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Christmas in Strasbourg

New Year in Strasbourg has been celebrated on a large scale since 1570, when the first fair in honor of Christmas opened here, named after St. Nicholas (the future Santa Claus). All New Year's gifts were presented to children on his behalf. After the Reformation, the veneration of saints became unpopular, and the baby Jesus became the New Year's donor. The main Christmas market in Strasbourg began to bear his name instead: Christkindelsmärik (literally, the market for the baby Christ).

10 beautiful villages to visit in Alsace

The small but attractive region of Alsace is a place where people come to discover picturesque French villages with half-timbered houses and medieval architecture that invoke classic gingerbread creations, admire stunning landscapes, and taste famous Alsatian wines. It is better to travel by car (rent one here), so in a short time you can visit the main attractions and feel the spirit of the region.

The top 9 kid-friendly destinations in Nice

There are lots of places in Nice that the whole family can enjoy. There are indoor and outdoor parks with rides and shows, museums with child-friendly exhibits, and much more. Here are nine places you can visit with children that are sure to keep everyone entertained. We even have a map for you! Don't miss out on these fun family activities. 

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10 things to do in Nice

Nice attracts travelers from all over the world. Its history begins with the Roman Empire. Its surprisingly beautiful nature and rich cultural inheritance makes Nice one of the most interesting places in the French Riviera. 

Nice has a ton of unique tourist sights and interesting things to do. It's impossible to be bored! We'll give you a list of 10 activities that you won't want to pass up in Nice. 

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The top 5 best beaches in Corsica

How can you get to the "tropics" from Paris in just an hour and a half? It's easy: fly to Corsica! Sometimes you'll feel like you're in Thailand. The sand is just as white and the waters are turquoise. It isn't as hot — the summers are around 25-35 degrees Celsius. How clean is the water? There isn't a single factory on the whole island. The Corsicans protect their paradise. They say that nature is for everyone, so entrance for even the most luxurious beach is free.