Photo: Yuryev Pavel
Whether it’s a vast shipping canal or a narrow waterway, canals have been a prime transportation route for trade and leisure for centuries. Spanning everything from floating lagoon cities to cross-country water channels, here we take a look at the most incredible canals and waterways from across the globe.
Source: The World’s Coolest Canals You’ll Love to Wander Past
Photo: The City Fix
What started as a program to reclaim road space has since grown into a citywide agenda to remodel Paris into a place where residents can more easily access public services. Until just a few years ago, the right riverbank of the Seine in Paris was an urban highway used by over 40,000 vehicles every day.
Source: Paris’ Vision for a ‘15-Minute City’ Sparks a Global Movement
Photo: Pascal Rossignol
The historic—and fragile—island abbey is France’s most visited site outside of Paris. As it heads into its millennium year, a new sustainable development plan aims to protect it for the future.
Source: Can tourism help protect the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel?
Photo: Complete France
Robin Gauldie investigates the legacy of France’s many lighthouses, including one awarded Unesco status in 2021…
Source: Guiding Lights: The Legacy of France’s Lighthouses
Photo: Charlotte Cassedanne
There’s plenty to do in Bordeaux besides wine tours: Charlotte Cassedanne enjoyed exploring the city’s centuries-old architecture and modern art scene.
Source: I visited Bordeaux, France, for the first time and loved it. Here are 8 things I did in town and why I want to go back.
Photo: Atout France/Little Gypsy
Occitanie is an ideal destination for couples who love history and architecture. The Pont du Gard, the Cirque de Gavarnie, the cities of Albi and Carcassonne and the routes of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela are just some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites the region has to offer.
Source: 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Occitanie
Photo: Patrick Hertzog
Conservationists are workingto rid a remote French southern Indian Ocean island of rodents and stray cats by the end of next year to protect prized albatrosses and other birds.
Source: French island plans mass rodent cull to save albatross eggs
Photo: Complete France
France’s newest additions to the Unesco World Heritage List join an already impressive roll call of French monuments and locations, finds Joanna Leggett.
Source: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France
Photo: Hiroshi Higuchi
With big events and beautiful hotel openings scheduled in 2023, these are the best places to travel to around the world, from Bhutan to Dubai.
Source: 23 of the best places to travel to around the world in 2023
Photo: Lilian Cazabet/Hans Lucas
From the Dolomites to Yosemite, UNESCO scientists have a stark warning about these vital ice giants.
Source: These glaciers could completely disappear by 2050, scientists warn
These are some of the most charming fairy-tale towns in the world, from small towns in England to French medieval villages.
Source: Charming Fairy-tale Towns and Villages you Need to See to Believe
Plan the perfect 48 hours in the French capital, from hotels to restaurants…
Source: A weekend in Paris | The Week UK