Le jardin le plus romantique de Paris

Paris - Le Parc de Bagatelle, en plein cœur du Bois de Boulogne, fait partie du Jardin Botanique de Paris. Il est reconnu comme étant un des plus prestigieux de la capitale. On y découvre des grottes, des étendues fleuries, des beaux bâtiments et des arbres gigantesques….Follement romantique et charmant, Bagatelle a l’avantage de ne pas être surpeuplé, et ce, même en plein été. Si on ne risque pas de croiser notre boss lors de notre promenade ou de notre pique-nique, en revanche, il y a de fortes chances que l’on rencontre des paons ! Le Parc de Bagatelle est né en 1777 à la suite d’un pari entre Marie-Antoinette et son beau-frère le Comte D’Artois (frère de Louis XVI et futur roi Charles X).

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Alain Ducasse choisi pour créer un hôtel de luxe au château de Versailles

Paris - Le groupement LOV Hotel Collection, appartenant à l'homme d'affaires Stéphane Courbit et à Alain Ducasse entreprise, a été retenu par l'établissement public du château de Versailles pour transformer en hôtel un ensemble de trois bâtiments longeant le Parterre de l'Orangerie, selon un communiqué publié lundi. L'appel d'offres, clos en septembre, avait reçu une vingtaine de candidatures françaises et étrangères.

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Hampton Court Palace
Peacocks & Pomegranates Exhibition

Peacocks and pomegranates have long been used as motifs on embroidery in a wide range of cultures. Running from January until July 2016, the ‘Peacocks & Pomegranates’ exhibition will feature pieces from the Royal School of Needlework’s Textile Collection. It will include objects from China and India, as well as from Western Europe, which either take these icons as their central motif or feature them prominently.

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Franco Maria Ricci
FMR inaugura il Labirinto della Masone

Il Labirinto della Masone aprirà al pubblico il 29 maggio. Progettato da Franco Maria Ricci, copre 7 ettari di terreno ed è stato realizzato interamente con piante di bambù di specie diverse. Il complesso del labirinto ospita spazi culturali per più di 5000 metri quadrati, destinati alla collezione d’arte di Franco Maria Ricci (circa 500 opere dal Cinquecento al Novecento).

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Inestimable Swiss Camellia

The Camellia Park in Locarno was opened in March 2005 during the world congress of the International Camellia Society (ICS), which was held in the city that year. Almost a decade after its creation the Park has become an international attraction, both for its landscape value and its inestimable botanic collections.

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Diptique, Le redouté timelapse

Il y a quelques dizaines d'années, Mrs. Merwin se présenta à la boutique du 34 boulevard Saint-Germain pour y présenter un pot pourri, dont la recette transmise par son arrière grand-mère daterait de l’ère élisabéthaine… Les fondateurs furent immédiatement séduits et ce pot pourri trouva naturellement sa place dans la boutique. diptyque le ré interprète aujourd’hui sous forme de bougie.

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Chatsworth House
Chatsworth's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Derbyshire. Join us this October as Luminaire returns to Chatsworth. The house will be lit with subdued lighting and candles for these special evenings. A selection of drawings from the Masque of Oberon, The Fairy Prince, illustrated by Inigo Jones (1611) and other colourful drawings by Inigo Jones will be displayed in the Great Chamber. Not seen in over 40 years, these drawings along with music will bring the Baroque house to life. In the garden an illuminated trail leads the way, inspired by the drawings of Inigo Jones. Moments from the masque will feature along the trail, with lighting, projections and music, ending in the Stables Courtyard. 

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Artists’ Retreat: Errol Morris Buys Joseph Brodsky’s Apartment for $1.9M

A MacArthur grant is not quite the same as a Nobel prize in literature. And for the cultured northern Brooklynite, having as a neighbor a prominent left-leaning documentary filmmaker does not perhaps yield quite the same cachet as having a renowned exiled Soviet writer down the street. But certainly, a documentarian with a McArthur under his belt, like Errol Morris, is a better replacement for Joseph Brodsky than, say, a management consultant. And thus, artistically-inclined Brooklyn Heights residents living in the vicinity of 22 Pierrepont Street can rejoice. Mr. Morris and his wife, art historian Julia Sheehan, have just bought Brodsky’s former home at that address for $1.9 million, according to city records. (Brodsky passed away in 1996.)

