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Entry formalities and useful addresses Portugal

Entry formalities and useful addresses Portugal

Entry formalities and useful addresses Portugal Entry formalities - For nationals of the European Union and Switzerland, national identity card or passport valid. - For Canadian nationals, passport valid. - The Minors must have their own identity […]

Practical life on site Azores

Practical life on site Azores

Practical life on site Azores Languages The language of the Azores is Portuguese, with variations according to the islands and the continent, especially in terms of accent. For example, the sound or is pronounced had in São Miguel. If the use of French […]

Madeira, sea side

Madeira, sea side

If Madeira is known for its hikes along the levadas - irrigation canals - it is less known for its coastline. However, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, […]

The Berardo museum in Lisbon: from fado to fluxus

The Berardo museum in Lisbon: from fado to fluxus

Lovers of modern art, Lisbon will now have to be reckoned with. The Berardo Museum, which has just opened on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, houses one of the […]

Recommended routes Lisbon

Recommended routes Lisbon

Recommended routes Lisbon 3 days in Lisbon 1er day We take the pulse of the city in the center of the praça Dom Pedro IV, then height with theelevador Santa Justa, we go back down to the praça do Comércio. We climb by tram (n ° 12 or 28), until Castelo […]

Porto, our 10 favorites

Porto, our 10 favorites

The Douro, the cobbled and sloping streets of the Ribeira, the baroque churches and the famous wine known all over the world ... The crazy and somewhat old-fashioned […]

Activities, sports and leisure Azores

Activities, sports and leisure Azores

Activities, sports and leisure Azores Hiking The Azores, for the beauty of nature and the diversity of landscapes, are a small paradise for hikers. In fact, hiking is one of the archipelago's major tourist attractions. Many hiking trails Crisscross all the […]

Money and budget Madeira

Money and budget Madeira

Money and budget Madeira Money, banks, exchange Currency The currency in Madeira is the same as in Portugal, so it iseuro. The banks They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 15 p.m. (some private banks are even open until 18 p.m.). Payment cards There […]

Lisbon with the family

Lisbon with the family

Lisbon is a fun city to visit with children. Do not forget all the same that the streets go up and down (we drop the stroller, unless you want to make biscotos). […]

Where to sleep, accommodation and hotels Lisbon

Where to sleep, accommodation and hotels Lisbon

Where to sleep, accommodation and hotels Lisbon Lisbon is a European capital where you can still find cheap accommodation. Public youth hostels (pousadas da juventude) To sleep in Official AJ, the membership card is often compulsory, but there is no age […]

Activities, sports and leisure Portugal

Activities, sports and leisure Portugal

Activities, sports and leisure Portugal Football (futebol) The second religion of the country, football fuels half of the conversations between Portuguese males, and its omnipresence on the TV screens of any tavern hypnotizes an audience of enthusiasts. […]

Identity card Portugal

Identity card Portugal

Identity card Portugal - Population: 10 inhabitants. - Area: 91 906 km² Capital city : Lisbon. - Language : Portuguese. French is frequently used throughout the country, and more particularly in the Minho region by people who have lived in France. In the […]

Geography and landscapes Madeira

Geography and landscapes Madeira

Geography and landscapes Madeira Geography Madeira is not just an island, but an authentic archipelago which covers a total area of ​​around 800 km², or 400 times the area of ​​Monaco. Madeira is the main island (740 km²) and the most populated. Her […]

Accommodation and hotels Madeira

Accommodation and hotels Madeira

Accommodation and hotels Madeira The range of establishments is not very wide. Youth hostels Let's start with tight budgets. Notice to young backpackers, the island counts very few youth hostels, we could quote them on the fingers of one hand. If you find […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Azores

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Azores

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Azores Hotels The hotel offer is more important on the islands of São Miguel and Terceira. Most of these are small, particularly affordable family structures. On São Miguel, especially on the seafront of Ponta Delgada, […]

Azores traditions and customs

Azores traditions and customs

Azores traditions and customs Religion and worship of the Holy Spirit The Azoreans are Catholic and religion still holds a great place in social and cultural life. Witness the processions in the villages and the religious fervor that surrounds that of the […]

Transport and travel Porto

Transport and travel Porto

Transport and travel Porto Car The center of Porto is a large semi-pedestrian area, presenting some oddities in the direction of traffic, the city is not large and can be explored very well on foot. In the car it will quickly become a real pain. Given the […]

Lisbon on foot

Lisbon on foot

Urban trekkers, rejoice! Lisbon is on foot. From Alfama to the banks of the Tagus, the Portuguese capital offers superb urban walks. And not just for the natural surroundings and the architecture. The […]

