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Parisian Shopping experience

A new way to experience shopping and live fashion in Paris. Let our fashion expert helps you customize your unique shopping experience and takes you to the best and exclusive places in Paris. Avoid all the crowded streets and shops and get into Parisian outlook of Life.

Go Shopping in Paris    Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is a unique experience for fashion and luxury lovers. The French capital is one of the most visited cities by tourists from all over the world. Large department stores of well-know brands occupy an important space in the capital of the country, where they show the latest trends in fashion and their exclusive seasonal models.

Among the most visited department stores in Paris is “Printemps Haussman”, where you can find stores of the main fashion, luxury and beauty brands, spread over the three buildings of the complex, 27 floors and 43 500 m2 in total.

Printemps Haussban, Paris     Printemps Haussman, París

Another department store is “Lafayette Galeries”. They receive around 20 million visits a year (55,000 per day) and it is the largest shopping area in the western world and the main European department store by turnover.

Lafayette, Paris    Galeries Lafayette

Luxury galeries such as Lafayette, and designer brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Channel, Jean-Paul Gaultier and many more awaits for you.

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Bastille Day, National Holiday in France

On July 14th is celebrated the Bastille day in France

If there is one event not to miss in Paris, it is the national holiday in France! 2 days of exceptional entertainment.  A quality programme that combines a military parade with fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower, outdoor concerts, french cuisine festivals and much more. Experience some of the magic of Bastille Day in Paris!

Grand parade, rhythm and colorful in Paris

The July 14th parade along the Champs Elysées in Paris is the highlight of the French national holiday celebration. You can admire the famous military parade of jet aircraft reaction Alpha Jet of the patrol of France. The sky of the capital is covered in a blue, red and white smoke. About 11 am, soldiers, civil guards, firefighters and other students from large schools are deployed in spectacular fashion on the Champs Elysees, accompanied by the applause of the people.

bastille day national holiday in france

Source: http://www.latercera.com/noticia/francia-celebra-dia-de-la-bastilla-con-amplio-contingente-de-seguridad/

Music in the Eiffel Tower

In the afternoon, Paris is livened up and prepares dances in fire stations. The most prominent on National Day is doubtlessly the concert of classical music (free) on the Field of Mars and the pyrotechnic show.

At get dark, two hundred and fifty musicians of the National Orchestra and Choir of Radio France interpret the works of Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner … In this way, they compete for the favors of the iron lady, glittering before the great pyrotechnic show, 35 minutes of explosion of lights and rain of stars.

The Eiffel Tower during the traditional Bastille Day

The Eiffel Tower during the traditional Bastille Day

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Carcassonne, the largest fortified city in Europe

Travelers looking for a premium experience can not miss this cultural visit in Carcassonne, the largest fortified city in Europe.

This place declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is a Roman and Medieval City located in the south of France. The city rises to the west of the Aude river, which divide it, in two parts: La Cité or citadel, on the right side, and the Bastide of Saint Louis, on the left side. Surrounded by walls, it was built on the ruins of an ancient Roman fortress.

The village of Carcassonne    Carcassonne

What to visit in Carcassonne?

You cannnot miss the medieval city of Carcassonne with 52 towers, 3km of wall and its amazing castle. 
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The Basilica of Saint Nazaire, a fantastic Gothic building, called “the jewel of the Cité”, and its magnificent stained glass from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries which represents the life of Christ and his disciples.

Basilica of Saint Nazaire    Basilica de Saint-Nazaire by Frédéric Chateaux

Other important site of the town you must not miss is the Bastide of Saint Louis and its organic market of fruits and vegetables at la Place Carnot, on Saturday morning.
fruit market carcassonne   Fruit market – Source: http://www.turismocarcassonne.es/organizar/que-hacer/mercados

The Pont Vieux (old bridge), built in the 14th century, used to be the only point of connection between the Bastide of Saint Louis and the medieval Citadel at that time.

Close to the bridge you will also find the Bellevue Park with a breathtaking view of the Citadel.

Vieux bridge    Pont Vieux bridge

And last but not least, The Canal du Midi and its surroundings. A work of Pierre-Paul Riquet, made in the seventeenth century, crosses the city.

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On the traces of Mozart

Experience a premium themed tour in Europe through the places where Mozart lived and traveled to.

themed tour traces of mozart     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Burggarden, Vienna

Mozart´s Birthplace

The trip starts at Mozart’s birthplace, where he spent his childhood and much of his youth with his parents and sister. This is one of the most visited museums in Austria, located in the heart of the Old City and a highlight of any holiday in Salzburg, not just for music lovers but also for those interested in art, culture and history. The museum invites you to take a tour through original rooms where you will see items of Mozart everyday´s life as well as furniture from the 18th century. Let yourself be transported back to the days of Mozart!

