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Lalique Museum’s treasures
November 29, 2013
A jeweller of exceptional gifts and an immense master glassmaker, René Lalique was one of the great designers of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. In Alsace, a museum highlights the many facets of his work as well as Lalique crystal.
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 Barefoot walking
April 15, 2017
Renowned for being healthy, barefoot walking is becoming increasingly popular. Several parks have created paths where you can put your feet on various materials and have fun with games related to the [...]
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 Plants galore at Terra Botanica
Mars 27, 2017
Europe’s first-ever theme park entirely devoted to plants has opened in Anjou. Showcasing flora from all over the world, it offers to discover every aspect of plant life through fun and educational ac[...]
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 Extraordinary Machines de l’Ile
January 03, 2016
Monumental mechanical structures featuring animals or extraordinary creatures are being designed and built in Nantes : the Machines de l’Ile. Visitors can watch the entire process of their constructio[...]
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 Haute-Marne's metallurgical heritage
Mars 21, 2015
An important metallurgical centre since centuries, the Haute-Marne department now has a museum entirely devoted to this activity. Named Metallurgic Park it evokes both the past and the present.
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 Bathed in culture at La Piscine
October 10, 2012
Near Lille, there is a stunning Art Deco swimming pool that now houses a museum. In a setting that has remained faithful to the original architecture of the building, works of art are on display, incl[...]
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 Prehistoric hotspot
July 15, 2011
In a tiny village in Limousin, a museum tells you everything about Neanderthal man and introduces you to prehistoric life. Nearby, a cave inhabited by thousands of bats and boasting beautiful rock for[...]
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 De Gaulle and the 20th century
November 03, 2010
General De Gaulle was France’s greatest statesman of the 20th century. A Memorial honouring him just opened in his hometown, Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises. Fitted to young and old alike, it evokes his lif[...]
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 Unusual lodgings
June 12, 2009
In the trees, in a lighthouse, in a yurt or a tepee,…. For a few years there’ve been more and more alternatives to the traditional nights in hotels, campgrounds or bed and breakfast. Giving new sensat[...]
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 Big day in Sainte-Sévère
April 05, 2009
Towards the South of the Berry region is the place where Jacques Tati shot “Jour de Fête”. A brand new museum unveils how this famous film was conceived and behind the scene stories of the shooting. T[...]
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 Board games for everyone
February 12, 2009
In these times of electronics and high technology, why not rediscover the pleasure and the friendliness of board games ? Café Oya, in Paris has a choice of hundreds from all over the globe to discove[...]
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