Annecy – A Sunday morning at the Venice of the Alps

Annecy is the capital of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is located on the north shore of Lake Annecy, 35 km south of Geneva. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the French Alps” in Raoul Blanchard’s monograph describing its location between a lake and mountains, the city has a wonderful lakeside…

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterised by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favourite smaller squares in European countries, which are often overshadowed by larger and more spectacular ones….

5 small European towns to put on your bucket list

While traveling around Europe and visiting famous cities and attractions, we sometimes neglect to visit towns that are real hidden gems. And they are these towns that could offer us a more authentic and unique experience. Here are 5 of our favourite smaller European towns that certainly worth a visit : Galaxidi (Greece) : Galaxidi…

Roussillon – The ochre village

#uniquedestinations Roussillon, in the Vaucluse valley in Provence (France), is a scenic village surrounded by beautiful countryside, but what makes it one of the most impressive French villages and a unique destination is the fact that it is situated in the heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. Roussillon is connected with the…

Παρίσι : Τρία ζευγάρια … τέχνης και γεύσης

Απολύτως ερωτεύσιμη η πόλη, αλλά οι αποστάσεις και οι ρυθμοί της μπορούν να σε εξαντλήσουν. Γι’ αυτό τον λόγο παραθέτω τρεις προτάσεις που θα σε καθοδηγήσουν να βρεις τον δικό σου, αυτόν που έχεις πλάσει στην φαντασία σου, Παριζιάνικο ρυθμό. Τρία ζευγάρια που συνδιάζονται άψογα και ξεκούραστα, δεδομένης της κοντινής τους απόστασης, προκειμένου να βιώσετε…

Chateauneuf du Pape – The Pope’s vineyard

#uniquedestinations One of the best known French wine labels, takes its name from an unassuming village on a small hill near Avignon in Provence (France), Chateauneuf du Pape. The village lies just 3 km from River Rhone and 12 km from Avignon. Almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines. The village is famous for…

7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …

Marseille is the second-largest city of France, its main commercial port and the most significant city of the historical province of Provence. Marseille was originally founded circa 600 BC as the Greek colony of Massalia and became the preeminent Greek polis in the region of southern Gaul. As a big trading centre and the gate of France to Africa…

St Tropez (in 4K)

Visit St Tropez (France) and search beyond the shiny surface … A wonderful video by “Around the Wold in 4K”.