CITY articles Tag

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

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

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

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

The Old Nice and its history

le Ville and Cathédrale - Vieille Ville. Origins of Old Nice Old Nice is the witness of a thousand years of history. The most distant origins of the city of Nice date back to a Greek trading post called Nikaïa. This name, meaning 'the victorious one' evolved into Nicea, then Nice. Nevertheless, ...

16
Oct
2008

Madrid: monuments and places to see

Presentation The capital of Spain, Madrid is also the country's largest and most populous city. This contrasting destination combines the modern infrastructure of an economic, financial and administrative center with a rich architectural and artistic heritage. Having become the capital of Spain ...

23
Feb
2009

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

Turin: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

a historic downtown café like the Caffè Mulassano before heading out to explore Turin's magnificent monuments. The Piazza San Carlo, which is the city's main square, is the perfect starting point for a tour of the historic center. The southern part of this square is dominated by two churches: ...

15
Feb
2022

Visiting Marseille: places to see

r region and the prefecture of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, Marseille is the leading port in France and the fourth largest port in Europe. This city, known for its accent, its picturesque old port and its bouillabaisse, has many other surprises in store for visitors. It offers 111 neighborho ...

25
Jan
2010

Death is not an end: an exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology in Nice

Come and discover the city of the dead The exhibition Death is not an end presents the remains of necropolises discovered at the ancient site of Cemenelum. As its etymology indicates, a necropolis (a word composed of the Greek terms necros and polis) refers to a city of the dead. In ancient t ...

21
Mar
2022

Singapore : 5 Places to Discover the City-State differently

Located on Pulau Ubin Island, 10 minutes away by boat, this magnificent view will offer you one of the most beautiful views of the surroundings, the city of Singapore and the jungle. Ideal for a day trip, take the boat without a schedule, it leaves when it is full... but it can only accommodate 12 ...

18
May
2022

Visiting New York: good plans

Finding your way The city of New York is located on the mouth of the Hudson River and consists of 5 districts: Manhattan; Brookyn (connected to Manhattan by the famous Brooklyn Bridge); Staten Island; the Bronx and Queens. The heart of the city is Manhattan Island, which is usually divided into ...

15
July
2008

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

d'. These two names describe well the particularity of this place 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, ...

06
Dec
2011