Montreal’s Village des Neiges, 2012

From January 6th to March 31st, 2012, in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, you will have the exclusive opportunity to visit a replica of the great City of Montreal entirely made out of ice and snow. This distinctive concept includes an Ice Hotel offering 15 standard rooms and 10 prestige suites, igloos, a heated glass igloo, a […]

The Bavarian Maibaum: A 16th Century Tradition

Erected in towns throughout Bavaria, the maibaum, or maypole, is meant to symbolize the independence, strength and community of a town. A long-standing tradition and closely governed by local regulations, the maibaum has to have a height of at least 30 meters and can only stand for a maximum of 5 years. Once a tree […]

Paris’ Parc André Citroën 150 Meters Above the City

First open to the public in 1999, Parc André Citroën’s hot-air balloon, the biggest in the world, was first introduced as part of larger pre-Millenium celebrations throughout Paris. First sponsored by Eutelsat in 2004, the balloon was recently renamed Balloon Air de Paris in 2008. Although the balloon remains tethered to the ground, it rises […]

Paris’ Last Two Windmills

Of thirteen original windmills that used to be situated on the hills of Monmartre during the 16th century, only two remain standing today, Moulin de la Galette (originally named Blute-fin) and Moulin Radet, collectively known as Moulin de la Galette. The older of the two, Moulin de la Galette was built in 1622 and was […]

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