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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.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

There has been an astronomical clock on this spot since the 14th century.
Rigaud, Québec

Sucrerie de la Montagne

This shack nestled in a 120-acre forest of maple trees in Mont-Rigaud is a wonderland of sugary syrup.
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
Trois-Rivières, Québec

Old Prison of Trois-Rivières

This historic Canadian jail was once the longest operating prison in the country and is now open for people to incarcerate themselves.
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Devil's Hole

Water of undetermined depth that attracted rare fish and cult leaders alike.
Portsmouth, England

Lumps Fort aka Southsea Rose Garden

A picturesque garden with a surprising past.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Communism

This Prague museum collects brutalist relics and memories from the country's former Soviet rule.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
Andria, Italy

Castel del Monte

Geometry and mystery come together in an epic show of octagonal masonry.
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Antequera, Spain

Torcal de Antequera

Rare karst landscape eroded from a flat seabed.
Málaga, Spain

Crypt of Santa Maria de la Victoria

Bold black and white motifs of life and death add a dramatic flair to this 17th-century crypt.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau, France

The Grotesques of the Chapel of Bethlehem

Do these monsters look familiar? The gargoyles on this church are all from pop culture.
Barbâtre, France

Passage du Gois

This submersible road connecting a French island to the mainland is lined with safety towers for when the tide strands travelers.