Rio de Janeiro

Prestige issue 236, March 2013
City of entertainment above all, by day and by night, Rio de Janeiro attracts on its lively beaches and extravagant carnivals thousands of tourists. This town in the south east of Brazil, is the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro and one of the most important cities of the American continent.

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South Korea: A journey out of time

Prestige issue 264-265, July-August 2014-2015
At the kind invitation of the Embassy of South Korea in Lebanon and the Korean Ministry of Culture «Global Culture Promotion Division», Pr. Bassam Lahoud made a trip in the state of East Asia, a majestic entrance in history to the ancient kingdom, to discover the beautiful

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The Dead Sea: An Escape to Relaxation

Its name does not inspire joy, this sea that is actually a huge salt lake of more than 800km2, is the delight of thousands of tourists. What attracts so many people to this dream destination? Is it the paradisiacal setting? Is it the luxurious hotels that grow along its shores,

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Park and Castle of Thoiry

Prestige issue 261, April 2015
50 km away from Paris, in the Yvelines department, are the Thoiry Castle dating from the XVIth and XVIIth centuries and its Zoo. Built in 1559 at the request of Raoul Moreau, treasurer of King Henry II, the castle is an architectural work that had the ambition to serve the lifestyle of a noble family, but also to satisfy the passions of his esoteric owner. The residence was designed by architect Philibert de l’Orme and his master mason Olivier Ymbert.

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French Academy: Conti Quay

Prestige issue 23, April 1995
Cardinal Richelieu founded the French Academy in 1635. Transported, on March 20th, 1805, at the College of Four Nations on decree of Bonaparte, it becomes the Dome and the illustrious institute will jealously keep the secret of its longevity.

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