France

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Musée du Louvre – Accessing the Architecture and Collections

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Musée du Louvre at Paris for 800+ years a royal palace at the heart of French history & culture has been a mecca of the intellect since it became a museum, 1848

PARIS: City of Love and Light – Jo Bayley Touring Stylishly

PARIS: City of Love and Light – Jo Bayley Touring Stylishly

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Ah Paris, you can’t help but love this city. Where to eat? What to see? Where to shop? Wanting to discover new places and sights, we decided first on our “to do” list was the Chateau at Versailles. Having been to France many times it was the one place on…

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Provence: Country Style Pt 1 – C’est Magnifique

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Provence: your distinctive country style is admired world wide created through the people, the produce of the land and practical considerations of everyday life

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James Boswell – Cherished Companion and Observer of History

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London during the second half of the eighteenth century was a place where extremes met. It was full of things to do and see, of people and, of excitement. It was also at the heart of affairs both great and small.

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The Rococo Style – Sophisticated and Yet Enchantingly Pretty

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The Rococo style was delicately elegant with a distinct preference for asymmetry. It was presided over by France’s King Louis XV’s mistress, Madame du Pompadour, a sophisticated lady of impeccable style.

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Adam in Georgian London – Investing in the Future of Style

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18th century Scottish architect Robert Adam perfected his knowledge of architecture on his Grand Tour by examining and drawing outstanding monuments from antiquity in Italy

Remember Motoring  – Touring on the route â Corniche

Remember Motoring – Touring on the route â Corniche

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It’s an incredible motoring experience to drive the route â Corniche in France, from the lively undervalued city of Marseilles, where you feel the wealth and glamour surround you as you leave following in the wake of Ferrari’s driven by diamond encrusted millionaires to travel via St Tropez, Cannes and Nice all the way to Monte Carlo.

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Yell for Cadel

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Well-done Cadel Evans. You gained respect when you won Le Tour de France and then stepped onto the podium on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées at Paris speaking first in the language of your hosts, French. In so doing you honoured their customs, beliefs and culture. After the race the wine…

Fitting Form to Function

Fitting Form to Function

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Charles Edward Jeanneret changed his name to Le Corbusier. As a modernist, he was primarily concerned with the least complex method of fitting form to function. His radical plans included replacing the historic centre of Paris with eighteen gigantic skyscrapers. Thankfully in this he failed. His books published between 1923…