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Water jousting in southern France

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In Sète, the famous lanced competition takes place on a wooden boat, with a platform that extends 3m above the water and a 2.8m lance as a weapon.
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Europe for science lovers

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The continent’s rich history of scientific discovery and wondrous natural sights are sure to inspire all kinds of brainiacs, from physics buffs to fossil hunters.
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France and Spain’s centuries-old celebration of peace

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In 1375, villagers of the Franco-Spanish borderlands along the Pyrenees mountains settled their differences with a treaty and magnanimous feast. That pact is still celebrated today
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Rural life in the Pyrenees foothills

In the shadow of the Pyrenees mountains, the pastoral borderlands where France meets Spain are home to farming, modesty and one really old party.


Europe’s most amazing fountains

These works of art incorporate both function and fantasy by manipulating the most basic of life forces -- water and gravity -- with emotionally moving results.


The world's finest freebies

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From opera in London to tea time in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, getting to the heart of a destination was never so richly rewarding yet so downright free.
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