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Chapel at the Cimetière de Picpus
Paris, France

Cimetiere de Picpus

The headless bodies of more than 1,300 guillotined victims of the Terror are buried here in mass graves.
48.8454, 2.3952
Geudelon Castle, 2013
Treigny, France

Guedelon Castle

Despite centuries of architectural innovation, this French castle is being built like it's the 13th century.
47.5824, 3.1558
Paris, France

Salvador Dalí Sundial

A surrealist timepiece by the artist of melting clocks.
48.8514, 2.3459
The Defender of Time
Paris, France

The Defender of Time

A mechanized clock where a man fights off a dragon, crab, and rooster.
48.8625, 2.3526
Paris, France

Musée de la Poupée

Dolls of all shapes and sizes display the eras of femininity in this spooky and beautiful collection.
48.8614, 2.3541
A relic of St. Genevieve
Paris, France

The Relics of St. Genevieve at St-Etienne-du-Mont

The remaining relics of the patroness of Paris lie in a chapel under a striking double spiral staircase.
48.8466, 2.3476
Cemetery of the Dogs
Asnières-sur-Seine, France

Cemetery of the Dogs

The Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is one of the oldest pet cemeteries in the world.
48.9100, 2.2980
Shoes on the Danube
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
47.5040, 19.0448
The Relics of St. Helena
Paris, France

The Relic Crypt of St. Helena at Église Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles

This little-known relic crypt holds stolen parts of a Roman Empress.
48.8628, 2.3497
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones.
48.8543, 2.3502
Nogent-sur-Marne, France

Ruins of Le Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale

Ghosts of France's colonial past.
48.8329, 2.4673
Sleeping fox of the Fox Salon
Paris, France

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Museum of Hunting and Nature)

Dedicated to the art of hunting, with juxtapositions of contemporary art.
48.8612, 2.3583
Clément Ader's Avion III
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments.
48.8666, 2.3555
Detail of the jewelry boutique of Georges Fouquet from 1900
Paris, France

Musée Carnavalet

A museum on the history of Paris, including a set of Napoleon's toiletries, Proust's room, and relics of the Revolution.
48.8570, 2.3628