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  • Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem
    Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem: The magic of Côtes du Roussillon
    The relationship between earth and life is the backbone of the winemaking process and it is certainly the philosophy behind Michel Chapoutier’s wines from Domaine De Bila-Haut, especially Occultum Lapidem. Earth is represented by the terroir...
  • Atmospheric Albayzin, the Arab quarter in Granada, Spain
    Is travel for fun broken?
    Is travel fun anymore, anyhow? Ever feel like you need to take a vacation when you get back from your trip? That you’ve been so busy checking off your list of must-sees that you forget the whole purpose of getting away in the first place?...
  • Apostle to the deaf
    America’s apostle to the deaf
    Born on December 26, 1785, Louis Laurent Marie Clerc was the son of Joseph-François Clerc and Marie-Élisabeth Candy. Louis’ life began in a remote village, La Balme-les-Grottes,Isère, in southeastern France. His father followed in the...
  • Viking Kvasir in Budapest
    Must act quickly: Special pricing on these Viking River Cruises ends April 15
    Viking River Cruises is offering its lowest prices of the season for the following European itineraries in the month of May. But you must act quickly. Prices for these eight day cruises begin at $1699 per person, double occupancy and are available...
  • View from the top of Notre-Dame in Paris, France
    Notre-Dame is the essence of Paris
    During the French Revolution, many structures were damaged, including one the most important structures in building the city of Paris, France.Upon my first visit to the essence of Paris -- the grand Notre Dame -- the climb up its 387 steps to the...
  • WWI graffiti of soldiers' names found in France
    WWI graffiti: France chalk quarry found covered in soldiers' names
    World War I-era graffiti was discovered by archaeologists recently etched into the wall of a former France chalk quarry. The graffiti contains the names of nearly 2000 WWI soldiers. "All these guys wanted to be remembered," according to...
  •  France wages war on anorexic models with fines and jail time for law breakers
    France wages war on anorexic models with fines and jail time for law breakers
    Whoa, move over Twiggy (anybody remember the skinny Minnie from the UK?), France is attempting the ban bone thin models, mon dieu! Well Twiggy’s long out of the modeling scene and she’s Brit anyway. In deference to a country that cares...
  • France puts full weight behind law to ban super-skinny models
    France puts full weight behind law to ban super-skinny models
    France is moving forward with plans to ax the use of anorexic models by forbidding anyone with a BMI (body mass index) under 18 (i.e. about 121 pounds for someone 5-foot-7-inches) from making money modeling at any kind of gig. The decree, part of...
  • Flowers and sugar
    Five things to do while visiting Nice
    Originally occupied by Greeks as a trade port, and then shifting between Spanish, Italian and French control several times, the area between Italy and France, near Corsica, better known as Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) is known today as Nice....
  • France begins to move on resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    France begins to move on resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    According to an article by Cara Anna (Associated Press) entitled, “ France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel” that states after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused an international uproar when he said shortly...
  • Château Roubine
    Provence: It's all about Rosé
    The South of France is synonymous with Rosé as this type of wine becomes increasingly more popular. For some people there is a stigma against this pink colored wine while others embrace it as the latest trend. The salmon colored wine has its own...
  • France vs. Brazil live streaming free online: Soccer International Friendly en vivo
    Brasil vs. Francia 2015 live stream soccer TV start time & ESPN-Deportes en vivo
    A couple of world soccer superpowers will collide Thursday afternoon in a must-see international friendly, as Brazil faces France on ESPN2 (TV schedule) and ESPN Deportes en vivo (free Spanish live stream online). Stade de France in Saint Denis,...
  • #MuseumWeek on Twitter
    Take part in the global #MuseumWeek project
    This Monday starts the first ever global installment ofMuseum Week, a social media event that encourages museums and museum visitors to interact with one another on Twitter via the hashtag #MuseumWeek. Taking place from March 23-29, Museum Week...
  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty was the creation of Frederic Auguste Barholdi
    The Statue of Liberty, fondly referred to as "Lady Liberty," was given to the people of the United States by the people of France in a spirit of camaraderie to celebrate the friendship between the two nations begun during the American...
  • Mannequins sculpted based on real bodies.
    France may ban thin models with new bill
    As an act of legal rebellion against the fashion industry’s notorious obsession with weight, France may ban the use of models deemed too thin in fashion shows as well as editorials with the potential passing of a bill. The action was...
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