Mothe Chandeniers Castle saved by crowdfunding effort

The Loire Valley is a major French tourist destination. It stretches from Saint-Nazaire at the Atlantic Ocean to Orleans, 2 hours south of Paris. This region is famed for its vineyards, nature parks and castles. The latter do not include Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers – well, not yet …

Urban Beaches: Tamariz

urban beaches tamariz

Just a half hour train ride away from Lisbon’s city center this urban beach is popular among both locals and tourists. The setting here is absolutely beautiful: 350 meters of beach, sand and open sea. The waters are calm, and the beach itself is sandy which makes it a perfect family setting …

Urban Beaches: Barceloneta

urban beaches barceloneta

It looks as if they did it for Michael Jordan :) Barcelona got even better when the Summer Olympics came here in 1992. The coastline underwent a serious makeover. Barcelona would finally open up to the sea. Some old restaurants and public bathhouses needed to be torn down and replaced with first-rate beach estates …

Urban Beaches: Place de l’Horloge Montreal

urban beaches place de lhorloge montreal

Urban beaches Place de lHorloge Montreal | While aging gracefully this Canadian city comes up with new ideas every year. ‘Clock Beach’ in Montreal opened to visitors for the first time in June 2012. It got showers, deck chairs and parasols. There are amenities like a cash bar and misting station …

Urban Beaches: Blijburg Aan Zee

Urban Beaches Blijburg Aan Zee

Urban Beaches Blijburg Aan Zee | Although this beach is not situated inside the city center, it still is considered as Amsterdam’s one true urban beach, complete with a sandy stretch and swimming waters. The beach itself is 250 meters long and 40 meters wide and constantly hopping with things to do …

Urban Beaches: Paris Plages

Urban Beaches Paris Plages

Urban Beaches Paris Plages | As every year, the right bank of the river Seine from Louvre to Pont de Sully has been converted into one of the best urban beaches in all of Europe …