Behind the Notre Dame is Pont de l'Archevêché bridge. Adorned with hundreds of padlocks, it is quite the site. This trend is becoming ever so popular. Write your loved one's and your name on a padlock and attach it to the bride. Then, throw the key into the Sein river as a symbol of your undying love. Quite the romantic gesture.
When in France and close to Paris, Versailles Palace is a place to visit. Wow, that even rhymed nicely. The palace is one of the largest and most luxurious palaces in Europe, with 250 acres of French gardens and fountains. Be prepared for crowds as Versailles is visited by millions of tourists each year but it is a must-see landmark of France.
Located in the province of West Flanders in Belgium, Bruges can be coined 'Venice of the North'. Rightfully so. This city, which amazingly covers an area of 138 squared kilometers, is filled with canals that eventually connect to the sea. Between the 12th and 15th centuries, this connection brought about the Golden Era for the city. It was located...
A windy beginning to our day turned out to be a great trip to see the iconic windmills and learn some history of Holland. Located a little north of Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans is an open air museum exhibiting life of the 17th and 18th century Dutch people. Learn how wooden clogs are made and taste some fresh Dutch cheese, made right on location with milk from local sheep and goats.
When planning my trip to the French Riviera, I came across this little town called Eze. It wasn't until I saw it with my own eyes, that I realized it's unique charm. I recommend visiting this little town, located on the top of a rocky hill. Eze has kept it's medieval charm over all these years and has been restored to become a top tourist attraction in the French Riviera. As a bonus, visit the exotic garden at the very top and you will be greeted with the most spectacular views, not to mention a variety of cacti to photograph.
The Bernese Oberland was our four day stop in our three week journey through Europe2013. We stayed three nights in Grindelwald at hotel Tschuggen, which gave us two full days for hiking. There are a couple of nice towns in the Jungfrau region so if you are finding it hard to find a hotel in Grindelwald, you may want to try Lauterbrunnen, Wilderswil or Interlaken.
This is the continuation of our one day excursion from the previous post Grindelwald to Murren. Murren is also the starting point for the cable car to Schilthorn-Piz Gloria. Schilthorn is famous for scenes from some James Bond movies.