The Colosseum: an emblematic monument of Rome

Art and Culture

The Colosseum is the city's landmark and stands at the end of the ancient Roman Forum. This impressive building, which is a must-see during any stay in Rome, is the most visited monument in Italy.

08
Dec
2011

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

Travel and Tourism

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan is awe-inspiring. This caravan city carved out of the rock will amaze you as much by its archaeological remains as by the beauty of its natural setting.

06
Dec
2011

Machu Picchu: the famous Inca citadel

Travel and Tourism

Perched at an altitude of 2,430 metres, in breathtaking landscapes, Machu Picchu is without doubt the most beautiful testimony to the Inca Empire at its peak. This 15th century citadel is one of the most visited sites in Latin America, so much so that the number of tourists had to be limited.

30
Nov
2011

Leek pie: an easy recipe

Gastronomy and Food

The leek tart is a simple and quick starter to make with a ready-made shortcrust pastry. We suggest you discover this tasty recipe.

10
May
2011

Sunstroke: symptoms and remedies

Health and Beauty

Prolonged exposure to the sun or to an overheated atmosphere can cause serious problems called sunstroke or heat stroke. We suggest that you discover the symptoms of this condition and what to do in the event of sunstroke.

06
May
2011

The commedia dell'arte: origins and characters

Art and Culture

Popular theatre that appeared in Italy in the 16th century, commedia dell'arte has left us a picturesque gallery of characters. From Pierrot to Colombine, not forgetting Harlequin, these comedy characters can be found today in the Carnival corsos.

23
Feb
2011

The vanilla tree, the plant that produces vanilla

Home and Garden

The plant that produces vanilla is a liana of the orchid family. We suggest you discover how this orchid is cultivated and how the most used spice in the world is produced.

15
Sep
2010

The biometric passport: presentation and formalities

Travel and Tourism

Since 28 June 2009, biometric passports containing a photo and digitised fingerprints have gradually replaced the electronic passports manufactured since April 2006 in France. Here are the characteristics of the biometric passport and the formalities to be completed to obtain this passport.

20
Jan
2010

The myth of Orpheus: presentation and interpretations

Art and Culture

The myth of Orpheus, as told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, has inspired many artists and has been the subject of many interpretations. Here is a presentation of this legendary hero who embodies the power of song and poetry.

19
May
2009

The Taj Mahal: one of the new seven wonders of the world

Art and Culture

The Taj Mahal, the jewel of Muslim art in India, is an architectural masterpiece belonging to the heritage of humanity. This immense white marble funeral mausoleum was built on the orders of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.

15
Dec
2008
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