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Travel

Travel

Ideas of travel through narratives, books, good plans, various and varied advice.
Hiking

Hiking

Walking in the mountains, in the countryside or along the shores. We invite you to discover magical and friendly places to walk.
Culture

Culture

Enriched with beautiful readings, various visits, views, museums...
Alpes Maritimes France

Alpes Maritimes France

The Alps dives into the Mediterranean Sea. Village and culture in a breathtaking natural setting: Vive la Dolce Vita
Aviation

Aviation

Walks in the sky. Heads in the air. With or without motor.
Hautes Alpes France

Hautes Alpes France

Nature in all its splendor. Summits that project into a crystalline blue sky and limpid.
 

Marrakech

Marrakech

The beautiful city of Marrakech in Morocco is fabulous. A town in the country, an oasis at the foot of the Atlas. The impression that the surrounding plains and mountains constantly feed the imperial city as native visitors. Marrakech, one of the most touristic cities in the world, a veritable oasis, in the middle of a vast arid plain almost desert, at the foot of the High Atlas, attracts many tourists.

Hiking at the lakes Miroir and Sainte Anne

Hiking at the lakes Miroir et Sainte Anne

A beautiful loop starting from the Melezet (1692m) to the mirror lake (2215m) and then to Lake Sainte Anne (2407m) will offer you varied and wild landscapes alternating under woods and alpine pastures. It is possible to bivouac at the first lake taking care to protect from the cold and the ... mosquitoes in the late summer.

La Blanche

Hiking La Blanche Vallouise France

A nice hiking idea in the Vallouise valley is to leave the hamlet of Puy Aillaud (1580 meters above sea level), to reach the summit of Blanche (2953 meters above sea level) and its superb panorama towards the Pelvoux.

Pinagot : sensory perceptions in the service of history

"Le monde retrouvé de Louis François Pinagot" d'Alain Corbin

"Le monde retrouvé de Louis François Pinagot" can be read as a detective novel. Alain Corbin, a historian, takes part in this work in search of the environment of a perfect and total unknown, sabot manufacturer by trade, in the nineteenth century, in the center of France.

Egyptian Museum Turin

Egyptian Museum Turin

The Turin Egyptian Museum is one of the great tourist attractions of the Piedmontese capital. The city renovated during the 2006 Olympic Games includes many quality museums. Besides the Egyptian Museum, you can also visit the "new" Oriental Arts Museum, the famous museum of cinema, the museum of modern art or even the automobile museum ...

Coupe Icare

Coupe Icare

The Icare Cup takes place every year at the site of Saint Hilaire du Touvet near Grenoble in Isère, in September. It is an aerial event focused on free flight, mainly paragliding but not only. Infos and video...

African walk in Briançon

Abou Fall, a Senegalese storyteller and musician paid tribute to Sédar Senghor in the alleys of the Vauban city on 17 June 2017. This public event organized by the municipal library was a nice moment.

Golden Eagle

The wildlife care center allowed us to attend a unique moment, presented on the video below [video].

Canadair

The Canadair CL 415, from the Canadian company Bombardier, is the only water bomber aircraft specifically designed for firefighting. This aircraft made its first flight in 1993.

Visiting Rome

Visiting Rome

Rome, ancient city, immortalized forever by Federico Fellini in his film the "Dolce Vita" is an invitation to travel, to the discovery of the history of Western civilization.
A veritable open air museum, Rome is full of treasures, big and small, to be discovered during your wanderings in the various districts of the capital. Whether you are alone, in a couple, with your family or with friends, the city of Rome will not leave you indifferent.

Three books of crise

Three books of crises

We were interested in three exciting books: "French Deconnection", "Le Quai de Ouistreham" and "Carnets de Homs" respectively written by Philippe Pujol, Florence Aubenas and Jonathan Littell. You will discover a small description of each book, then a small and modest comparative reflection.

"Voyage en quête de lumière"

"Voyage en quête de lumière"

We recommend reading this beautiful and big book about 60 years of travel around the world. The east, near and far, constituting the main destinations of the book. This blog article offers short excerpts and some pictures. Book's extract : "The coming of the great age gives us the privilege to contemplate our own life with the necessary distance to better understand it".

Corsica seen from the continent

Corsica seen from the continent

A few days a year it is possible to see the Corsica from the Côte d'Azur (Nice, Eze, Monaco, Menton, Grasse, Gourdon, Vence, about 180 kilometers). This phenomenon, rare at dawn, is exceptional the day.

Wind festival

The beautiful event died in 2013 after more than twenty years of existence. We keep a nostalgic and joyful memory of it. The occasion to bring out some images of different editions past ...

Guides Feast

A few video images of the traditional summer festival of the Briançon guides in the Hautes-Alpes (France) [video].

Valberg

The ski resort of Valberg is composed of several hills distributed in the communes of Péone, Guillaumes and Beuil. Just go from one to the other to browse the station.

Half Marathon Névache Briançon

Few pictures of the half marathon seen from inside during a too hot day : idea of thing to do the french Alps or idea of a new chalenge for others! [video]

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