Bring on the dancing horses

The capriole is a great leap into the air with a rapid back kick.

Vienna's light-footed equestrian show is a moving experience.

Wine regions win 'heritage' status

Champagne vineyards are pictured in Verzenay, eastern France during the traditional Champagne wine harvest.

France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations.

Art from the heart

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New Zealand artist Simon Denny's Secret Power show at the Venice Biennale is fascinating and disturbing in equal measure

Kiwi artist Simon Denny is in the spotlight at the world's most prestigious art event.

Away with the fairies

Age-old rituals are strictly adhered to in the absinthe pouring process.

A visit to the birthplace of absinthe wouldn't be complete without a taste of the scandalous spirit.

A new spectacular view every day

A traditional Turkish sailing boat called a gulet offers a bit more stability for first-time sailors.

Hit the high seas and see some of Greece and Turkey's hidden treasures on a yachting adventure.

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Wine regions win 'heritage' status

Champagne vineyards are pictured in Verzenay, eastern France during the traditional Champagne wine harvest.

France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations.

A painterly tour of Paris

Want to walk in the footsteps of the impressionists in Paris? Better bring an extra pair of shoes. The city was lousy with them.

Why are they drinking booze out of baby bottles?

France seeks to lure tourists

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Art from the heart

06052015 News Photo: Charlie Gates/ Fairfax NZ
New Zealand artist Simon Denny's Secret Power show at the Venice Biennale is fascinating and disturbing in equal measure

Kiwi artist Simon Denny is in the spotlight at the world's most prestigious art event.

A taste of Italy's cheese capital gallery

A trip to Mantua wouldn't be complete without a taste of its biggest treasure: grana padano.

The real secret to enjoying Florence is to explore some of its less popular sites - and to savour rather than rush.

Escape the crowds in Florence

The trick is to explore some of the city's less popular - but still amazing - sites.

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Gears and beers in Bavaria

The trail runs past the town hall on the bridge in Bamberg, Germany.

A cycling trip through Bavaria is a journey of liquid temptation.

Trier and its treasures

Good things take time, and you'll find plenty of them in this historic city.

The souks of Marrakech in Morocco offer one of the most astonishing retail experiences in the world.

The ultimate shopping destinations

The world's mega-malls have plenty to offer, but real shopping is found elsewhere.

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