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Las Majadas, Spain

Los Callejones de Las Majadas

"Alleys of Stone" form natural mazes in Spanish natural park.
Mohorte, Spain

Las Torcas de Palancares

Walls of stone rise up from sinkholes caused by underwater erosion.
Cuenca, Spain

Ciudad Encantada

Geological storytelling.
Cuenca, Spain

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Cliffside houses provide a spectacular view from their perilous perch above the valley.
Buendía, Spain

La Ruta de las Caras: The Route of Faces

Numerous sculptures set along hiking trails symbolize and idealize the relationship between man and nature.
Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Spain

Castillo Torre Salvana

The abandoned ruins of a beautiful medieval castle just outside Barcelona.
Corbera d'Ebre, Spain

Poble Vell de Corbera d'Ebre (Corbera d'Ebre Old Town)

The ruins of a bombed medieval village memorialize the destruction of the Spanish Civil War.
Antwerp, Belgium

St. Anna's Tunnel

Rare wooden escalators lead deep down into an otherwise staggeringly monotonous tiled tunnel.
Sauve, France

La Mer de Rochers

This French "sea of rocks" is packed with stunning rock formations and its own medieval castle.
Roquevaire, France

Maison de celle-qui-peint

Artist Danielle Jacqui decorates nearly every inch of her home inside and out with her work.
Bonnieux, France

Pont Julien

From carts to cars, this leftover Roman bridge in France has managed to survive for centuries.
Montpellier, France

Villa Des Cent Regards

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

Dali's Statue of Liberty

To the famous surrealist artist, liberty required two torches held high.
Saint-Bonnet-le-Château, France

Collégiale de Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château

Natural mummies hidden in the crypt of a medieval French church.
Oppède, France

The Ruins of Oppede-le-Vieux

These medieval ruins have survived since the 12th century, even providing shelter from the Nazis.
Nébias, France

Labyrinthe Vert de Nebias

Green labyrinth formed by a karstic maze hidden in a preserved oak forest.
Rustrel, France

Ochre Quarry in Colorado Provençal

One of the largest ochre quarries in the world, hidden in a limestone landscape.
Belfort, France

The Lion of Belfort

A colossal sculptural lion built by the same man who designed the Statue of Liberty.
Huelgoat, France

Trembling Rock

If they push on just the right spot, even the weakest person can move this titanic boulder.
Deyme, France

The Abandoned Galleon

The deserted pirate-themed restaurant still entices explorers.
Verzy, France

Faux de Verzy

Hundreds of dwarf beeches create an unusual, haunting forest in the north of France.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Le Puy, France

Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe (St. Michael of the Needle)

A chapel on a volcanic core, marking the end of a successful journey.
Montségur, France

Château de Montségur

This French castle is said to have once held the Holy Grail but is now a gorgeous mountaintop ruin.