To many people, Western Europe with its rich architectural heritage of impressive castles and palaces, magnificent natural scenery, and distinct yet sometimes quirky culture, epitomizes all that is Europe. Manmade marvels abound in this part of the world that is equally blessed with natural wonders. France’s Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower, Salzburg‘s Hohensalzburg Castle, and Ghent‘s Gravensteen Castle are just a few of the manmade wonders that draw thousands to explore this part of Europe. On the other hand, the rich diversity of the natural landscape of Western Europe, from the stunningly beautiful vistas of Switzerland to the rocky outcrop of Le Rocher in Monaco, and the tulip fields of the Netherlands is as mesmerizing as the manmade structures which adorn them.
Another area that defines Western Europe is the art and culture that forms such an intrinsic part of this region. Some of the true legends of the art world, such as Michelangelo, Dali, Da Vinci, and Rembrandt called this part of Europe home. Throughout Western Europe, there is no shortage of museums and galleries where one can get lost in the beautiful creations of these masters. Besides art and culture, another area that is toasted in this part of Europe is food. Each country has its own distinct burst of flavors in food and drink, whetting the appetite and cravings of thousands of visitors.

Top 11 Things To Do In Annecy

Top 11 Things To Do In Annecy

Once referred to by geographer Raoul Blanchard as the “Pearl of the French Alps,” the largest city of the Haute-Savoie department in southeastern France definitely lives up to its name. Deriving its name from the beautiful lake on which it lies, Annecy is a gorgeous blend of natural beauty and manmade charm. Its Old Town…

Top 12 Things To Do In Lubeck

Top 12 Things To Do In Lubeck

Lubeck a historical city, known for its rich heritage, is located in Northern Germany. It gives an insight into the Old World Germany and is positioned near the Baltic Coast. Due to its status, its nickname during the 14th century was “The Queen of the Hanseatic League.” There are several cultural spots that offer tourists…

Top 12 Things To Do In Chamonix

Top 12 Things To Do In Chamonix

The commune of Chamonix situated in south-eastern France and north of Mont Blanc is a photographer’s delight. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, it draws mountain climbers from all over to scale the beautiful rugged terrain, especially that of Mont Blanc. During the winter, the slopes around the area are buzzing with activity as skiers and snowboarders…

Top 12 Things To Do In Reims

Top 12 Things To Do In Reims

Reims, an ancient city, was founded by the Celtic tribes and later invaded by the powerful Romans in 356. There is a long chronology of historical events that took place in Reims. Most importantly it is known as the Coronation or the Champagne capital of Europe. Being a rich ancient city, it is certainly an…

Top 12 Things To Do In Zug

Top 12 Things To Do In Zug

Like most towns in Switzerland, Zug too is ringed by mountains and situated near a lake, but what makes this city stand out is its obvious affluence. Zug which was founded by the Kyburgers in the 13th century AD is a low tax region where the headquarters of a number of multinational enterprises are located.…

Top 12 Things To Do In Lucerne

Top 12 Things To Do In Lucerne

One of the most popular destinations in Switzerland is the little gem called Lucerne, located in Central Switzerland, at the foot of the Alps. This beautiful medieval city which began as a small fishing village is now the most populated town in Central Switzerland. Situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne and within sight of the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Dresden

Top 12 Things To Do In Dresden

Dresden is one of the most populous city of eastern Germany and the capital of the German state of Saxony. Located on the bank of the Elbe River along with the Ore Mountains in the backdrop, Dresden is a perfect ‘postcard city’. It has been the seat of Royal families and Polish Monarchs for centuries…

Top 12 Things To Do In Cannes

Top 12 Things To Do In Cannes

Cannes is a lively and cozy city located on the French Riviera. Once a small fishing village, it is now a dazzling and exclusive seaside town considered to be one of the ‘happening’ places of Europe. Cannes is synonymous with the International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious events held annually. This annual red-carpet…

Top 12 Things To Do In Carcassonne

Top 12 Things To Do In Carcassonne

Carcassonne is the largest citadel in Europe that was fortified by the Romans. This citadel is located in between the Mediterranean Sea and Toulouse and happens to be one of the major tourist spots, especially among the connoisseurs of history. It is the astounding walls of Carcassonne’s citadel which protected the city for centuries and…

