Perpignan: France’s Little-Known City of Colours and Sunshine

When Ava Kabouchy took the plunge and exchanged the Atlantic temperatures of Maine for the Mediterranean temperatures of southwest France, she also gained a completely different colour scheme. Based in Perpignan, she spent 3 years in this multi-cultural city and discovered the many layers of French culture and history.

Follow her, as she takes us through this both French and Catalan city and shows us its vibrant beauty.

How to Road Trip around Europe

There are a few factors you need to consider when travelling around Europe.

The way you do it depends on where you are coming from, the location you are visiting, what you plan to do, and with whom you are planning to go.

Check out the International Drivers Association’s guide to How to Road Trip around Europe.

10 Perfect Hikes in Provence

From the mighty peak of Mont Ventoux, through lavender fields at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and along the rugged, azure-coloured coast of Marseille.
Provence is perfect for hiking.

Follow us on our 10 best hikes in the region.

Paris – Portrait of a City

By Fabiolla Loureiro – www.fabiollaloureiro.com Paris, the city of love and photography. I remember that when I first started to photograph cities, Paris undoubtedly would become my number one, followed by Budapest and Venice. Being one of the most visited cities in the world, and with an immense cultural background, photography was somehow born in Paris through…

Mont Ventoux – Conquering the Bald Mountain

Immortalised through decades of Tour de France and forming a conspicuous part of the Provençal landscape, Mont Ventoux is more than a mountain. It’s been nicknamed “Beast of Provence”, “The Bald Mountain” and “Provence’s Fujiyama” but fact is, that Mont Ventoux means Windy Mountain. And when the Mistral is blowing, it certainly is! Classified by UNESCO…

Hidden Beneath the Seats – The Artisan’s Playground

The History and Mysteries of Europe’s Misericords Part III by Dave Douglas Davis If you’re in luck and look closely, maybe next time you’re in a church, you can spot a so-called Misericord, or Mercy Seat, under the seats of the folding choir chairs. They were used by the monks throughout the Middle Ages as…

Hidden Beneath the Seats – History of the Misericords

The History and Mysteries of Europe’s Misericords Part II by Dave Douglas Davis Misericord – or Mercy Seat – is the name of the ledge on the underside of the folding seats in the church’s choir stalls. Often hidden and usually unnoticed, these small seats meant a great deal for monks during their arduous day…