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11 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”


A night at Paris’ museums

On 18 May, more than 150 museums and cultural spaces will open their doors at sunset for a free, fresh look at the capital’s cultural heritage.
Read more… 17 May 2013


A cake fit for a king in Paris

Sumptuous galettes de rois, from traditional to original, can be found throughout the French capital this January.
Read more… 07 January 2013

Worldwide Weird

Water jousting in southern France

In Sète, the famous lanced competition takes place on a wooden boat, with a platform that extends 3m above the water and a 2.8m lance as a weapon.
Read more… 21 August 2012

France and Spain’s centuries-old celebration of peace

In 1375, villagers of the Franco-Spanish borderlands along the Pyrenees mountains settled their differences with a treaty and magnanimous feast. That pact is still celebrated today
Read more… 26 July 2012


A new fashion hub opens in Paris

Les Docks, a fashion and design centre, has turned a riverside strip in the 13th arrondissement into one of the hippest destinations in the French capital.
Read more… 23 July 2012

Utility covers around the world

From Washington DC to Tel Aviv, there is industrial beauty and history embedded in some of the city’s most overlooked features.
21 June 2012


Paris’ perfume houses

The French capital has a superlative selection of perfumers from which to choose an original, high-quality and quintessentially Parisian scent.
Read more… 02 April 2012


Paris’ quirky cinemas

With the Césars fast approaching and French cinema in the spotlight, head to one of the city's more obscure cinemas for a fresh look at some movie classics.
Read more… 21 February 2012

Mini Guide

Mini guide to Normandy, France

Normandy—famous for the D-Day Landings and fortified Mount St-Michel—also offers pastoral landscapes, small fishing ports and a dramatic coastline.
Read more… 19 May 2011

Pull an all nighter: La Nuit Blanche in Paris

Join in the dawn to dusk art marathon known as “the white night”.
Read more… 01 October 2010

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