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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

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

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

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

Hobbies: why garden?

calendar indicating the phases of the Moon. Many make the choice to garden with the moon to have more beautiful and abundant crops. The success of urban vegetable gardens and shared gardens in cities is a testament to this: people who live year-round between concrete and asphalt quickly feel the ...

21
Sep
2022