35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bilbao, Spain
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Bordeaux, France
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La Rochelle, France
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Nantes, France
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Saint-Nazaire, France
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Dinan, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
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Rouen, France
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Versailles, France
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Tours, France
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Angers, France
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Blois, France
— 2 nights
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Limoges, France
— 3 nights
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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Canillo, Andorra
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Bilbao, Spain — 1 night

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taberna Plaza Nueva. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the views from Puente Zubizuri and then make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bilbao road trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Bilbao. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 18th (Sun), snap pictures at Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then take a stroll through Promenade Sainte Catherine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bordeaux, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bilbao to Bordeaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to La Rochelle.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

La Rochelle, France

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then make a trip to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Nantes.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Nantes, France — 2 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Machines de L'ile as well as Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Ile de Versailles.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes day trip app.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Nantes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint-Nazaire.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Saint-Nazaire, France — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Front de Mer, Plage De Monsieur Hulot and Ecomusée Saint-Nazaire.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Nazaire trip planner.

Drive from Nantes to Saint-Nazaire in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Saint-Nazaire, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dinan.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Dinan, France — 3 nights

Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon, enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, and then get great views at Cap d'Erquy.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dinan travel planning tool.

Getting from Saint-Nazaire to Dinan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dinan are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Saint-Malo, France — 1 day

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and then make a trip to Centre Historique.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint-Malo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Saint-Malo is very close to Dinan. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 27th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Bayeux, France — 1 day

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Rouen, France

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen online journey planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Versailles.
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Versailles, France — 1 night

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Versailles holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Rouen to Versailles in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Versailles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Paris.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Paris, France — 2 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, and other attractions. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then wander the streets of Montmartre, then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Moulin Rouge, and finally stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tours.
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Tours, France — 1 night

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tours journey planner.

Getting from Paris to Tours by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Tours, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Angers.
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Angers, France — 1 night

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Maine and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Angers road trip app.

You can drive from Tours to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blois.
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Blois, France — 2 nights

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Simples et des Fleurs Royales, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Blois trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Angers to Blois by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Blois sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Limoges.
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Limoges, France — 3 nights

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Limoges is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Oradour-sur-Glane, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Etienne, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Eveche, and see the interesting displays at Centre de la Memoire.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Limoges online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Blois to Limoges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In October in Limoges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Escaldes-Engordany.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra — 3 nights

Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Escaldes-Engordany is known for spas, winter sports, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Pere Martir Church, examine the collection at Farga Rossell, and hike along Via Ferrata Roc d’Esquers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Escaldes-Engordany vacation builder app.

You can drive from Limoges to Escaldes-Engordany in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 2 nights

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall, contemplate the long history of Barri Antic, take in the views from Pont de Paris, then pause for some photo ops at La Noblesse du Temps, and finally make a trip to Plaza del Poble. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, hit the slopes at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S. Santa Coloma.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Andorra la Vella day trip planner.

Andorra la Vella is just a stone's throw from Escaldes-Engordany. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Canillo.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Canillo, Andorra — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de Incles, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Moto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Moles, then get great views at Mirador del Roc del Quer, and then hike along Via Ferrata Roc del Quer.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Canillo trip planner.

Canillo is very close to Andorra la Vella. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online journey planner.

You can drive from Canillo to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Pays de la Loire travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Castles · Specialty Museums
With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, Pays de la Loire is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region while discovering its secrets, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.
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Brittany travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.
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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.
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Centre-Val de Loire travel guide

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Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums
Centre is a large inland region around the Loire Valley made up of six departments and known for its wealth of places to visit, including fine historical towns, remarkable gardens, forests, fruit orchards, vineyards, and its many renovated châteaux. Its natural landscape includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries and is extremely conducive to outdoor sightseeing. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appellation Val-de-Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val-de-Loire, reflecting this region's embrace of the renowned valley of the river Loire. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the Centre region has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.
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Andorra travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.
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