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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

Vienna: visit the capital of Austria

ph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, but also Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss and Gustav Mahler... Today, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra remains a world reference and the National Opera (Staatsoper) and the Volksoper offer a very developed offer ...

20
Apr
2009

Christmas decoration: 5 things to know about the Nutcracker

, allows his mouth to be lowered to place a nut inside. The lever is then simply pressed down to close the mouth and crack the nut or hazelnut. Today, even if these mechanisms are still present on some traditional figurines, their role has become more decorative than utilitarian. 3- This c ...

01
Dec
2021

Understanding the population alert system in 5 questions

d to warn citizens of imminent danger. Originally designed to deal with the air threat, this network is still managed in part by the Air Force. Today, it is also used to warn the population in case of a civil security disaster, whether this danger is of natural or technological origin. 2- ...

02
Mar
2022

Sœurs d'encre : the association that uses tattoos to overcome the disease

17, following the success of the first Semaine Rose Tattoo supported by the Maison Rose in Bordeaux and the Regional Cancer Center of New Aquitaine. Today this association is recognized as offering supportive oncology care by AFSOS, the French-speaking Association of Supportive Oncology Care. ...

19
Dec
2022

Carnival of Nice

immobile spectator on the Place de la Préfecture, took part for the first time in the procession, sitting on the 'royal chariot' identical to those of today. Flower Battles It was in 1876, on the famous Promenade des Anglais, that the Premiere Battle of Flowers of the Nice carnival was born. It wa ...

23
Jan
2007

For Saint Barbara's Day, sow wheat and lentils

of wheat in the heart of winter augured abundant crops for the following year. The celebration of Saint Barbara on December 4 is still associated today with the notion of fertility, if we are to believe the proverb: 'Well-sprouted Saint Barbara's wheat is a symbol of prosperity for the coming ye ...

30
Nov
2007

Bean collecting or fabophily: definition and history

lded with 24-carat fine gold or declined in an infinite number of shapes. This object lends itself particularly to the passion of collecting since today there are beans for all tastes. Made of plastic or, more often, porcelain or ceramic, the beans can represent as well the Santons of the crib ...

08
Jan
2008

The Carnival of Venice: history and traditions

l disguises were the moretta, an oval black velvet mask worn exclusively by women, and the domino, a very long coat with a hood covering the face. Today, the costumes of the eighteenth century are mixed with the most fanciful modern costumes, to the delight of visitors. ...

14
Jan
2008

The Mimosa Festival of Mandelieu La Napoule: the 2023 program

he rebirth of this flower in the region. This festival is one of the oldest local traditions: it continued until 1986, then was revived in 1996. Today, the cultivation of the Mimosa mobilizes a dozen local mimosa growers and a hundred producers in the vicinity of the city. 8 million bouquets a ...

07
Feb
2008

The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

ile they were lower and narrower in the high and steep mountains. The Great Wall in figures The length of the Great Wall of China is about 6700 km. Today, many segments, with a total length of about 1000 kilometers, are buried underground. In Chinese, it is nicknamed 'the long wall of ten thous ...

18
Aug
2008

The Seychelles: a heavenly destination

(the famous Coco de mer), the jellyfish tree, or the Seychelles Song Magpie and Seychelles Warbler (which are among the rarest birds in the world). Today, almost 50% of this territory is protected in nature reserves so that one can observe an exceptional fauna of fish, turtles and birds. Class ...

23
Sep
2008

The Statue of Liberty: the emblem of New York

the United States by France in 1886, on the occasion of the centennial of American independence and as a sign of friendship between the two nations. Today it is emblematic of New york City and the United States. The birth of this project It was the politician and historian Edouard Lefebvre de Lab ...

25
Sep
2008

Sherlock Holmes: biography and history of the character

e adventures of the famous detective again with The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) and then the collection The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1903). Today there is a museum in London dedicated to the famous detective: the Sherlock Holmes museum, logically located at 221b Baker Street (see link belo ...

07
Jan
2010

The ISTS, Higher Institute of Performing Arts Techniques in Avignon

Presentation of ISTS The Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle or ISTS located in Avignon is a continuing education center for professionals in the performing arts. Created in Avignon in 1986, this institute has seen its missions extended to the whole territory and abroad. It is now un ...

01
July
2010

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

ne church built in the 5th century and lavishly decorated Thanks to a very advanced water distribution system, the city was a real artificial oasis. Today, the remains of these installations are still visible. To be noted: this unique monumental complex in the world has been listed as a UNESCO ...

06
Dec
2011

What to do in Milan?

dates back to the 15 th century and is now a museum. Leonardo da Vinci, Bramantino and many others participated in the embellishment of the building. Today it is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. 8) Go support AC Milan. The San Siro stadium is an essential place of pilgrima ...

06
Mar
2013

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

und to the abdomen. 4- The Christian festival has been brought back to life. Saint Lucia is a Catholic holiday dating back to the Middle Ages. But today, it has lost some of its religious character. In Scandinavia, this tradition has continued even after the Protestant Reformation of the 1520 ...

07
Dec
2017

Emelin Dupieux : a promising young wildlife photographer

He explains: 'Photography, I started only three years ago, precisely to extend this pleasure I had to observe the wildlife that lives around me.' Today, this young high school student devotes many of his weekends to naturalist photography, sometimes going as far as bivouacking with his father to ...

19
Oct
2021

Unusual tourism: 5 haunted places in France

ters of la Fosse Dionne have fueled legends since the dawn of time. This sacred spring, once dedicated to a Celtic deity, has unknown origins. Even today, no one knows where its difficult-to-explore underground galleries lead. This mystery inspired washerwomen to tell the legend of a ram-heade ...

20
Oct
2021