11th stop : Bielsko Biała in Poland  !

Like other European cities such as Antwerp, Bielsko Biała is a pioneer in the fight against urban heat islands. This phenomenon implies higher temperatures in urban environments than in their rural surroundings. Thus, the Silesian city planted many trees and left space for plants and water in its heart. In addition to cooling down the air, numerous waterways that flow through the city center make the city pleasant and even give it the nickname ” Little Venice ” of Poland.

And this nickname is increasingly relevant. The city has driven an ambitious renovation plan of its beautiful historical center, focusing on the main square that hosts numerous cultural events and historically significant monuments. Thanks to a clever mapping service, those historical landmarks are now more and more visited by tourists.

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*This event is not organized by the French Government. However we have been allowed by the French Government to use the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.