Larochette Castle rewards you with a King’s view

First thing you’ll notice is the backdrop of Larochette Castle which gives the town a fairy tale feel! To top it off the cobbled narrow streets definitely add to the magical feel. On our first venture out we explored some of the towns lovely little cafes surrounding the square with great views of the medieval castle.

via My Unexpected Luxembourg trip – Lost in the World

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Surprised by the quaintness of Zürich

Zürich enchanted us right from the outset. Expecting something of a super-urbanised banking city metropolis, we were surprised to find a town which was so quaint that it could be the setting of a nursery rhyme, with its gothic spires, cobbled streets and oversized clocks.

via One morning in Zürich | The Daily Norm

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Počitelj – History resting on the banks of Neretva river

Built in a natural amphitheatre along the Neretva river, this old Ottoman town is one of the best preserved examples in the region. On top of the hill lies a fortress which you can climb up to the top for fantastic views of the town and surrounding area.

via Mostar and Around – Once Upon A Backpack

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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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Fjaðrárgljúfur is hard to pronounce but easy to love

Another highlight of the south includes Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, it is 15 minutes south of Kirkjubaer on a compact dirt road (Look for a yellow sign pointing to Laki/Holt) and follow the road. You cant miss it! It is worth the drive and the trek to the top. These ancient canyons are breathtaking to see in person.

via Travelling to Iceland? A Ring Road Guide to the Best Destinations – Rebecca Moore

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Bouillon, rural pearl in The Ardennes

An oasis in the heavily forested area of rural Belgium, Bouillon sits proudly on the edge of the river Semois. You won’t have to drive far into the town before catching a glimpse of the magical Bouillon Castle, which has presided over the streets below since the Middle Ages.

via IT’S TIME TO EXPLORE! FAMILY ADVENTURES IN WALLONIA – P&O Ferries Blog

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Esch-sur-Sûre for sure

Another cute little fairytale town with a castle, although this one is in ruins (the castle, not the town). The original 8m tall tower still stands on a giant cliffside, and the town is almost completely encircled by the winding Sûre River.

via Out and About in Luxembourg – A Brummie Home and Abroad

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La Roque-Gageac on a frosty morning

The following morning we awoke to a light frost, the frosty whiteness sticking all the loose fallen leaves to the picnic table beside us. We got moving reasonably early, with a plan to jump over to the next beau village, La Roque-Gageac, only a handful of miles along the valley floor. We soon arrived and parked up, before walking first to the banks of the passing river to take in the wonderful reflective view of the town’s collective façade.

via France – Domme & La Roque-Gageac | Aaron and Nicky’s travels

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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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Perfect weekend getaway Dinant

We visited Dinant for a quick weekend getaway. Dinant is in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium. It is a lovely little city in the valley of the Meuse River. The steep, narrow valley necessitated the city’s growth to be long and narrow along the banks of the river. It makes quite the picturesque setting.

via Dinant, Belgium – RB Abroad

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