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The location at the top of a rocky ridge, perched in the clouds of the Peruvian Andes, makes Machu Picchu an exceptional site and a high place of spirituality.
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Representing 20% of the world’s frozen freshwater reserves, Lake Baikal is by far the largest freshwater lake on the planet.
Located between the Senegalese Petite Côte and The Gambia, the Saloum Delta National Park forms a labyrinth of meanders and natural islands surrounded by mangroves.
Saloum Delta National Park, Senegal
The Valley of Geysers is a very isolated and wild region, located on the volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka (Russia).
Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka Krai, Russia
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10 panoramic roads
Developed by humans in often difficult conditions, panoramic roads allow you to cross mountains, follow coastal paths, travel densely wooded areas, free yourself from sparsely populated areas or reach destinations that are inaccessible for the greater pleasure of the eyes. Whether they are in the form of a loop or a long distance track, these scenic roads share the same common point: they make us discover the most beautiful landscapes of the planet. Blue Ridge Parkway (United States) This 755 km road runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Shenandoah National Park. It offers a very good panorama of old steep mountains and has favourable conditions to observe the large biodiversity zone of the Appalachians. Crossroads between American and Amerindian histories, this wild place allows to discover the culture of the Indian people of the Cherokees. Dadès Gorges Route (Morocco) Located near the Todgha Gorges, This mountain route is flanked by deep ravines and high cliffs. It deploys on the southern slope of the High Atlas and rises to 1,400 meters above sea level in the valley of the Dadès River. The rocky landscapes with red dominance of the limestone plateau rub […]
10 fearsome volcanoes
At the origin of the formation of the Earth, these active forces of nature are still and always at work. Each new volcanic eruption is a reminder for humans of the constant evolution of the planet, the manifestation of sudden seismic activities and the continuous movement of tectonic plates. However, most volcanoes, which are moreover active, are accessible to the public and reserve a great contrast of landscapes: the lower parts generally concentrate an important wild life while the highest zones deploy an arid environment to the lunar landscapes. Cotopaxi (Ecuador) Cotopaxi is one of the most active volcanoes in South America and ranks in the highest volcanoes in the world (almost 5,900 meters). Visible from the capital Quito, it is appreciated by mountaineers and hikers at very high altitude. The last great eruption of this conical and symmetrical volcano, at the snowy summit, dates back more than a century (1906). It manifests itself in pyroclastic flows, sulphur fumaroles and destructive lahars that can travel more than 100 km away. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (United States) This natural area protected since 1916 includes two of the most active volcanoes in the world: Kīlauea (one of the most powerful in the […]
10 museums to visit once in a lifetime
By highlighting the greatness of the human achievements from Prehistory to the present day, museums occupy a special place in cultural transmission. Appeared in the second half of the 17th century in Europe, it plays a major role in the study, conservation and enhancement of heritage. The rich collections expose visitors to the beauty of the creations accomplished over the centuries and testify to the evolution of civilizations around the world. British Museum, London (United Kingdom) The British Museum maintains a large collection of art and antiques covering two thousand years of human history. This museum, whose access is free, has existed since 1753 and holds the title of the first public national museum in the world. It revolves around the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court. The British Museum welcomes 6 million visitors a year and actively contributes to numerous archaeological excavations abroad. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (United States) Nicknamed the Met, this museum is one of the most beautiful art centres in the world. It brings together more than 5,000 years of art all around the world, from the Stone Age to the 20th century. This New York City cultural institution, founded in 1870 east of […]
10 coveted mountains
The mountains are both revered and feared. Since the 14th century, daring men have dreamed of reaching the highest peaks to dominate the world around them, advance science, establish the first topographic surveys or discover what is hidden above the clouds. Sometimes with derisory means, these climbers of the past have never ceased to push their limits in the ascent of the most coveted and difficult massifs. Risking their lives too, they are today thousands of enthusiasts to undertake the exploration of the highest peaks of the globe. Backed by a mountainous chain or detached as an isolated relief, our top 10 of the most coveted mountains are characterized by their high altitude, their difficulty of access or their sacredness. Amphitheatre (South Africa) This impressive cliff is part of Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg Mountains (part of the Great Escarpment). It extends over more than 5 km long and its summit exceeds 3,000 metres above sea level. This high basalt and steep plateau is home to many rivers and water sources. It also serves as a majestic setting at Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfalls in the world (948 meters). A magnificent mountain path allows you to reach […]
10 remarkable places
Emblematic of a city or a capital, the places of our selection bear witness to a rich past. In turn, places of popular gathering, political discourse, coronation or public executions, religious festivals or festive events, they are very often backed by historic monuments of great architectural value. Artistic or cultural showcases, these strategic and fascinating places conducive to trade are generally a good starting point or an excellent conclusion to any urban visit. Grand Place, Brussels (Belgium) Rented for its aesthetic quality, the Grand Place is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. It hosts many events such as the Flower Carpet, concerts or the Christmas Market. Commercial and historic centre of the Belgian capital, the Grote Markt is flanked by the baroque facades of guild and private houses, the Town Hall and the King’s House (or Breadhouse) welcoming the Brussels City Museum. Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Isfahan (Iran) Also known as Shah Square or Imam Square, this place is an architectural gem inherited from the Safavid dynasty. Developed at the very beginning of the 17th century, Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest place in the world. It is structured around monumental constructions such as the […]
10 bewitching deserts
Fascinating places, deserts cover a third of the surface of the continents. Whether they consist of sand dunes as far as the eye can see like the Sahara or an infinite frozen expanse like Antarctica (it is the largest desert area in the world!), deserts are characterized by extreme temperatures and very difficult living conditions. The beauty of their landscapes, their soothing silence and their immense spaces make it a source of wonder, calm and discoveries for all visitors who dare to venture there. Coyote Buttes (United States) Located in the protected area of the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in northern Arizona, the Coyote Buttes scatter the Colorado Plateau at nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. Divided into two distinct zones (north and south), these geological sandstone formations formed 150 to 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period. Shaped by the erosion of water and wind, the rock is adorned with a unique colouring due to the presence of various pigments of iron oxide in the strata. The dinosaur trackway invites visitors to follow footprints of several varieties of dinosaurs. Namib (Namibia) Considered one of the oldest deserts in the world (50 million years), the Namib Desert nonetheless remains […]
10 enchanting lakes
Large expanses of fresh or salt water, the most enchanting lakes in the world stand out for their wonderful decor, their mystical atmosphere, or even for their magical splendour. Whether they meet one or more of these criteria, they are an invitation to travel for many couples or families in search of escape. These closed seas, representing less than 5 % of the world’s land, lend themselves to the practice of many activities, summer and winter. Jiuzhaigou (China) Dressed in a hundred lakes, primary forests and large-scale waterfalls, Jiuzhaigou attracts millions of visitors each year. Located in the mountainous and karst region of Sichuan province over more than 600 km², this natural region is dotted with 9 villages with Tibetan origin. Its crystal-clear lakes are of incredible visual purity due to the high calcium carbonate content in the water of the Rize, Shuzheng and Zechawa valleys. An earthquake in 2017 upset the peaceful setting of the place that local communities consider as sacred. Lake Baikal (Russia) If we consider its volume, Lake Baikal is the largest and oldest freshwater lake in the world. It is also the deepest (1,700 meters at its maximum point). Its dimensions make it an inland […]