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Global warming: why green cities?

Why green cities? Over the past decades, urban sprawl has led to a soil artificialization. Concrete and asphalt have invaded our environment, and green areas have shrunk drastically. Today, climate change is prompting municipalities to reverse course and green the cities, meaning replanting vegetat ...

06
June
2024

Seed Bombs: How to Make Seed Bombs?

They are balls about the size of a ping-pong ball, made up of a mix of seeds, compost, and clay. Their shape allows them to be thrown into abandoned urban areas like wastelands to grow flowers. These small clay and compost-based balls provide a simple and effective way to greenify the city. Why mak ...

30
Mar
2016

The Urban Eye: the Corbeil-Essonnes photo festival

ions presented but also as a place to wander. These photographic meetings created in 2013 offer free exhibitions on the themes of the city and new urban realities. The photos are exhibited in various places in the city, from the theater to the municipal gallery, via the Commanderie Saint-Jean. ...

28
Apr
2015

The Belle-de-Mai : a cultural and arty place in Marseille

vast artistic and cultural playground Over the years and the development work, a skatepark and a restaurant came to enrich the Belle de Mai wasteland. An urban sports area called the Playground was then created in the extension of the skate park. In 2013, the Marseille-Provence European Capital o ...

28
July
2022

Bordeaux : 5 ideas for unusual visits

4- The Darwin space, an eco-district full of life It's impossible to list 5 ideas for unusual visits in Bordeaux without mentioning the Darwin space, an urban wasteland converted into an eco-district. Installed on the right bank of the Garonne, in a former military barracks of nearly 20,000 m², ...

28
Sep
2022

The most beautiful trips in Europe

fice can be breathed in all European capitals and in some other cities that have great importance in the history of the continent. In addition to the urban environments, European nature also contains priceless gems. It is no wonder that Europe remains the favorite destination of Europeans and other ...

03
Dec
2022

Walkability Barometer: Which are the pedestrian-friendly cities?

ble cities and villages was published on September 12, 2023. This national survey revealed a very slight overall improvement in the perception of pedestrians in urban areas compared to 2021. However, walkability in France remains highly unsatisfactory in view of citizens' expectations, as highlight ...

15
Jan
2024

Croatia: 5 highlights of this destination.

World Heritage site since 1997. The medieval historic center of Trogir, dating back to the 13th century, is even the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic urban complex in central Europe. The most notable monument in the city is the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence. 4- Remarkable churches Architecture enthusi ...

20
June
2007

The Old Nice and its history

ifications built by the Count of Provence Alphonse d'Aragon, overflowed outside these walls and settled on the western slopes, towards the Paillon. This urban expansion continued until the beginning of the 16th century. The lower city is then called 'new city'. It already has the narrow streets, ...

16
Oct
2008

Porto : places to visit

Presentation Portugal's second most populous city after Lisbon, 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 comme ...

30
Mar
2009

The Hortillonnages of Amiens: gardens floating on water.

s probably date back to the Gallo-Roman period and have been cultivated for about 2000 years. They now cover 300 hectares, whereas originally, before urban expansion, they occupied around 10,000 hectares! At the beginning of the 20th century, these gardens on the water were very important for the s ...

13
Mar
2012

The Nauticales: a floating boat show in La Ciotat.

A benchmark trade show. The boat show "Les Nauticales" has been organized for over ten years by the urban community of Marseille Provence Métropole, France's leading pleasure boating hub. As the fourth-largest national boat show, this event aims to become the Euro-Mediterranean in-water boat show ...

08
Mar
2013

"The Voyage to Nantes: an artistic journey through the city."

since 2011, invites locals and tourists to (re)discover the city of the Dukes of Brittany in a playful and poetic way. What better pretext than this urban journey punctuated by works of art to stroll through the city? Once again this year, art is leaving the museums to entertain us. This event is ...

28
July
2014

Partir en livre: a great celebration of children's books

not they go on vacation, books and activities around Reading and writing. 'Partir en Livre' will be set up in particular in gardens and parks, on urban beaches, on the coast, but also in campsites and unusual places that are associated with this operation. The event's poster, designed by Joan ...

16
July
2015

The Samaritaine: a temple of luxury in Paris

e you cross the glass bridge, the scenery changes! You will find yourself in the Rivoli store, another more modern building that offers a younger and more urban selection. Behind its new undulating glass facade, you can find Shinzo sneakers, streetwear and sportswear fashion, as well as limited edit ...

23
June
2021

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

y of Nice on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a 'winter resort city of the Riviera' is a tremendous recognition for the architectural, landscape and urban heritage of the Côte d'Azur capital. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, described UNESCO's decision as a "historic event, unique in our h ...

28
July
2021

Tom Bob: the street artist who hijacks street furniture

been painting, I've been seeing objects of art so the idea comes spontaneously. Sometimes I have to think.' With his singular way of redrawing the urban landscape, this artist invites us to open our eyes wide and take a new look at the city and the elements we don't even see anymore. Bluffing ...

12
Nov
2021

Brain and nature: why does nature do us good?

increasingly disconnected from their natural environment Today, more than 50% of the world's humans, or about 4 billion people, live in cities. As urbanized areas gain ground around the world, this will be the case for two-thirds of the world's population by 2050. While living in cities has se ...

07
Mar
2022

Barefooting: walking barefoot for more well-being

shoes has more and more practitioners across the Atlantic and in Europe. This hobby, which is preferably practiced in nature but also sometimes in urban areas, has first of all benefits for the feet. Indeed, our feet that carry the weight of our body do not position themselves in the same way dep ...

23
June
2022

Tourism: 5 things to know about the Ourcq Canal

st showcase of Pantin, which is otherwise a commune that has remained very popular. Further downstream, on the other side of the ring road, the same urban transformation is taking place in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Families come to Picnic by the water on the lawns of La Villette and all g ...

17
Aug
2022