The sea and the rocks, Calvados and cider, the Vikings and Joan of Arc, Gothic cathedrals and Camembert – all this is Normandy, so cold in nature and warm in hospitality.
From the Gauls to the Second Front
In the 1st century BC, the Romans, headed by the emperor Octavian Augustus, came to the originally Gallic territories. The construction of roads, cities and stone bridges completely transformed the northern lands located around Lugdun, today’s Lyon. Continue reading
On Tuesday, the French press recalled with great sadness the tragedy of the fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
In the Belgian editions, editors are also located at the “foot of the monument”, which turned out to be the cause of the “universal drama”. French headlines pay homage to “Our Lady of Tears” in the Parisian edition, “The Sad Lady” in Figaro. Les Echoes speak of the “tragedy of Paris”, and the Catholic newspaper La Croix claims that the “heart” of the capital is “in ashes.” Continue reading
When, in the old Parisian quarter of Beaubourg, a cultural center was opened to the wider public, the bewilderment was more than enough. At first, many Parisians could not get used to this strange structure, especially considering that it was intended as a repository of the most outstanding works from all fields of art. Very little time passed, and the Pompidou Center, which is otherwise simply called “Beaubourg,” literally became a hostage to its own popularity. The capacity planned by its creators could not be compared with the actual number of visitors. Continue reading