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Last week, j & rsquo; was lucky d & rsquo; to be invited by Valencia l & rsquo; tourist of the city and d & rsquo; spend a few days with my fiancé. I don & rsquo; had never set foot in Spain because, do not speak Spanish, I knew that c & rsquo; was rather tense to be understood over there even in English. And, I'm not going to you redo, the sun, the beach, all çaaaa c & rsquo; is not my thing, I don & rsquo; so had never considered cross the Pyrenees…

And so… Despite a polar wind and my guard unsuitable dress and unexplained food poisoning (not find the & rsquo; culprit food), I found that Valencia was a city that was worth the detour damn.

Fans d’architecture, you can rush it, between the beautiful Gothic buildings, Baroque, sometimes even completely rococo (my favorites) and the sublime city of the ultra contemporary science I don & rsquo; have not stopped growing “whaaaaa” and “ooooooh”. My device crackled like never, I made the & rsquo; & rsquo effect, a Japanese tourist in Paris (you will find All photos here).

We just made the visits marathon, well s & rsquo; stop arise in the best restaurants in town. Here is an overview of this beautiful city I highly recommend.

The historical center, “Valencia new art”, gorgeous (yeah, j & rsquo; got out my dictionary of synonyms :) and despite my morning fatigue j & rsquo; have taken eyeful :

Some beautiful buildings around the plaza of the virgin (it will Rhooo, I m & rsquo; remember more…)


Central Market (This is one of the largest in Europe, it was 10am j & rsquo; already had the slab…)



Some details of the award of silk (Heritage & rsquo; s UNESCO & rsquo; please).



Short stop to warm up and enjoy a very thick hot chocolate with kinds of frills (Yes Yes, j & rsquo; had the names, but they are out of my p & rsquo; tite linottes head, the guide will hate me…)



The Museum of Ceramics, while chantilly, Rococo c & rsquo; is my hobby !



A “North Station”…


Bank ice with strawberry and whipped cream (remember anything I say, then I give names to me).


A beautiful art nouveau building :


14h, mealtime (p & rsquo; tain these Spanish… I j & rsquo;'m twelve noon hunger like obelix then this rate it is not for me). On a déjeuné au Bamboo de colon (when talking about food bizarrely I remember), a haven of peace where we ate divinely. Rather modern kitchen.



The next day we toured the gardens of the Turia cycling then the city of arts and sciences feet. In Valencia which would give me almost want d & rsquo; c live there & rsquo; is this great river that & rsquo; they dried up when there are now gardens and promenades and the sublime architecture (All photos here) :


We don & rsquo; not really have time to see everything, So we chose to mostly spend time at the Oceanographic museum m & rsquo; has made crazy (millard sample of photos that I & rsquo; have made, all others are there) :




And to finish the trip in style, typical cuisine at the restaurant “Marcelina” at the seaside (Plage de Las Arenas), a true delight :



P.S : The first night, we had planned a small tapas restaurant apparently awesome (dixit Christina notre adorable guide), but I & rsquo; was sick so good… Chorizo ​​and wine n & rsquo; were not really recommended. Par contre, for those interested, this is how s & rsquo; get there : go to Fountain Square “Negro”, facing the fountain take the street at the bottom right, the tapas bar s & rsquo; is there :)

P.P.S : As I know you will ask me, Our hotel was the Barcelo Valencia. Very nice, with a sick view of the city of science. Quite contemporary and very clean.

P.P.S : That goes without saying, l & rsquo; Valencia Tourism Office didn & rsquo; has not put the knife to her throat to you about all this, j & rsquo; told what I liked. For information, j & rsquo; have declined far more luxurious weekend in Barcelona this week as c & rsquo; was for a car brand, not really the style of my blog…