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Gery de Pierpont



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Archaeologist by training and ”Heritage transmitter” by passion, I have been quite active in the world of culture and tourism. Passionate about historic accommodation and stays "in the past".

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ABarcelona: Side trips out of town in Feb

A few kilometers away from Barcelona is the quiet little village of  Premià de Dalt ​ ​, where you can enjoy the traditional life of rural Catalunya. If you are looking for accommodation, Can Casadellà ​ is a very charming 19th-century mansion with typical guest... See More

AWhat is your favorite type of hotel and why?

Hi Alexander, I like historic accommodation the most! I've booked hotel rooms in lots of places in the world, for professional trips or for tourism. I forgot almost all of them, even if the facilities were usually quite alright. The hotels that left... See More

AKrakow: What to do during a trip of 8 days in Krakow?

Dear Nadia, May I suggest you to spend a couple of days in Tyniec​, 12 kilometers away from Krakow, along the Vistula river ? There is a stunning millenium-old abbey, providing accommodation. Today, reborn from its ruins, it is open to guests wishing... See More

AStockholm: Top 3 things to do in Stockholm

Hi Julie, Do not miss the Vasa Museum​, dedicated to this unique royal ship of the 17th century, which sank not far from the Swedish capital. It has been freshly lifted to the surface again, and fully restored. The museography is the best one I know... See More

ALondon: cheap flights to london?

Norwegian Air is announcing super cheap flights (69 $) from NY to Edinburgh in 2017, but I guess you cannot wait that long ;-( Good luck! See More

AItaly: Where to stay on the Amalfi Coast for a Honeymoon?

Hi Michael, I know a very charming manor house providing accommodation on the Amalfi Coast, full of history and refined period art works:  Palazzo Suriano​ ​Unlike the majority of the (crowded) tourist hotels you see on this lovely coast, you... See More

ABrussels: What are the best, affordable restaurants in Brussels?

Hi, Joyce Lee. Welcome to Brussels! I do not know what you call a cheap meal... But if you are looking for a real Belgian speciality, do not miss the 'Maison Antoine' on the Place Jourdan​.  ​The French fries they sell are... See More

ALoire Valley: How much time to see Loire-Valley?

The Loire Valley​ ​is a fabulous place to visit, but you'll get very frustrated if you only have a few hours to do so. You do not want to spend less than three days in this valley, really. Even if you choose only one symbolic castle, as Chambord​,... See More

AFrance: Can I make wifi telephone calls in France?

Hi John, Of course you can make Wifi phone calls in France, but you will not be reachable at all time. The Wifi covering is good, but there are lots of places (outside of town or in hilly landscapes) where the connection is harder to catch. Remember, 95% of the Wifi signals... See More

AItaly: One week in Italy for the first time, where to go?

My only advice would be not to overdo it. If you come to Italy, the best thing you can do is to indulge. Choose a few sites you really want to go and visit in Rome​, and for the rest, just relax and savor the intense quality of life, the wonderful light,... See More

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