The valley that inspired Courbet

The region where painter Gustave Courbet grew up and produced some of his masterpieces is rich in spectacular scenery and picturesque villages. A newly renovated and expanded museum traces the artist’s career from its beginnin[...]

Terra Botanica © T. Joly
 Plants galore at Terra Botanica
Europe’s first-ever theme park entirely devoted to plants has opened in Anjou. Showcasing flora from[...]

Pink Granite Coast © T. Joly
 Cycling in Brittany
A new cycle route called “Tour de Manche” follows the northern Brittany coast and leads to many tour[...]

Quercy, Lot © T.Joly
 Lot’s little-known vineyards
If you like to discover wines no one has heard about, or very few people only, then Lot is a destina[...]

Saint Francis and Bernardine church © T. Joly
 Vilnius, a city with a rich heritage
Famous for its baroque monuments and lovely churches, Vilnius boasts one of the largest surviving &#[...]