Culture & History

Belgium, Culture & History, France, Holland

The Best World Heritage Sites You Can Reach by Ferry

Europe is home to a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any continent. While the UK boasts many of its own World Heritage Sites, there are some fantastic locations just a stone’s throw away on mainland Europe.   France Mont-Sain...

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Culture & History, Dunkirk, France, Military history

‘Dynamo’ movie powers Dunkirk’s summer appeal

Dunkirk becomes the focus of attention from cross-channel tourists this summer with the launch of a blockbuster film marking World War II’s Operation Dynamo. Popularly called ‘The Miracle of Dunkirk’, the operation (May 26-June 4 1940) snatched...

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Dunkirk!

Culture & History, France

Discover Bastille Day

Bastille Day, 14th July, is the national celebration of France, much like 4th July in the USA. Known as la Fete nationale within France, it’s a day of festivities and patriotic pride, commemorating the day the Bastille fortress in Paris was stormed...

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Culture & History, Germany

Cologne Carnival

Carnival season in Germany takes place over what is known as the ‘fifth season’, with parades, parties, and festivities galore. The party period begins at 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th day of November, and continues through into January and Febr...

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