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(AFP) - Switzerland announced Wednesday it would like the Alpine country's deep-seated traditions such as yodelling and precision watchmaking to be inscribed on a United Nations global heritage list.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(Relaxnews) - Luxury auction house Christie's has consolidated its presence in China with a new Shanghai location, as the nation continues to embrace the high-end art industry.

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(AFP) - A partial solar eclipse will be viewable across much of North America on Thursday, but experts urged would-be sky watchers to use the proper gear to avoid damaging their eyes.

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(Relaxnews) - The Chinese capital looks set to welcome a luxury hotel from the Italian jewelry and fragrance house within the next few years. 

Interiors & Design

(Relaxnews) - It might be over a year away, but Taipei is already looking ahead to becoming the World Design Capital 2016, with the city's government officially launching the "warm-up period" this week.

Hotels

(AFP) - No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special "halal" service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.

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(Relaxnews) - Don’t have the budget to visit Switzerland or Germany? Americans may want to consider hitting up local towns in Michigan, Florida and Texas, home to hidden, little-known European villages of their own.

Interiors & Design

(AFP) - Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum will be inaugurated on Monday, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital.

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(Relaxnews) - Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(AFP) - An unreconstructed libertine who made debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and paedophilia?

From Flaubert to Baudelaire, the influence of the Marquis de Sade on writers is well documented, but a new exhibition in Paris sets out to explore how the 18th-century nobleman has also influenced artists over the past two centuries.