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The effigy of John Steele dangles from the church.
Sainte-Mère-Église, France

Private John Steele Monument

An effigy of a trapped paratrooper commemorates when part of the D-Day invasion went tragically wrong.
49.4088, -1.3164
The fountain.
Fontainebleau, France

Fontaine de Diane (Fountain of Diana)

Peeing dogs guard the Roman hunting goddess atop a fountain at France’s Château de Fontainebleau.
48.4021, 2.6995
A relief of surgical instruments.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
24.4521, 32.9283
Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte
Ajaccio, France

Maison Bonaparte

Napoleon's childhood home is now open for people to explore the beginnings of France's short general.
41.9181, 8.7389
Menhir chilling in a field
Sollacaro, France

Filitosa

This Corsican Neolithic site is full of pre-Roman megalithic structures that may or may not be penises.
41.7451, 8.8702
Futuroscope after dark
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Futuroscope

France's high-tech, future-themed amusement park.
46.6699, 0.3698
Minsk, Belarus

National Library of Belarus

Glowing orb in Minsk houses 8,600,000 items.
53.9312, 27.6463
The Afsluitdijk.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
53.0083, 5.1903
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
The Bridge today
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
14.0415, 99.5042
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Mackwoods Tea Plantation Sign

A Sri Lankan tea factory's ironic take on the Los Angeles landmark.
7.0243, 80.7191
The church facade from Chamula's town square.
Chamula, Mexico

Iglesia de San Juan

The masses at this church incorporate enough moonshine and animal sacrifice that they are no longer recognizably Catholic.
16.7880, -92.6895
Christ's entombment from the Isenheim Altarpiece.
Colmar, France

The Isenheim Altarpiece

This unusual piece of Renaissance art depicting the bodily horror of crucifixion and skin disease may have been inspired by fungus-induced hallucinations.
48.0796, 7.3554
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations
Marseille, France

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

This modern museum of Mediterranean culture is surrounded by a surreal concrete honeycomb.
43.2953, 5.3619
Cube House
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
51.9202, 4.4907
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Maincy, France

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

This stunning French estate was so lavish that it landed its original owner in jail for the rest of his life.
48.5658, 2.7141
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
-13.2581, -72.2633
Sacsayhuamán
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
-13.5098, -71.9817
Heart of Louis XVII
Saint-Denis, France

Heart of the Dauphin

The mummified heart of Louis XVII, the lost dauphin of the French Revolution.
48.9348, 2.3583
A wider view of the chapel
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

Rosary Chapel

The splendor of this 17th century golden chapel has led it to be called the "eighth wonder of the world."
19.0510, -98.1948
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
20.6802, -88.5707
Fresco ceilings
Albi, France

Albi Cathedral

A medieval church with largest and oldest collection of Renaissance frescoes in France.
43.9285, 2.1426
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is possibly also the most elegant.
44.0775, 3.0228
Main Fourvière theatre.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
45.7598, 4.8199