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Touring clubs – early promoters of cultural tourism

Geneviève Lacroix

Touring clubs Discovering Europe and its treasures on two or four wheels intoHistory is proud to have entered into partnership with Touring (up until recently, the Touring Club de Belgique), a dynamic network that now has a membership of over 420,000 ...

Stay in historic accommodation?

Gery de Pierpont

Logement dans l'histoire à Bruges Period buildings carry us back in time—especially at night I’m sure at some stage you must have stayed in an old lodging and felt the walls ‘talk’ to you—especially at night when all the guests have left or have gone to bed. Silence reigns and ...

The Swiss Historic Hotels network

Gery de Pierpont

Swiss_Historic_Hotels Enhance your historic experience in 50 authentic period establishments Did you know that in Europe there are several historic accommodation associations, often grouped together by region or country? Each has its own raison d’être, selection procedures, and ...

Inns: from a basic overnight stay to a soft nest

Geneviève Lacroix

Discover the history of inns, these ancient accommodation, ancestors of our hotels Originally barracks for an army, the inn morphed into a house, then a basic hotel, often in the countryside, where accommodation and food could be purchased. Generally these venues were ...

Teaching history in today’s world

Gery de Pierpont

Faire_apprendre_l_Histoire Interview with didactic historian Jean-Louis Jadoulle The historian Jean-Louis Jadoulle is devoted to the transmission of history—an impassioned devotee. After eighteen years of secondary-school teaching, he immersed himself in the study ...

How about an early 20th century stay in Brussels?

Emmanuelle Dubuisson

hotel_Esperance_Brussels Ambiance Art Nouveau or Art Deco? Symptomatic of Brussels cultural heritage, quite a few owners of properties dating from the 1900s or the inter-war years have decided to welcome tourists and business travellers who ...

Bastogne 1944

Laura Goedert et Martin Cugnon

Bastogne_War_Museum_Belgium The new Bastogne War Museum: commemorate, understand and relive the battle Bastogne, or the “hole in the donut” as the Americans called this Belgian locality in the winter of 1944, has for many years been synonymous with the Battle of the Ardennes. You will ...

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