Bassin d'Arcachon, France

Bassin d'Arcachon, France

London 360º panorama with sound : The city's newest view from the top of The Shard a height of over 1,000ft http://gu.com/p/3d4q6

London 360º panorama with sound : The city's newest view from the top of The Shard a height of over 1,000ft http://gu.com/p/3d4q6

Cantina e Cucina restaurant in Rome, via del Governo Vecchio, very close to Navona place. Very good food, staff talking at least English, German, French...and Italian ! I recommend the Tiramisu de la casa, unique.

Cantina e Cucina restaurant in Rome, via del Governo Vecchio, very close to Navona place. Very good food, staff talking at least English, German, French...and Italian ! I recommend the Tiramisu de la casa, unique.

Just opposite the Duomo in Florence, Italy.  Excellent restaurant and not too expensive though in the very heart of the city. A real good one with very gentle staff. I recommend it !

Just opposite the Duomo in Florence, Italy. Excellent restaurant and not too expensive though in the very heart of the city. A real good one with very gentle staff. I recommend it !

The new concept of San Miguel market in Madrid, Spain, opened its doors May 16 2009, with immediate and smashing success. The old cast-iron pillars now support one of Madrid's hot spots for shopping, food and drinks, and diverse cultural events.

The new concept of San Miguel market in Madrid, Spain, opened its doors May 16 2009, with immediate and smashing success. The old cast-iron pillars now support one of Madrid's hot spots for shopping, food and drinks, and diverse cultural events.

Montmajour Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour) is a fortified Benedictine monastery built between the 10th and 13th century on what was then an island five kilometers north of Arles, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, Provence, in the south of France.

Montmajour Abbey (French: Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour) is a fortified Benedictine monastery built between the 10th and 13th century on what was then an island five kilometers north of Arles, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, Provence, in the south of France.

The complex on the Pic du Midi in the high Pyrenees is an astronomical observatory, from which Nasa scientists mapped the surface of the moon for the Apollo landings.  It is also open to the public, which makes it the high point of a winter sports holiday in the jumble of ancient mountains between France and Spain. Only 19 guests can be accommodated overnight, with stargazing, conducted tours of the telescopes, and gourmet dining on the menu.

Pic du Midi, Pyrenees: Mission to a frozen fortress

The complex on the Pic du Midi in the high Pyrenees is an astronomical observatory, from which Nasa scientists mapped the surface of the moon for the Apollo landings. It is also open to the public, which makes it the high point of a winter sports holiday in the jumble of ancient mountains between France and Spain. Only 19 guests can be accommodated overnight, with stargazing, conducted tours of the telescopes, and gourmet dining on the menu.

Knights templar vault in Aragnouet, Hautes Pyrénées, France.  Chapelle Notre Dame de l'Assomption du Plan (ou chapelle des Hospitaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem).  It was build during XI and XII centuries.

Knights templar vault in Aragnouet, Hautes Pyrénées, France. Chapelle Notre Dame de l'Assomption du Plan (ou chapelle des Hospitaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem). It was build during XI and XII centuries.

At the end of the XVIIIth century, The city of Bordeaux was particularly lively thanks to it commercial activities (wine, colonial trade...).. The Duke of Richelieu, Governor of Guyenne, decided to equip the city with an Opera House that was fitting of such a city, and asked the architect Victor Louis (1731-1800) to oversee the project. Started in 1773, it was finished in 1780. This imposing neoclassical building (88 x 47 metres) is capable of holding 1,114 people.

At the end of the XVIIIth century, The city of Bordeaux was particularly lively thanks to it commercial activities (wine, colonial trade...).. The Duke of Richelieu, Governor of Guyenne, decided to equip the city with an Opera House that was fitting of such a city, and asked the architect Victor Louis (1731-1800) to oversee the project. Started in 1773, it was finished in 1780. This imposing neoclassical building (88 x 47 metres) is capable of holding 1,114 people.

Carcassone was founded by the Visigoths in the fifth century, though the Romans had fortified the settlement earlier. The fortress, which was thoroughly restored in 1853 by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Carcassone was founded by the Visigoths in the fifth century, though the Romans had fortified the settlement earlier. The fortress, which was thoroughly restored in 1853 by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

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