Courchevel

Courchevel

Courchevel
The amazing diversity of slopes, gorgeous well-groomed trails, spectacular views, superior service and infrastructure – Courchevel embodies the epitome of ski Paradise.
Ski resort Courchevel is located in Savoie Alps and is part of the largest ski area in the world – Les Trois Vallées (the Three valleys). Founded in 1946, it is among the most elite and fashionable resorts in Europe. It consists of four self-contained complex, located at different altitudes, and bearing the names of those altitudes: Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel 1300.
Courchevel 1850 is the highest altitude station of the resort. It is a favorite resting place of French (and not only) the cream of society, arriving right at the mini-airport in the middle of the slopes. Magnificent hotels and restaurants of Courchevel 1850 are among the best and most expensive in the Alps. High prices, however, should not repel from the resort as a whole: in the cottages lower down the prices are not exorbitant, and the slopes are also beautiful. Complexes-the village of Courchevel reflect all aspects of life in the Savoie with their little churches, picturesque chalets and lively streets. The traditional charm of the resort is particularly evident in the villages of St Bon and Le Praz (Courchevel 1300). Courchevel 1550 is ideally suited for families, lively Courchevel 1650 more popular among young people.
Courchevel
117 ski slopes of Courchevel with a total length of 150 km is served by 63 lifts. The quality of snow cover throughout the season is guaranteed 562 snow cannons. Both skiers and snowboarders will find plenty of routes appropriate to their ability level.

For additional local concourse skyline visit concourseskyline.
Continue Reading

Basilica. Peter in Avignon

Basilica. Peter in Avignon

Basilica. Peter in Avignon
Basilica. Peter in Avignon — one of the many famous churches. Them too much (this is the result of the fact that Avignon was the seat of a Bishop, and at one time — and the Pope), but the Basilica. Peter stands out even against this background. A wonderful example of Gothic architecture with well-preserved interior, it is located right behind the Palais des Papes.
The first building on this site was laid in the 7th century, but it was destroyed by the Saracens. Then a new Cathedral was built on the ruins of the old, and the main building that we see now, is in the middle of the 14th century. The Basilica greatly increased in size in the 15th and 16th centuries (the side chapels are mostly this time), several times rebuilt, but its wonderful Gothic forms are still preserved — this is a very beautiful Church. Basilica. Peter in Avignon — one of the many famous churches. Them too much (this is the result of the fact that Avignon was the seat of a Bishop, and at one time — and the Pope), but the Basilica. Peter stands out even against this background. A wonderful example of Gothic architecture with well-preserved interior, it is located right behind the Palais des Papes.
The first building on this site was laid in the 7th century, but it was destroyed by the Saracens. Then a new Cathedral was built on the ruins of the old, and the main building that we see now, is in the middle of the 14th century. The Basilica greatly increased in size in the 15th and 16th centuries (the side chapels are mostly this time), several times rebuilt, but its wonderful Gothic forms are still preserved — this is a very beautiful Church. Inside the main building, built six side chapels of the 15th and 16th centuries created a very interesting and quirky decor. Preserved the altarpiece of Saint Peter, written in the 16th century, but the actual altar is fairly new — the old has moved to another Church. Also here you can see several paintings by artists of the 16th to 17th century and other rarities, the wooden carved choir stalls from the 16th century and some ancient graves. Particularly noteworthy are the doors: they have survived since the 16th century, made of walnut wood and decorated with stunning carvings, made two famous carvers.
Basilica. Peter in Avignon
A very interesting building. Unlike many other city churches, it has suffered relatively little during the great French revolution, it preserves paintings, carved wood, etc., so if you have limited time and can only look at some of the most interesting churches — you should choose this.

Continue Reading