The town that inspired a genius

Arles Amphitheatre at night

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

The country that's a little bit weird

Baku residents stroll along the waterfront on a sunny day.

Ben Groundwater gets to grips with a little-known country poised for big things.

A stay in a fairytale castle

Chateau et la Chapelle.

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

The devastated city that now rivals Europe's best

Rotterdam skyline at sunset.

It was devastated by bombing during WW2 but the city has rebuilt itself, resulting in astonishing design.

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The town that inspired a genius

Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin quarreled and caroused, when not painting, during a famously tumultuous nine-week collaboration that an upcoming exhibition contends galvanized both men's artistic careers. For Van Gogh, the tortured painter of sunflowers and starry nights, Gauguin's imminent departure from their redoubt in southern France two days before Christmas, 1888, was a betrayal of his ideal of an artists' collective he believed would revolutionize the art world. In a protest heavy with symbolism, Van Gogh sliced off part of his left ear. The exhibition starts on September 22 at the Art Institute of Chicago and in February it will travel to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, by Vincent van Gogh is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE ARTS-VANGOGH   NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

A stay in a fairytale castle

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

Treasures of the River Seine

A taste of Normandy

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On the fast track in Rome

quiet early morning at St. Peter's Cathedral, before the crowds arrive. (Steve Haggerty Photography/Colorworld/TNS)

Want to see the sights of Rome without the queues? Buy an all-inclusive pass.

'The Eden of Italy'

Majestic gardens and amazing views await those who make the trip to Lago Maggiore.

Hiking in the hills provides amazing views of Vernazza, one of the five towns known as the Cinque Terre.

Hiking the Cinque Terre

This beautiful region in Northern Italy is all about walking, relaxing and soaking up the views.

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Beyond Oktoberfest: Munich's other famous side

Radishes act as a palate cleanser for an informal meat platter sourced from market stalls.

There's so much more to Munich than just Oktoberfest.

The ultimate shopping destinations

The world's mega-malls have plenty to offer, but real shopping is found elsewhere.

The trail runs past the town hall on the bridge in Bamberg, Germany.

Gears and beers in Bavaria

A cycling trip through Bavaria is a journey of liquid temptation.

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