Musée des Confluences in Lyon

6 June 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Tibidibtibo/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Musée des Confluences is a science centre and anthropology museum which opened on 20 December 2014 in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, (Rhône department). It is located at the southern tip of the Presqu’île at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, adjacent to Autoroute A7, and comprises part of a larger redevelopment project of the Confluence quarter of Lyon. The deconstructivist architectural design, said to resemble a floating crystal cloud of stainless steel and glass, was created by the Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.   read more…

Sion in Valais

5 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© Sputniktilt/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. It has a population of 33,000. On 17 January 1968 the former municipality of Bramois and on 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Salins merged into the municipality of Sion. Landmarks include the Basilique de Valère and Château de Tourbillon. Sion has an airfield for civilian and military use which serves as a base for countless life-saving air rescue missions.   read more…

Arles in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

16 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  6 minutes

Town Hall on Place de la République © - Wolfgang Staudt

Town Hall on Place de la République © – Wolfgang Staudt

Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. As part of the cultural initiative of the European Union’s European Capital of Culture, Arles is one of the convention and exhibition venues of Marseille-Provence 2013.   read more…

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