• Art

    Eurostar to consider plans for a high-speed link to Bordeaux

    by  • March 16, 2016 • Art, Bordeaux, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Film, Food & Drink, Rail, Sport

    Bordeaux City Breaks just four hours by rail from London could be a thing of the future. Eurostar announced today that it is looking into the possibility of a direct rail route between London and Bordeaux. Nicknamed the “vineyard express”, the proposed new route would make use of the new £6.1 billion high-speed line...

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    Picasso in Paris, Málaga, Marseille, Barcelona and Buitrago del Lozoya?

    by  • March 3, 2016 • Art, Barcelona, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Paris

    Indulge in some cultural cultivation on a city break in Malaga, Paris, Barcelona, Marseille and the outskirts of Madrid. Further to my recent blog rounding up the spring series of exhibitions in Paris, in which the Musée National Picasso Paris is about to launch its ‘Picasso. Sculptures’ temporary collection, I recently noticed another Picasso...

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    European Museum of the Year 2016 – Who Will Win?

    by  • February 24, 2016 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Paris, Porto, Sport, Turin, Warsaw

    From Polish Folk Culture to Portuguese Football, this year’s nominated EMYA short list offers a diverse choice of subject matter. Fierce debate and careful consideration is currently underway as the European Museum Forum assesses the nominations for this year’s European Museum of the Year. Having received a total of 49 entries from 24 different...

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    A February What’s On in Madrid

    by  • January 31, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food & Drink, Madrid, Sport

    From Cleopatra and Kandinsky to Titanic and Georges de la Tour, there’s plenty happening in Madrid this February. In my last blog I looked at easy excursions to undertake venturing outside of Madrid. This time around, I’m sticking with the Spanish capital, yet concentrating on events happening during the month of February, should you...

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    Toulouse-Lautrec in Rome

    by  • January 2, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Rome

    City Break in Rome and enjoy a fabulous exhibition whilst you’re there. It’s not often that I get to write about the French artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, yet if you happen to be enjoying a short break in the Italian capital before the start of May, you might like to catch this must-see exhibition...

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    Cologne is a very Special Place to be this Christmas

    by  • December 16, 2015 • Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Food & Drink

    With its Christmas Markets and cultural riches, Cologne reigns supreme this wintertime. Christmas is a magical time of year to be in Cologne, with the larger of its seven annual Christmas Markets taking place in and around the mighty Kölner Dom. Germany’s number one tourist attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undisputed backdrop...

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