Sainte Chapelle Paris Concerts at Easter

Sainte Chapelle Paris Concerts

Enjoy Classical Concerts in the Amazing Setting of Sainte Chappelle: This Easter, enjoy classical concerts in the amazing Sainte Chapelle church, one of the most breathtaking sights in Paris and a hidden treasure of Parisian architecture. Easter at La Sainte Chapelle: Pergolesi, Händel, Vivaldi – This special Easter weekend concert at Sainte Chapelle features works […]

Interesting Facts about Paris Lights

Musee D'Orsay © Travel Signposts..

Some Interesting Facts About What Makes Paris the City of Lights: If you’ve ever wondered why Paris is called the “City of Lights“, here are some interesting Paris facts that will enlighten. City lights – There are over 296 illuminated sites in Paris covering hotels, churches, statues, fountains and national buildings and monuments. Furthermore, 33 […]

Tour de France – Le Tour 2011

Tour de France 2011

Tour de France 2011 – From Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts to Paris Champs-Élysées: The 98th Tour de France starts from Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts on Saturday July 2nd and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24th, 2011. This year’s race is made up of 21 stages covering a distance of 3,471 kilometres, 129 […]

Opéra de Nice – Nice Opera

Opéra de Nice © H.Gruber/Wiki

Nice’s Magnificent Opéra de Nice on the Seafront: Although Nice’s magnificent opera house, the Opéra de Nice, was built in 1885, there has been a theatre at this seaside location for over 100 years before that. In 1776, the Marquis Alli-Maccarani obtained permission from the King of Sardinia to convert his old dwelling into a […]

Grand Théâtre de Provence – Aix-en-Provence

Grand Theatre de Provence © Classictic

A State-Of-The-Art Performing Arts Complex: The Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence’s performing arts complex, opened on 29 June 2007 with the inaugural performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. The Grand Théâtre de Provence was part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Aix-en-Provence city centre and whilst Wagner’s opera marked the beginning of the artistic and cultural […]

Disneyland Paris – Affectionately Known as DLP

Disney Castle

Disneyland Paris is a Cornucopia of Rides, Restaurants and All-out Fun for Everyone: Disneyland Paris, affectionately known as DLP by Mouseketeers the world over, is a cornucopia of rides, restaurants, exhibits and all-out fun for everyone. In the last few years the fun has been doubled as Disney Paris added the Walt Disney Studios Park […]

The Seine River – An Inspiration to Many Artists

Seine River, Paris

The Seine – A River that Divides Paris: The Seine River divides Paris into two distinct areas, the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and Rive Droite (Right Bank) – the Left Bank on the south side and the Right Bank on the north side of the Seine.  But more than just dividing the capital into two, […]

Maison de Victor Hugo – Home of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's Bedroom © Atout France/Roger-Viollet

Once the Residence of Victor Hugo, the Site is now a Museum: Maison de Victor Hugo, situated at no. 6 Place des Vosges (originally known as Place Royale), was the home of Victor Hugo. Although the word ‘maison’ is French for ‘house’, the site is no simple domicile. These sprawling apartments were the home of […]

Bastille Day in Paris

Fete Nationale, 14th July

What is Bastille Day or Fête Nationale or Quatorze Juillet: Bastille Day is a National holiday in France which commemorates the Fête de la Fédération held on July 14th, 1790. On the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the start of the French Revolution, a huge feast was held […]

Eiffel Tower – A Symbol of Paris and France

La Tour Eiffel

From an Eyesore to One of the most Famous Paris Landmarks: Originally intended as a structure to commemorate the centenary celebration of the French Revolution, who could’ve guessed that 100 years later the Eiffel Tower would become the symbol of Paris itself? After all, when the the tower was built, it was highly criticized by […]