The history of Alsace – fifteen centuries of conquest, occupation, and exemptions. This region was a bone of contention between Germany and France. Only in 1918, Alsace was definitively ceded to France. Mix of French and German culture, Alsace has gained its distinctive character, its pronounced individuality. Here, like in a fairy tale: the house of stone and wood, decorated with bright colors, Catholic churches, splashing fountains, winding streets of villages, castles, wine cellars, storks on the roofs, dilapidated castles, mountain landscapes with vineyards. Alsace cherishes the old traditions and legends. Here on the famous hill of Saint Odile, patron of Alsace, You will be able to witness the preserved grottoes mysterious forest priests of the druids and buildings of the Celtic age . This is one of the sacred places of Alsace, preserving the memory of the miraculous healing of the blind daughter of the Duke of Itingana (VII century), who founded a monastery here and later became the patron Saint of Alsace. This monastery is still a place of pilgrimage, and in the scenic foothills still has the key of water, which according to ancient belief the vision returns. Continue reading
The answer to the traditional question about where to go for vacation, looking for a short time. I can’t remember who first said: “Biarritz”.
— Biarritz? The hotel is lovely, it’s true. But first, we’ve been before. And secondly, what is there to do in the winter?
What to do in Biarritz in the winter? These last two centuries were interested not only outsiders, but also indigenous inhabitants of the French town near the Spanish border. Of course, you know that winter on the Bay of Biscay can not be called cold and snowy. Especially this year, when Moscow snow even on new year’s eve we had to search ad type “Grandfathers-Frosts with the guarantee of absolute sobriety.” However, bad time of the incident the rain or wind from the Atlantic is able to spoil the mood in the very pretty and the resort town. Once hotels all closed for the winter the key. Continue reading
Japan is a developed and cultured country, which attracts a lot of tourists, Orientalists, investors, entrepreneurs, people in search of work and entertainment. Making tours to Japan. the Agency most often book apartments in hotels of the middle class, and the service was on the level, and prices are not much “bite.” However, there is a class of people willing to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars a day for the stay at an upscale hotel with a full range of services. We are happy to provide a list of some of the most expensive and popular hotels in Tokyo.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
Fashion hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of city, just few steps from Central station and 25 minutes drive from the airport. Around the hotel there are also museums Echocan Mitsubishi and Bridgestone.
The hotel offers its guests an ensemble of luxury and comfort. There are restaurants of Japanese and Italian cuisine, spa centre, sauna and steam bath. It features the works fitness center, massage. Sunbathers can use the Solarium. Hotel Shangri-La offers its visitors the enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool with beach, business center, round the clock access to wireless Internet and elegant rooms with individual climate control. Continue reading