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The Gourmet Bistros of Paris (#230)

Travel: Maltese Falcon - Long before humans beings came up with the word superlative, they were characterised by their innate desire for more, for bigger, faster, higher and stronger. With this in mind, the Maltese Falcon is the logical next step in the world of yachting. As the world's largest and fastest sailboat, it made real waves when it was unveiled last week in Italy - euromaxx got the lowdown on a feat of design from bow to stern.

Travel: The Circus at Regensburg - The Bavarian city of Regensburg was just recently added to Unesco's world heritage list - emphasising its cultural and historical richness - and yet another reason to visit Regensburg at this time of year is the annual Open-Air Festival at Europe's largest lived in palace grounds - the pet event of Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis has been a resounding success for the three years since its launch and we checked out one of this year's highlight performances.

Dining: The Gourmet Bistros of Paris - Paris - the city of lovers and lights - is still the reference point in France when it comes to good food and good restaurants. Many brasseries, bistros and cafes in Paris have played a role in culinary, design, and even political history - and many have stories to tell. French lifestyle author Pierre Rival endeavours to tell some of the best of them in his latest book.

Music: From out of Nowhere - Once upon a time the internet was a menacing place for musicians, who feared nothing worse than illegal trading and pirating of their work. Those days seem long gone now as a new generation of internet savvy artists are reaping the benefits of do-it-yourself internet promotion - the British band Arctic Monkeys rocketed to cyber fame earlier this year and now the latest act to come out of nowhere is London's own Lily Allen - who's currently a fixture on the British singles charts.

Art: Sculptor Stephan Balkenhol - Stephan Balkenhol has been described as a trail-blazing German sculptor - and he's one who's attracted a lot of attention internationally. The central theme of his work is the human form - roughly hewn from the trunk of a tree, and yet with an openness that fascinates. Now the full range of Balkenhol's talent can be admired at the Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden in southern Germany.

Sport: Driving in Berlin - Golf is one of those sports that's often associated with an older and relatively established sector of the population - but here in Berlin, as with everything - some people are working hard at bringing the sport down in years and down to earth. It appears to be working as urban golf clubs are sprouting up all over the city, and a real favourite seems to be the downtown driving range! [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: DW-TV's euromaxx provides an insight into the cultural side of Europe and the people who live there with colorful stories that reflect the rich variety of cultural life in Europe. From architecture and design to pop culture and fashion, euromaxx explores the region's new trends as well as its old traditions. euromaxx is as multi-facetted as Europe itself: an entertaining kaleidoscope of people, places and lifestyle. Each half-hour is packed with features focused on the latest in music, movies, fashion, food and travel. euromaxx always has a fresh take on today's culture - it's what's happening today and this week. It's topical, relevant, and as fresh as this week's Sunday newspaper.

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