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The white truffle auction: and Alba becomes the centre of the world

Every autumn during truffle season, the Piedmont city of Alba holds a truffle fair that captivates connoisseurs throughout the world. The ambient effervescence reaches its peak when the world’s premier white truffle auction is held.
The Langhe The Langhe
The Langhe
Alba
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Riquewihr, jewel of Alsace’s vineyards

With the exception of its neighbours from Lorraine in 1635, Riquewihr has withstood invasions from all quarters; times have however changed and the town now welcomes some two million tourists who take the town by storm every year.
Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg
Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg
Riquewihr
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An excursion to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Watching it appear through the morning mists is a magical experience. This 270-metre long fortress roosting nearly 800 metres high is neither a mirage nor a ‘Grande Illusion’, in reference to the name of the film that Jean Renoir shot here in 1937. The rocky promontory upon which the castl...
Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
Orschwiller
1:30
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Champ de Bataille, a new take on Le Nôtre

A French Baroque masterpiece, the Chateau du Champ de Bataille needed a worthy setting. Geometrical gardens were required to prolong the architectural lines, in great French tradition, with immense perspectives and large pools. Jacques Garcia, owner of the chateau, shows us round this Pharaonic site where work started in 1993.
Champ-de-Bataille Manor Champ-de-Bataille Manor
Champ-de-Bataille Manor
Ste-Opportune-du-Bosc
1:30
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Champ de Bataille, grand style

Jacques Garcia is one of the decorators most in demand worldwide. He has taken care, inter alia, of the decoration of Hotel Costes, Le Fouquet's and the Romantic Life Museum in Paris... Opening for us the doors of his splendid chateau in Normandy, a total work of art, this visual artist explai...
Champ-de-Bataille Manor Champ-de-Bataille Manor
Champ-de-Bataille Manor
Ste-Opportune-du-Bosc
1:30
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The new star restaurants of the MICHELIN guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017

Fat Duck returns to the MICHELIN guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 with three stars… A total of 20 new MICHELIN Stars revealed !
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Fontevraud, the ideal city

How might a thousand-year-old religious institution be given a new lease of life within today’s very secular society? The solution for revitalising such historic monuments generally consists of organising contemporary art exhibitions on-site. While the Abbaye de Fontevraud is no exception to...
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The magic of Porto

Portugal’s second largest city and economic capital of the north, Porto has not only lent its name to some of the finest wines in the world, it is also one of the most picturesque and delightful cities in existence today.
Cais da Ribeira Cais da Ribeira
Cais da Ribeira
Porto
1:30
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An escapade to the Italian lakes

Fancy a romantic weekend? The Italian lake district offers an idyllic combination of nature and culture. A perfect climate, superlative landscapes, heavenly villas and lakeside leisure activities… From Roman emperors to George Clooney without forgetting Stendhal, these lakes have ever appealed to a discerning elite. So why not you?
Lago di Como Lago di Como
Lago di Como
Como
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NDSM rises from the ashes

Amsterdam’s old docklands are enjoying a new lease of life as cultural venues and businesses fall over themselves to set up shop here. Visitors appreciate the lack of crowds, a break from the city centre museums and a chance to see this site in the throes of an exciting new development project.

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