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Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love.
Cham, Germany

Chammünster Ossuary

In 1830, cemetery workers in Cham unearthed a chamber housing thousands of skeletal remains from the 13th century, which can still be viewed today.
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Even France's favorite aquatic son Jacques Cousteau, couldn't get to the bottom of it.
Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain

Castellfollit de la Roca

Village situated on a narrow volcanic escarpment.
Vilanova de Sau, Spain

Sant Romà de Sau

Romanesque tower appears when water levels drop.
Faro, Portugal

Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel

This small chapel is built of human bones and decorated with a golden skeleton.
Herentals, Belgium

Schedelhof

This impressive collection of skulls and bones was gathered by an ex-zookeeper who took advantage of a pig plague.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Metronome

Steadily reminding Czechia of its past.
Želízy, Czechia

The Devil Heads

Two monstrous faces loom over a village in Czechia.
Melnik, Czechia

Melník Chapel of Bones

Underneath this small church are 15,000 bones, arranged by an obsessive academic.
Waldsassen, Germany

The Skeletons of Waldsassen Basilica

Skeletons dressed in extravagant 18th century royal costumes cavort in the aisles of this German basilica.
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
Saalfeld, Germany

Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

"The most colorful grottoes of the world.
Brno, Czechia

The Czech's Capuchin Crypt

Mummified monks and the accidentally interred, in a 17th-century crypt.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Ossuary

Europe's second largest ossuary wasn't discovered until 2001.
Gemeinde Sankt Florian, Austria

St. Florian Ossuary

The personal charnel house of Anton Bruckner.
Halle, Belgium

The Blue Forest

Each spring, a dreamlike carpet of bluebells overtakes the forest floor of this Belgian woods.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.