What to do Portugal

What to do Portugal

What to do Portugal Voici quelques expériences à vivre au moins une fois au Portugal. Trouvez ici les choses à faire au Portugal, les activités à tester, les plats à goûter… Autant de moments hors du temps et inoubliables, à vivre assurément lors […]

Money and budget Portugal

Money and budget Portugal

Money and budget Portugal Money, banks, exchange Currency The currency of Portugal iseuro. Exchange rate: 1 € = 1,14 Fs = 1,50 $ Ca. The banks They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 15 p.m. (some until 16 p.m.). Budget in Portugal Accommodation (Price […]

Lisbon, our 10 favorites

Lisbon, our 10 favorites

Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but also one of the most endearing. A vibrant capital, especially at night in the bustling alleys of Bairro […]

Porto and Minho, green Portugal

Porto and Minho, green Portugal

Of course, there is Porto, its Douro, its alleys from another age, its baroque churches and its famous wine known all over the world. But the north of Portugal conceals […]

Climate, seasons and weather Azores

Climate, seasons and weather Azores

Climate, seasons and weather Azores The climate of the Azores is temperate oceanic and gentle all year round, thanks to the action of the Gulf Stream. Average temperatures oscillate between 15 ° C and 26 ° C. L & rsquomars). The months of September) […]

Porto identity card

Porto identity card

Porto identity card - Population: 215 inhabitants.- Area: 41,3 km² Mayor: Rui Moreira (independent), since 2017. Orientation in Porto Porto is a hilly city. The charm of the slopes has a counterpart: it almost inevitably climbs to join one place to another. La […]

Lisbon, saudade and modernity

Lisbon, saudade and modernity

Lisbon has changed, Lisbon is on the move. The Portuguese capital underwent a major facelift for the Universal Exhibition of 1998. Since then, it continues to embellish […]

What to do Lisbon

What to do Lisbon

What to do Lisbon Musées - In general, national museums (IMC) are closed on Mondays and certain public holidays (January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and December 25 in particular). National museums are free for children under 12. - price in almost all museums, […]

Lisbon history

Lisbon history

Lisbon history La legend of odysseus falling in love with the harbor of Lisbon enchants us all. Happy who, like him, could have made such wonderful journeys in his time ... It is more likely that the founding of the city was due, in fact, to Phoenicians. […]

Geography and landscapes Portugal

Geography and landscapes Portugal

Geography and landscapes Portugal Portugal, with an area of ​​91 km² west of the European continent, to the west of the Iberian Peninsula. But Portugal is also the Açores (2 km²) and the island of Madeira (741 km²), located off the coast, in the […]

Recommended routes Azores

Recommended routes Azores

Recommended routes Azores The nine islands of the Azores County Dublin hotels The main gateway to the archipelago, São Miguel is the largest and most populous in the Azores. She is part, with Santa Maria, of the oriental group. Nicknamed "the green island" […]

Where to go out in Lisbon?

Where to go out in Lisbon?

Surprising, diverse, eclectic, colorful… Rather wise by day, Lisbon reveals itself at night as one of the liveliest cities in Europe. The capital of Portugal is teeming with bars and clubs of all kinds: […]

Funchal, a concentrate of Madeira

Funchal, a concentrate of Madeira

The advantage of Funchal, the administrative capital of the island of Madeira, is - among other things - its short distances. We discover as many monuments, places of interest, shops, restaurants, exuberant […]

Practical information and useful addresses Lisbon

Practical information and useful addresses Lisbon

Practical information and useful addresses Lisbon Tourist information Several information offices in the center of Lisbon. All offer the same type of services: sale of the Lisboa Card, general tourist information, transport map, accommodation reservation, […]

Madeira cuisine, food and drink

Madeira cuisine, food and drink

Madeira cuisine, food and drink The bolo do caco Can't move on what makes it so melting? The sweet potato that goes into its composition! In Madeira, it is often eaten spread with garlic butter, at aperitif time. It can also be garnished as a sandwich, with […]

Recommended routes Madeira

Recommended routes Madeira

Recommended routes Madeira 4 days in Madeira Get there early to make the most of it! 1 Day: visit of Funchal, the capital, and its main points of interest: the cathedral, the museum of sacred art, the plowmen's market, and the botanical garden of Monte. 2 […]

Azores identity card

Azores identity card

Azores identity card - Population: 245 inhabitants (000 estimate), of which more than half Area: 2  Density Climax : the Ponta do Pico volcano (2  Administrative form: re Seat Main towns : Ponta Delgada (Sã Language  Head of l & rsquo […]

