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 Yellow Train (Train Jaune) mountain railway

The first half of the trip from Villefranche to Latour de Carol is, as you’d expect, through the mountain passes of the Pyrenees but after that it levels out into more normal scenery and finishes the run in the very disappointing Latour train station. In years gone by this must have been a major terminus when you look at the sheer size of the station but there’s little to show for all that past gl...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

The First World War graves in France

I find the cemeteries in France really fascinating.

Naturally there are loads of military ones around the sites of past battles in the two world wars. The second world war ones up around the Normandy beaches are perhaps the most impressive in terms of the sheer scale of carnage that they represent. However, in addition to those there are many much smaller WW1 cemetries dotted around the landsca...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007


Avignon is perhaps most famous for its bridge, the Pont d'Avignon but there's a lot more than that to see in the large walled city than that.

The city was used as the base for the Pope from 1309 to 1377 and courtesy of that there's effectively a mini version of the Vatican right in the centre of the city. This consists of the Gothic style Palais des Papes (very much a fortified palace with 17 f...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

The Chateau of Versailles: Louis XIV's cottage

The chateau of Versailles is one place that will not only live up to but positively exceed your expectations.

Everything inside was built on a truly grand scale. Where on a normal palace houses on the estate would be small affairs, the Trianons are also rather elegant and elsewhere would be magnificent but they, of course, are nothing compared to the palace itself.

To really do it justice, y...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

City of culture, arts and the Danube - Budapest

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is considered an important Central European point for business, culture and tourism. It's world heritage sites include the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue and the Millennium Underground railway, the first on the European continent.

Flowing north to south through the centre of the city is the...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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