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The artist Niki de Saint Phalle's skeleton sculpture in Fribourg's Museum of Art and History.

Fribourg’s quirky museums | Swiss precision | scrap metal art

Brainy and cheeky. Witty and inventive. Always smoking hot.

Sewing machines, puppets, and scrap metal are drawcards in the pretty medieval Swiss town of Fribourg What drew me to Fribourg, located beside the Sarine River in the west of Switzerland, was not so much the Gruyère cheese, the Bénichon mustard, or the meringues with double cream. Not the famous funicular, the medieval towers, or…

Anne of Green Gables dolls on Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Canadian Maritimes | best museums | the quirky dozen

Charisma and character - and just a little bit game-changing. Action!

Explosions, shipwrecks, inventions, spirited redheads, duplicitous sea creatures and buried treasure … discover the Canadian Maritimes’ magnetic attractions via a unique museum trail On Canada’s Atlantic flank sit the three provinces that comprise what’s called the Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia with its umbilical cord to Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. As well…

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Marrakech museums | Couture culture | YSL legacy

Cool, understated elegance that belies inner sparkle and sizzle.

A public garden, two museums, cultural spaces … Yves Saint Laurent says thanks for the memories. Rarely does a guest say “Thank you for having me” quite so generously as Yves Saint Laurent did to Morocco. The French couturier and his long-time partner, Pierre Bergé, bequeathed to Marrakech a public garden (Jardin Majorelle), and two…

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