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Douai, France

Jardin Public de la Fonderie

This former cannon foundry and castle for the Counts of Flanders is now a public garden.
Kemer, Turkey

Hadrian’s Gate

This arch granting triumphal entrance into Antalya was designed to honor the emperor's visit.
Paris, France

Passy Cemetery

A short distance from the Eiffel Tower is the final resting place of several of the city’s more well-known and interesting characters.
Montpellier, France

Promenade du Peyrou

This plaza is home to a number of works, including Montpellier‘s own Arc de Triomphe.
Rome, Italy

Fontana dell'Acqua Felice

A monumental fountain in Rome features a large statue of Moses that has been criticized for centuries.
Rome, Italy

Mercatus Traiani (Trajan's Market)

This ancient market is often referred to as the oldest shopping mall in the world.
Rome, Italy

Antoninus and Faustina Temple

An ancient Roman temple first dedicated to an emperor's wife is now a church.
Rome, Italy

Pons Fabricius

This is the oldest Roman-made bridge in the city still existing in its original state.
Segovia, Spain

Alcázar de Segovia

This magnificent castle grew from a small Moorish fortress, and reportedly inspired two iconic Disney castles.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Sarıyer, Turkey

Rumeli Hisari

This half-forgotten fortress was constructed by the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople.
Cairo, Egypt

Citadel of Saladin

The medieval center of the Islamic world was also once the seat of Saladin's sultanate.
Tournai, Belgium

Belfry of Tournai

After the construction of a nearby cathedral obstructed the view, the oldest belfry in Belgium was more than doubled in height.
Antwerp, Belgium

Lange Wapper Statue

This legendary giant, born from vegetables, terrorized townspeople and cheated local children in games.
Rye, England

Ypres Tower

Also known as Rye Castle, this 13th-century fortification later became a prison and held one of Rye's most famous criminals.
Ouzoud, Morocco

Ouzoud Falls

One of the tallest waterfalls in Africa is also home to a population of monkeys who enjoy the waters and the occasional guest.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Serik, Turkey

Aspendos Theater

The best-preserved ancient theater in the world.
La Orotava, Spain

Roque Cinchado

This unique rock formation is quite the local celebrity, although one day it may come crashing down.
Lyon, France

'Le Mur des Canuts'

Lyon's "Wall of the Silk Weavers" is one of the largest murals in Europe.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Chott el Djerid

The largest salt lake in the Sahara is mysteriously alluring.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

A monument to the thousands of Canadian soldiers who died capturing the French ridge during World War I.