Posts Tagged‘france’

20 Archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe

best archaeological sites in Europe

Besides visiting museums, one of the best ways to learn about local history and culture while travelling is by exploring the archaeological sites. Since there are so many of them around Europe, I asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to share with me their favourite places. And we’ve created this list of 20 archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe for you. Archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe #1 – Capitolium & Roman Forum in Brescia, Italy The Capitolium Temple, together with the Republican Sanctuary and the Roman Theatre that form the rest of the archaeological…

Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (locations related to his life and work)

Van Gogh in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Vincent van Gogh spent a year at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Although it was a time when he struggled with his mental illness, he created some beautiful paintings inspired by nature in a garden and around the hospital. I’ve spent two days in this French town and looked for some places related to Vincent’s life. Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Van Gogh came to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in May 1889, after living for the last year in Arles. After being treated at the mental hospital there, and after the citizens of Arles signed a petition in which they asked him to leave the…

First time in Paris: Beginners art & culture guide to Paris

Tea watching at river Seine in Paris

I could visit Paris a few times per year and would never get enough of it. I’m so fortunate to live only 3 hours by train from Paris, so I’m there quite often. And after visiting it on a school trip, with friends, as a couple and on a solo trip, I’ve become a sort of ‘first time in Paris recommendations’ expert among my friends. After being asked for Paris recommendations so often, I’ve decided to create this beginners art & culture guide to Paris. Here you’re going to find a list of sights you should visit, best museums, French…

Monet’s postcards

Monet's postcards

Travel is inspirational in so many ways. But, when you’re an artist, it could be transferred into a beautiful piece of art, too. So many great poems and stories were written about travel. So many beautiful paintings were inspired by it, as well. I’ve chosen here a few paintings, a famous Impressionist Claude Monet made during some of his travels. Some of them really made beautiful postcards. Monet’s postcards French painter Claude Monet travelled a lot around Europe. He was one of the first painters that started painting outside of his studio. So, of course, he made many paintings showing the…

Paris Full of Love Giveaway

Full of Love paper art and prints

Since our theme this month is Paris, we’ve organised a nice GIVEAWAY for you! I’ve teamed up with Ana, a Paris based graphic designer behind a brand Full of Love who makes gorgeous paper art and prints. She made a series of beautiful graphics inspired by Paris and named them ‘The White City’ after one of the nicknames Paris is known for. And the best part is – she’s giving one of them to one lucky Culture Tourist’s reader. ‘The White City’ Collection In a city that’s oversaturate with cheap mass-produced souvenirs sold on its streets, Ana wanted to make something…

How to spend a day in Paris like a local

Fountain in the park in Paris

After being in Paris for already a few times now, I wanted to emerge more into the local every day life. I have already found my favourite park, museum and place for breakfast. But, I wanted to feel that famous Parisian way of living, too. So, during my recent trip to Paris I met with local Parisian Ana, who took me on a walk through a different Paris. Parisian’s Paris. How to spend a day in Paris like a local Parks We meet close to my hotel and in my favourite part of Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg in a heart…