Pau (fr. Pau) is a city and commune in southwestern France, the administrative center of the Atlantic Pyrenees department in the New Aquitaine region. Pau is a city with a rich history. It is called a city with a “magnificent terrace overlooking the Pyrenees” (fr. splendide terrasse sur les Pyrénées). It is one hundred kilometers …More
Biarritz (fr. Biarritz) – a luxury resort town belonging to the Atlantic Pyrenees Department (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the New Aquitaine Region in southwestern France. Its current Basque name is Biarritz (or Miarritze), and its current Gascon name is Biàrrits.
The name Biarritz probably comes from the berarr Basque root, replacing belharr, “grass” with the suffix -itz addition and …More
Sant Miquel d´Engolasters church, Andorra. Ink drawing by Joan MañéMore
Sant Joan de Caselles church, Canillo, Andorra. Ink drawing by Joan Mañé
Valday Iversky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1653. The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday.
In the 17th century, the Valday Iversky Monastery was one of the most influential monasteries in Russia and a …More
LOURDES IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TOURIST CENTER OF FRANCE AFTER PARIS AND THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT AFTER THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF ROME AND THE HOLY LAND
Lourdes (French: Lourdes) is a French municipality located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of the Occitanie region.
Being the center of the Catholic pilgrimage since 1858, the city annually receives 6 …More
Pic du Midi (fr. Observatoire du Pic du Midi) was classified in 2003 as a national natural site due to its landscape’s beauty. Pic du Midi received the international star reserve status, the first in France on December 19th, 2013. Researchers and astronomers have been observing, deciphering, and photographing the sky and planets to the …More
Plitvice Lakes is a cascade of 16 lakes interconnected by straits and waterfalls. This is a real treasure of Croatia and one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Lakes are on the national park reserve territory, the park covers an area of 300 square meters. km, it is the largest in the country.
The park …More
Pailhes Castle (fr. le château de Pailhès) is the medieval castle lost among the trees on the mountain top, hanging over the village of the same name, located on the banks of the river Lèze.
The Pailhes village together with the neighboring parishes was formerly part of the episcopal diocese of Rieux and the civil diocese …More
St. Papoul Abbey (fr. L’Abbaye de Saint-Papoul) is the former Benedictine abbey located in Saint-Papoul, a few kilometers from Castelnaudary and Carcassone, in the Montagne foothills.
It is one of the nineteen gems of architecture and an important religious center of the Cathar country (Pays Cathare), which is a historical area in the South of France.