Whole Earth Guide

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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 castle of Josselin in Moribhan is one of the main attractions in Britanny.

Set within elegant gardens, the castle dating from the 11th century dominates the medieval town beside it and, surprisingly, has been owned by the Rohan family for over 400 years. Access to the English Park is limited to just a handful of days each year (Sundays in May, the "Meet us in the garden" weekend in June and...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Chateau de Chantilly

You've probably heard of Chantilly from the song Chantilly Lace and they've been producing the lace since the 17th century although the silk laces weren't introduced until the 18th and the colours until the 19th century.

Today though, most people go to Chantilly to see the chateau which is one of the magnificent chateaux in the Paris area. Although it is less well known than Paris top attractions

Everyone has their top 10 list of attractions for Paris but among the must-sees the following feature prominently:

Eiffel Tower
Amongst the most touristy places to go. Funnily enough photos taken from the top don't look like they've been taken in Paris because, of course, the Eiffel Tower isn't in them. To cut down on the queue, take the stairs to the first level and the ele...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Your gateway to France...Calais!

Calais, which lies in the northernmost tip of France at the closest point to England, is best known for its ferry port and shopping facilities. The town is known to many as the gateway to France, as the ferry port is the busiest in France and is the first part of France seen by many as they disembark to set foot on French soil.

It began life as a mediaeval walled and moated town, but the succe...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Perpignan: the capital of French Catalonia

When Salvador Dali arrived in the railway station he announced that it was the "Centre of the World". There used to be a statue to commemorate this in the station but it was removed some years ago.

Most of the town centre is a pedestrian area where you'll find the usual mix of international stores in the winding backstreets of the old town. What you'll also find if you look hard enough is the P...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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