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Pele: the soccer legend in 5 figures

the Brazilian national team. This makes him today the top scorer for Brazil equal to Neymar. 1281 total goals And of course, Pele became a soccer legend for scoring an impressive number of goals during his career. Before turning to acting, writing and producing, the elusive Brazilian striker ...

02
Jan
2023

Unusual tourism: 5 haunted places in France

1- The castle of Commarque The château de Commarque is a medieval fortress located not far from Sarlat. According to legend, this castle was the setting for clandestine love affairs between the daughter of the Count of Commarque and the son of a rival family. Mad with rage, the Count of Comm ...

20
Oct
2021

Saint Lucia: 5 things to know about this festival of lights

th century Sicily and died a martyr. This saint is often depicted wearing her eyes on a plate or in a cup because, according to one version of her legend, she gouged out her eyes to keep away potential suitors and remain faithful to her faith. In Scandinavia, the story of this saint would have ...

07
Dec
2017

The leprechaun: a character from Irish folklore

the Earth, while the magical creatures could rule 'the buried part of the world', in the hidden places, in the forest or under the earth. According to legend, this is where the leprechauns continue to live, hiding in the bushes and gullies. 2- There are only male leprechauns The second thing to ...

13
Mar
2023

Porsche: the brand's history in 5 questions.

cles. As early as 2011, this manufacturer participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a hybrid vehicle, the Porsche 919. In 2015, the brand won this legendary race for the 17th time with its 919 Hybrid, a feat it repeated the following year. 5- Why is the Porsche brand legendary? The Porsche brand ...

10
July
2023

The Beatles: 5 Things to Know About This Legendary Band

covered all over the world, but the band just released a previously unheard song titled "Now and Then" on November 2, 2023. This song, which saw the legendary English band reunite through artificial intelligence, has topped the British charts according to Official Charts, the organization that comp ...

17
Apr
2007

May Day: 5 Unusual Facts About Lily of the Valley

about this plant. It doesn't necessarily bloom at the beginning of May. In nature, the blooming of Lily of the Valley spans from April to July. The legend that this plant blooms for May 1st is rarely confirmed, although the graceful clusters of bell-shaped flowers are symbolically linked to this d ...

26
Apr
2007

Roland Garros: Test Your Knowledge of the Tournament

rector, succeeding Guy Forget. Who holds the record for the most victories at Roland Garros? With 14 titles at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has entered the legend and holds a record that will be very difficult to match... Even though the Spanish player was eliminated early by Alexander Zverev in 202 ...

23
May
2007

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

t-Sauveur neighborhood and the County City, is the oldest part of the center of Aix-en-Provence. You can see the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, which according to legend was built on a temple of Apollo. This cathedral has a remarkable architecture as it has three naves of different styles (Romanesque, Go ...

20
Aug
2008

Scuba Diving: 5 Things to Know About Coral

s were attributed various magical properties and were used as talismans against witchcraft. In Greek mythology, the origin of red coral is linked to the legend of Perseus. After defeating Medusa, the hero supposedly placed the gorgon's head on a cushion of seaweed. It, soaked in blood, turned to st ...

20
Oct
2009

The Route du Rhum: the most beautiful transatlantic race

tlantic'. The other winners Marc Pajot, Philippe Poupon, Laurent Bourgnon, Michel Desjoyeaux, Lionel Lemonchois and Ellen MacArthur have forged the legend of this legendary race. Edition 2022 This edition of the Route du Rhum will start from Saint-Malo on Sunday, November 06, 2022. But the c ...

20
Sep
2010

Josephine Baker: 5 things to know about this extraordinary artist

idden in her music scores and microfilms hidden... in her bra! 4- She fought for black rights in the United States Of course, Josephine Baker became a legend as a singer and dancer. But beyond her dazzling career, she was a woman of struggle. Not only did she risk her life as a resistance fig ...

07
Oct
2021

The Saint Nicolas festivities in Nancy: a magical event

the city centre and in the neighbourhoods, transforming the city into an open-air art gallery. Every evening, visitors will be able to rediscover the legend of Saint Nicolas thanks to a video mapping on the façade of the Town Hall. A moment full of colors and music to share with the family, at 6 ...

24
Nov
2021

Christmas decoration: 5 things to know about the Nutcracker

till present on some traditional figurines, their role has become more decorative than utilitarian. 3- This character has inspired many tales and legends In its region of origin, the Ore Mountains, there is a legend about the Nutcracker. It is said that a very rich, lonely and bitter peasant ...

01
Dec
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

by the Tourist Office. Pick up the free brochure from the Tourist Office and set off in the footsteps of the lion and the giant Sletto! A local legend says that this giant founded the town of Sélestat and gave it its name. As for the lion's paws, they are a nod to the one that adorns the cit ...

02
Dec
2021

Maui in Hawaii: 5 things to know about this paradise destination

es The island of Maui is blessed with two volcanoes: the Mauna Kahalawai and the Haleakala (whose name means 'the house of the sun', referring to the legend of the demigod catching the sun to slow its course). The crater of Haleakala volcano is one of the largest on the planet, with a circumferen ...

12
Jan
2022

Studio Harcourt L'Art de la Lumière : a photo exhibition in Nice

cs. Although the studio has been bought out several times, it is still in business and continues the great tradition of Parisian portrait studios. Its legend defies the passage of time. Come and take the pose If you've always dreamed of having your picture taken the Harcourt Studio way know t ...

28
Jan
2022

Holi: 5 things to know about the festival of colors

1- This festival has its origin in Hindu mythology Like many Indian festivals, Holi has its origins in Hindu mythology. Legend has it that King Hiranyakashipu ruled as an arrogant despot and demanded that everyone prostrate themselves at his feet. But his own son Prahlad preferred the god Vis ...

16
Mar
2022

The stars of Saint Vincent: 5 things to know about these exceptional jewels

ierre Gassendi on the Saint Vincent hill, a hill located just behind the Notre-Dame du Bourg cathedral. Copyright: Audrey Vautherot Local legend has it that Pierre Gassendi who was also an astronomer used to climb to the top of this hill, to the Mathurins monastery, to observe the sky. B ...

28
Apr
2022

Dragon Boat Festival : The Chinese festival of the beginning of summer

ivals and traditions from different regions of China. Yet two stories are often cited to explain the origin of this festival. According to the 1st legend, this festival is celebrated in order to remember the memory of the poet Qu Yuan, minister of the Chu kingdom, who was also a famous poet. Fac ...

28
May
2022