External link to Notre-dame de Paris Cathedral | 7 facts about the architectual monument

Notre-dame de Paris Cathedral | 7 facts about the architectual monument

It is one of the most famous monuments of French capital Paris: the cathedral Notre-dame de Paris. On April 15, 2019 a devastating fire destroyed large parts of the historic building. Here are seven facts about Notre-dame: 1. The name: Notre-dame de Paris. In English it means “Our Lady of Paris.” Many churches are named Notre dame – all of them are sanctified to the … Continue reading Notre-dame de Paris Cathedral | 7 facts about the architectual monument

Wine, World Heritage and French West Coast – Facts and photos from the city of Bordeaux

Its historic city centre is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage List entries as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century. French town Bordeaux. Located in the southwestern part of the country. Home of around 250,000 people. Ran through by the river Garonne. Link: La Boulangerie, a French bakery. People from Bordeaux are called “Bordelais” (for men) and “Bordelaises” (women). The region and … Continue reading Wine, World Heritage and French West Coast – Facts and photos from the city of Bordeaux

“Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

“We wanted to ban cars from the city – or at least almost.” It’s the city of the future, urban living in the coming decades, German and French students from Lille and Cologne map out. The project, started in 2013 by Goethe Institut, annually finishes off with a book both project groups produce – it’s called “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft” [The Blue … Continue reading “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living