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Decadent Versailles

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More than five million visitors descend on France’s grandest palace annually to see the 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 6,300 paintings and the dazzling and astounding Hall of Mirrors.
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The flavours of the Croatian coast

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Croatian food is a savoury smorgasbord of taste. It stands out along the Adriatic coast, famed for its fresh seafood and shellfish, seasonal ingredients and Mediterranean flair.
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The unsung museums of Paris

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There are over 200 museums in Paris. Everyone knows the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, but you could come to Paris dozens of times and still see something new on each trip.
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Lonely Planet's top 10 places to shop in Tokyo

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You can shop ’til you drop in Tokyo from the sprawling retail clusters around the busiest train stations to the abundance of smaller, more eccentric shops found on the backstreets.
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Chicago's jazz and blues shrines

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Everyone knows Chicago has the world's biggest free blues fest, but what of the spots that have fallen off the usual itinerary, the ones that require imagination to appreciate them?
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Falling in love with Cape Town

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South Africa’s Mother City, with its cloud-draped Table Mountain, golden beaches and bountiful vineyards, captures people’s hearts.
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