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Forest management: what if France were to take its cue from Portugal?

that it will take at least 5 years for the forest to recover and that it will take 40 years for the Landes forest to return to its former state. Portugal, an example to follow It was in the wake of a deadly disaster (the historic autumn 2017 fires that had ravaged more than 560,000 hectares of ...

05
Aug
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

What are the different Christmas traditions in Europe?

Inocentes' (the day of the innocent). This day dedicated to jokes, surprises and gags in the press is the equivalent of our April 1st! Christmas in Portugal In Portugal, Christmas dinner consists of 'Bacalhau cozido,' cod cooked with potatoes and Cabbage and drizzled with olive oil. This dish is ...

03
Dec
2009

Gustave Eiffel: 5 things to know about the famous engineer

he recognition that will later allow him to set up the Eiffel company and collaborate with great engineers around the world. 2- It is a bridge in Portugal that has ensured its international reputation It was another bridge located on the municipality of Porto in Portugal that allowed Gustave Eif ...

24
Jan
2023

The Siam Pumpkin: Everything You Need to Know in 5 Questions

rica. It was cultivated very early on in India, Thailand, and China for animal feed. On the European continent, it was first introduced to Spain and Portugal, where it is still consumed... in the form of jams and cakes! 3- How to cultivate the Siam squash? The Siam pumpkin is a particularly vigorou ...

08
Nov
2023

Paris Book Fair: the Paris book fair at Porte de Versailles

to a different theme: Germany (1989), India (1990), Italy (1991), Spain (1992), the United States (1996), Japan (1997), Brazil (1998), Quebec (1999), Portugal (2000), Germany (2001), Italy (2002), Dutch-language literature (2003), Chinese letters (2004), Russia (2005), the Francophonie (2006), India ...

22
Mar
2007

I will sleep at your place: 20 years of travels and encounters.

hiopia, Madagascar, Australia, Vanuatu, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, United Arab Emirates, Romania, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Israel, Polynesia, Portugal, and Finland. It was in Paraguay that he celebrated the 20th anniversary of this mythical program. Over the course of two decades, the s ...

03
Oct
2007

Travel to the United States: what are the formalities?

gium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. You are eligible for this visa waiver program as long as ...

22
July
2008

The Night of the Museums: a great festive event

al event that takes place simultaneously in all the signatory countries of the European Cultural Convention. From Warsaw or Bucharest to Lisbon in Portugal, all European museums, large and small, are invited to participate in this annual event. For the first time in 2009, UNESCO has granted it ...

15
May
2009

The Rugby World Cup in 5 questions

t the precious William Webb Ellis trophy on October 28th. The other countries in the running are Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Namibia, Scotland, Romania, Georgia, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga, and they could create surprises against the competition favorites. ...

01
Sep
2011

The Shortest Day: A Short Film Celebration on December 21st

will be followed by discussions and meetings in dedicated or alternative venues. Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland are participating for the first time in this Short Film Celebration. France Télévisions is also joining the event by off ...

16
Dec
2013

Madeira's Carnival: a colorful celebration

ates to the rhythm of the samba and turns into a little Rio de Janeiro! See this post on Instagram A publication shared by MENU Portugal (@menuportugal) on 12 Feb. 2018 at 2:47 PST A period of intense activity During the Madeira Carnival, the festivities contaminate the w ...

27
Feb
2019

White lupine: a decorative and edible plant

fat (8%). They can be eaten dried and salted like peanuts as a snack or as an appetizer. Traditionally, in Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Portugal and the Maghreb, these seeds are soaked and put in brine like olives before being eaten as an aperitif. Indeed, the wild lupine seed is ve ...

13
July
2022

Weather : what is a dry storm ?

catch fire. In 2004 and 2005, the western United States was devastated by fires caused by dry storms. Closer to home, the deadly June 2017 fire in Portugal also had the same natural cause. A dry thunderstorm is all the more dangerous to forests because it occurs when temperatures are high and ...

16
Aug
2022

What to do for Valentine's Day: 5 ideas for unusual getaways in Europe

or canoe for an unforgettable romantic moment. 3- Go skydiving in the Algarve If you don't know what to do for Valentine's Day and you love thrills, Portugal is the place to go, and more precisely in Algarve! This beautiful region, located in the very south of the country, is known for its dream ...

03
Feb
2023

Steamed pears with honey lemon sauce: a light recipe.

le: 8 small Rocha pears 1 lemon 2 tablespoons of honey 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder Note: Rocha pear is a winter variety generally imported from Portugal. It is available in French markets and supermarkets for a large part of the year. Its firm and crunchy flesh is slightly granular. Preparing ...

12
May
2023

Bungee fitness: fitness in weightlessness.

d and was imported to the United States before arriving in Europe. In Europe, it is becoming increasingly popular in Eastern countries as well as in Portugal and Spain, but it is still unknown in France. What is the interest of bungee jumping? Perhaps you are wondering what is the point of hanging ...

07
July
2023

EuroDreams: 5 things to know about the new game from FDJ

€2,000 per month for 5 years for rank number 2! It should also be noted that this large lottery brings together several European countries (France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Ireland) and that this annuity gain represents a European first. 2- You can try your ...

06
Nov
2023

The Atlantic diet: why and how to adopt this healthy eating plan?

main principles of the Atlantic regime? The Atlantic diet is inspired by the traditional diet of the inhabitants of northwestern Spain (Galicia) and Portugal. It is characterized by an abundance of local, seasonal, and unprocessed products, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protei ...

20
June
2024

Timeleft: an app to expand your circle of friends

world dine together every Wednesday evening and get to know each other thanks to this tool. What are the strengths of the Timeleft application? Since its launch in Portugal in May 2023, and then in Paris in September 2023, the Timeleft app has continuously gained followers and expanded its member ne ...

01
July
2024