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Faywood, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park

These unique volcanic rock formations offer the perfect opportunity to camp and hike.
Columbus, New Mexico

Shrine to the Perfect Man

This replica of the Indian spiritual master Meher Baba's tomb stands unfinished in the New Mexico desert.
Silver City, New Mexico

Wall of Bottles

A head-high wall constructed of thousands of wine and other bottles held together by stucco.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Shakespeare Ghost Town

Some of the Old West's most notorious outlaws frequented this mining town.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Spaceport America

The world's first commercial spaceport is a disappointment of cosmic proportions.
Beaune, France

Ramparts of Beaune

These ramparts, once lined with towers, were constructed in defense of Beaune.
Paris, France

Small Cannon of the Palais Royal

This small, ingenious cannon once helped regulate Parisian life.
Paris, France

Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

The oldest continuously operating mint in the world that has been making coins since the 9th-century.
Cannes, France

Île Sainte-Marguerite

A fortress on this island housed the mysterious prisoner known as the "Man in the Iron Mask" for more than a decade.
Chamonix, France

Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway Support

Unable to build support structures on glaciers, the engineers for this tramway were forced to design a unique system.
Auray, France

Port of Saint-Goustan

A quaint medieval harbour where Benjamin Franklin landed in 1776.
Paris, France

Maison de Victor Hugo

A museum dedicated to one of Paris’s most famous residents, tucked into a corner of one of the city’s most famous squares.
Paris, France

Cinémathèque Française

This lesser-known Frank Gehry building houses a treasure trove of cinema history.
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.
Fontainebleau, France

Fontaine de Diane (Fountain of Diana)

Peeing dogs guard the Roman hunting goddess atop a fountain at France’s Château de Fontainebleau.
Paris, France

'Jeune Éléphant pris au Piège' ('Young Elephant Caught in a Trap')

This emotive sculpture was originally created for the 1878 World's Fair.
Lourdes, France

Basilica of St. Pius X

Beneath the city of Lourdes, France is a massive, concrete church.
Lille, France

Porte de Paris

This triumphal arch celebrating the Sun King's conquest of Lille is a masterpiece of military architecture.
Les Baux-de-Provence, France

Carrières de Lumières

Walk through living pictures and music in the Cathedral of Images.
Amiens, France

Amiens Cathedral Labyrinth

A sublime medieval path adorns the marble floor of one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in France.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Zone Rouge

A swath of France so devastated by war it is still forbidden to go there.
Paris, France

Musée du quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum)

This Parisian gem is one of the most incredible ethnographic museums in the world.