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Clohars-Carnoët: first Breton town to obtain the European City of Sport label

A small town that lives sports in a big way With 4333 inhabitants at the year, Clohars-Carnoët is a small Breton town in South Finistère. But it has a particularity: sports practice occupies a place of choice there, thanks to a rich local associative fabric and to many facilities dedicated to the ...

29
Mar
2022

Getaria in the Spanish Basque Country: 5 must-sees

mouse of Getaria) because of its shape. Another must-see landmark is Church of San Salvador (Salbatore Parroki Eliza), which stands in the medieval town centre. Mostly built in the 15th century, this Gothic church has been listed as a National Monument. Restored several times, it has three na ...

10
June
2021

Christmas in Sanary-sur-Mer: a magical experience

ry this year, unlike last year. On the other hand, the beautifully decorated harbour for Christmas continues to attract thousands of visitors to the town. Wonderful illuminations The illuminated pointus of Sanary-sur-Mer are one of the most beautiful animations to see in the region during the ...

30
Dec
2020

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

region. See this post on Instagram A publication shared by coeuralest (@coeuralest) From the medieval period, when the town was protected by a fortress and ramparts, only the fortifications that surrounded the old castle remain. The Tour Guillaume, which dates from ...

12
Feb
2021

Cabourg: 5 ideas for visiting the town in the footsteps of Marcel Proust

1- The beach The town of Cabourg in Calvados has been inseparable from Marcel Proust ever since the author of La Recherche evoked it in his novels by renaming it Balbec... Rest assured, however, that it is not necessary to be a fan of this author and his work to appreciate the charms of this sea ...

04
June
2021

Tourism: 5 good reasons to visit Cassel in the Hauts de France

from Lille. Even better, even if you don't have your driver's license or a vehicle, you can get there by train thanks to the TER that connects the town to Lille. Count 30 minutes of travel time approximately to reach your destination by regional train from Lille. View this post on I ...

20
Apr
2022

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

Unusual tourism: 5 haunted places in France

ood, it is not rare to cross a very strange bestiary near the ponds of Jura! Copyright: julyscrap69 3- La Fosse Dionne In the center of the town of Tonnerre in Burgundy, the blue waters of la Fosse Dionne have fueled legends since the dawn of time. This sacred spring, once dedicated to ...

20
Oct
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

ree brochure from the Tourist Office and set off in the footsteps of the lion and the giant Sletto! A local legend says that this giant founded the town of Sélestat and gave it its name. As for the lion's paws, they are a nod to the one that adorns the city's coat of arms. This 24-stage tour ...

02
Dec
2021

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

n Europe. Its origins, in fact, date back to the late 15th century. This market takes place every year near the cathedral, in the heart of the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It traditionally begins on the Thursday before the first Sunday of Advent and ends on 1 January. Yo ...

08
Dec
2021

Kaunas in Lithuania: 5 things to do there

1- Take a walk in the old town If you arrive in Kaunas from the train station, take Freedom Avenue, a pedestrian promenade lined with stores, cafes and restaurants to Vilniaus Street. The Vilniaus Street is the main street of the old town. With its cobblestones, colorful houses and crowded terra ...

19
Jan
2022

The Promenade Museum in Digne: a walk for the whole family

terflies won't show up if the weather is rainy. They only fly when the sun is shining. Practical information The Promenade Museum is located in the town of Digne-les-Bains, but a little away from the town center. It can be reached on foot by the Caguerenard path (a marked hiking trail) or by ...

22
Apr
2022

The Old Nice and its history

d into Nicea, then Nice. Nevertheless, the Old City has no historical evidence prior to the year 975. From the 10th century, Nice was a small medieval town that belonged to the County of Provence. In the 12th century, the population, which had settled on the hill defended by fortifications built ...

16
Oct
2008

The biometric passport: presentation and formalities

port application is submitted, the fingerprints of 8 fingers are collected (except for children under 6 years old). In addition, the equipment at the town hall allows the applicant's photos to be taken on the spot, which guarantees a photo that meets international security standards. To be noted: i ...

20
Jan
2010

Les Lueurs du Temps: candlelight illuminations in Provins

During these summer evenings you can experience a pure moment of enchantment as you stroll through the heart of this Unesco World Heritage city! The town has no less than 58 historical monuments, witnesses of its past. You will also be able to enjoy many musical animations, equestrian shows, str ...

22
July
2014

Angers: a magical and gourmet destination for Christmas

the region famous. See this post on Instagram A post shared by THE HOUSE OF THE ARDOISE QUERNON (@lamaisonduquernon) The town, which has vineyards, is also renowned for the quality of its spirits, such as guignolet (made from cherries), Giffard's mint-pastille and Coin ...

16
Dec
2020

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

te into the surrounding area and visit Albertville (the host city of the 1992 Winter Olympics) 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 sur ...

26
May
2021

Côte d'Azur: the city of Nice becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

ll over Europe and America! The result of these multiple international influences was a superb architectural heritage that can still be seen in the town today, in the form of hotels, villas and buildings for rent. What does this mean for the city? The inscription of the city of Nice on the UN ...

28
July
2021

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

hristmas decorations - the market in Colmar, a city with an even more magical atmosphere when it is illuminated - the market in Eguisheim, a town that also has the Villes et Villages de Noël label. 2- Meet Saint-Nicolas In Alsace, Saint Nicolas is (almost) more important than Santa Cl ...

17
Nov
2021