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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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Giverny - Monet's garden

Giverny is a small village that would have remained naught but a sleepy little village in Normandy had Claude Monet not been looking out of the window of a train in 1883 and fell in love with it.

Despite the fame that he brought to the village, it remains small and the attractions are those that surround his former home. The gardens of this house will be familiar to you through having seen them...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Pont du Gard

The World Heritage site Pont du Gard has been around for a very long time with construction taking some 1000 people five years to complete the aqueduct to take around 5 million gallons of water per day the 50km to the city of Nīmes.

Although the waterway to Nīmes has long since gone, the aqueduct over the river Gardon remains a monument to the work carried out all those years ago. Amazingly, th...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi starts in Toulouse and finishes up near Sete some 240 kilometres later passing through some terrific scenery that you'll glimpse little of when travelling by car.

A trip along the canal whilst steering your own canal boat is something that you should do at least once in your life to experience a much more laid back lifestyle and to see some of the more ancient parts of France....

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Montpellier

Montpellier isn't a touristy city as such and usually considered more as a jumping off point for other places.

As is typical with towns in the area there's a delightful medieval quarter. The Place de Comedie pictured is the main square in the town and where you'll find numerous restaurants along with the Antigone shopping centre. The tram system is presently quite limited in its extent but is b...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

World Heritage Listed Benedictine Monestary - Mont St Michel

Firstly before visiting this landmark there is a warning that must be heeded: It is NOT advised to try to approach the Mont any other way than the causeway, unless with an experienced guide, people have been cut off and even drowned due to rising tides.

Upon a rocky outcrop standing prominently against the highest tides in Europe within the Baie du Mont Saint Michel, Aubert, Bishop of Avranches...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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