Theme Week Marseille – L’Estaque in Marseille

2 November 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Port of L'Estaque © Irønie/cc-by-sa-3.0

Port of L’Estaque © Irønie/cc-by-sa-3.0

L’Estaque is a former fishing village, located on the Rade de Marseille, which was incorporated in 1946 as part of the 16th Arrondissements to Marseille. West of L’Estaque begins the Côte Bleue. The hill chain Chaîne de l’Estaque gave the place its name.   read more…

Hotel Piscine Molitor in Paris

19 December 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  8 minutes

Piscine Molitor in 2015 © flickr.com - BikerNormand/cc-by-sa-2.0

Piscine Molitor in 2015 © flickr.com – BikerNormand/cc-by-sa-2.0

Piscine Molitor (Grands établissements balnéaires d’Auteuil) is a swimming pool and hotel complex located in Porte Molitor, 16th arrondissement of Paris. It is next to the park Bois de Boulogne, and between Stade Roland Garros and Parc des Princes. The complex was built in 1929 and inaugurated by Olympic swimmers Aileen Riggin, Matthew Gauntlett and Johnny Weissmuller. The pool is known for its Art Deco designs. The pool was classified as a French monument historique on 27 March 1990, after having fallen into disuse and closing in 1989. The swimming pool complex was rebuilt from scratch in the style of the previous design. The new complex includes two pools and a four star hotel. It opened in May 2014.   read more…

Jardins du Trocadéro in Paris

29 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  7 minutes

Panorama from the Eiffel Tower at the sunset © flickr.com - Alexander Kachkaev/cc-by-2.0

Panorama from the Eiffel Tower at the sunset © flickr.com – Alexander Kachkaev/cc-by-2.0

Jardins du Trocadéro (Gardens of the Trocadero) is an open space in Paris, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, bounded to the northwest by the wings of the Palais de Chaillot and to the southeast by the Seine and the Pont d’Iéna, with the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine.   read more…

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