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Carcassonne (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁ.ka.sɔn]; Occitan: Carcassona) is a fortified French town in the Aude department, of which it is the prefecture, in the Region of Languedoc-Rousillon. The city is famous for the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853 and added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.[1] Consequently, Carcassone greatly profits from tourism but also counts manufacture and wine-making as some of its other key economical sectors. History[edit] The first signs of settlement in this region have been dated to about 3500 BC, but the hill site of Carsac – a Celtic place-name that has been retained at other sites in the south – became an important trading place in the 6th century BC. A medieval fiefdom, the county of Carcassonne, controlled the city and its environs. Cathars being expelled from Carcassonne in 1209 Population[edit] Main sights[edit] The fortified city[edit] Fortified City Wall Related:  Travel C

Château de Ferrières Château de Ferrières Château de Ferrières (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑto də fɛʁjɛːʁ]) is a French château built between 1855 and 1859 by Baron James de Rothschild in the Goût Rothschild. Rothschild ownership of the Château de Ferrières was passed down through the male line according to the rule of primogeniture. Considered by far the largest and most luxurious 19th-century château in France, it is reached from rue Rucherie in Ferrières-en-Brie in the Seine et Marne département of France about 26 km east of Paris. Sitting at the crest of a long entry drive, the château was designed by the British architect Joseph Paxton. Built in the Neo-Renaissance style inspired by architecture of the Italian Renaissance, with square towers at each corner, the house sits on a formal terrace that gives way to 1.25 km² of gardens in a parkland landscaped à l'anglaise that was part of a surrounding 30 km² forest contained in the estate. References[edit] Jump up ^ Cowles, Virginia. External links[edit]

Veliki vodič"24 sata": Njujork u sopstvenom aranžmanu Karta 817 dolara Viza 160 dolara Hrana (van restorana) 280 Smeštaj (hostel) 350 Metro (14 dana) 60 Noćni izlasci 150 NBA utakmica 70 Predstava A produkcije na Brodveju 100 dolara Njujork Siti Pass (kartica s kojom ostvarujete 46 odsto popusta na šest najvećih atrakcija) 89 dolaraUKUPNO 2.076 dolara Stjuardesa Karte Bar pola godine unapred bi trebalo razmišljati o kupovini karte i krenuti u pregledanje sajtova. Među najboljima je svakako i preko njega se može doći do svih letova do Njujorka. Fore za snalaženje Njujork je grad koji nudi neverovatne mogućnosti, čak i kada ste u poseti na svega desetak dana. Viza Da biste saznali koliko se približno čeka na prvi slobodan termin za intervju za vizu u američkoj ambasadi, posetite sajt Visa Wait Time. Smeštaj Za Njujork treba znati da su tamo dva najveća problema za turiste - stenice i pacovi. Prevoz i hrana Njujorški metro jeste ogroman lavirint, ali se brzo može savladati. Noćni klub u Njujorku Izlasci Turističke ture

Château de Roquetaillade View of the castle. The Château de Roquetaillade (French: [ʁɔk.tɑ.jad]) is a castle in Mazères (near Bordeaux), in the French département of Gironde. Charlemagne, on his way to the Pyrenees with Roland, built the first fortification there. Of this old castle, nothing remains but imposing ruins. In 1306, with the permission of the English King Edward I, Cardinal de la Mothe, nephew of Pope Clement V built a second fortress (le Château Neuf), square in plan with six towers and a central keep. This structure was restored by Viollet-le-Duc and one of his pupils, Duthoit, between 1850 and 1870. The château park includes remains of the medieval curtain wall with the barbican, the Pesquey stream and its banks, the 19th century chalet, and the Crampet pigeon loft. The castle has served as a location in several films, including Fantômas contre Scotland Yard and Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf). The castle has been lived in by the same family for over 700 years. See also[edit]

Wonderful baby friendly hotel - The Circus Hotel, Berlin Traveller Reviews We booked the Circus based on the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. I'm always pleased to see that a small, reasonably-priced hotel can get such good reviews and a high rating. We experienced the same thing in Venice at The Antiche Figure.We arrived early (10:30am), but the reception clerk went out of his way to get a room that had...More We booked the Circus based on the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. We arrived early (10:30am), but the reception clerk went out of his way to get a room that had already been cleaned. We asked about a walking tour, since we would be in Berlin only for a day, and he told us to be in the lobby at 12:30pm where a guide from Brewer's Berlin Tours would pick us up. Room Tip: Ask for a room on the courtyard for a quiet night's sleep. See more room tips This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Rochester Cathedral Rochester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Norman church in Rochester, Medway. The bishopric is the second oldest in England after Canterbury. It is a Grade I listed building (Number 1086423).[2] History[edit] Anglo-Saxon establishment[edit] The Rochester diocese was founded by Justus, one of the missionaries who accompanied Saint Augustine of Canterbury to convert the pagan Southern English to Christianity in the early 7th century. Under the Roman system, a bishop was required to establish a school for the training of priests.[4] To provide the upper parts for music in the services a choir school was required.[5] Together these formed the genesis of the cathedral school which today is represented by the King's School, Rochester. The original cathedral was 42 feet (13 m) high and 28 feet (8.5 m) wide. King Ethelbert died in 617 and his successor, Eadbald of Kent, was not a Christian. Medieval priory[edit] Gundulf's church[edit]

