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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

The Night of the Castles: a magical event

hlight or strolling through the grounds of a Renaissance estate by moonlight, the Nuit des châteaux is for you! Every autumn for 3 years now, many heritage sites open their doors to you during an exceptional evening. In the four corners of France and Navarre but also in Spain, Switzerland and ...

14
Oct
2021

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

ies a German principality. The city, nicknamed the City of Princes, has preserved an identity shaped by Protestant culture and a rich architectural heritage. In particular, you can admire the castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, whose construction dates back to the 13th century. Today, this cast ...

10
Nov
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

etto 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. Pick up the free brochure from the ...

02
Dec
2021

The Taj Mahal: one of the new seven wonders of the world

z Mahal, 'the light of the palace'. This colossal mausoleum of white marble changing colour according to the hours of the day has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. On July 7, 2007, this monument was designated as one of the new seven wonders of the world. History of the Taj Mahal T ...

15
Dec
2008

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

1- To discover its historical 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, h ...

18
June
2021

Gold and Silver Wonders: an exceptional exhibition in the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

, installed in the Sainte-Madeleine chapel (a chapel adjacent to the Salle des Hôtes) will close the scenographic tour. It will highlight the living heritage companies and contemporary creators of the Manche department, where the history of metal is still alive. Practical information ...

28
July
2021

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

istmas market, but only on weekends! Other must-see Christmas markets in the area are: - the market of Riquewihr a village with an exceptional heritage - the Kaysersberg market (only open on weekends) which offers Alsatian specialties and beautiful local crafts like wooden toys and blow ...

17
Nov
2021