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A place to sit and read in the oldest Jewish library in the world
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Biblioteca Ets Haim

The world's oldest Jewish library was founded by Sephardic Jews in 17th century Amsterdam.
52.3678, 4.9047
The cour des miracles as imagined in an illustration to The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Paris, France

Cours des Miracles (Court of Miracles)

Beggars were miraculously "cured" of their fake ailments when they returned home to this 17th century Paris slum each night.
48.8680, 2.3483
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
59 Rivoli in 2005.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
48.8592, 2.3458
Maison de Serge Gainsbourg
Paris, France

Maison de Serge Gainsbourg

The former home of France's controversial pop maestro is almost completely covered in ever-changing tributes and graffiti.
48.8572, 2.3317
The owl figure is found on north side of of Notre Dame de Dijon
Dijon, France

The Magic Owl of Dijon

For over 300 years this little carving has been the city’s good luck charm.
47.3226, 5.0414
Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral seen from the Parc de Montjuvet.
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A Gothic cathedral created from volcanic rocks.
45.7772, 3.0824
The main steeple towers over the rest of the old town of Ulm.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
48.3985, 9.9918
Fresco ceilings
Albi, France

Albi Cathedral

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

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
48.4472, 1.4878
Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
48.8501, 2.2783
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
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
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
The figures of "La Mort" (Death) and "L'oiseau de Feu" (the Firebird).
Paris-4E-Arrondissement, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
48.8595, 2.3515
Giethoorn
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
52.7402, 6.0780
Sprookjesbos
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories.
51.6504, 5.0435
Schokland as it is nowaydays; enclosed by land. The church is also visible in the painting by Hermanus Koekoek.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
52.6492, 5.7777
Johan's Ark
Dordrecht, Netherlands

Johan's Ark

“And the Lord said unto Johan, build for thee an ark for the end of the world is approaching.”
51.8180, 4.6881
Cube House
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
51.9202, 4.4907
The elephant drainpipe.
Leiden, Netherlands

Gebouw Leidsch Dagblad Elephant Drainpipe

This historic Dutch newspaper building is covered with media-themed details—and one unrelated oddity.
52.1595, 4.4803
Multiple varieties of Bloemenroute tulips
Haarlem, Netherlands

Bloemen Route

The Bloemen Route, or “Flower Route”, stretches 25 miles through prime Dutch tulip country as a result of “tulip mania,” the world’s first economic bubble.
52.3766, 4.6336
Utrecht, Netherlands

Sonnenborgh Observatory

A historic observatory now an astronomy museum beautifully situated at the edge of town.
52.0854, 5.1291
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765