Opéra Bastille – Paris Opera House

Opéra Bastille  is a Modern State-of-the-Art Paris Opera House: The Opéra Bastille is a very modern, state-of-the-art opera house on Place de la Bastille in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Inaugurated on 13 July 1989, the Opéra Bastille was intended to replace the Palais Garnier as Paris' … [Read more...]

Enjoy Mozart Concerts in Mozart's House in Vienna

Concerts in a Room where Mozart once Lived and Worked: To be able to enjoy Mozart music on your Vienna holiday is a great treat, but to listen to Mozart's music in a place where the great composer once lived and worked is a surreal experience. At the Sala Terrena in the historical centre of … [Read more...]

The Only Malt Whisky Trail in the World – Speyside

Spey Valley's Whisky Country: If there's one thing that Scotland has a lot of, it's whisky distilleries and this country also has the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world. To make good whisky requires pure spring water, good supplies of golden barley and peat and good whisky distilleries are … [Read more...]

See Medieval Ireland in Glendalough – County Wicklow

St. Kevin - a Man who rejected a life of Privilege to live as a Hermit : From a distance we see Glendalough monastery's round tower, a 30 m slender tower that has stood firmly in the ground here since the 8th century.  Glendalough is famous for its monastic settlement and what remains  here is … [Read more...]

Keukenhof – The World’s Most Beautiful Spring Garden

Keukenhof is the Largest Bulb Flower Park in the World  : World famous for its tulips, the Netherlands is a country that literally blooms at springtime. And if you love gardens and flowers you will most certainly by thrilled by the colourful displays of tulips and other springtime bulbs in … [Read more...]

A Mozart Festival at the Würzburg Residenz

On the Trail of Mozart in Würzburg : Since 1921, Würzburg has been hosting an annual Mozart Festival at its famous Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO world heritage site, and at many other venues throughout the city. But Mozart did not have any personal links with Würzburg, so how did this … [Read more...]

William the Conqueror's Château de Caen

Caen Castle is one of the largest medieval complexes in Europe : Nearly a thousand years on, the town of Caen still identifies strongly with William the Conqueror and its medieval heritage. After all, it was William the Conqueror who invaded England and defeated the English King Harold at the … [Read more...]

Mémorial de Caen – A Museum Dedicated to Peace

All About The D-Day Landing and the Battle for Caen at the Caen Memorial : The town of Caen in Normandy saw a lot of action during World War II, a war which reduced Europe to a rubble.  During the Normandy invasion and the one hundred days of fierce battle, Caen found itself at the centre stage of … [Read more...]

Bayeux Tapestry and The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings told in a Comic Strip Tapestry : Bayeux, we are told was the first town to be liberated by the Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. But on our visit today, we've come to find out about another war - the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Bayeux is home to the famous Bayeux … [Read more...]

Europe River Cruises with CroisiEurope

CroisiEurope is now one of the major players in European River Cruising: When it comes to European river cruising, CroisiEurope does not get any coverage in the southern hemisphere.  Yet this French river cruise operator now has 27 river boats covering all the rivers in Europe and it seems that … [Read more...]