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Sintered stone: a new material for your kitchen

What is sintered stone? The sintered stone is a material of 100% mineral origin. It is a natural stone that has undergone a transformation in its structure and mineralogical composition. The process called sintering uses high temperatures and pressures, in 1200°C furnaces. It mimics the phenome ...

30
Nov
2022

The nutmeg tree: the tree that gives the nutmeg

It accepts a location near the sea but must be protected from direct sunlight. The fruit is picked when ripe, when the fruit opens and reveals its stone surrounded by its bright red aril. The stone is covered by a triple rind and must be broken to recover the kernel called nutmeg. Did you kno ...

24
Apr
2015

Holidays in France: 5 destinations to go to the mountains in summer

mpics) but also the old village of Aigueblanche and the medieval town of Conflans. The well-named resort of Valmorel la Belle is distinguished by its stone and wood architecture in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. Moreover, unlike the higher altitude resorts, in summer it offers ...

26
May
2021

Wellness at work: 4 good reasons to put green plants in the office

ise and improve the acoustics of work spaces. They will be particularly useful if your premises have a lot of hard surfaces, such as a concrete or stone floor. In this context, the addition of plants will help to remedy the resonance and the resulting noise nuisance. 3- Plants boost productiv ...

27
Sep
2021

Gardening: what is an epiphytic plant?

ily that the Tillandsia also nicknamed 'daughter of the air' belongs! It can grow in the air, simply hanging from a support like a piece of wood or a stone. In the forest, most ferns and mosses are also epiphytes. They are able to cover trunks and other supports and survive without soil, provided ...

23
Mar
2022

Gardening: caring for a tillandsia in 5 questions

at home, you should not put them in the ground or in the sand. You can instead install them in a terrarium or on a natural support (wood, coconut or stone). Keep in mind that these epiphytic plants appreciate good light without direct sun and are cold. They do not tolerate temperatures below 6° ...

25
Mar
2022

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

place of pilgrimage, Rocamadour overlooks the Dordogne valley. It offers breathtaking views of this valley, as well as picturesque streets lined with stone houses. This village in the Lot has a dozen religious buildings, including the magnificent Notre Dame chapel, and a superb castle perched ato ...

30
Mar
2022

Cosquer Méditerranée: a treasure of cave art in Marseille

for the opening of the site. This museum like no other, which is more precisely a prehistoric interpretation center, is located near the Old Port of Marseille a stone's throw from the Mucem. Find all the practical information on the official website of the Cosquer cave (link below). ...

07
June
2022

Lacoste : a charming village in the Luberon

illage, with its small cobbled streets. Take time to stroll through the labyrinth formed by these alleys to admire beautiful old houses, whose old stones are brightened up with plants and flowers. During your stroll through the village, you can discover the 12th century church as well as the old ...

06
July
2022

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

preserved architectural heritage. The central square of the village called la Cour des Dames is remarkable for its circular shape. It leads to small stone-paved streets, whose names refer to the prosperity of this merchant city in medieval times. You will find a rue de la Corderie, a rue de la ...

27
July
2022

Discover the Cathar castles

itectural feat whose magnitude you will be able to measure while admiring sumptuous panoramas. The château de Peyrepertuse, whose name means 'pierced stone' in Occitan, thus overlooks the small village of Corbières and the vineyards of the region by 800 meters. This vast set of ruins is locate ...

04
Feb
2008

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

A treasure in a rock setting Petra takes its name from the ancient Greek petra meaning 'stone' or 'rock'. But its Semitic name was 'Raqmu' meaning 'variegated', 'multicoloured'. These two names describe well the particularity of this place where the rocks present an extraordinary palette of colors. ...

06
Dec
2011

Sweating: 5 unusual facts

ct this completely normal hormonal phenomenon is to adopt impeccable Hygiene and commercial antiperspirants or their natural alternatives such as alum stone or sage-based products... Certain foods can change our smell While some plants, such as sage, limit sweating when consumed as an herbal tea, ...

18
Aug
2015

Getaria in the Spanish Basque Country: 5 must-sees

age (see paragraph 3). 2- Picturesque houses galore In the vicinity of the church, you can continue your tour of old Getaria and discover several stone tower-houses. The Zarautz Tower-House (Zarautz Dorretxea) was abandoned at the end of the 15th century when it was partially damaged by wor ...

10
June
2021

Forest Wind: artistic walks in the woods

to hike in the woods between Bar-le-Duc and Verdun and go on a discovery of a hundred contemporary art installations. These works in wood, iron or stone are the creations of international artists. They have been installed in the forest with the help of many volunteers and local craftsmen. For ...

22
Sep
2021

Candlemas: 5 things to know about buckwheat pancakes

on cider. 2- Buckwheat was brought back from the crusades According to archaeologists, the first patties made of water and grain, cooked on a hot stone, date back to 7,000 BC! However, it was not until the 13th century that buckwheat Pancakes made their appearance in Brittany. Indeed, thei ...

28
Jan
2022

Valentine's Day: 3 romantic destinations in Europe

and going up to Montmartre by the funicular to admire the view and discover the Wall of I Love You which is located in the Jehan-Rictus Square, just a stone's throw from the Place des Abbesses. 3- Barcelona If you loved the Foodie love series on Arte, you won't be surprised to learn that the cit ...

10
Feb
2022

Normal people : the series to discover

ting a bittersweet portrait of today's youth. The characters are disarmingly sincere so that this simple love story manages to melt even hearts of stone. This moving drama, punctuated by beautiful moments of grace, has thrilled critics and has been described as romantic, modern, relevant and a ...

11
Feb
2022

Kidney stones: what diet to adopt?

What should I drink and how much? Dark, highly concentrated urine promotes the formation of kidney stones. That's why you need to make sure you always keep your urine light in color. To prevent kidney colic attacks and eliminate small stones through natural ways, you should therefore drink betwe ...

12
Apr
2022

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona: a masterpiece in the making

nches of trees. He is also inspired by nature, and more specifically by shells, to design the stairs. He uses traditional Catalan materials such as stone, tiles, and painted and glazed ceramics, and calls on many trades (cabinetmakers, ironworkers, and master glassmakers). To note: if yo ...

27
June
2022