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The Upper Rhine Valley: a destination in the heart of Europe

A 3 in 1 destination If you're looking for your next European holiday destination and are having trouble choosing between France, Germany and Switzerland, head to the Upper Rhine Valley! This cross-border region allows you to discover the facets of three different countries in one destination, w ...

29
Sep
2021

Surprise your friends with these 10 Original Hams

Jinhua Ham, an ancient Chinese specialty Famous throughout China, Jinhua Ham has been around for over 1000 years. It is made using a process similar to Spanish hams, from a breed of pig unique to the Jinhua region: the black and white pig. The hind legs of the animal are salted several times fo ...

24
May
2022

The little train of Artouste: embark on a dizzying journey in the Pyrenees

The highest tourist train in Europe Contrary to what one might think, the highest tourist train in Europe is not in the Alps but in the Pyrenees! It criss-crosses the mountains in the Bearn region, in the heart of the Ossau Valley, not far from the Spanish border. This tourist train called pe ...

08
July
2021

The ViaRhôna: a bicycle route from the Alps to the Mediterranean

1- It follows the Rhône As its name suggests, the ViaRhôna follows the Rhône River for 815 km. It starts from the shores of Lake Geneva at Saint-Gingolph in the Alps and takes you to the beaches of the Mediterranean. In fact, you can end your trip near Arles in Port Saint Louis du Rhône or i ...

21
Feb
2022

Discover the Cathar castles

Why are they called that? The Catharic castles are a series of fortresses built by the king of France on the southern border of his kingdom at the end of the crusade against the Albigensians. Sites that may have housed Cathars were razed when these citadels were built to guard the border betwee ...

04
Feb
2008

Saint Nicholas: history and traditions

What is St. Nicholas Day? St. Nicholas is a holiday for children that is celebrated on December 6 in northern and eastern France and in many European countries. Indeed, this tradition exists in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, ...

17
Nov
2009

Stroll around the Thau Lagoon: five towns to visit

Balaruc-les-Bains A walk around the Thau pond will allow you to discover the natural and cultural heritage of this site and to taste the local products accompanied by local wines. The local gastronomy, based on sea and pond products, will delight the gourmets. In Balaruc-les-Bains, the first spa ...

12
Feb
2013

Christmas lights: the Montbéliard Christmas market

Beautiful illuminations Every year from the end of November the city of Montbéliard is adorned with magnificent illuminations on the occasion of the well-named Christmas Lights! The emblematic monuments of the City of Princes such as the castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, the Halles or even the ...

17
Dec
2015

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

1- To visit the City of Princes Today classified as a Town and Country of Art and History, Montbéliard was for four centuries a German principality. The city, nicknamed the City of Princes, has preserved an identity shaped by Protestant culture and a rich architectural heritage. In particula ...

10
Nov
2021

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

1- Walk around the Christmas markets The first thing to do at Christmas in Alsace is to go around the Christmas markets! Sure, it's not the most original idea, but it's a tradition that has been a must for centuries in this part of France. Start with the very famous Strasbourg Christmas market w ...

17
Nov
2021

Christmas decoration: 5 things to know about the Nutcracker

1- This object comes from Germany The wooden figure of the Nutcracker is original to Germany. In German, it is also sometimes called a nutcracker or Nussknacker. The object is said to have been created in the Ore Mountains, a mining region in eastern Germany, very close to the border with the Cz ...

01
Dec
2021

Green tourism: what is a geopark?

A label awarded by UNESCO UNESCO, which is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has its headquarters in Paris. This organization is notably known for establishing the list of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List of Humanity. But it also awards, since 2015, ...

26
Apr
2022

Ecowatt: an electricity weather forecast to avoid blackouts this winter

A tool launched by RTE RTE, the French electricity transmission system operator, offers various online tools to find out about Electricity consumption in France at different scales (by city and by region). This EDF subsidiary has also launched an electricity weather forecast and an alert system. ...

15
Sep
2022

Photaumnales: photographic exhibitions in Beauvais

A meeting that has become a must The Photaumnales are held every autumn in Beauvais, in the Oise region. This photography festival organized by the association Diaphane offers a very Nice set of photographic exhibitions in the city and its outskirts. The exhibitions present the views of leadi ...

01
Oct
2010

Cold snap in France: what causes the phenomenon?

What can we expect? If you haven't already done so, it's time to get your scarves, hats and Gloves out of the closet! At the beginning of next week, the cold will arrive in France. The drop in temperatures will first be seen on Sunday 21 November on the Channel coast and north of the Loire. T ...

19
Nov
2021

Turin: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

1- To discover a great cultural heritage Turin is first of all a destination with a magnificent cultural heritage. It stands out from other Italian cities because modernity rubs shoulders with a majestic historical heritage. Take time to enjoy breakfast at a historic downtown café like the Caff ...

15
Feb
2022

Tourism in France: the 5 favorite villages of the French for a weekend getaway

1- Rocamadour With 9620 queries on Google, the medieval city of Rocamadour tops the list of favorite villages for French people to go away for the weekend. A high place of pilgrimage, Rocamadour overlooks the Dordogne valley. It offers breathtaking views of this valley, as well as picturesque st ...

30
Mar
2022

Explore Quimper, the city of art and history of Brittany

Quimper history Quimper was founded in Roman times, but by 495 AD it had become a bishopric. Quimper takes its name from the Breton word kemper, which means 'confluence of two rivers', referring to the Steir and the Odet. Since the 17th century, Quimper has been known for its ceramics and ear ...

09
May
2022

Trip to England: 10 places to visit in Cornwall

1- Tintagel Castle The county of Cornwall is a destination that is still too unknown to French tourists. And yet, this region, which is not unlike Brittany, might just make you want to make a application for a visa to England! The attractions to discover here are many and varied, but Arthurian l ...

23
June
2022

Charroux in Allier : one of the most beautiful villages in France

A superb panorama If you are passing through the Allier, in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, on the side of Saint-Pourçain, Vichy or Gannat, make a detour to the village of Charroux. This village perched at an altitude of 413 m overlooks the Sioule valley and offers a magnificent view. This panorama on t ...

27
July
2022