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

Travel and Tourism

It's official as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021: the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has included the city of Nice on its list as a 'Riviera Winter Resort City'. We explain what this world recognition will change for the city.

28
July
2021

Gold and Silver Wonders: an exceptional exhibition in the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

Art and Culture

This is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the 2021 autumn season: the exhibition Merveilles d'Or et d'Argent (Wonders of Gold and Silver) will be held in the sumptuous setting of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. It will present rare and precious pieces of silverware. An event that promises to be dazzling!

28
July
2021

Roasted apricot tart: a gourmet recipe

Gastronomy and Food

Summer is the peak season for apricots. If you love this fruit and/or are lucky enough to have an apricot tree in your garden, you can turn apricots into jam, but also cook them in the form of delicious pies. We suggest you discover an easy recipe for roasted apricot pie.

28
July
2021

The Sainte-Baume Velorail: a ride in the heart of Provence

Sports and Leisure

If you have the chance to spend your holidays in the Var, let yourself be tempted by an unusual adventure. Get on board the Sainte-Baume velorail for an amazing 2-hour ride between Pourcieux and Saint-Maximin! We tell you all about this unusual mode of transport.

16
July
2021

The little train of Artouste: embark on a dizzying journey in the Pyrenees

Travel and Tourism

If you spend your holidays in the Atlantic Pyrenees, don't miss one of the most beautiful train rides in the region! The Artouste little train winds its way up the mountainside at an altitude of 2000 m and offers everyone the chance to see the wonders of the mountains. Come and discover the local fauna and flora, as well as the magnificent lake of Artouste.

08
July
2021

Climate: Météo-France acquires two new supercomputers

News and Media

In Toulouse, two supercomputers were put into service by Météo-France in early 2021. Thanks to the computing power of these machines, the public institution hopes to improve its forecasts and better anticipate dangerous weather phenomena. In the long term, these supercomputers should also help to better understand global warming. We explain what these new tools will be used for.

05
July
2021

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: 5 good reasons to visit this village in Normandy

Travel and Tourism

Do you want a change of scenery without leaving the borders of France? What if you went to Normandy? Between beaches and hedged farmland, this region reconciles those who like to spend their holidays by the sea and those who prefer to relax in the countryside. It is also home to some of the most beautiful villages in France, such as the commune of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue in the Manche. We have listed for you 5 good reasons to visit this village in Normandy.

18
June
2021

In Paris, the Hôtel de la Marine reopens to the public

Art and Culture

It is one of the cultural highlights of spring 2021: on June 12, the Hôtel de la Marine, located on Place de la Concorde in Paris, reopened its doors to the public, who had not had access to it for more than two centuries. In this magnificently renovated palace, the curious and the history buffs have the choice between two visit routes. We invite you to rediscover this architectural jewel in 5 questions.

14
June
2021

Getaria in the Spanish Basque Country: 5 must-sees

Travel and Tourism

Do you know Getaria in Spain? This charming town in the Spanish Basque Country should not be confused with Guéthary, another town on the French side of the Basque coast. Nestled on the Cantabrian Sea and at the foot of Mount San Antón, about 25 km west of San Sebastian, this medieval village offers postcard-perfect scenery between beaches, vineyards and a small fishing port. We have listed for you 5 must-see things to do while you are there.

10
June
2021

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

Travel and Tourism

Whether or not you are a fan of Marcel Proust, the seaside resort of Cabourg in Calvados is worth a visit for its historical, natural and cultural heritage. Here are 5 ideas for visits to discover the town and its Belle Époque architecture in the footsteps of the famous writer.

04
June
2021
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