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      Mozart Birthplace

The Mozartkugel

When visiting Salzburg do not forget to taste a Mozartkugel, in English Mozart ball, a delicious sweet made of pistachio, marzipan and nougat, and covered by dark chocolate. They are probably the most popular sweets in Austria!
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      Original Salzburger Mozartkugel. Source: Café-Konditorei

Schönbrunn Palace

Continue this route visiting the Schönbrunn Palace where Mozart delighted with his music to the imperial court of Joseph II, emperor of the Habsburg House; where he acquired the pseudonym of Viennese Versailles. Lose yourself imagining the music of this great artist in this wonderful palace while visiting its rococo style rooms and its fantastic gardens.schonbrunn_palace     Schönbrunn Palace

Mannhiem, Germany

Mozart had a close connection with Mannhiem since the first time he was there, with only 7 years old, he played in front of the whole court. In the second half of 18th century, Mannheim was trend setting in European music scene. This was the reason why the composer, visited the town several times. Mannheim became the professional springboard, since elector Carl Theodor commissioned Mozart with the composition for his new seat of government in Munich the “Idomeneo”. Discover Mannhiem, a city of unique architecture and great cultural places.

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      Mannheimer Wassertum: Brunnenanlage mit Park

Paris, France

It was not easy for Mozart to find work, so he travelled to Paris with his mother in hopes of getting a good position. At the age of 21, Mozart was struggling with the little money that he earned from teaching music to students and he barely knew how to speak French. When his mother died he soon left the city. Currently the Garnier Palace honors the musician with a bronze bust.

mozart_garnier_opera      Bronze Bust of Mozart at Garnie Opera in Paris

Prague, Czech Republic

Mozart himself conducted the world premiere of his opera Don Giovanni in 1787 with a tremendous success. Now you´ll be able to appreciate in first person this renowned opera, a true Prague experience!

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      Prague State Opera House

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Fairy Tale Castles in Europe

We suggest you to travel around Europe and discover its most beautiful castles. These castles seem a part of the best children’s literature tales. They will be able to surprise any passionate and romantic traveler, who is interested in history and architecture.

If you want to experience a dream holiday, do not miss to visit the most magical part of Europe along with these impressive castles that we suggest you below.

France

Château d‘Useé Castle

In the Loire Valley is placed this castle dating from XV century. It is also known as the castle of The Sleeping Beauty as leyend claims that this building inspired Disney to write it famous tale. Nowadays, some of the rooms are set in scenes of the mentioned tale. Its green areas are amazing and were designed by the same architecture who conceived the gardens of the Versailles Palace.

In addition, Chânteau d’Useé caslte holds social events like parties that recreate The Belle Epoque or the night of Halloween.

It is located just two hours away from Paris and it is open to the public from February to November.

Castillo Château d‘Useé
Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

Germany holds some of the most spectacular castles in Europe, and no doutbt it is placed in the middle of an idyllic scenery surrounded by forests and precipices. You will have the best views of the castle from Marianske bridge.

It was built by order of King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a place of retreat and personal shelter. Despite of being a medieval castle it incorporated several modern facilities like running water, electricity and even a telephone line.

If you are in Munich, you can visit Neuschwanstein in a day as there is a little distance between the city and the castle.

Castillo de Neuschwanstei


Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This was built on the small island of Széchenyi, Budapest. The original castle was built from wood and paper in order to celebrate the thousand years of Hungarian State. This act was well accepted by the population and consequently it was rebuilt from stone and brick

In castle sorroundings you can enjoy many outdoor activities and in the winter months you will find a great ice-skating rink.

During your visit, do not forget to touch the pencil of the statue that you will find in front of the castle, ¡it is believed to bring good luck!

Castillo Vajdahunyad

United Kingdom

Leeds Castle

In South East England, in the Shire of Kent, we find this amazing fortress surrounded by water. In this castle there is no place for boredom; it has an aviary, a curious labyrinth and even a golf course. Depending on the time of the year, you can take a hot air balloon ride to have a breathtaking panoramic view of the castle and surroundings.

This castle also provides accommodation, perfect for corporate events, families and couples.

Castillo de Leeds

Czech Republic

Karlštejn Castle

This medieval jewel was built by order of Charles V. It is located just 45 minutes away from Prague, in the middle of the forest. This castle is an important symbol of the Czech Republic because it keeps The Crown Jewels for more than 200 years.

We also recommend to take a walk around the enchanting town of Karlštejn placed on castle´s foot and recognized by its coloured houses stand out of both sides of the river

Castillo de Karlštejn
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Easter traditions in Europe!

Easter is around the corner! and every country has its own way to celebrate it. Find some of the most popular and unusual traditions among our European destinations and do not miss anything during your Easter themed tour in Europe! 

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Easter in Europe, Prague

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Ranking Restaurants in France, Michelin Guide 2015.

Le guide Michelin 2015.

Le guide Michelin 2015. (screenshot from Le Michelin)

A few days ago we published the ranking of The Best Restaurants in Spain according to the Michelin Guide 2015. Continuing our selection of the best dining spots, we bring you the ranking of the best restaurants in France this year.

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