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Russian White Nights
Written by: Lifestyle

Saint-Petersburg - Although the phenomenon known as the "White Nights" is not unique to St Petersburg, in no other northern city have they received such poetic and literary acclaim. What could be more romantic than a walk along the banks of the city's rivers and canals in almost broad daylight, no matter what the time of day? No other major European city can rival this experience nor the atmosphere on the streets of St. Petersburg during the summer months.

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In the footsteps of Oscar Wilde

2014 sees the 160th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s birth. One of L’Hotel’s most famous residents, Wilde both lived and died here at the turn of the 19th century. To mark his anniversary, guests have the opportunity to trace Wilde’s footsteps through Paris with a guided tour, followed by lunch at the Michelin starred Le Restaurant.

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The Palais Coburg Where Kerry negotiated Nuclear Power with Iran
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Vienna - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry doesn’t often spend five days in a row in any one place – including his own office and his house. But sometimes brinkmanship in world affairs demands it, so it was with a certain gritty, dead-level calm that Secretary Kerry turned on a dime and stayed in Vienna to drill down with his counterpart in the nuclear power negotiations.

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Sunset in Paris

One of the world’s most popular destinations, Paris, offers a multitude of things to do and places to see. Like most major travel destinations, there can never be enough time to see it all. From late afternoon. Your evening will begin at The Bar La Vue atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Porte Maillot district.

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Franschhoek Stellenbosch
Franschhoek, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital
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Franschhoek - Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this area has to offer with a leisurely journey along the recently launched Franschhoek Wine Valley Food & Wine Route. This exciting initiative builds on Franschhoek’s reputation as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, taking the concept of a food and wine experience to an entirely new level. Offering visitors an array of innovative food, wine and lifestyle experiences is truly unique to the Cape Winelands. 

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Sigmund Freud
Freud's Vienna

Freud lived and worked in a large, central apartment at Berggasse 19 for 47 years, producing many of his most influential works there. By 1933, the Nazis had come to power; though Freud shrugged off increasingly virulent anti-Semitism, he eventually decided to leave for London just after the Anschluss. But his house remains, and was turned into the Sigmund Freud Museum in 1971, with a permanent exhibition devoted to the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis. In addition to a thought-provoking set of multimedia installations, the museum also houses Freud’s original waiting room where his patients once sat. University of Vienna Freud entered the University of Vienna at age 17 and went on to become a docent there, delivering small weekly lectures on his theories between 1886 to 1919. Today, a black marble bust of Freud can be found in the central courtyard of the University’s main campus, along with works depicting other leading lights of Vienna’s once-thriving science scene.

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Capri Italy
World's amazing islands

Turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and tropical settings fill travelers' daydreams. Whatever your fancy, there's something about being completely surrounded by water that puts you at ease and sets you loose from the daily grind. Here are 10 ways to plot your next escape.

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L'état du ciel «à l'heure de la mort de David Bowie»
Written by: Actualité à la Une

Des astronomes belges ont dessiné l'éclair emblématique de David Bowie pour relier une constellation de sept astres près de Mars. Il s'agit d'une "frontière tracée artificiellement entre les étoiles", destinée à se repérer sur la carte du ciel. David Bowie a trouvé sa place parmi les étoiles. Une semaine jour pour jour après sa mort, l'observatoire belge MIRA a tracé l'éclair emblématique du chanteur. Dessiné sur son visage dans l'un des clichés les plus célèbres de David Bowie, l'éclair a fait la couverture de l'album « Aladdin Sane », sorti en 1973.

(Photo MIRA)

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The Maps of Piri Reis

Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea.

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"Tanger, Tanger"

Le Voyage - Rendez-Vous 

Prolonger les vacances et l'ailleurs le temps d'un grand week-end: ça se passe à Tanger, destination on ne peut plus en vogue, transporté pour l'occasion à la Gaité Lyrique parisienne, des merveilless de sa cinémathèque (anciennes affiches de films), aux saveurs de son couscous (brunch et ateliers cuisine) en passant pas sa scène musicale (hip.hop, gnawas, transe traditionelle...), son cinéma contemporain, son pop-up souk d'artisans, ses bruits (installations sonores), ses inspirations romanesques...

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