Annecy – A Sunday morning at the Venice of the Alps

Annecy is the capital of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is located on the north shore of Lake Annecy, 35 km south of Geneva. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the French Alps” in Raoul Blanchard’s monograph describing its location between a lake and mountains, the city has a wonderful lakesideContinue reading “Annecy – A Sunday morning at the Venice of the Alps”

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Small but unique European squares… Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterised by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favorite smaller squares in Europe, which are often overshadowed by largerContinue reading “A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares”

5 small European towns to put on your bucket list

While traveling around Europe and visiting famous cities and attractions, we sometimes neglect to visit towns that are real hidden gems. And they are these towns that could offer us a more authentic and unique experience. Here are 5 of our favourite smaller European towns that are certainly worth a visit : Galaxidi (Greece) :Continue reading “5 small European towns to put on your bucket list”

Roussillon – The ochre village

Roussillon, in the Vaucluse valley in Provence (South France), is a scenic village surrounded by beautiful countryside, but what makes it one of the most impressive French villages and a unique destination is the fact that it is situated in the heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. Roussillon is connected with theContinue reading “Roussillon – The ochre village”

7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …

Marseille is the second-largest city of France, its main commercial port and the most significant city of the historical province of Provence. Marseille was originally founded circa 600 BC as the Greek colony of Massalia and became the preeminent Greek polis in the region of southern Gaul. As a big trading center and the gate of France to AfricaContinue reading “7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …”