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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

iron spire

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen With a height of 151m, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen was the highest building in the world from 1876 to 1880. Construction of the cathedral began in the 12th century and was completed about a 100 years later. Over the following centuries the Notre-Dame was modified and renovated. The façade was given a makeover in Gothic style and towers were added to the cathedral. With the most remarkable one in 1876, the Tour Lanterne (lantern tower) and the great iron spire.

View location in Rouen, France


Le Gros Horloge

Le Gros Horloge

Le Gros Horloge

Le Gros Horloge

Le Gros Horloge Le Gros Horloge (the Big Clock) is the main symbol of Rouen. It is located on a beautiful stone arch which crosses the rue du Gros-Horloge, the most famous street in Rouen. The clock was constructed in the 16th century and indicates the hour, day of the week and the phase of the moon.

View location in Rouen, France


Sunset on the Beach

A beautiful sunset on the beach of Nieuwpoort.

Sunset on the Beach


The Abbey of Herkenrode

Abbey of Herkenrode

Abbey of Herkenrode

Abbey of Herkenrode

Abbey of Herkenrode

Abbey of Herkenrode

Abbey of HerkenrodeThe Abbey of Herkenrode in Hasselt was founded in the 12th century. Herkenrode was a very prosperous abbey, reaching a pinnacle of prestige and influence in the 16th century. In the 17 century the abbey was discontinued and sold. The buildings and surrounding landscape have been bought and restored by the Flemisch government. The Herkenrode domain has become now a lovely landscape, ideal for bikers and walkers.

View location in Hasselt, Belgium.


Sainte-Thérèse Basilica in Lisieux

Sainte-Thérèse Basilica

Sainte-Thérèse Basilica

Sainte-Thérèse Basilica

Sainte-Thérèse BasilicaThe Sainte-Thérèse Basilica in Lisieux is the second largest pilgrimage site in France. It was dedicated to Sainte-Thérèse of Lisieux, a French Carmelite nun. She was declared a saint in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, 28 years after her death. Her autobiography "Story of a Soul" and her spirituality have inspired people all over the world.

The Basilica was built in Roman-Byzantine style, inspired by the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris. Construction started in 1929 and finished in 1954, funded entirely by donations and contributions from several countries from around the world.


Nieuwpoort

Nieuwpoort is a Belgian city in the province of West-Flanders on the North See coast. The city is made up of two parts, Nieuwpoort-City and Nieuwpoort-Bad. Nieuwpoort-City is the old city centre and is located 3 kilometres from the coast. Nieuwpoort-Bad is the coastal part with a large number of holiday apartments by the beach. The city has also a fishing and yacht harbour and is famous for its shrimps.

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