Strolling through the alleyways of Auray

Auray is a charming town, with cobbled streets and historic half-timbered houses, known particularly for its extremely picturesque harbour, Saint Goustan. Nowadays, it is a pleasant yachting harbour with an abundance of restaurants and bars at which to enjoy the lovely views.

via Auray – Brittany – Une photo, un poème

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Apulia, Trulli incredible

It’s both a blessing and a curse that more people don’t know about Apulia (Puglia). And what I mean is that for those who do know and have visited, they fall in love with the charming towns and beaches and fresh seafood and delicious wines.

via Puglia: Trulli Incredible | Trains, Planes, and Vino

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Dinan, movie set on the banks of River Rance

Have you ever visited a town and believed you were in a set of a movie? Stepping into the quaint medieval town of Dinan and you feel like you have been transported back the medieval era. This is exactly what I felt when I visited the citadel a few weeks ago.

via Charming Medieval Town of Dinan – SecretMoona

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The Sights and Sounds of Salzburg

Salzburg has the look of an enchanted folk story village whilst maintaining a buzzing city atmosphere. It is the combination of old and new which makes Salzburg truly special. Its Baroque styled domed buildings add to the city’s old world charm.

via The Sights of Salzburg: My day trip to Salzburg – nikkidiscovers

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Girona – Catalan gem with a French feel

It’s often overlooked as people head to the nearby beaches of Costa Brava. Which is a shame, as I think its well worth stopping to explore what Girona has to offer. It’s a charming city brimming with history and culture and has a little bit of a French feel. Not really surprising seeing as Girona is just 140km from the Spain/France border.

via Exploring the city of Girona – Seeking the Spanish Sun

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Snow globe village Colmar

Colmar is one of those villages you’d find in a snow globe, that’s how beautiful and charming it is. The very well preserved historical old town with its cobbled streets is a bit of a time trap, taking you back several hundred of years.

via Colmar – fairy tale city break | A line of thoughts

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Travnik and Jajce, victim to charm

Jajce (pronounced yai-suh) is a 14th century city of history and charm known for its trademark 59 foot waterfall where the Pliva River flows into the Vrbas River. And this isn’t some little trickle: even when standing at the observation points around the base of the falls you’re guaranteed to get misted or even truly soaked.

via Travel With Me: Travnik and Jajce, Bosnia | Victim to Charm

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Edinburgh Castle above it all

To me, Edinburgh was the most captivating of the cities we visited on this trip. The grand old stone buildings, the charm of Old Town, the Georgian and Victorian architecture of New Town, and being a city bustling with activity; – let alone the highly visible Edinburgh Castle sitting high on a hill above it all.

via On Edinburgh

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A Tourist in my own Country

Amidst rolling hills and meadows of the British countryside is The Cotswolds, a very famous place for people to explore. Secret gardens, charming rivers and lakes, and quaint architecture in the villages are all part and parcel of what to expect in the Cotswolds, and its location in the Thames Valley, just an hour or so away from London Paddington makes it one of the best getaways from urban life.

via A Tourist in my own Country – backpackerlee

Update: The picturesque village Bibury that is taking you back in time to fairytales with dwarfs or with Harry Potter. Low windows, honey-coloured stone houses, enchant the eye and tickle the imagination.

via Boxing Day in Cotswolds  – portaitofmythoughts

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