Category: Must see Points of Interests

The Pin Of the Week: PALAIS IDÉAL By Digitourist in Hauterives (France)

Palais Idéal is not a real palace, but a remarkably eccentric structure. It was single-handedly created in a period of 33 years,  between 1836 and 1924, by a French postman named Ferdinand Cheval.

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After the postman tripped over a stone, he got the idea to gather the stones, which he found during his work, and use them to build his own dream palace. In this palace, various styles have been applied: a medieval castle, an Arab mosque and a Hindu temple.

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There are also several figures displayed such as plants, trees, animals, people of different cultures, Julius Caesar and the goddess Isis. The palace never had a real function. Today it is a popular tourist attraction Ferdinand Cheval wanted to be buried in his palace, together with his wife, but the local government did not allow that.

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As a result, he designed his own tomb, which is just as incredible as Palais Idéal, and can be found at the cemetery of Hauterives.

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Buckingham Palace, The official London Residence With More Then 775 Rooms Is Truly Worth Visiting.

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to … Continue reading Buckingham Palace, The official London Residence With More Then 775 Rooms Is Truly Worth Visiting.

The beautiful location of Rocamadour village in France is truly worth a visit

Rocamadour village is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.  Rocamadour  has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles

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Rocamadour village

The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, traditionally dependent on the pilgrimage site and now on the tourist trade, lies near the river on the lowest slopes; it gives its name to Rocamadour, a small goat’s milk cheese that was awarded AOC status in 1996.

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Rocamadour Village

Rocamadour was a dependency of the abbey of Tulle to the north in the Bas Limousin. The buildings of Rocamadour  rise in stages up the side of a cliff on the right bank of the Alzou, which here runs between rocky walls 120 metres (390 ft) in height. Flights of steps ascend from the lower town to the churches, a group of massive buildings half-way up the cliff.

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Rocamadour Village

The interior walls of the church of St Sauveur are covered, with paintings and inscriptions recalling the pilgrimages of celebrated persons. The subterranean church of St Amadour (1166) extends beneath St Sauveur and contains relics of the saint. On the summit of the cliff stands the château built in the Middle Ages to defend the sanctuaries.

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Don’t miss out on the beautiful Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera in Croatia

Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera is the largest national park in Croatia with a estimated 1.1 million visitors each year.

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Nacionalni Park Plitvicka Jezera

The national park is world famous for its lage arranged in cascades.
Currently 16 lakes can be seen from the surface, these lakes are a result of the confluence of several small river and subterranean karst rivers. the lakes are all internconnected and follow the water flow.

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The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk created over thousands  years dams wich turned into a series of beautful lakes, caves and waterfalls. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

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