Where dungeons and dragons await

King Rene's castle (Chateau du roi Rene)

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

Misfiring cork grounds jet

A cork that misfired mid-air was bad news for EasyJet passengers on a flight between Britain and Turkey.

A flight from Britain to Turkey had to be grounded after a misfiring champagne cork brought down oxygen masks. 

Ahoy, birthday on board

Seadream in Mykonos, Greece.

In a fantasy worthy of Game of Thrones, it's time for a party on the high seas.

'Massive orgy of tomatoes and people' gallery

BUNOL, SPAIN - AUGUST 26:  Revellers enjoy the atmosphere in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on August 26, 2015 in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 22,000 people threw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes in the world's biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Thousands of festival-goers hurled 170 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in this small Spanish town.

How salt made Salzburg

Salt used to be extraordinarily valuable and the mountains around Salzburg are full of the stuff.

Salt may not seem like a big deal, but this Austrian city owes its opulence to the "white gold".

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Where dungeons and dragons await

King Rene's castle (Chateau du roi Rene).

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

Versailles plans luxury hotel

Once home to kings, the Chateau de Versailles is planning a new venture with a luxury hotel.

'Airbnb is a menace'

20 reasons to visit Paris

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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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