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Peniche, Portugal

Fort of São João Baptista (Berlengas)

A fortress off the West coast of Portugal that dates back to 1502.
Casabermeja, Spain

Millennial Olive of Arroyo Carnicero

This surreal-looking tree pruned more than 1,000 years ago is still producing olives for oil.
Almuñécar, Spain

Cave of the Seven Palaces

Despite its grandiose name, this enigmatic first-century void under the town is no cave, and it's possibly not a palace either.
Bélmez de la Moraleda, Spain

Bélmez Faces

Mysterious face-like images that appeared within an Andalusian house are surrounded by legends of the paranormal.
Los Albaricoques, Spain

Los Albaricoques

This small Spanish village still pays homage to the Spaghetti Western films that were shot there in the 1960s.
Navajas, Spain

Salto de la Novia

Translating as "The Jump of the Girlfriend," this stunning waterfall has a tragic legend behind it.
Canfranc, Spain

Canfranc International Railway Station

Abandoned Nazi train station turned underground astroparticle laboratory.
Martorell, Spain

Pont del Diable

A gravity-defying "devil's bridge" that has a surprising architectural feature for its stability.
Nîmes, France

Maison Carrée Reconstructed Inscription

The lost Latin words were reconstructed using the holes from the nails that once pinned them in place.
Montpellier, France

Villa Des Cent Regards

100-windowed castle turned art gallery, built by one dedicated mason.
Montpellier, France

Musée d’Anatomie de Montpellier

This French anatomy museum greets guests with a skinless man, mid-shovel.
Montpellier, France

Promenade du Peyrou

This plaza is home to a number of works, including Montpellier‘s own Arc de Triomphe.
Marseille, France

Le Jardin des Vestiges

This garden houses the remains of the ancient Greek port of Marseille.
Marseille, France

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

This modern museum of Mediterranean culture is surrounded by a surreal concrete honeycomb.
Pont-en-Royans, France

Suspended Houses of Pont-en-Royans

These quaint French houses dangle precariously over a precipice.
La Besseyre-Saint-Mary, France

Monument to Jean Chastel, Beast Slayer

Whether hero or rogue, his silver bullet is said to have taken down the murderous "Beast of Gevaudan."
Port-de-Bouc, France

Exhibition Ground of Raymond Morales

700 iron sculptures crammed into a Mediterranean park.
Lourmarin, France

The Grave of Albert Camus

The Nobel-Prize-winning author of The Stranger is buried beneath a simple gravestone in a sleepy French village.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

Thousands of flamingos and other bird species flourish in these Camargue wetlands.
Aigues-Mortes, France

Salin Aigues-Mortes

This salt marsh in Southern France is as pink as the flamingos that inhabit it.
Angles-sur-l'Anglin, France

Roc-aux-Sorciers Ancient Artwork

Exquisite examples prehistoric bas-relief carvings.
Geneva, Switzerland

Gravestone of Jorge Luis Borges

This famous writer's tombstone is a literary pilgrimage site that was publicly defiled by a rival.
Saint-Bernard, France

Tour Isabelle Double Arch

This stunning natural double arch, the largest in the Alps, went undiscovered until 2005.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour

This French ghost town from World War II has been left as a memorial to German atrocities during World War II.