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King Richard the Lionheart's heart is entombed beneath his effigy.
Rouen, France

King Richard I's Embalmed Heart

His "Lionheart" is entombed separately from the rest of his body.
49.4403, 1.0938
The museum
Rouen, France

Musee Seq des Tournelles

A French museum of wrought iron.
49.4444, 1.0951
The Great Vine.
East Molesey, England

The Great Vine

The world's largest grapevine has produced a delicious harvest at Hampton Court Palace for almost 250 years.
51.4029, -0.3392
The Old Mill of Vernon
Vernon, France

The Old Mill of Vernon

A quaint medieval millhouse hovers surprisingly above the waters of the Seine.
49.0975, 1.4882
The ruins are said by many to be the most beautiful in France
Jumièges, France

Ruins of the Jumiège Abbey

Sacked by Vikings, blessed by William the Conqueror, dealt a fatal blow during the French Revolution—these ruins have it all.
49.4319, 0.8191
Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine
Rouen, France

Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

Located in the house where Gustave Flaubert was born, this odd museum has more to do with medical grotesquery than the Western novel.
49.4461, 1.0808
A ninja waitress
Tokyo, Japan

Ninja Akasaka

A restaurant modeled after feudal Japan, where the waitstaff are trained as ninjas.
35.6780, 139.7373
Tunnel into the garden
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Gardens

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
55.4114, -1.6998
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Pink painted elephants adorn the front doors of the Délirium Café in honor of its namesake.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
50.8484, 4.3539
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
50.8486, 4.3541
The museum's current location, as of 2000, is in the former Old England department store, built in 1899 by Paul Saintenoy out of girded steel and glass in the art nouveau style as well as an eighteenth century neo-classic building designed by Barnabé Guimard.
Brussels, Belgium

The Musical Instrument Museum

Three floors of musical instruments coming from all corners of the world and hundreds of years of musical history.
50.8426, 4.3589
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
51.2089, 3.2272
Monet's House
Giverny, France

Claude Monet House and Gardens

At Monet's beloved home you can still see the Japanese bridge, waterlilies and weeping willows that were the subjects of some of his most iconic paintings.
49.0752, 1.5346
Aitre St. Maclou
Rouen, France

Aitre St. Maclou

An ancient ossuary in Rouen.
49.4398, 1.0993