10 Best Vacation Spots Around The World; Glaminati Media

France – Bordeaux, Port of the Moon

List Of The Best Vacation Spots to Visit

Finding out the best vacation spots around the world can really be a time-consuming process. So, to help you out with your travel planning, here are the spots around the world which you really wouldn’t want to miss. There are a lot of things people want to do in life and traveling is surely one of them. Now some people really prefer to plan their whole travel. Choosing the destination really becomes a headache for some people as there are so many amazing places.

Mexico City, Mexico

If you want to see the best museums, try cuisine and visit the best architectural designs of the world, then the Mexico City is one of the best places to travel to.

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History comes alive in Saint-Emilion’s cobbled streets, vineyards; Moira McCarthy; Boston Herald

France – Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

It was a rainy weekday morning and I was walking up one of the famed Tertres of Saint-Emilion in France, an ancient, beautiful, movie-set of a city where I felt — umbrella held over my head as I walked along the steep cobbled street — oddly like Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Paris and even smaller Bordeaux have their own magical charm. But there’s something extra cool about Saint-Emilion, one of the very old but very cared- for cities that sit along the Dordogne River in the eponymous region of France.

Away from modern urban sprawl, Saint-Emilion maintains the look and feel of the bustling city it has long been. Compact and easy to walk, it has history, incredible art, seemingly endless food choices and more than enough stories of old to enchant you.

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A Property Guide to Gironde; Charlotte; French Entree

France – Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

Gironde is world famous for it’s wonderful wines such as those from the vinyards of Medoc and one of its most well known towns, St Emilion, whose vineyards have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, it’s not just the fabulous vineyards of Bordeaux, that make the Gironde one of the most coveted places to own property in France.


Situated in the South West of France in the region of Nouvelle Aquitaine, Gironde is the largest départment of mainland France, and takes its name from the majestic estuary formed by the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers.

This large and diverse region has something to suit all tastes, including sandy beaches  on the Cote d’Argent, with a host of popular seaside resorts such as Carcans, Hourtin and Montalivet.

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Why You Should Visit The Island Of Time: Mont Saint-Michel; Tom Mullen; Forbes

Mont Saint-Michel in France remains a stunning World Heritage site.

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Champagne region, France, offers taste for more than a bottle of bubbly; Terry Lee; Live Share Travel

France – Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars

From the archetypical corporate event to moments of great note in our lives – champagne is there. Effervescence, excitement, enjoyment, all encapsulated beneath golden foil, and a resolute cork awaiting release. But visit the Champagne region, France, and you’ll discover so much more to its wines and their lofty position in the world, than can ever be released by a satisfying “POP!”.

With UNESCO world heritage status, centuries-old traditions, classical villages and towns, vines rolling over endless landscapes, and fascinating architecture, Champagne itself is a region to be celebrated.

Of course we cannot forget the bubbly bonanza that locals rightly laud and the world delights in. People all over the globe know champagne as the drink of celebration. And that reputation is derived from the regal past of the Champagne region.

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The prettiest walled cities in the world; Megan Barber; Curbed

France – Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

For hundreds and even thousands of years, walls—as well as the rivers, coastlines, and hillsides people incorporated into their fortifications—were an integral part of city life.

11 fortresses that will spark your wanderlust

Originally built to protect residents from enemies, walled cities today are more often viewed as tourist destinations than defensive fortresses. But for hundreds and even thousands of years, walls—as well as the rivers, coastlines, and hillsides people incorporated into their fortifications—were an integral part of city life.

Defensive walls thrived in ancient Mesopotamia and both the Greeks and ancient Chinese used various types of fortifications as protection. From the 12th century onward in Europe, the increasing urbanization of settlements required larger and more secure walls, resulting in the proliferation of hundreds of walled cities across the continent.

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Paris Turns Right Wing of Seine into Scenic Permanent Park; Leeron Hoory; Garden Collage

France – Paris, Banks of the SeineFrance – Paris, Banks of the Seine

A new initiative in Paris is underway to turn the right bank of the Seine, one of the most iconic sites of Paris and a main expressway, into a permanent park. For the past 15 years, Paris has been closing two of the highway lanes on the Seine to create more greenery during the summer. The “Paris Plages” essentially…

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Supreme folly: how much would it cost to build a cathedral using the £28 designer brick?; Leo Benedictus; Guardian

France – Episcopal City of AlbiFrance – Episcopal City of Albi

Skatewear brand Supreme’s bricks are a sales phenomenon. But would it stack up to use them for actually building things?

The adolescent skatewear brand Supreme has started selling bricks. To be clear, the word “bricks” in this context means bricks. In “red clay with debossed logo on top”, the site says. They cost £28 each and they come in one size. Brick size. (That’s 8.25 x 2.25 x 4in, in this case.) And they are a phenomenon. Supreme have already sold out online, and the resale market is booming. One wag even calculated how much it would cost to build a house out of them ($4.7m or £3.6m). In that spirit, here’s what some great buildings would cost to make out of Supreme bricks, assuming Supreme could make enough of them.

Battersea power station, London

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Le Boat’s DIY canal-sailing adventure; Patricia Schulz; Travel Weekly

Cité de Carcassonne
France – Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

We were an unlikely trio, meeting in the south of France to collect our rental boat: three female New Yorkers who shared a decades-long friendship and love of adventure, and not an ounce of boating experience among us.

Le Boat, Europe’s largest inland self-drive cruising operation and part of the TUI Group, had assured us that no license was needed and that 60% of their customers have “no experience whatsoever.”

And so, with visions of an idyllic float past sunflower fields and stone villages, we signed on for a one-week rental in early June. With 40 departure points in eight European countries, we chose France’s most popular itinerary: the Canal du Midi, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the country’s most prolific wine-producing region of Languedoc.

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Thousands flock to Mont Saint-Michel for ‘tide of the century’; Chris Kitching; Daily Mail

Curious visitors have crowded historic Mont Saint-Michel and other beauty spots in anticipation of the first giant tide of the millennium following a rare alignment of the sun, moon and Earth.

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Rock and awe: William Clift’s Shiprock and Mont St. Michel images; Michael Abatemarco; Santa Fe New Mexican

Any photographer can take a pretty picture of a place, but William Clift sees its timeless soul. One such place is Mont St. Michel, a tidal island connected at low…

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Take a tour of the City of Light; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

La Ville Lumière, or the “City of Light,” is one of many nicknames for Paris, France and was bestowed on the capital for two reasons.  During the Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe, intellectuals sought to promote science and the exchange of ideas, as opposed to intolerance and superstition.  Paris was regarded as a…

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Postcard Perfect: Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France; Rachel Greenberg; Nile Guide

The tidal island in Normandy, France where Mont Saint-Michel now stands had been used since the 6th century as a military fort, before becoming the home of the Saint-Michel monastery in the 8th century.

Source: Postcard Perfect: Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France