59 days in Luxembourg, France & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

59 days in Luxembourg, France & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 11 nights
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Versailles, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Perigueux, France
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Gordes, France
— 1 day
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Lyon, France
— 7 nights
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Fly to Metz/Nancy, Shuttle to Aéroport Luxembourg/Findel, Train to Ettelbruck, Gare, Bus to Vianden
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Vianden, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Beaufort, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Larochette, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Mullerthal, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Clervaux, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 7 nights
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Paris, France

— 11 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Musee Picasso-Paris, Latin Quarter, The Paris Catacombs, and other attractions. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen in Rouen--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Paris is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles, France

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then stroll through Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, admire the striking features of The Hall of Mirrors, then don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres, then admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Versailles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at L'Ecume des Falaises, take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, then identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then get outside with Avel Char, and finally make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Vieux Port) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to Place du Parlement, and ponder the design of Fontaine des Trois Graces.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Perigueux.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Perigueux, France

— 3 nights
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perigueux: Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac), Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome (in Brantome en Perigord City) and Chateau de Hautefort (in Hautefort). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at French Wine Adventures, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Monbazillac, get engrossed in the history at Vesunna, and appreciate the history behind Statue Cyrano de Bergerac.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perigueux day trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Perigueux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, Perigueux is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Perigueux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Sarlat-la-Caneda is known for shopping, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, don't miss a visit to Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Perigueux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toulouse (Le Capitole, Church of Les Jacobins, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 5 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Get out of town with these interesting Andorra la Vella side-trips: Soldeu - El Tarter (in Soldeu) and Lagos de Tristania (in El Serrat). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall, browse the exhibits of Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, trek along Sola Irrigation Canal Trail, and head outdoors with Vallnord Pal-Arinsal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Andorra la Vella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and finally wander the streets of The Panier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Moulin Le Pain Blanc, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, France

— 1 day
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, delve into the distant past at Village des Bories, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally stop by Vieille Ville de Gordes.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gordes trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Gordes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Gordes, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Lyon, France

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Beaune (Les Caves de l'Abbaye, La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, &more) and Annecy (Claude Louis Berthollet & Lake Annecy). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Drive from Gordes to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vianden.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Vianden, Luxembourg

— 2 nights
Known for its stunning white-stone castle and its position in the Our valley, Vianden centers around a single cobbled street stretching from the River Our to its famous palace gates.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Maison de Victor Hugo in Vianden, steep yourself in history at Vianden Castle, and then make a trip to Altstadt Vianden.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Bourscheid Castle, learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitarian Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la caricature et du cartoon Vianden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Vianden holiday planner.

Getting from Lyon to Vianden by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Lyon in October, you will find days in Vianden are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Vianden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Beaufort, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Beaufort is a commune and town in eastern Luxembourg. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Beaufort Castles. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Ronn's Bikes and Kayaks.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beaufort trip maker tool.

Beaufort is just a stone's throw from Vianden. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Larochette.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Larochette, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Larochette is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Pettingen Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Berg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Donatus Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Larochette Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Larochette trip tool.

Larochette is just a stone's throw from Beaufort. In October, daytime highs in Larochette are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mullerthal.

Things to do in Larochette

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mullerthal, Luxembourg

— 1 night
On the 18th (Tue), meet the residents at Aquarium Wasserbillig, then head outdoors with Mullerthal Trail, and then examine the collection at Kulturhuef.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mullerthal route site.

Mullerthal is just a short distance from Larochette. October in Mullerthal sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Mullerthal

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

— 2 nights
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Henri, don't miss a visit to Blast Furnace Belval, then make a trip to Rockhal, and finally stroll around Gaalgebierg, Le Parc Municipal Escher Deierepark Escher Bamhaiser. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at European Museum Schengen, then try your luck at Casino 2000, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bofferding.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Esch-sur-Alzette trip planner.

You can drive from Mullerthal to Esch-sur-Alzette in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Esch-sur-Alzette can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Clervaux.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Clervaux, Luxembourg

— 2 nights
Clervaux is a commune and town in northern Luxembourg, administrative capital of the canton of Clervaux.The town's arms, granted in 1896, show three blackbirds on a gold ground in the chief of a red shield, as a variation of the arms of the former Lords of Clervaux.HistoryThe city was the site of heavy fighting during World War II, in the December 1944 Battle of Clervaux, part of the "Battle of the Bulge".Population, the town of Clervaux, which lies in the south-west of the commune, has a population of 1,309. On the 21st (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Battle of the Bulge, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Clervaux, then don't miss a visit to Abbaye Saint-Maurice de Clervaux, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de Maquettes des Chateaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): browse the different shops at Knauf Shopping Center Pommerloch, delve into the distant past at Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, then trek along Circular Walk Clervaux, and finally examine the collection at The Family of Man.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Clervaux day trip website.

Traveling by car from Esch-sur-Alzette to Clervaux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Clervaux can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Clervaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 7 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Luxembourg City is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, make a trip to Place Guillaume II, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City visit planning app.

You can drive from Clervaux to Luxembourg City in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.

Andorra travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Fun & Games
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.