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Whole Earth Guide

Let us be your tourist guide to the world. As we expand into new countries, we'll give you all the information that you need to know before you go and show you all the highlights of each country and region. Along the way we'll reveal places that you can stay with the service levels you thought had long since gone.

Whole Earth Guide from around the world

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Bournemouth - the Riviera of England's south

Bournemouth is the largest tourist town and resort in Enlgand. The town is also in an area of England with a mild climate and a section of the coast that enjoys some of the warmest, driest and sunniest weather in Britain, especially in the summer. Because of this and the town's proximity to the New Forest, Jurassic Coast, Devon and the Dorset and Hampshire countryside, Bournemouth is a historicall...

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Last updated 16 Jan 2008

The Historic Walled City of York

York is an historic walled city in North Yorkshire England. Almost all of it's ancient history is Roman and it was from here that the entire Roman Empire was governed for two years. The city itself is nearly 2000 years old.

York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, stands at the city's centre. York's centre is enclosed by the city's medieval walls.

The Shambles is a narr...

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Last updated 15 Jan 2008

Amboise - a medieval market town fit for a King

On the banks of the Loire River, 14 miles east of Tours, lies the medieval market town of Amboise. Once home to the French royal court it is also where the great Leonardo da Vinci spent the remaining years of his life. Some of his inventions are still in Amboise today and have not been removed. His house, the Clos Lucé manor house, has lost some of its original building but it still remains standi...

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Last updated 14 Jan 2008

Rennes le Chateau and the Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code books and films has placed a number of sights in the Pyrenees firmly on the tourist circuit.

Of these, by far the easiest to get to is the village of Rennes le Chateau which is about 15 minutes drive from Quillan on the Carcassonne road.

Not so long ago, there was one relatively small car park which would have held at most 20 cars yet when we went recently we found a stream...

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Last updated 12 Jan 2008

Angouleme - The City of Festivals

In South-western France, in the Dept of Charente, lies Angouleme 'The City of Festivals'. Located 134 km or 83.8 miles N.N.E. of Bordeaux on the railway between Bordeaux and Poitiers Angouleme is easily accessible by rail, car and by plane.

Angoulême is encircled by boulevards above the old city walls, known as the Remparts, and from here fine views can been seen of all directions. Not regarded...

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Last updated 12 Jan 2008

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