Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn't know

A woman reads a book as she rests in a public garden near the Eiffel Tower on a hot summer day in Paris.

126 years ago, the Eiffel Tower was officially completed in Paris after 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days of construction.

Don't turn a trip here down

SPECTACULAR: The Western terrace ruins of Mount Nemrut.

This treasured Turkish spot makes flying across the world for a wedding worth the effort and expense.

Longest road coming soon?

NEW ROUTE BEING CONSIDERED: A superhighway between the UK and the US would be "very ambitious and expensive".

Plans for ambitious 20,000-kilometre superhighway linking the UK and America are reportedly being considered by Russia.

Keukenhof: Tour the tulips

SNAP WORTHY: Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year.

Springtime in Europe colours your cheeks and adds a new jaunt to your step - especially at Keukenhof, the world's largest floral display.

The 'tide of a century' gallery

A man stands on an embankment as the incoming high tide surrounds the Mont Saint-Michel 11th century abbey off France's Normandy coast March 21, 2015. At the Mont Saint-Michel, where some of the biggest tides in the world occur, visitors earlier gathered to watch the tide disappear out of sight, exposing areas of beach and rock visible only every 18 years. Towns on France's North Atlantic coast braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to create an ocean surge not seen since 1997. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island and then retreated out of sight.

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Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn't know

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126 years ago, the Eiffel Tower was officially completed in Paris after 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days of construction.

The 'tide of a century' gallery

A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island and then retreated out of sight.

No saucy 50 Shades of Grey act

France ups the ante

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George Clooney's village of romance

The view from Argegno.

There is no better place to hide away. Just ask George Clooney.

The ultimate Catholic gilt trip

Grisly stories come attached to some of Rome's most saintly attractions. Here's the top ten.

A masked reveller poses in front of St. Mark's square during the first day of carnival, in Venice February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini   (ITALY  - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY)

Carnival of Venice kicks off gallery

The annual Carnival in Venice kicked off over the weekend, when thousands of masked revellers took to the streets.

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Hamburg takes revenge on revellers

In Germany, if you pee on a wall, it pees back on you.

Tourists beware, in Germany if you pee on a wall, it pees back on you.

Where to see the Berlin Wall gallery

Sunday marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989.

A plastinated corpse is seen on display on the opening day of the Bodyworlds (Koerperwelten) exhibition.

'Dr Death' opens a corpse museum

A permanent museum showing preserved corpses stripped of skin to reveal the complexity of the human body opens in Berlin.

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