Europe

Opening Weekend of the 37th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex

Posted January 27, 2015 by Dominique Schreckling

The opening weekend of the 37th edition of the International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex, from the 24th of January to the 1st of February 2015, closed on a beautiful sunny day. The two first days attracted over 5’000 visitors despite less than ideal weather conditions.

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Traditional Shepherd’s Weekend in Belalp

Posted September 2, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

Once a year, the little known jewel of Belalp above Brig hosts the traditional sheep and shepherds’ descent and festival, the Schäferwochenende.

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Dining

La Colombe D’Or in St. Paul de Vence – The Legend Goes On

Posted August 21, 2014 by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

A visit to La Colombe D’Or restaurant in the fortified village of Saint Paul de Vence in the South of France feels more like visiting an art exhibition. Paul Roux and his family have been at the helm of this legendary restaurant and hotel for almost a century. They have been amassing an incredible collection of 20th century art when they started to accept works of art as payment for their meals from artists like Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Calder, Leger, Chagall and many more. In spite of its rich history, its simple menu, good service and relaxed atmosphere is exactly what you expect from an establishment run by a family.

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Europe

Chez Bruno – The Art Of Truffles

Posted July 30, 2014 by Rudi Goldman

This article/movie is about Chez Bruno, a Michelin one-star truffle specialist restaurant located just outside of Lorgues, Provence, France. Restaurant Chez Bruno holds the record for serving the largest amount of truffles per year in the world, 4000 kilos (4 tons) to its 36,000 yearly guests.

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Parade Navale – Swiss Belle Epoque Steamboats Gather on Lake Geneva

Posted May 18, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

ake Geneva hosts the world’s most important event of its type showing off the most elegant side-wheel paddle ships seen anywhere today. All the boats were built by Sulzer Brothers between 1904 and 1927. In terms of passenger capacity, this is also the largest Belle Epoque fleet in the world.  On June 17th 2011 it was classified as part of […]

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Animals & Pets

VAUTOUR FAUVE

Posted April 18, 2014 by IMPress Archives

Le mois d’avril est la période de couvaison pour les vautours fauves. 350 couples nichent dans les falaises des gorges du Tarne et de la Jonte prêt de Millau dans le parc naturelle des Cévennes en France. Vers la fin des années 1940 les vautours fauves disparaissent du ciel de France, décimé par l’empoisonnement des […]

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Artist

Caprices Festival

Posted April 13, 2014 by IMPress Archives

our cette 11ème édition du Caprices Festival de Crans Montana, La célèbre station de sport d’hiver reçoit une scène musicale riche et variée : Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Ziggy Marley, Grand Corps Malade, IAM et bien d’autres… Dès 20h le Moon, la scène principale du festival, conçue pour offrir une acoustique qualitative, ouvre ses portes aux quelques […]

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36th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex already history

Posted February 2, 2014 by pressrelease

The 36th International Balloon Festival took place from January 25 through February 2nd, 2014. It came to an end on an immaculate white day, due to snowfall. More than 18,000 delighted spectators attended the Festival this year in a friendly ambiance, with good weather during the week. The Festival’s organizers are satisfied, in spite of unreliable weather that thwarted the weekend programs.

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Culture & Art

Paris in December Through The Lens Of The Monaco Reporter

Posted January 29, 2014 by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

We had a busy agenda in Paris last December, what with a film shooting at the Grand Palais, renewing my passport at the Argentine Embassy, paying a visit to the newly appointed Mexican Ambassador to France and Monaco, all the while enjoying walking around the legendary City of Lights. We woke up to a glorious sunrise […]

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