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Reading and Writing – Passports into History

Gery de Pierpont

Reading-and-heritage Tune into the dialogue between the ancient walls and the words that bring them alive I find nothing more captivating than reading a literary work on the actual site that served as its inspiration. Certain historical novels, poems, theatrical dialogues or even ...

Breakfast included?

Geneviève Lacroix

Breakfast_history_Harry_Brooker A historical look at the first meal of the day Etymologically speaking, break-fast is the meal at which you break your fast, seen as overnight when people don’t usually eat meals. Break-fast is therefore simply a case of breaking ...

Discover Burgundy, made of earth and sky

Geneviève Lacroix

Discover_Burgundy_Cote_d_Or Values and sensual delights Let us invite you to (re)- discover Burgundy from an historical and contemporary perspective, with both your spirit and your senses. “Ancient stones” and tastings, walks and ...

Historic authenticity, unbelievably attractive

Gery de Pierpont

Authenticite_historique_Crichton Michael Crichton’s wonderful intuition Sometimes I get the feeling that I belong to a dying species “of people who love old things just because they are old” as I am always emphasizing the need to preserve period features in ...

Book well in advance or at the last minute?

Gery de Pierpont

reservez_longtemps_a_l_avance Both approaches have their adepts, as for airline tickets  If you a’re the provident type or have accurately identified the location of your next “stay in history”, then go right ahead and make your reservation in good time Firstly, because ...

Amersfoort: the Holland of yesteryear, far from the beaten track

Gery de Pierpont

Discover_Amersfoort_Koppelpoort Prosperous merchant city, beer, tobacco and garrisons All sorts of clichés come into our heads whenever the Netherlands is mentioned: its vast ports and canals, its cheese, its oysters and tulips and its bustling cities, choc à bloc with ...

The difficult balance between comfort and authenticity

Gery de Pierpont

Vauban Citadel, Belle-Ile, France Beware the pitfalls of modernization! Not many people are prepared to go into history “for good”, and experiment for fun with the actual living conditions of our ancestors, damp towers, draughts, horsehair mattresses, ...

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