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20 best free things to do in Paris, France

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at …

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10 Things You Need To Know about the Eiffel Tower

It may be an icon of Paris, but the history of the Eiffel Tower is far from straightforward. It’s been called everything from ridiculous to record-breaking, and has been the home of secret apartments and tragic accidents. These ten amazing facts about the Eiffel Tower will shed a little light on the icon’s …

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Cyprus: Pafos Archaeological Site

Nea Pafos (New Pafos) is, ironically, the name given to the sprawling Pafos Archaeological Site, to the west of Kato Pafos. Nea Pafos was the ancient city of Pafos, founded in the late 4th century BC and originally encircled by massive walls. Despite being ceded to the Romans in 58 …

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Spain: La Sagrada Família

If you have time for only one sightseeing outing, this should be it. Gaudí’s unparalleled, Unesco-listed La Sagrada Família inspires awe by its sheer verticality, and in the manner of the medieval cathedrals it emulates, it’s still under construction. Work began in 1882 and is hoped (perhaps optimistically) to be …

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Italy: Galleria degli Uffizi

Home to the world’s greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art, Florence’s premier gallery occupies the vast U-shaped Palazzo degli Uffizi (1560–80), built as government offices. The collection, bequeathed to the city by the Medici family in 1743 on condition that it never leave Florence, contains some of Italy’s best-known paintings, …

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