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London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
London, England

Village Underground

Artists and musicians now rule over this former rail station.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Seventy million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
Bordeaux, France

Falling Car of Bordeaux

This Bordeaux parking garage has 712 indoor spaces, and one outdoor.
Marseille, France

Notre-Dame de la Garde's Nautical Ex-Voto

Sky ships, planes, and portraits left as unique tokens of hope and thankfulness.
Paris, France

Musée Marmottan Monet

Former hunting lodge of a duke who was an avid collector of impressionist works.
Conques, France

St. Foy’s Golden Reliquary

The huge golden reliquary of a testicle smashing saint.
La Teste-de-Buch, France

La Dune du Pyla

Bordered by forest on three sides and the ocean on the other, the Great Dune of Pyla is the highest sand dune in Europe.
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, France

World's Largest Solar Furnace

10,000 mirrors concentrate the sun's rays to generate power.
Cheverny, France

Château de Cheverny

The opulent home that inspired Tintin's Marlinspike Hall and the adventures within.
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, France

Société des Caves de Roquefort

The world's most famous cheese caves.
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Paris-18E-Arrondissement, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
Lourdes, France

Basilica of St. Pius X

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

Leonardo da Vinci's Tomb

The great Italian Renaissance painter was laid to rest here in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert.
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
Belfort, France

The Lion of Belfort

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

Arago Medallions

135 bronze medallions mark a French meridian line which once rivaled the hotshot Greenwich timeline.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.