One part of town was getting very little tourist attention - until now.
It has the air of a place gazing outwards - to adventure, danger, excitement and mystery - a springboard to the polar darkness.
The Welsh village of Portmeirion with its famous Stone Boat, Italianate buildings, bizarre statuary and borrowed architectural bits and bobs awakens a child-like glee.
Namur has a rich history as an important military garrison.
You can get a refund of up to 25 per cent on things you buy in Europe. But you need to understand the rules or risk missing out.
Baden-Baden in southwest Germany is best known as a fashionable nineteenth-century spa town and current wellness centre.
There is an art to ordering wine in France as Chef Gabriel Gate explains.
With Picasso's Guernica and other masterpieces from Spanish artists such as Goya and El Greco, along with European and US works, Madrid is a hub for art lovers.