The galette des rois, translates to king’s cake… with something inside “the feve.” The féve is put into the cake before it is baked, and then each person is given a slice during the cutting of the cake, called the tirage des rois (the drawing of the kings), in the hopes of having the féve in their piece. Whoever has the feve is king or queen…. Of course, there’s more to it (Read the whole piece!).
L’Escalade: the run of your life In a confederate system as diverse as Switzerland, it is hardly surprising to find that Cantons and cities occasionally engage in very local celebrations that no one else has ever heard of. In Geneva, it is “L’Escalade,” The Climb, which has evolved into one of the main participatory spectacles Read more…»
Now that you’ve arrived your destination, what do you do with your bike? A lot of train stations no longer offer storage. To know if your travel destination train station does, check http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/en/. To be absolutely sure (because things change), please check the contact numbers listed on each of your train station’s sites. Some stations Read more…»