The Eiffel Tower is open at night - in the summer last entry can be as late as midnight - so you could go and climb the tower before staying in the region to watch the show. … [Read more...] about Eiffel Tower’s special light show that takes place once a day – and how to see it
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The local party has been quicker to discover its green heart than other SPD branches in the country. And on Thursday, Hamburg’s SPD mayor, Peter Tschentscher, surprised his Green coalition partners by proposing to shut one coal unit at the city’s Moorburg power plant and convert the second to gas, in addition building a 100MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at the site. … [Read more...] about Getting privatisation undone puts centre-left in good shape in Hamburg
Down on the Riviera, development creeps on, but at the village of La Garde-Freinet, the views of steep wooded hills clad with oak and chestnut forests have changed little since David Hockney came to paint here in the 1970s – the result being Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures). The village has attracted a host of other artists, too (though not all were lucky enough, like Hockney, to be based at Vanessa Redgrave’s house Le Nid du Duc), which gives it a distinctly arty vibe. Along cobbled streets lined with crumbling ochre and peach houses, are antique and bric-a-brac shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. At the top of the village are the ruins of a medieval fort, with views down on its jumble of terracotta roofs. … [Read more...] about Five holiday regions of France you may not know
But if I’ve had a busy week, or get overexcited at the market, I often end up with veg to use up at the end of the week. One of my favourite ways to do so is kimchi. This traditional Korean ferment, most commonly made with Chinese leaf and daikon, can be made with just about any vegetable, especially seasonal greens, roots and other bits and bobs from the crisper drawer. … [Read more...] about Don’t bin vegetable scraps: turn them into kimchi
My wife and I did not spend Valentine’s Day together – we were both busy, and anyway, my wife has decided she doesn’t recognise the occasion. But when I come downstairs the next morning, I am surprised to see a large bouquet of flowers in a vase on the kitchen table, and another on the windowsill. … [Read more...] about Tim Dowling: The kids have made risotto. Should I admit it’s delicious?