Portugal, discovering Port wines

Portugal, discovering Port wines

Usually sweet and naturally sweet, port wins people over the world. A trip to Porto can be an opportunity to discover - in moderation - the different varieties of this wine in the cellars where it ages […]

Where to eat, gastronomy and drinks Azores

Where to eat, gastronomy and drinks Azores

Where to eat, gastronomy and drinks Azores Azorean gastronomy Even though the archipelago is located in the middle of the Atlantic, the cuisine leaves as much room - if not more - for meat and products of the land as for fish and seafood. A further sign […]

Getaway to Porto

Getaway to Porto

Well served from France, Porto is an ideal destination for an exotic, gourmet and relaxing city break. Its historic center, steeped in saudade, offers a number of charming walks to do on foot, before going […]

Practical information and useful addresses Porto

Practical information and useful addresses Porto

Practical information and useful addresses Porto Tourist information - Centro Tourist Office : rua Clube dos Fenianos, 25. We 19 p.m. (20 p.m. in é39-34.72.In this office, excellent welcome, very professional, and always someone to help you in French. […]

Culture and Arts Azores

Culture and Arts Azores

Culture and Arts Azores The history of the Azores in a few dates - 1427-1452: discovered by Diogo de Silves (or 1432 according to other sources) and first settlement of the Azores by the Portuguese. The last islands discovered are Corvo and Flores in 1452. - […]

Recommended routes Portugal

Recommended routes Portugal

Recommended routes Portugal 2-3 day weekend in Lisbon Direct flights from Paris and other regional French capitals. The unavoidable : Praça Dom Pedro IV The Praça do Comércio The Chiado district for architecture The Bairro Alto for crazy Lisbon nights Alfama […]

Geography and landscapes Azores

Geography and landscapes Azores

Geography and landscapes Azores Of volcanic origin, the Azores archipelago is located in the North Atlantic. It is some 1 km to western Portugal and over 2 km east of the North American continent. With a total area of ​​2 km², it contains 9 Islands […]

Money and budget Azores

Money and budget Azores

Money and budget Azores Money and banks Currency The currency of the Azores iseuro. Banks Banks in the Azores are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 15 p.m. (some 17 p.m.). Payment cards They are accepted in most establishments (Visa and MasterCard mainly). […]

Madeira Identity Card

Madeira Identity Card

Madeira Identity Card - Population: approximately 270 inhabitants.- Capital city : Funchal, capital and port of the Re Area: approximately 800 km² Language : Portuguese.- Change : l & rsquo Head of l & rsquo Administrative form: Madeira Number of […]

Recommended routes Porto

Recommended routes Porto

Recommended routes Porto 2 days in Porto 1er day Any visit to Porto begins in the upper part of the city. On praça da Liberdade, at the bottom of the town hall district, we are really at the heart of the action. From above this building like an arrow. Then […]

Culture and heritage Madeira

Culture and heritage Madeira

Culture and heritage Madeira Architecture Manueline style It owes its name to Manuel I, who ascended the throne of Portugal in 1495, at the height of the era of the great discoveries. Curiously, he is an architect of French origin, Diogo Boytac (or Boitac), […]

Lisbon transport and travel

Lisbon transport and travel

Lisbon transport and travel Transport cards There are several types of transport cards, with different operations. - Cartão Viva Viagem / Sete Colinas: individual magnetic transport card. Price: € 0,50 (valid for 1 year). You can buy it at the counters […]

Where to sleep, accommodation and hotels Portugal

Where to sleep, accommodation and hotels Portugal

Where to sleep, accommodation and hotels Portugal The hospital-care-reception-cleanliness park is quite exceptional! The official classification distinguishes a whole host of types of accommodation, ranging from parks of campismo and caravanismo to very […]

Transport and travel Azores

Transport and travel Azores

Transport and travel Azores Plane Go to the Azores - TAP Portugal is the only airline (aéOrly, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes) at the airports of Ponta Delgada and Terceira via Lisbon. Inter-island flights in the Azores Azores Airline […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Madeira

Entry formalities and useful contacts Madeira

Entry formalities and useful contacts Madeira Entry formalities For citizens of the European Union and Switzerland, a valid national identity card or passport is sufficient. For Canadian nationals, a valid passport is required. In addition to the […]

Traditions and customs Portugal

Traditions and customs Portugal

Traditions and customs Portugal Religions and beliefs La religious fervor of Portugal has nothing to envy to the deeply Catholic European countries. No need to mention Fátima, the Portuguese Lourdes, and the pilgrimages always very followed by Bom Jesus, […]

