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Visit Sweden: Siljan lake and the Dalarna

Siljan lake

The Dalarna – Sweden’s heart Dalarna (meaning: valley, in Swedish) is an area of central Sweden. It is typically a holidays destination for the Swedish, many of them owning a secondary residence in this region. The region is rich in culture, being home for years for the famous Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson – Two Swedish painters famous for their painting of the Swedish countryside. It is often…

A Perfect Week-end in Bordeaux – Most Beautiful City of France

Historical Center - Bordeaux

Why you should visit Bordeaux Capital of Aquitaine and largest city of the South West, Bordeaux is also the second city with the most Unesco classified monument of France. Bordeaux is not only a gorgeous city, but also probably the most famous city in the world for its wine: The Vin de Bordeaux. Offering a range of monuments from Roman times to the most modern city of wine,…

Hike and bivouac in the scenic Vercors Natural Park

Alexandra hiking in the Vecors

The Vercors Regional Natural Park The Vercors is a protected Regional Natural Park in France, located around 100 km near Lyon, close to the French Alps. It offers a wide diversity of landscapes, from plateau to middle mountains. It is particularly appreciated by nature lover, and people who enjoy very active holidays! Best visited by bike, it is also possible to visit with bike, snowshoes in winter, canyoning,…

Strange, fun and interesting facts about Italy

Italy is the Hottest place in Europe – at least for Geothermy! As of 2020, there is only 3 active volcanoes in Europe and they are all in Italy! The Vesuve near Napoli the Etna in Sicily and the Stromboli. The Etna is even one of the most active volcano in the world, erupting everyday since 2009. One of the most famous place of Italy is Pompéi. Destructed…

Visit Lascaux, the Sistine Chapel of Prehistory | France

After our visit to Saint-Cirq-Lapoppie, we continued our road-trip in France and headed to the Périgord (also known as Dordogne). The Périgord is well-kown for its beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages, but also to be one the most-well preserved place of human settlement of prehistory. About 20,000 years ago, in the glacial age, men lived there. Nowadays, the region is filled with paintings and traces of those tribes…

Padirac Cave – The underground marvel of the Lot ( France)

Padirac underground lake

As we are staying in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie for a week, after visiting the Pyrénées and the Cévennes National Park we had the opportunity to explore Padirac Cave. Padirac Cave (AKA, Le Gouffre de Padirac) is the most visited and largest public cave of France. It is located in the Lot (South West of France) and is offering a full-scale underground adventure, suitable for all ages. We visited Padirac Cave…

Explore the Cévennes National Park – Escape in the wild

Sunset over the Cévennes National Park

After visiting the Pays Basque in South West France, we continued our travel within France and headed to the Cévennes National Park in South of France, near Montpellier. The Cévennes National Park is one of the 10 National Park in France, located in the Massif Central, France largest mountain. It is one of the less populated area of France and one of the more preserved one, offering beautiful…

A week-end hike in the Pilat Regional Natural Park

We decided to try bivouacking in France this summer on top of our usual hotels and Airbnb stays as we wanted to discover more the natural area of France. During our first week travelling, we had to head to Lyon for work and decided to plan a week-end bivouacking nearby with Aline, a friend who lives in Lyon. After that, we then moved to planning our 2 days…

Week-end break – Fontainebleau and the majestuous Fontainebleau Forest

Forest of Fontainebleau

Alexandra’s family lives in the region of Fontainebleau named “Seine-et-Marne”, affectionately nicknamed “77” (to pronounce 7-7/set-set) by the locals. We have spent all our time there during lockdown and we enjoyed re-discovering one beautiful and more rural area of France. Fontainebleau offers a beautiful and majestuous castle: “The château de Fontainebleau” as well as a forest, full of hikes and diverse landscapes where we love to wander around.…

Fun, strange and interesting facts about France

France is the most visited country in the world France is the most visited country in the world. With 89 millions international visitors in 2017, France is leading, followed closely by Spain and the United States. Most of the visitors are coming from country close-by, such as United-Kingdom and Germany. What is the most visited attraction in France? The attraction the most visited in France by visitors is…