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10 bizarre Easter traditions around Europe

As Christmas, Easter is one of the most important religious festivities for Christians and it’s the day when religious people celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Week begins […]

Guillotine: a “human form” of execution.

As strange as it may seem, the instrument of capital execution that became the emblem of the French revolutionary excesses of the eighteenth century, the guillotine, was born with humanitarian […]

The Mystery of Rennes le Chateau.

It was a simple country priest to discover (and to keep hidden) what Rennes-le-Chateau has kept since the times of the Knights Templar. It has little more than a handful […]

The sad story of Pirou-Plage Ghost Village

We are in France, Normandy, in the resort of Pirou-Plage which remained a half-built ghost town, until its colorful houses were discovered by squatters and ravers in the 2000s. The […]

Phare de Trézien

182 steps face visitors to this 37 meter high lighthouse, with a range of 23 miles. Built in 1894, it stands inland, 500 meters from the shore. Its white beam […]

Notre Dame des Laves

We are at the foot of an active volcano, where sits a church miraculously spared by its lava. France’s Réunion island is no strangers to volcanic activity, in fact, since […]

Pontusval Lighthouse.

The savage beauty of the Pays Pagan coastline, known as “Shipwreck Shore”, has long been feared by sailors on account of its granite rocks, strong currents and the tradition sourronding […]

France: La Maison Sculptée

We are in a quiet village, where an incredible work of outsider art, appears like a hidden treasure trove of paintings, sculptures, and carvings that seem to bring the architecture […]

Phare du Four

The Four channel runs along the end of the Léon and avoids the bypass west of the archipelago of Molène and Ouessant. Shortcut useful but dangerous, it was for a […]

Cancale, the Breton oyster capital.

“Comme un oiseau géant se garant des tempêtes au creux des rochers et des falaises hautes, Cancale se blottit, frileuse, au pied des côtes. ” Like a giant bird, guarding […]