Top 12 Things To Do In Corsica

Top 12 Things To Do In Corsica

The island of Corsica lies like a mini-continent in the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the 18 regions of France, located southeast of the French mainland. The topography of the region is so diverse and spectacular that the island has been aptly called the Island of Beauty (Ile de Beaute). From the rugged mountain…

Top 12 Things To Do In Saint Paul De Vence

Top 12 Things To Do In Saint Paul De Vence

The commune of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera. Perched high on a hill, the village has been drawing visitors to its environs through the ages. Saint Paul de Vence has been a big draw for artists and visitors from various parts of the world because of its close…

Top 12 Things To Do In Eze

Top 12 Things To Do In Eze

The French commune of Eze is located between Nice and Monaco on the French Riviera. It is easily accessible from either city, and a bus or train ride is generally the best way to visit. The medieval village of Eze sits like an eagle’s nest at a height of 427 meters from the sea, on…

Top 12 Things To Do In Ghent

Top 12 Things To Do In Ghent

Ghent is the capital city of the East Flanders province of Belgium. The city which originally began as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie, became one of the largest and richest cities of Europe during the Late Middle Ages. The rich history of the city is reflected in the beautiful…

Top 12 Things To Do In Groningen

Top 12 Things To Do In Groningen

Groningen is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands and is nationally referred to as the “Metropolis of the North.” The city traces its roots back to the 3rd century AD. During the Second World War, many important buildings in the central market square were razed to the ground by tanks. Bullet holes…

Top 12 Things To Do In Haarlem

Top 12 Things To Do In Haarlem

Located in close proximity with Amsterdam and the North Sea, Haarlem is the capital of North Holland. This second oldest Dutch town is located at the middle of the Bollenstreek, which is the nurturing land of hyacinths, crocuses, tulips, and daffodils. So, the artistic beauty of the place is not questionable. Apart from this, the…

12 Small Towns In The Netherlands Worth Visiting

12 Small Towns In The Netherlands Worth Visiting

The Netherlands is a beautiful country known for its intricate canals, old windmills, and fields of tulips. Although many of the people who go there, usually visit the metropolitan cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the small towns have some of the country’s best-hidden gems. Here are 12 small towns to check out when visiting the…

12 Charming Towns In Belgium Worth Visiting

12 Charming Towns In Belgium Worth Visiting

Belgium may be small in size, but it is home to some of the most beautiful and charming towns in Europe. From picturesque views to some of the most notable cultural sightings, Belgium surely has it all. Following are the most charming towns in Belgium that you must visit when you are tripping around beautiful…

Top 12 Things To Do In Avignon

Top 12 Things To Do In Avignon

Avignon is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Rhône river. For many years, but mostly during the 14th century, it was the capital of Christianity after Pope Clement V moved himself and his court to the small city. Today, the city which has its own song has much of the original architecture,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Nuremberg

Top 12 Things To Do In Nuremberg

The ancient city of Nuremberg happens to be an important center for arts as well as culture. This city has associated itself with a number of advancements in science and technology – specifically in printing as it became a home to the very first printing press of Europe. There are a number of beautiful attractions…

Top 7 Things To Do In Toulouse

Top 7 Things To Do In Toulouse

Located in the south of France, Toulouse is a vibrant city that is located 679km from the capital city of France, Paris. It is the fourth largest city in France and it’s popular throughout the world mainly as the place where Airbus planes are built. Consequently, Toulouse is an ancient city which was founded 4th…

12 Small Towns In France Worth Visiting

12 Small Towns In France Worth Visiting

Mention France and the first image that comes to mind is Paris, the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre. France with its rich history and culture is one of the most visited countries in the world. Throughout history, people have traversed its lands seeking art, culture, geographical diversity or to simply enjoy its gastronomic delights. However,…

12 Small Towns In Switzerland Worth Visiting

12 Small Towns In Switzerland Worth Visiting

The beautiful landlocked country of Switzerland is on top of almost everyone’s bucket list of places to visit. The stunning mountains, crystal clear lakes, varieties of chocolates, cheeses, and friendly people are just some of the things that lure travelers to this beautiful part of the world, year after year. With its captivating landscapes, Switzerland…

5 Hidden Beaches In The South Of France

5 Hidden Beaches In The South Of France

Are you the kind of person who enjoys Nikki Beach and spraying bottles of champagne around a swimming pool with a lot of people? Well, this blog is definitely not for you. I like to find a deserted beach, preferably with no one else to be seen. Antisocial? Very, but who cares? My trip starts…