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If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of the fantastic Paris hotels that are available within the city for New Year’s Eve, then you are in for a real treat with the city’s New year’s Eve celebrations. The whole city is filled with fun and merriment, but the biggest party is centred on the Champs-Elysees, around the Eiffel...
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Louvre Museum welcomes record visitors

Posted by on December 28, 2012
Officials at the Louvre museum in Paris have confirmed that the institution has become the most visited in the world, with a record 8.8 million people visiting the attraction in 2011, figures showed. Beating its 2010 figures by an impressive 5 per cent, the museum believes the overall increase owes to a ‘strong growth in visits’ from the US and...
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When scurrying the streets of towns and cities to get the perfect gifts in time for Christmas, there is nothing better than some live music to help get you firmly into the festive spirit. Those lucky enough to be doing their Christmas shopping in Dublin on Christmas Eve were treated to an incredible musical performance. The performance came from Bono,...
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Head to Christmas Eve mass in Paris

Posted by on December 24, 2012
If you are staying in hotels in Paris over the Christmas period and would like to get into the full swing of Christmas, why not head to one of the many Christmas Masses taking place? If you are staying near Disneyland Paris with your family and would like to attend mass, your best bets are Paroisse Sainte Genevieve à Magny le Hongre or the smaller...
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After months of heavy speculation, it seems that the Spanish Grand Prix looks set to stay in Barcelona after race organisers announced they have no plans to alternate the contest between the Catalonian capital and Valencia. The speculation began when it was revealed that the European Grand Prix would be hosted one final time inValencia. It had then...
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Plans have been announced to bring a new guitar and musical festival to the Scottish capital next year in a bid to improve the Scottish music industry. Running at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 25 – 27 May, the three-day Edinburgh Guitar and Music Festival is being touted as the largest of its kind in Scotland and will feature up to 60 separate...

Dinosaur Expo to be shown at Barcelona

Posted by on December 19, 2012
An exhibition currently featuring in Barcelona offers the chance for people to explore the age of dinosaurs like never before, with the Dinosaur Expo offering the perfect event for the whole family to explore this Christmas. Explore a reconstructed Neanderthal village, come face to face with a mammoth and size up in a confrontation with a cave bear,...
An innovative system of sequences has come into force at Dublin Airport, measures which will result in reducing the time of delays for passengers flying in and out for their stay in one of the hotels in Dublin. Labelled Point Merge, it has been introduced by the Irish Aviation Authority and places aircraft onto defined tracks which are each of equal...
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Tourists flocking to the French capital for their Christmas holidays have been urged to get their skates on after an ice rink under the vaulted glass dome of the Grand Palais landmark opened to the public. Billed as the largest of its kind at an impressive 1,800-square-metres, the seasonal rink opened last week to much celebration, with many lauding...
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The Scottish capital is renowned for its status as being the cultural capital of Europe, but a new addition to the city’s art landscape has taken a more unusual form. A traditional red telephone box on the corner of Bellfield Street and High Street in the Portobello area of Edinburgh is to be turned into a micro art gallery, after it was bought for...
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