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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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The walled town of Carcassonne

The walled city of Carcassonne is perhaps the most visited tourist site in southwest France and it's easy to see why. If anywhere looks like it was just ripped out of medieval times and dropped into modern day France, this is the place.

From a distance, the city looks just like what many people would picture as a fairy tale palace and within the walls, there are still quiet sections of the town...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Arles - Roman city of Van Gogh

Unlike the other cities nearby, Arles isn't just a one-attraction deal as in addition to the Roman ruins that are commonplace in the area, they also have Vincent Van Gogh.

That duality is reflected in the tourist promotions and everywhere you'll find that the Roman history and Van Gogh get equal billing. Thrown into the mix is also the Camargue, a large nature reserve.

The town itself is qui...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Bayeux - the tapestry and the town

Bayeux is most famous for the tapestry which depicts the conquest of England by the Normans way back in 1066.

One thing that will strike you right away is that the tapesty is enormous, snaking right along the wall of the building in which it's displayed. It's also surprisingly well preserved as you can see from our photo depicting the moment when the arrow went into Harold's eye. The audio comm...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

The D-Day landing beaches of Normandy, France

The D-Day landing beaches in Normandy are a major pilgramage site for many people these days.

Perhaps surprisingly, a number of the constructions of the second world war period are still in existence at various points along the coastline, most notably the Mulbery Harbour at Aramanche although there are numerous German pillboxes (shelters) dotted along the hilltops overlooking the sea.

The co...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Sarlat - medieval town in the Dordogne

Sarlat is perhaps the most popular town in the Dordogne region with a cute medieval centre that is well preserved.

If you're exploring the Dordogne (Perigord) region this is by far the best town in which to base yourself. There's a wealth of tourist accommodation both in the town itself and in the surrounding countryside but do book early as this is a very popular area.

There's so much in an...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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