When people ask why I keep returning to the south of France, I always reply: There are other places in the world with scenic topography, comfortable weather, beautiful beaches and even great food. The French Riviera is the one where museums show work from an impressive array of my favorite artists, alphabetically from Arp, to Bonnard, Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Giacometti, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Renoir, Signac and Seurat to van Dongen. These 10 small, easy-to-maneuver museums in and near Nice can be enjoyed in an hour or less, the perfect length of time to introduce young people to the great artists who lived and worked on the Cote d’Azur.
Football families know, the first signs of fall usually come in the form of a Sunday ESPN lineup, tailgating NFL games and breaking out the cold-weather gear to rep your team in chilly conditions. If your family already needs a break from the cold, or just a break in general, but wants to keep tabs on your team, you’re in luck — the NFL is going south of the border and across the pond.
With Europe’s coastline measuring a whopping 24,000 miles, it’s not surprising Europeans are fascinated by the sea and its creatures. And as global warming causes rising ocean levels, there is increasing attention in coastal countries to the wide-ranging impact of the sea. Five outstanding aquariums offer children and adults a glimpse into the sea, its creatures and its effect on our lives.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
With the city’s architectural, cultural and culinary mix, Budapest is commonly referred to as “The Paris of Eastern Europe” for good reason. Just like the French capital’s Left and Right Banks divided by a river (the Seine), it has two distinctive sides — Buda and Pest — divided by a river (the Danube) that forges the heart of the city with two completely different personalities.