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Looking for a relaxing vacation in France? Consider going to Biarritz. It is a city with lots of things to do for the entire family, and you can save on your Biarritz, France lodging when you book here.
Here is some information about all the fun and exiting things that you can find when you get to Biarritz:
“Biarritz is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is adjacent to Bayonne and Anglet and 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the border with Spain. It is in the traditional province of Labourd in the French Basque Country.
In 1957, the American film director Peter Viertel was in Biarritz with his wife Deborah Kerr working on the film The Sun Also Rises. One of his Californian friends came for a visit, and his use of a surfboard off Biarritz is recognized as the first time surfing was practised in Europe. Biarritz eventually became one of the most popular European surfing spots.
Sights in Biarritz include:
The Asiatica Museum houses a significant collection of Asian art primarily from India, Nepal, Tibet, and China. The Museum of the Sea has 24 aquaria containing sharks and seals. The annual Biarritz Surf Festival, founded in 1993 at the Côte des Basques, is one of the premier surf events in Europe and longboarding events in the world. St-Martin’s Church, constructed in the 12th century, restored in the mid-16th century. The Russian Orthodox Church, built in the 19th century for visiting Russian aristocrats, has a famous blue dome. The Chapelle Imperiale built for Empress Eugenie has an intricately decorated roof interior and elegant wall tiling. She also built a palace on the beach which is now the Hôtel du Palais. The Museum of Chocolate explains the history and manufacture of chocolate. Two large casinos, the Barrière and the Bellevue, sit on the waterfront near the Grande Plage. Cliffs and lookouts lie to the west of the main beach. Museums Sea Museum. Constructed in 1993 in the rock of Atalaia, it is an Art Déco building. It has a huge collection of sea animals and birds. Museum of Chocolate Asiatica, museum of the Eastern art. Art from India, Tibet, Nepal and China can be found Museum of the History of Biarritz. Located in the Angelican Church of Saint Andrew in the 1980 decade Cité de l’Ocean et du Surf, opened in 2011. Music and dance The city has the Ballet of Biarritz, which is the choreography location of France. Furthermore, it has the cultural centre Atabal and the chorus Oldarra, created in 1946.
Theatre: The emperors Napoleon III and Eugene of Montijo pusieron de moda the sea-theater on the Old Port neighborhood. Nowadays, the light works made by Pierre Bideau can be seen at night in the clift.
Cinema: Two film festivals of cinema are celebrated in Biarritz:
Festival of Latinoamerican Cinema of Biarritz. International Festival of Audio-Visual Programs (FIPA) Civil buildings Hôtel du Palais or Eugénie House Building of the Hotel of England, built in 1870 by Louis Moussempés Natasha House Sacchino or Castel Biarritz, house of Natalia of Serbia Plaza Hotel Cassino of Biarritz, from Art déco style Lighthouse, built in 1834 in San Martin cape Villa Black or Black House. Built by Alphonse Bertrand between 1880 and 1895 Goëland House, which from 2003 on is a hotel Françon Castle Boulard Castle Pavilion of England Fishermen House, in the port The formerly health resort in the Old Port Miremont sweet shop Religious buildings Imperial Chapel Saint Martin church Saint Eugene church, built between 1898 and 1903 San Alexandro Nevski (fr) and God’s Mother Protection Church Synagogue of Biarritz” (Wikipedia)Book Your Biarritz, France Accommodations Here!
Some of my fondest memories are from when we use to go on family vacations. I could tell you a lot of funny stories about our travels. We certainly had a lot of fun.
However, I remember how me and my brother could also be very rambunctious. We use to fight here and there, and this used to drive my parents nuts.
Imagine going on a road trip and driving on the highway, and your two boys complaining about how the other is touching them or harassing them. Or what about wanting to go to the rest room at the wrong time.
I also remember when we traveled by plane. My mother used to think of everything. She packed the entire house with stuff that she felt that we needed.
Traveling with children can be fun and stressful all at the same time. That is why it is important to plan every little detail of your trip, especially when you travel with children.
Here is a very short article I found on Tips for Traveling with Children This very short article has a couple of useful tips for helping you make sure that your next trip with children is a fun and smooth one.
This very short article comes to you Courtesy of Allianz Travel Insurance, read some great tips for traveling with children.
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According to the Farmers’ Almanac this 2014 winter is going to be very cold. So cold that they are using words such as “piercing cold” to help us paint a picture of just how cold it’s going to get this winter.
Now, you can take their word for it, or you can listen to what the scientific community is saying when it comes to determining the temperatures that the 2014 winter is going to bring us. It is entirely up to you. I will say this, the temperature down in Miami, Florida or the temperature over in the Caribbean will very likely be nice and warm. I has been warm there in the winter for thousands of years, so there is a very good chance that I am right. So you can spend your vacation in the cold winter weather, or you can find a warm tropical beach to relax and enjoy your winter vacation right now. To plan your tropical vacation this winter visit Discounted Vacation Packages and save huge cash. This is a great Christmas gift for your wife or husband. Give them a nice romantic getaway.
I have been watching the CNN news reports about the accident involving the Costa Cruises’ vessel, the Costa Concordia. I was listening to the audio from the Italian Coast Guard and I heard how the captain of the ship had abandoned the cruise ship with the majority of 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members still on board. If I had not heard the audio, I would not believe it. Aren’t captains supposed to stay on board until everyone is safe?
This whole episode makes one wonder how safe the cruise lines are. After all, people put their trust in the captain and the crew, and from what I have heard on the CNN reports, this captain completely failed the passengers in every way imaginable. But is this a common practice or one bad apple that is spoiling things for everyone else?
According to nonprofit Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), “Accidents such as this one are an extremely rare occurrence in the cruise industry, and cruising continues to be one of safest means of travel among all types of vacationing.” After all, in 2011 over 16 million people traveled on cruise lines safely all over the world.
Personally, I have not heard of many major accidents involving cruise ships, at not as many as the many airplane accidents that have happened over the years. So I feel that traveling by cruise ship is very safe. Also, judging from the reports, airplane accidents tend to have many more fatalities that cruise ships.
So I would not be too concerned about the safety of cruise line vacations. As compared to air travel, car trips and train travel, the cruise line industry appears to have a very good track record when it comes to accidents that involve fatalities.
In other words, if you were thinking about taking a vacation cruise, go ahead and schedule it. You should be safe. You are certainly welcome to use this vacation cruise line selection tool in order to choose a cruise ship or cruise line that is to your satisfaction.
If for some reason you are feeling skeptical about cruise line vacationing and rather take a road trip instead, here is a great road trip planning tool that you can use. Also, you can plan your vacation using other modes of transportation such as train travel and of course airplane travel.