Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ride the Bastille Bubbles to the top of the world!

Ride the famous ‘Bubbles’ high above the historic city centre of Grenoble and arrive at the Bastille, in just a few glorious sight-seeing minutes with the famous Bastille Cable Car. Built in 1591 by the Duke of Lesdiguières, the Bastille fort was … Continue reading

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Grenoble – the ‘Capital of the Alps’

In the heart of the Alps and at the foot of three famous mountain chains, the Vercors, the Chartreuse and the Belledonne, Grenoble is steeped in over 2,000 years of history. Once hometown of famous author Stendhal, the city holds … Continue reading

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City of Lights: Lyon

One of the country’s biggest cultural events, the ‘Festival of Lights’ (6th – 9th December 2012) draws a crowd of over four million visitors every year, joining locals to marvel at the spectacular light dances, acrobatics and unique illumination innovations … Continue reading

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Lyon: An Urban Gem

The gateway to the Alps, Lyon, France’s second city, is a wonderful city break destination, oozing with history, culture and quirkiness.  Situated on the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, the city dates back to at least Roman times, when they founded … Continue reading

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Surprising Dubai….

With most cities I have visited, I knew what to expect before visiting but with such an enigma like Dubai, I just didn’t know what I would find.  The flight over with the excellent Emirates Airlines made me anticipate an … Continue reading

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