Category Archives: Travelling

Visiting Lyon: A treasured travelling experience

We spent eight unforgettable days in the French city of Lyon. Visiting the city was a great travelling experience. We, of course, made plans, what to visit, when and how, but things never turn out as planned. There were many … Continue reading

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Lyon’s Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica

One of Lyon’s iconic ground-breaking attraction is the Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica, which is located on the top of the Fourvière Hill. The building is visible from almost all of the city corners. If the weather allows, Mont Blanc, the … Continue reading

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Lyon’s Canuts Wall: How to turn an everyday street into an art gallery

The city of Lyon features about 60 modern art murals. The Canuts Wall – Le mur des Canuts – is the largest one and it has got worldwide fame, for a number of reasons. The project initiators were art students, … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Fourvière, mândria orașului Lyon

Una dintre cele mai importante atracții ale orașului francez Lyon este Bazilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, ce străjuiește împrejurimile de pe vârful dealului Fourvière. Clădirea este vizibilă din aproape toate colțurile orașului. Dacă vremea e bună, Mont Blanc, cel mai înalt … Continue reading

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Maastricht’s Saint Servatius, the oldest preserved church

Dutch people claim that Saint Servatius Basilica, or Sint-Servaasbasiliek in Dutch, is the oldest preserved church in the Netherlands. And I believe them. The church is named after Servatius, who died at Maastricht in 384. Servatius was an Armenian missionary … Continue reading

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Maastricht’s notable time dimension

While visiting Maastricht one does not need to wear a watch. There are clocks everywhere and one can read the time either from a street clock or from the clocks decorating a number of old buildings. The clocks work well, … Continue reading

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Touring Maastricht by foot

Maastricht’s old centre is well-packed with bars, restaurants and antique shops. Maastricht belongs to the Limburg province of the Netherlands, which borders Germany and Belgium. The cultural influences of the two neighbouring countries are visible mainly in the city architecture, … Continue reading

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