Practical life in Madeira

Practical life in Madeira

Practical life in Madeira Time difference There is a 1 hour time difference between Madeira and France. When it's 11 a.m. in Funchal, it's 12 p.m. in Paris, summer and winter. Portuguese language In Portugal, there were Portuguese "Romance". King Denis I […]

The best hotels and accommodation in Lisbon

The best hotels and accommodation in Lisbon

The best hotels and accommodation in Lisbon Accommodation options in Lisbon Hotels - Lisbon Story Guesthouse: About ten rooms, all different (people) in the same barrel, with kitchen. An address with a good spirit. Youth hostels - Yes Lisbon Hostel: Close […]

Culture Portugal

Culture Portugal

Culture Portugal Fado Fado is THE music of Portugal. By itself, he embodies melancholy and the force of destiny against human will. For the poet Luís de Camões, the saudade is "happiness outside the world"; for other authors it represents a kind of nostalgia […]

Food and drink Lisbon

Food and drink Lisbon

Food and drink Lisbon Practical advice on restaurants Lisbon is rich in restaurants and popular small restaurants, but also in large traditional restaurants and very trendy tables oriented towards "fusion cuisine", organic or local products. If the prices […]

Gastronomy, where to eat Porto

Gastronomy, where to eat Porto

Gastronomy, where to eat Porto Where to eat in Porto? Central area An ideal area for dining before continuing the evening in the night bars. Towards the east, around the Bolhão market and praça da Batalha This popular district is full of good little restaurants […]

Activities, sports and leisure Madeira

Activities, sports and leisure Madeira

Activities, sports and leisure Madeira Hiking About thirty routes are listed on the visitmadeira.pt site. Distance, duration, height difference and degree of difficulty, each hike is precisely described, making it easy to choose the route that suits your […]

The Western Azores: at the end of Europe

The Western Azores: at the end of Europe

In the Middle Ages, sailors reached the shores of mysterious islands in the Atlantic, black and craggy, crowned with misty mountains, plunging into the ocean in […]

Climate and weather Madeira

Climate and weather Madeira

Climate and weather Madeira Madeira is the kingdom of sweetness! No excess neither in one direction nor the other: spring all year round on the coast with temperatures ranging from 13 to 20 ° C in winter and 15 to 26 ° C in summer. Inside the island, however, […]

Madeira: 5 experiences to live

Madeira: 5 experiences to live

Madeira is not very big, but it offers the visitor a breathtaking variety of landscapes in which to live multiple experiences. Climbing a volcano, hiking along irrigation […]

Practical life on site Portugal

Practical life on site Portugal

Practical life on site Portugal Time difference There is an hour difference between Portugal and France: when it is 1 p.m. in Paris, it is 12 a.m. in Lisbon in summer and winter. Electricity The current is 220 V. The sockets are continental European type, […]

What to eat, food and drink Portugal

What to eat, food and drink Portugal

What to eat, food and drink Portugal Cuisine and gastronomy A good meal here bears the traces of all these territories that once belonged to Portugal, from the cinnamon essential for pastries to the essential curry powder ... Tomatoes and potatoes from the […]

Activities, leisure and sightseeing Porto

Activities, leisure and sightseeing Porto

Activities, leisure and sightseeing Porto Porto Card You buy the Porto Card You buy this card at the various offices of the (official) tourist offices in Porto and at the Novo Cambios exchange office in the arrivals hall of the airport. Porto Card offers […]

Transport and travel Portugal

Transport and travel Portugal

Transport and travel Portugal Routes The road network is in good condition and we circulate perfectly well throughout the country. Be careful, the police are watching. - Blood alcohol level: 0,5 g / l. - The speed limits offer little surprise: 120 km […]

Secret Portugal: 10 sites to discover

Secret Portugal: 10 sites to discover

Do you already know Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and the beaches of the Algarve? There is still a lot to discover in Portugal. Starting with these 10 discreet nuggets […]

Health and Safety Portugal

Health and Safety Portugal

Health and Safety Portugal Health - Remember to get the European Health Insurance Card. It makes it possible to benefit from the coverage of medically necessary care by the public services. To obtain it, contact your social security center, which will send […]

Health and safety Azores

Health and safety Azores

Health and safety Azores Health No particular problem to report. It is obviously recommended to be up to date with universal vaccinations, and to have repatriation assistance. Remember to bring sandals for swimming, as you cannot find sandy beaches everywhere […]

Transport and travel Madeira

Transport and travel Madeira

Transport and travel Madeira The road network is fairly well maintained : expressways (via rápida) or express (espresso) around the island, and a few winding roads on the alternative routes, but nothing too bad. More anecdotal than boring, the island has […]

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