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

15 kilometers from the Sainte-Victoire mountain near Marseille, derives its name from the thermal springs discovered when the city was founded by the Romans in 123 BC. This city was the capital of Provence in the 15th century and has retained many testimonies of its past prosperity. It owes part of ...

20
Aug
2008

Porto : places to visit

sbon, 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 commercial activity. Although it gave its name to the famous ...

30
Mar
2009

Money: New Year's Gifts in 5 Questions

What is the origin of New Year's gifts? The custom of giving New Year's gifts dates back to antiquity. Originally, the Romans presented figs, dates, and honey to their friends and relatives. Later on, they began exchanging more significant gifts at the beginning of the year, such as valuable objec ...

04
Jan
2010

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: a superb seaside resort.

the oldest keep in France (castle open daily, admission fee). • A Millennial Olive tree which is part of the Remarkable Trees of France (probably planted by the Romans around 400 AD). • The Olive Tree Park: this former olive grove in Cap Martin is the ideal place for a peaceful walk among trees ...

06
Dec
2010

The Greeting Card: History and Evolution

What is the origin of the greeting card? The greeting card was born in England in the 19th century, with the introduction of the first postage stamp in 1840 and the invention of lithography. While the stamp made mailing easier, it was the lithography process that popularized Christmas and New Year' ...

04
Jan
2012

Piran: An Undiscovered Destination in Slovenia

nsula to signal the entrance to the port of Aegidia (present-day Koper). The name Piran is thought to derive from the Greek "pyr," meaning "fire." The Romans established a city here called Piranum. From the 13th century, the city fell under the rule of the Republic of Venice and was influenced by i ...

30
Sep
2015

Saint-Amour in the Jura: 5 ideas for a romantic stay

day at the spa Saint-Amour is only 33 km from Lons-le-Saunier, a spa town perfect for enjoying a half day of relaxation and fitness. The town that the Romans called the 'city of salt' (Ledo Salinarius) is still today an ideal wellness destination to recharge your batteries in the heart of the Jur ...

12
Feb
2021

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

recreation. Copyright: Schwarzwald Tourismus On the Swiss side, the canton of Basel-Country invites you to follow in the footsteps of the Romans by visiting its ancient Roman sites. This region is also very popular with tourists for its beautiful landscapes and for the lively atmosphe ...

29
Sep
2021

Thermalism: 5 Common Misconceptions About Thermal Cures

le a spa treatment allows one to benefit from the virtues of natural mineral water. And that's not the only difference. Spa therapy, invented by the Romans as early as the 5th century BC, is a therapy recognized by the National Academy of Medicine. This Academy determines which pathology can be tre ...

15
Feb
2024

The Festival of the Guardians: Testimony and Advice from a Tourist in Arles

margue rice, I was eager to discover the show in the arena starting at 3:45 PM. For the Fête des gardians, bull and equestrian games are highlighted in these arenas where Romans once came to watch gladiator fights. If, like me, you don't want to witness the killing of a bull, rest assured! This is ...

06
June
2024