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Boasting a great diversity of landmarks and a fantastic relationship with the arts, Paris has long been one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Judging by visitor figures for 2012, it seems that its credibility and appeal certainly hasn’t been lost. It was in fact a record breaking year for the great variety of hotels in Paris,...
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The Montjuic Fountain in Barcelona has been included in a list conducted by American news network Fox News naming the most ‘amazing fountains from around the world’. The stunning water display, which debuted in 1929 at Barcelona’s International Exhibition, featured at number 7 in the list, with the network lavishing praise on its striking...
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With the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III in a Leicester car park, visitors to the North Yorkshire town of Scarborough may be interested to know that he was once in court at Scarborough Castle in the year 1484. During his time there he was known to have prepared a fleet to fight the Tudors, which is very interesting because experts...
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Tom Kitchin – the talented chef proprietor of Michelin-starred Edinburgh restaurant The Kitchin – is to open a pub restaurant in the Scottish capital with esteemed colleague Dominic Jack. The new venue – which will be situated in the former San Marco restaurant on Mary’s Place in the Stockbridge area of the city – is yet to be named. Revealing...
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The clay courts of Barcelona are set to be full of competitive spirit and tension this April, with the Ladies Open 2013 set to return once again to the Catalonian capital. It is a fine example of the fantastic sporting events you could enjoy during a stay in one of the many hotels in Barcelona. It is once again expected to be a fiery event, with a selection...
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An art exhibition in Paris has been celebrated as an overwhelming success following its closure on the weekend, attracting over 780,000 visitors in less than four months. Famous for putting the works of Monet and Picasso on display in the past, it has been another smash hit at the Grand Palais, this time exhibiting the works of famous American artist...
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David Beckham moves to Paris St Germain

Posted by on February 1, 2013
Legendary British football icon David Beckham says he will be staying in some of the stunning Paris hotels over the next five months after he sealed a five month contract with big-spending Paris St Germain. The former England captain, who will be donating his entire salary to charity, will have plenty of time over the coming months to explore and enjoy...
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The Catalonian capital is renowned as one of the premier holiday destinations in the world, and the latest figures compiled by the Frontier Tourist  Movements organisation show that the city and its surrounding region’s popularity is still on the rise. Catalonia hosted 14.45 million tourists in 2012, a 10 % increase on figures from 2011, whilst the...
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Edinburgh’s renowned culinary landscape has welcomed a new venture from celebrated Scottish chef Mark Greenaway, who opened a new restaurant in the Scottish capital last week. The award winning chef moved from his previous residence at No. 12 Picardy Place in November and is now plying his trade at 69 North Street – the trendy space of the former...
It’s nearing fertility season for the giant pandas residing at Edinburgh Zoo, with keepers announcing they have begun to carry out fertility tests on Tian Tian in the hope of seeing panda cubs in the spring. It’s an exciting time for everyone connected at the zoo, with the tests giving an insight as to when Tian Tian’s hormones begin to peak,...