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House on Rue D’Alsace

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
In Paris, the amazing house with a green facade can be seen on the Rue d’Alsace. The building was designed by the world famous designer and architect Patrick Blanc. This talented architect is the developer of the concept of vertical green walls. His works adorn many famous architectural structures and concert halls in the world, including Taipei Concert Hall.

Travellers visiting Provence could see the bridge decorated with live plants. However, the biggest Blanc’s Wall is located in Paris. The area of ​​the facade of the house on the Rue d’Alsace is 15 000 square feet. It’s completely covered with showy ornamental plants. It is important to note that the project of Patrick Blanc brings not only aesthetic, but also invaluable environmental burden.

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Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
The palace and park complex of Fontainebleau is the center of the same-name city. It has been a royal residence since the time of Louis VII to Napoleon III era. The first mention of the palace dates back to the mid 12th century. During hundreds of years, the old royal residence has been repeatedly rebuilt and expanded. During the French Revolution, the royal residence was almost completely looted. Many pieces of furniture and works of art were sold at an auction.

In the early 19th century, the reconstruction of Fontainebleau palace began on the order of Napoleon. The place was decorated with new luxury furnishings. Today, Fontainebleau is one of the most majestic and attractive French palaces. Some of its halls and rooms remained unchanged. Visitors will have an opportunity to admire the … Read all
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The coronavirus crisis has made a great impact on the travel industry around the world and Switzerland is no exception. Instead of traditional pastimes like booking a hotel in Zurich or Geneva and enjoying a posh city holiday, tourists crave more outdoor activities these days. This has led to a sharp increase in traveling with bikes. Some places already report the shortage of capacity and free spaces for bikes on trains. Read this

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Cuisine and restaurants of France

Paris
Paris is the best place to try some dishes of the French cuisine as it is the best place to feel their genuine and unforgettable taste. First of all, it is important to mention baguette in the list of these gastronomic specialties. In Paris, the baguette is cooked in full accordance with the classic recipe. The traditional baguette weights 200 grams and is 65 centimeters long. Travelers who visit Paris in winter should not forget to try the traditional winter delight – roasted chestnuts. … Read more
Nice
Various fish dishes make up the basis of the regional cuisine in Nice. Local chefs cook delicious surmullet that they usually serve with polenta. Fans of more refined food will like sea bass fillet cooked in a special almond sauce. During the process of cooking, the tender fish fillet gets a crispy nut crust. Nice restaurants specializing in the national cuisine also offer unusual delicacies, for example, cannelloni with a special frog leg sauce. Salad Nicoise has become a calling card of … Read more
Cannes
Many foodies wishing to try local delicacies head not to popular restaurants but straight to the main market of the city – Marche Forville. This historical roofed market sells products from all regions of the French Riviera. This is the only place where visitors can find rare types of cheese and meat delicacies, salted olives and fresh seasonal vegetables. Marche Forville is also a popular place to shop spices – it is simply impossible to imagine the national cuisine without certain herbs … Read more
Lourdes
You will find many traditional French dishes in Lourdes. It's no secret that the real cult of food has been maintained for many centuries in France. Local residents try to get the most pleasure in life. This rule also applies to meals. The elegance of the serving, the nuances of taste, even the color of the plate – everything matters here. Therefore, you should not be surprised if the portion of the ordered dish is small. It is also interesting that citizens often eat not meat or fish with … Read more
Lyon
Lyon's true gastronomic heart is the historic market Paul Bocuse. On its shelves, you can find the most popular and interesting regional products. Many come here specifically to taste rare varieties of sausages and cheese. You can even find rare truffle cheese, which is only sold in two places in the city. Several small cafes operating at the market invite its visitors to try popular regional dishes. It serves fresh oysters and snails, as well as a variety of seafood and the best French wines. … Read more
Toulouse
There are over eight hundred different restaurants, cafes and bars in Toulouse; there are real gastronomic attractions among them. The luxury restaurant Michel SARRAN is known far beyond the city. The restaurant offers a decent selection of author’s seafood dishes and excellent meat treats, as well as sophisticated desserts and drinks. Visitors are sure to be pleased with an attentive staff and a wide range of prices. There are dishes for every taste and budget in Michel SARRAN. The Moroccan … Read more
Marseille
Bouillabaisse seafood soup is the most famous dish that you can taste in restaurants in Marseille. At least three varieties of fish are used for this soup. Every chef has his own special way of cooking this popular dish. Soup with sea eel, mullet, hake, sea devil, and other common types of fish is cooked in local restaurants. You can taste more original versions of it with crabs and mussels in high-end restaurants in Marseille. In addition to seafood, potatoes and other vegetables are added to … Read more
Strasbourg
Strasbourg has over six hundreds of various dining places to offer. Every connoisseur will be able to find restaurant to meet his demands. Among restaurants specializing on the local cuisine tourists often point out La cuilliere a pot. It offers a broad selection of meals, pleasant atmosphere and affordable prices, but it's recommended to book a table in advance. If you visit La cuilliere a pot for the first time, take into count that they serve king-size dishes. Originally decorated … Read more

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