FRANCE | Bugarach

The ‘Pic de Bugarach’ is famous for a unique event. According to the Maya,  in December 2012 the world would perish. A group of people, the “New Agers” believed that only the area around Mount Bugarach would be spared, and that there would be aliens inside the mountain. The village…

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FRANCE | Fort Boyard

Fort Boyard was the idea of Louis XIV, who ruled from 1643 to 1715. It was intended to protect the west coast of France from the English fleet. In the end it was Napoleon who built it, 150 years later. The construction started in 1801 but proved to be very…

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FRANCE | The Abode of Chaos

The Abode of Chaos is located in the middle of a chic neighborhood above the famous city of Lyon. An area where artists can express themselves in a political & artistic way. The owner, Thierry Ehrmann, started the museum in 1999. The house dates from the 17th century and was…

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FRANCE | Le Cyclop, Milly-la-Fôret

In the quiet Milly-la-Fôret is a huge artistic monument hidden in the forest. The one-eyed monster, almost 23 meters high, was designed and made by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely. Together with his wife and friends, he made the sculpture in 20 years. The statue is made from 300 tons of…

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