Cheap Transportation to Chartres Cathedral and Day-Trip Tours from Paris

Public transportation is cheap from Paris to see the magnificent stained-glass window of Chartres Cathedral including the Blue Virgin

Public transportation is cheap from Paris to see the magnificent stained-glass windows of Chartres Cathedral or take a guided bus tour that could include visiting the Palace of Versailles en route. Chartres cathedral with the finest collection of medieval stained-glass windows in France is a popular day-trip destination from Paris. Transportation from Paris to Chartres … Read more

Visit the Dom zu Halberstadt with Cathedral Treasury (Domschatz) in Germany

Detail of the Arm Relic St Nicholaus in Halberstadt Cathedral Treasury

Visit the gothic Dom zu Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt to see one of the best and most important medieval cathedral treasuries (Domschatz) in Germany. The Dom St. Stephanus und St. Sixtus (Cathedral of St Stephen and St Sixtus) in Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt is one of the finest French gothic churches in Germany. However, it is most … Read more

Visit the Jacobikirche in Stendal to See Medieval Art and Stained-Glass Windows

Stained glass windows in the St. Jacobikirche in Stendal

The St. Jacobikirche (St James) in Stendal is a brick Gothic hall church with magnificent medieval art and the oldest stained-glass windows in Northern Germany. Stendal is the largest town in the Altmark region of northern Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. It was relatively rich during the late Middle Ages and benefited from being a garrison town … Read more

See the Borman Altar in St Mary‚Äôs (St Marien) Brick Gothic Church in G√ľstrow

Borman Altar Detail in G√ľstrow

The brick Gothic St Marienkirche in G√ľstrow in Germany is famous for its magnificent Borman winged altar retable with 181 painted wood-carved figures. St Mary‚Äôs parish church in G√ľstrow near Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany is a large brick Gothic hall church. Although part of the church dates from the early 16th century, it … Read more

See Barlach‚Äôs Floating Angel Sculpture in G√ľstrow Dom

Profile Ernst Barlach's Floating Angel (Der Schwebende) in the Dom zu G√ľstrow

Ernst Barlach’s Floating Angel (Der Schwebende) in the Dom zu G√ľstrow brick gothic church is one of the best-known war memorial sculptures in Germany. The G√ľstrower Dom near Rostock in northern Germany is a large mostly 13th-century brick Gothic former collegiate church. The interior is filled with art with the Angel war memorial statue by … Read more

Visit the Antwerp Cathedral with Rubens Paintings

Antwerp Cathedral

Antwerpen Kathedraal is largest Gothic church in the Netherlands but four Rubens altar paintings and other art are often the main draw. The Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) in Antwerp is the largest Gothic building in the Dutch-speaking world. Its single belfry is the tallest church tower in Belgium and on the UNESCO World Cultural … Read more

See Top Sights in Strasbourg in Alsace, France

High-Gothic Cathedral, Museums, Half-Timbered Houses, La Petite France

The top sights in Strasbourg, France include the High Gothic cathedral, the romantic half-timbered houses in La Petite France, the Maison Kammerzell, and great museums.

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Strasbourg in Alsace, France is an important industrial center and houses several European Union institutions. However, the top tourist sights include the romantic, medieval old town, half-timbered houses, one of Europe’s greatest High Gothic cathedrals, top museums, and a joie-de-vie ambiance in endless bistros, restaurants, and outdoor street caf√©s.

Hotel prices in Strasbourg vary according to activities of especially the European Union institutions – when no major meeting and conferences are staged, luxury hotels in especially the outskirts of the town center can be very cheap. Hotels in smaller Alsace towns are also very pleasant especially when driving and not relying on public transportation. Use major internet hotel reservation services to compare prices and try and determine when hotels are full – huge savings can be had by traveling a week earlier or later than major events.

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Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral in Alsace, France

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

The High Gothic Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre Dame) in Alsace, France is a single-tower church with medieval stained-glass windows and an impressive astronomical clock.

The High Gothic Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre Dame) in Alsace, France is a single-tower church with medieval stained-glass windows and an impressive astronomical clock.
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Strasbourg Cathedral (Cath√©drale Notre Dame de Strasbourg) is a superb example of Late High Gothic architecture and art to make it one of Europe’s greatest churches.. Although only one of its towers was completed, this tower was for centuries the highest man-made construction in the world. The cathedral is in the heart of the UNESCO World Culture Heritage-listed old town of Strasbourg and one of the top sights to see in the Alsace region of France.

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See Top Sights in Mainz near Frankfurt, Germany

Dom Cathedral, Chagall Church Windows, Roman Ships, & Gutenberg Museum

Top sights in Mainz are the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral (Dom), Chagall windows, and the Roman Ships and Gutenberg Museums. Transportation from Frankfurt Airport is easy.

Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral), Germany, Photographed at Night
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The historic city Mainz is a popular destination for travelers with a short stop-over at Frankfurt International Airport. Many travelers prefer Mainz to more modern Frankfurt and transportation by train is equally easy to either city. The top sights in Mainz include its large cathedral (Mainzer Dom), the Gutenberg Museum, Roman Ships, and the magnificent blue Chagall windows in the St Stephan church.

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Novotel Review: Save on Hotels in Troyes, France

NOTE: This hotel has left the Novotel Group and is now the Golden Tulip Troyes hotel.

Great Deals on Novotel Troyes Airport Hotel near Outlet Factory Store Shopping Malls

The family-friendly Novotel Troyes Aéroport with a swimming pool offers great deals for cheap but comfortable stays while saving when shopping at McArthur Glen Outlet Mall and other factory stores in Champagne.

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The Novotel Troyes Aéroport is a comfortable, family-friendly hotel with a swimming pool, quietly located in the northwestern outskirts of Troyes in the Aube en Champagne region in France. The Novotel Troyes Airport hotel offers great deals and very cheap stays for advance reservations. The family-friendly rooms have a double bed and a sleeper couch to sleep up to four per room in comfort Рtwo children under 16 stay for free. The Novotel Troyes Aéroport is a great deal for families, especially over weekends when business clientele stays away and prices drop.

  • Do use major internet hotel reservation services to see what prices are available on Troyes hotels but booking directly with the Novotel will usually give the best price, special offers especially for early reservations, and the best cancellation options.

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