2-4 Hours Le Mans

Fancy a quick trip to Le Mans? It doesn’t take 24 hours to do Le Mans, the city. Here’s a guide to spend between 2 and 4 hours in this lovely old city, that has more to offer than just a racing track close by. History Let’s start with the fact, that the city is very…

Les Accroche Coeurs Festival

This Saturday we visited Les Accroche Coeurs Festival in Angers, France and fell completely in love with it! It’s fun, playful, anarchistic and creative. And devilishly well organised! A leaflet picked up at the tourist office trickled our attention and we gave it a shot. The theme this year was “The Apocalypse” and very apropos, as…

A walk among the wines

The sun shone mercilessly upon us, as we walked towards the end of our guided “Vignes Vins Randos” wine tour and the temperature was climbing towards 30 ℃. Our trips down the troglodyte caves had lost its cooling effect and everyone in the group walked silently as they concentrated on walking in a straight line.…

Waterloo – the nemesis of Napoleon

You can’t say Waterloo without thinking of Napoleon ..or ABBA.. and Waterloo was certainly the place, where the hubris of the little megalomaniac was turned into his nemesis June 18th 1815. And the small guy with the big ego really had it coming for him! For almost two decades, Napoleon raged war against different European…

European Travel Magazine loves St. Moritz

Top 5 Classic Ski Resorts

Although skiing might have originated from Sweden and Norway, it’s the southern ski destinations, that have gone over in history. From Ernest Hemingway in the 1920’s and James Bond in the 1980’s to the snowboarders of today, the mighty Alps provide both framework and backdrop for skiing in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Here’s our pick…

Halloween in Europe

Although Halloween might have come from Ireland, originally the celebration of the celtic Samhain with candles inside carved beet-roots instead of pumpkins, it’s definitely an American celebration, which the Europeans slowly are warming up to. So if you’re in Europe in this murky time of year, despair not – we have some horrifying Halloween happenings…

5 tips to improve your holiday in South-West France

We have evaluated our trip to the south-west corner of France, the region of Aquitaine and bring you some tips for improving your holiday, should you visit the region. Learn some basic french phrases It can’t be repeated enough times. Imagine how you’d feel if someone came up to you in your home country and…