Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, oh my! A visit to one of the world’s largest and most diverse museums is both daunting and enlightening. A medieval fortress turned royal residence, the last century has seen the Musée du Louvre shrug off its former lives, standing proud as a mecca for culture, history, and the arts. With finds dating from the prehistoric to the Romantic and everything in between, the Musée du Louvre is the ultimate playground for creatives and art enthusiasts. Rambling across four levels, three wings and through delightful alfresco courtyards, this former royal palace is a site to see in itself; it’s interiors toeing the line between the royal Renaissance-style and the clean lines of contemporary design. Modern updates like the museum’s famous glass pyramid just add to this site’s unique character that continues to draw visitors from far and wide.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.