A trip from Paris: Fontainebleau Palace

Fontainebleau palace in France

France is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful castles and palaces. One of them, the Fontainebleau Palace, is located some 55 kilometres (34 miles) southeast of the French capital, and it makes a wonderful day trip from Paris. Being home to the monarchs of France since the 12th century, it’s a place filled with history. Add to that it’s a birthplace of the Renaissance style in France and you have a great destination to visit for all the cultural tourists.

It’s my birthday! Here are some things I’d like to do this year

Tea from Culture Tourist birthday

It’s my birthday today! If you’ve been following Culture Tourist for some time, you probably noticed I love celebrating my birthday. I believe it’s a day to celebrate your life, who you are and everything you have achieved. And I genuinely believe that’s something worth making a massive party for. I don’t usually share many of these kinds of personal updates. But, each year, I love writing a birthday blog post reflecting on a year that passed, together with a list of twenty things I’d love to achieve in the following year. Well, it’s just to make myself accountable.

Ile-de-France travel diary: Paris, Fontainebleau & Moret-sur-Loing

Travel diary from Ile-de-France

There are some places I could visit over and over again. And Paris is definitely one of them. Something in that city inspires me and gives me a feeling of belonging. I love everything there: art, architecture, lifestyle and people! So, when I got a chance to attend a conference in the Ile-de-France region a few weeks ago, I made a nice trip to Paris and its surroundings out of it. So, here it is, my travel diary from Paris, Fontainebleau and Moret-sur-Loing.

10 Best tours and activities in Istria (Croatia)

Batana boat with Rovinj in background

If you have followed Culture Tourist for some time, you probably know Istria is my favourite part of Croatia. It’s the largest Croatian peninsula located in the very west of the country, close to the border with Slovenia and Italy. Istria has a fantastic combination of beautiful nature, transparent blue sea, excellent cuisine, and unique cultural sites. If you’re planning to visit that part of Croatia, check out some of my recommendations for the best tours and activities in Istria.

Art History Lesson: Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot painting at Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris

Ever since I first visited Musée Marmottan-Monet in Paris, I have become obsessed with Berthe Morisot. She was one of a few female Impressionist painters, but among the best of them. With the intimate world she described on her paintings and fantastic painting style, she is a painter you should know about. That’s why this art history lesson is dedicated to that fascinating painter.

The Louvre Museum Highlights: What to see at the Louvre Museum

Louvre museum highlights

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the biggest and most visited museums in the world. It is located in a former Royal Palace of French kings and is a historical landmark in Paris. But also art heaven for culture tourists and art lovers. This cultural institution is home to some of the most famous artworks in the world, like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. However, being one of the world’s largest museums, it could take weeks to see everything on display there. To help you plan your visit to the Louvre Museum, here is the Culture Tourist’s guide to what to see at the Louvre Museum with the Louvre Museum highlights.

A perfect weekend on Texel Island (the Netherlands)

Weekend on Texel island

You know that feeling when you book your holiday at the last minute, don’t really know what to expect from it and then, when you arrive there, it just blows your mind? Well, that’s precisely what happened to me at Texel Island. I was reading about it before and saw some photos, but that was it. I wasn’t expecting that the island has it all, beautiful nature, interesting sights, great food and that it’s so child-friendly.

Things to know before visiting Croatia this summer

Croatia in summer

With its beautiful blue sea, numerous lovely towns and unique places to see, it’s no wonder Croatia is more and more popular each year. However, it seems as if summer 2022 is going to be the biggest ever when it comes to Croatian tourism. As a local and someone who travelled a lot around Croatia, here are some things to know before visiting Croatia this summer.

The most intriguing art heists in European museums

Vincent Van Gogh painting in the museum

Art heists in European museums mainly belong to the world of mystery. Museums that were their victims rarely speak about art thefts. On the other hand, people get fascinated by them. Who would dare steal millions of Euros worth of artworks? And why? To unsolve a bit of that mystery, here is an article about some of the most intriguing art heists in European museums.