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Why should you visit Strasbourg, France?

Why should you visit Strasbourg, France?

The Enchanting Old Town Talking a leisurely walk across the center of Strasbourg is like treading the pages of a history book. The oldest part of Strasbourg stands on an island formed by the river formed one side, by the main channel of the Ill River, and the Canal de Faux-Rempart. The entire Grand Île is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its westernmost corner houses the famous district of Petite France with its quaint streets, bridges, and half-timbered homes. Courtesy of OT Strasbourg | ©OT Strasbourg The Strasbourg Cathedral Arguably the most striking example of Gothic architecture, The Strasbourg Cathedral stands...

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10 Fantastic Reasons To Visit Reims

10 Fantastic Reasons To Visit Reims

Reims is a renowned French “City of Art and History,” famous for the myriad cultural heritage it has. Back in time, it was in Reims that the French monarchs were crowned. Hence, it is also called the “Coronation City.”   Four UNESCO World Heritage sites are actually in Reims. Because of these and the things Reims is famous for, it’s easy to assume that Reims is a place to be. Not to mention its proximity to Paris, only a 45-minute train ride in between.   But is Reims really worth it? Why exactly should everyone visit Reims? What are the...

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10 Wonderful And Therapeutic Things In Helsinki

10 Wonderful And Therapeutic Things In Helsinki

In March I spent a week staying in an apartment in Helsinki in my best attempts to experience it like a local. If you travel as much as I do and you are a giant homebody on the inside like me, you really value unpacking your suitcase for a week and tossing your crap absolutely everywhere. I like to think of myself as almost a turtle traveler – I like to take it as slow and mellow as possible. What’s the rush? You’ll miss the best bits. After I spent a week exploring Lapland in the Arctic Circle, I was...

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25 Facts About The Isolated Castle Mont Saint Michel In France

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25 Facts About The Isolated Castle Mont Saint Michel In France

PUBLISHED JUN 28, 2018 Now more than ever, people are interested in places they've never been or haven't heard of yet. Thanks to the Travel Channel and social media, we can learn about fascinating destinations in faraway lands in just minutes. One such place is Le Mont Saint-Michel, an island commune located in Normandy, France, less than a mile off the country's northwestern coast. While you might have never heard of Le Mont Saint-Michel, it is actually one of France's most recognizable landmarks and is visited by more than 3 million excited tourists each year. Why excited, you ask? This island...

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Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Greece

Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Greece

The physical presence of Greece’s glorious ancient history is still visible through the country’s countless archaeological sites, buildings, and monuments. It should not come as a surprise, then, that the country boasts a rich list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Greece currently hosts eighteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with sixteen inscribed on the list for cultural heritage while the other two—Meteora and Mount Athos—are included due to their exceptional natural landscape, as well as their cultural significance. The Acropolis was added as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 The Parthenon. Credit: Greek Reporter A few of Greece’s UNESCO World Heritage...

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