Traveling on a European vacation

Toulouse, Tour Of History

Very few European cities remained unspoiled by the advantages and disadvantages of the Industrial Revolution, and Toulouse is one such an example. If during the 18th and the 19th century the absence of industry was seen as a real problem in the area, in time it has turned out to be a blessing for modern Toulouse, since this is a place of untouched and well preserved natural beauty highly appreciated by tourists all over the world. This is a city that has truly found a place in the 21st century. This city founded by the Romans as a large metropolis

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Nice, France – A Brief Tour

Together with Marseille and Nimes, Nice is one of the most beautiful and crowded cities in the south of France and the cradle of mankind in Europe. Archaeologists have found evidence of the first levels of inhabitants that are thought to be 400,000 years old, the area being among the first where the use of fire was attested. The city was founded in the 7th century BC by the Greeks from Massalia (now Marseille). Throughout the centuries it became one of the most important ports and trading points at the Mediterranean, a status it has preserved until today. Yet, Nice

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France

A trip to France can reveal some of the most amazing landmarks in all of Europe. Whether you want a quiet getaway or a night on the town, you’ll find everything you’re looking for. Compared to the rest of Europe, France is relatively inexpensive. If you’re careful you can stretch your dollars and have a wonderful time. For a less expensive way to stay, consider checking out a French gite. This is basically another word for a cottage and can be very economical. Besides the price, they are actually quite charming. Most of them go with a traditional bed and

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Prague City Tour

The territory of modern Prague has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Ages, and it was later part of the complex network of trade routes that connected Northern and Southern Europe. The first known inhabitants of Prague were Celtic tribes that later towards the beginning of our era combined with Germanic people who had migrated to the area. We can clearly say that Prague was a land open to migrations, and the present day form and name of Czech comes from the Slavic tribes that arrived and colonized the Bohemian region in the 7th century Ad. Today, Prague is one of

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Brno of Moravia

The city of Brno is the centre of the historic province of Moravia and the second most important city in the Czech Republic. With a story that gets lost in the mists of old age, Brno pays homage to both Celts and Slavs who laid and continued the foundations for a settlement that was to become a thriving trade and cultural centre. A town since the 5th century, Brno had a medieval castle in the 11th century and played an important role in the commerce between the south and the north of Europe. City of Brno Since we’re talking about

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Olomouc City Tour

The Czech Republic offers some great tourist destinations, and we would be doing a great injustice to leave out a city such as Olomouc from the list of top choices. Every year, Olomouc is the target destination of thousands of visitors in the Moravia region. It has all the attributes it needs to arouse one’s interest and curiosity. Besides the Roman history of the place that is mainly preserved in legends, there are great sights left from the days of the Great Moravian Empire, the Middle Ages and the modern era. Olomouc is the second oldest city in the Czech

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Czech Republic

While Prague is the best known city in the Czech Republic, it does not represent the entire country. Throughout the country, you will find many numerous things to see and do. Let’s look at a few of the highlights from a trip to the Czech Republic. For starters, Prague is a little known haven for tourists. Since this area was in the center of communist control for many years, its beauty and splendor were masked for years. Now that it is open to the world, it has quickly become a fan favorite. Just try to walk down one of the

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Baden, Austrian Gem

The tradition of an independent history and the continuity of an uninterrupted cultural growth, make Baden a favorite tourist attraction for visitors from all over the world. Not only is it a site of great historical vestiges, but a modern city that tells the tale of Austria in a unique and original way. Residence to the members of the Austrian royal family, Baden is full of old, beautiful villas, restored and open to visitors. Surrounded by castles and antique vestiges, visitors to Baden have a direct experience of the past. Typical Austrian Valley When you visit Baden remember that you’re

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Sankt Polten of Lower Austria

The capital state of Lower Austria, Sankt Polten is a flourishing city with an ancient history that charms visitors with its unique and colorful modern image. Housing the government of Lower Austria, Sankt Polten has a long history of political changes ever since the ancient times. The name of Sankt Polten is derived from Saint Hyppolitus of Rome who brought Christianity to this area. In time, the word suffered several transformations, being once called Sankt Hippolyt, and then the Latin aspect of the word was lost to the advantage of the German pronunciation. Typical Lower Austrian Village The oldest part

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Villach of Carinthia

Situated at the heart of the Austrian province of Carinthia, Villach is the city where several cultures meet. It is so close to the Italian and the Slovenian borders that the cultural and social exchanges are very rich and most rewarding for visitors to the area; tourists enjoy both the surrounding picturesque scenery and the variety of leisure activities. All in all, Villach is a city that bursts with life in the middle of a natural landscape that has remained unspoiled. Typical Austrian Mountain Landscape The oldest traces of human inhabitance in the area go back to 3500 BC, and,

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