Hospices de Beaune – a place of legend

Hospices de Beaune - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen

Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy, a wine-making region of universal renown, home to villages, major wine producers and brands such as Montrachet, Saint-Veran, Savigny, Santenay, Pommard and Puligny. The small town centre is cosy and laid-back with cobbled streets, historic building, charming squares, and as you would expect, a number of wine shops catering to tourist coming here […]


The Climats of Burgundy


Burgundy’s Côte d’Or is a narrow strip of vineyard cultural landscape stretching from the town of Dijon in the north past Beaune in the south. The region includes the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune areas, home to world renown wines made from the charismatic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The cultivation of vines and the production of excellent […]


The Smiling Angel of Reims

L'Ange au Sourire, Reims

The Smiling Angel, “L’ange au Sourire”, standing just above the north entrance of the main façade of the Cathedral of Reims near Paris is one of the most famous works of medieval statuary. Carved sometime between 1236 and 1245, the enigmatic icon is not the only smiling angel in the 2303 large collection of sculptures at Reims, […]


Bordeaux – La Cité du Vin

La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen

La Cité du Vin gives you an immersive, multi-sensory tour of the wine world Bordeaux is the undisputed capital city of the wine world, situated in the heart of a region with some 2000 years of wine-making traditions. With the opening on June 01, 2016 of La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux reaffirms its status as one […]


Le Corbusier’s timeless modernism

Le Corbusier

For Le Corbusier, architecture meant functionalism – pure and simple in form Better known by his pseudonym Le Corbusier, Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret ranks among the most important architects of the 20th century. Le Corbusier was based in Paris, but as his reputation grew, so did his sphere of influence. He was commissioned to design buildings in several […]