Berlin for families | Travel Berlin, famed for its nightlife and creative scene, might not be the first place that springs to mind for a family weekend. Yet it often surprises visitors with its child-friendly infrastructure. Of course, there are all the parks and open spaces (the sprawling Tiergarten chief among them), activities at the museums, plus quirky extras such as indoor/outdoor pools and puppet theatres. But what really sets Berlin apart is its ability to adapt services and trends that are popular with adults to suit adults who just happen to have children, too. Unique to Berlin is a new trend in stylish yet family-friendly places to eat, drink and play: kindercafes. The best kindercafes are in the areas where Berliners with young families live, in up-and-coming districts such as Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg. Kreuzberg Knilchbar Mitte Onkel Albert. Many of Berlin's key sights are in Mitte, the beating heart of the city. Prenzlauer Berg Friedrichshain Schöneberg Kalimero

Canterbury Coordinates: Canterbury i/ˈkæntərb(ə)ri, -bɛr-/[2] is an historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent in South East England. It lies on the River Stour. Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most famous religious structures in the world. Many historical structures remain, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and a Norman castle, and perhaps the oldest school in England, The King's School. Canterbury is a popular tourist destination: consistently one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom,[3] the city's economy is heavily reliant upon tourism. History[edit] History of Canterbury redirects here. Early history[edit] St. The Canterbury area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. St. In 842 and 851, Canterbury suffered great loss of life during Danish raids. 14th–17th centuries[edit] Governance[edit]

Visitors' centre Vsitors’ Centre The visitors’ centre is the central tourist site at the reserve. A wooden construction was built with an 18 meters high tower which overlooks a 300 ha meadow and the widest and most beautiful part of Zasavica stream. This facility also has a souvenir shop and two rooms with the total of seven beds, as well as two additional rooms. In front of it is a wooden pier which leads to the boats and the Umbra sightseeing boat that takes the tourists around the reserve. Apart from the wooden facility, there is also a waterwheel as an additional tourist attraction. The visitors have at their disposal a sanitary unit with toilets and showers inside, but there are also showers outside which can be used in the summer. The “Bircuz kod dabra” offers the use of grill, grilling plate and cauldron for preparing food. The entire area in question is open for visitors 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, since there is always a security employee to guard the facilities and welcome the visitors.

Portsmouth Portsmouth i/ˈpɔərtsməθ/ is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. Portsmouth is notable for being the United Kingdom's only island city; it is mainly on Portsea Island.[3] It is situated 64 miles (103 km) south west of London and 19 miles (31 km) south east of Southampton. The City of Portsmouth has a population of 209,166 and is the only city in England with a greater population density (5,145 /km2 (13,330 /sq mi)) than London (4,984 /km2 (12,910 /sq mi)). History[edit] There have been boom settlements in the area since before Roman times,[5] mostly being offshoots of Portchester,[6] which was a Roman base (Portus Adurni) and possible home port of the Classis Britannica.[7] Winston Churchill stated in his book "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume One: The Birth of Britain" (page 65) that Portsmouth was founded in 501 by Port, the pirate. The battle is attested to in early Welsh sources as the Battle of Llongborth.

Glenfinnan Viaduct Eleven of the bridge's twenty-one arches Construction[edit] Construction of the extension from Fort William to Mallaig began in January 1987, and the line opened on 1 April 1901.[5][6] The Glenfinnan Viaduct, however, was complete enough by October 1898 to be use to transport materials across the valley.[7] It was built at a cost of GB£18,904.[3] A legend long-established attached to the Glenfinnan Viaduct was that a horse had fallen into one of the piers during construction in 1898 or 1899.[8][9] In 1987, Professor Roland Paxton failed to find evidence of a horse at Glenfinnan using a fisheye camera inserted into boreholes in the only two piers large enough to accommodate a horse.[9] In 1997, on the basis of local hearsay, he investigated the Loch nan Uamh Viaduct by the same method but found the piers to be full of rubble.[8][9] Using scanning technology in 2001, the remains of the horse and cart were found at Loch nan Uamh, within the large central pylon.[10][9] Design[edit] Sources

Kiev Kiev (Russian: Киев) or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ [ˈkɪjiw] ( listen)) is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population as of July 2013 was 70062847200000000002,847,200[1] (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press).,[6] making Kiev at least 8th largest city in Europe. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of its four legendary founders (see Etymology, below). Etymology A fragment of Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae map by Anthony Jenkinson (London 1562) published by Ortelius in 1570. Currently, Kiev is the traditional and most commonly used English name for the city,[14] but in 1995 the Ukrainian government adopted Kyiv as the mandatory romanization for use in legislative and official acts.[15] Early English sources use various names, including Kiou, Kiow, Kiew, Kiovia.

Romantic Scotland Experience peaceful walks through Skye’s mountainous landscape which is dotted with waterfalls, castle ruins and stone circles. You may stumble upon something even more magical than the enchanting scenery as Skye is full of intriguing myths and legends. Walk through the unusual conical hills and over a bracken ridge to reach the legendary Faerie Glen near Uig. Discover the enthralling Faerie’s Meeting Place, complete with a glassy loch, circle formations and grassy knolls. Travel to the magnificent Dunvegan Castle, an hour’s drive away, to find out more about Skye’s fairy folklore. Some tales claim that the flag was given as a gift from the fairies to an infant clan chief, while others say it was a keepsake given to a chief from a departing fairy-lover - a very romantic gesture. Treat yourselves to a delectable gastronomic experience at the award-winning Three Chimneys restaurant, just 15 minutes from Dunvegan Castle. Finish your trip with an exciting boat trip round the coast of Skye.