrakech

Presentation The second largest city in Morocco after Casablanca, Marrakech is nestled at the foot of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. This thousand-year-old city, where traditions have remained alive, is divided into two parts, the historic city or medina and the new city whose main district ...

11
May
2007

Le Mans: 5 Good Reasons to Visit the Capital of Sarthe

Le Mans is a city steeped in history. Le Mans is a city located in the Pays de la Loire region and in the Sarthe department, where it is the prefecture. Former provincial capital of Maine and Perche, the "city of the Plantagenets" is situated at the confluence of the Sarthe and Huisne rivers. Now ...

13
June
2011

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

International recognition The inscription of the city of Nice on the UNESCO World Heritage 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 UN ...

28
July
2021

Kaunas in Lithuania: 5 things to do there

n the outside! It has a rich baroque style interior decoration dating back to 1771. Vilniaus Street also provides access to the main square of the city, where the old town hall and the old market are located. From there you can see Kaunas Castle, built at the confluence of two rivers, the Niem ...

19
Jan
2022

Cannes is awarded the City of Surfing label

2 or 3 stars allows you to see at a glance the level of quality of local spots, thanks to a sign placed at the entrance of the municipality. The city of Cannes awarded the label Between the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the French coastline is not short of surf ...

04
July
2022

Dubai: the destination of all records

A city built at high speed The city of Dubai developed from the 19th century on a modest fishing village. In less than 200 years, it has become the symbol of the United Arab Emirates to the point of eclipsing the capital Abu Dhabi, which is less known to tourists... Despite its relatively recent ...

15
Mar
2023

Aix-en-Provence: 5 Things to Know About This City of Art and History

ix-en-Provence, located 15 kilometers from the Sainte-Victoire mountain near Marseille, derives its name from the thermal springs discovered when the city was founded by the Romans in 123 BC. This city was the capital of Provence in the 15th century and has retained many testimonies of its past pro ...

20
Aug
2008

Porto : places to visit

Presentation Portugal's second most populous city after Lisbon, Porto is located in the north of the country at the mouth of the Douro River on the Atlantic coast. From time immemorial, this city that the Romans had named 'Portus' (the port) owed its prosperity to an important maritime and comme ...

30
Mar
2009

Seattle: 5 Things to Do in the City and Its Surroundings

Visit the Museum of Pop Culture. Seattle, the largest city in the Northwest United States and the capital of Washington State, is known as the birthplace of grunge music. The city that gave rise to legendary bands like Nirvana still has an avant-garde music scene today. To discover the cultural an ...

30
Aug
2017

Putrajaya in Malaysia: visit the pink mosque and much more

1- Discover a city created from scratch About 20 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, the historic capital of Malaysia, is a much newer city called Putrajaya. This city, named after the very first Malaysian Prime Minister, was built from scratch starting in 1995 to become the country's new administ ...

12
Dec
2022

Malacca or Melaka in Malaysia: 6 things to do there

1- Take a picture at Dutch Square Located about 125 km from Kuala Lumpur (the Malaysian capital), the city of Melaka is the capital of the state of the same name. This touristy city is known for its historical heritage, which you'll get a glimpse of by starting your visit at Dutch Square. This s ...

12
Jan
2023

Christmas Holidays: 5 Destinations for Every Taste in France

In the capital of French gastronomy, the cuisine is generous and authentic, especially during the holiday season. From the beginning of December, the city dresses up in magical lights for the Festival of Lights in Lyon: another great reason to visit during this time of year! You can take advantage ...

29
Nov
2023

The Lyon Festival of Lights: a tradition since 1852

he origins of the festival The history of the Fête des lumières de Lyon is intimately linked to Lyon's religious history. Since the Middle Ages, the city of Lyon has venerated the Virgin Mary, but it was more precisely in 1643, during a plague epidemic, that the city of Lyon placed itself under t ...

13
Nov
2007

Visit Los Angeles: the main monuments and museums

Presentation Los Angeles, often referred to by the diminutive L.A., is the second largest city in the United States after New york and one of the best known for its entertainment industry. Open to the Pacific Ocean with the Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays, this destination also offers mountainou ...

27
Jan
2009

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

Walk in the steps of the giant Sletto Located in the extreme south of the Bas-Rhin, Sélestat is in the center of Alsace. High place of humanism, this city is rich in both culture and heritage. The easiest way to discover the city is to follow the marked route proposed by the Tourist Office. P ...

02
Dec
2021

Düsseldorf: an arty destination

The cradle of electro music Berlin is today an unavoidable capital of electronic music. Yet it was in Düsseldorf that it all began. It was in this city in the heart of post-war industrial Germany that the mythical band Kraftwerk ('power plant') considered the founder of electro music was born in ...

23
Feb
2022