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Paris, France

Lion of The Botanical Gardens

A majestic lion statue guards this Parisian botanical garden, and feeds on an unsettling item.
48.8425, 2.3557
Danse de la Fontaine Emergente
Paris, France

Danse de la Fontaine Emergente

This Parisian fountain is a little bit fantasy and a little bit nightclub.
48.8390, 2.3709
Paris, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris.
48.8450, 2.3530
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Paris, France

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse

A popular shrine where the Blessed Virgin allegedly appeared in 1830, displaying a holy armchair and two incorruptible remains of Lady Saints.
48.8509, 2.3233
Paris Bird Market
Paris, France

Paris Bird Market

For one day a week a famed French flower district turns into an avian bazaar.
48.8551, 2.3470
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones.
48.8543, 2.3502
La Conciergerie
Paris, France

La Conciergerie

This former “ante-chamber to the guillotine” has been refurbished to illustrate the brutal history of French justice.
48.8555, 2.3459
Louis XIV's globes.
Paris, France

Louis XIV's Globes

Two awe-inspiring globes from the reign of the Sun King hang from the ceiling of France's national library.
48.8339, 2.3776
Paris, France

The wax and bones relics of Saint Vincent de Paul

Saintly bones pressed into a wax effigy of a Catholic superstar.
48.8490, 2.3216
Paris, France

The Last Original Standard Metre

An overlooked marble is the only surviving in-place 18th century example of the measurement that changed how we define distance.
48.8493, 2.3355
The funicular as it operates in Montmartre today.
Paris-18E-Arrondissement, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
48.8846, 2.3426
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches
Arromanches-les-Bains, France

Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Remains of the artificial harbours invented for the Allied invasion of Normandy can still be seen at sea.
49.3413, -0.6202
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is possibly also the most elegant.
44.0775, 3.0228
Aérotrain d'Orléans Test Track
Chevilly, France

Aérotrain d'Orléans Test Track

The experimental test tracks of a retro-futuristic monorail still stand in the French countryside.
48.0279, 1.8861
Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
51.5424, -0.1477
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
45.4347, 12.3389
The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

The community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
45.4855, 12.4172
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Debatably clever, or just plain honest hotel advertised as "The Worst Hotel in the World."
52.3636, 4.8882
Western City Gate of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
44.8203, 20.4047
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
44.8056, 20.4612
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Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia

Bridge of Love

Sealing couples' love since just after World War I.
43.6264, 20.8988