Vaux le Vicomte Castle and Fabulous Formal Gardens

Vaux le Vicomte Castle and Fabulous Formal Gardens

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The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French château located in Maincy, 55 kilometres southeast of Paris. Vaux le Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641, when infamous finance minister Nicolas Fouquet bought the estate and enlisted architect Louis Le Vau, decorator Charles Le Brun, and garden designer André Le Nôtre to transform it into a lavish residence.

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Times: every day from 10AM to 6PM
Admission: Full price : 16.5 € / Reduced price : 13.5 €

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Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens

Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens

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Nymphenburg Palace was built as a summer residence for Bavarian kings. It is a magnificent structure artistically shaped by the various Electors over its history. Exhibiting both baroque and rococo styles, the rooms are decorated with fantastic frescos and tapestries. The massive Great Hall was decorated in the Rococo style by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and François Cuvilliés the Elder under Elector Max III Joseph. A famous feature of the palace is the “Gallery of Beauties”, painted for King Ludwig I by Joseph Stieler. The 200-hectare park surrounding the palace is an attraction of its own with the canal and reflecting pool before the entrance which runs to a cascade at the far end of the gardens. This a popular recreation spot in Munich and it is quite relaxing to have a picnic by the water with the swans and ducks, and there are many hidden treasures within the park.

Opening hours
April-15 October: 9 am-6 pm
16 October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Open daily

Opening hours park
January, February, November: 6.30 am-6 pm
March: 6 am-6.30 pm
April, September: 6 am-8.30 pm
May-August: 6 am-9.30 pm
October: 6 am-7 pm
December: 6.30 am-5.30 pm

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Scottish Blair Castle with Gardens

Scottish Blair Castle with Gardens

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Blair Castle stands in its grounds near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire in Scotland. It is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and holds an important place in Scotland’s history. Strategically located in the Strath of Garry. It is one of Scotland’s most visited historic house and the home of the Atholl Highlanders. The castle grounds feature a magnificent 9 acre walled garden, recently restored to its original Georgian design, of fruit trees and vegetables, complete with Chinese bridge, Gothic folly and a trail of contemporary and 18th century sculptures. More than 30 rooms are on display, full of Scottish cultural history, architectural design, period furnishings, family portraits, landscape paintings and a colourful military past. The guides are friendly, very knowledgable and they make learning about the history of the castle fun and interesting.

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Climate Controlled Botanical Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Climate Controlled Botanical Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

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Gardens by the Bay is an urban park in central Singapore, consists of three waterfront gardens – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. This attraction houses over 250 thousand rare plants and is just a five-minute walk from the city. Access to the gardens is free, so if you just want to wander round and take a few pictures of the amazing man-made flower domes, you can do this for free. You just pay for the two domes – the cloud forest dome and flowers from around the world dome. Gardens by the Bay also features man-made Supertrees. Total of 18 trees as tall as skyscrapers are lighting up the night sky over Singapore. They generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater The tallest one stands at 50m.

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Park of Miniatures – Cockington Green Gardens

Park of Miniatures – Cockington Green Gardens

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Cockington Green is only 15 minutes from Canberra’s centre. Park is located in Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory, opened to the public in 1979. Cockington Green is one of Canberra’s landmark attractions. Adults and children alike will be charmed by the little miniatures, fun figures and a high area to look down on a maze.

Opening times:
Entry from 9.30am – Last Entry time 4.15pm with viewing available until 5.00pm
Open 7 days (Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Admission fees:
Adults: $18.50
Seniors (60years & over): $13.50
Children (4-16 years): $10.50
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): $52.00
Miniature Steam Train Rides: $3.00

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Stonehenge

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India’s Red Fort

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Tenochtitlan’s Aztec Temple, Mexico

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Soccer game

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The streaker is escorted from the soccer field

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Braemar Castle from Scotland

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Treasury Building, Petra, Jordan

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Crofters Cottage on English farm

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Town scene (Peterborough Housing Estate)

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Farm scene – The Oast House

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Intercity 125 High Speed Express train

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Central Deborah gold mine, Bendigo

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Country manor with tennis court

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The train passes Turkey’s Leander’s Tower

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St Andrew’s Church, Ukraine

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Carelessness at the lock

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Sunken barge

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Reading the newspaper on the loo

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Snowy Mountains hut

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Cockington Green Miniature Village – church

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Philippines Torogan

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