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Russian Embassy in Paris

The Embassy of the USSR was Located next to the famous Bois de Boulogne Park in Paris, where the current Russian Federation Embassy is still situated.

Marcigliana Orphanage

The Marcigliana Orphanage to the North East of Rome was abandoned in the 1960s, after having also served as a mental asylum.

The Palazzo Farnese

Palazzo Farnese or Farnese Palace is one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. Owned by the Italian Republic, it was given to the French government in 1936 for a period of 99 years, and still serves as the French embassy in Italy today.

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese, in Rome, is the main square of the Regola district. The Palazzo Farnese looks out on the bathtub shaped fountains in the square.

Spanish steps, Rome

The Spanish steps in Rome look down into the Via Condotti, one of the famous shopping streets in Rome.

St Peter's Square, Rome

St Peter’s Square or Piazza San Pietro is probably one of the world’s most famous squares and one of the most breath-taking.

It is located in Vatican City, at the feet of St. Peter's Basilica.

Bari Ferry Port, Italy

As a cultural, commercial and administrative centre, Bari is a major ferry port in the Southern part of the Adriatic Sea. The port is used for connecting Italy with numerous destinations including Greece, Montenegro and Albania. Bari is well connected with the rest of the country by direct links with the rail and road network. Whilst the old town is typically winding and narrow, the rest of the city is elegantly laid out with its seafront promenade. Bari ferries connect Italy with Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Ionian Islands, Kefalonia & Zante with crossings available to Durres (in Albania), Bar (in Montenegro), Dubrovnik (in Croatia), Igoumenitsa & Patras (in Greece), Corfu (in Ionian Islands), Sami (in Kefalonia) & Zakynthos (in Zante).


Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.

French Embassy, Athens

The French Embassy in Athens is still based at 7 Vasilissis Sofias Boulevard in Athens.

Delphi Amphitheatre

Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It's the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found among the ruins.

St Moritz

St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has the Cresta Run, a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice, and an outdoor Olympic ice rink. Its frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails.

Kulm Hotel, St Moritz

The historic Kulm Hotel dates from the time that Engadine St. Moritz became the world’s first winter holiday resort. The hotel has played a central part in the resort’s success story that has lasted 160 years so far; from the original pioneering spirit of the 19th century to the 5 star establishment of the present.

Keleti Railway Station, Budapest

Hungary’s busiest transportation hub is also a primary gateway to Budapest. It was severely damaged during both World Wars, but it reclaimed its crucial role.

French Embassy, Moscow

In the 1950s, the French Embassy in Moscow was based in the historic Igumnov House. Today the building houses the residence of the French Ambassador to Russia and the embassy is located next door.

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod.

The Bolshoi Ballet Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, originally designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballet and opera performances. Before the October Revolution it was a part of the Imperial Theatres of the Russian Empire along with Maly Theatre in Moscow and a few theatres in Saint Petersburg. The Bolshoi Ballet Company is based here.

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally the name also refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo Quarter (corresponding to the former municipality of Monte Carlo), which besides Monte Carlo/Spélugues also includes the wards of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins, and Saint Michel. The permanent population of the ward of Monte Carlo is about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000.

Hôtel Le Provençal, Juan-les-Pins

In its heyday, the magnificent Hôtel Le Provençal was the toast of the Côte d’Azur. The huge hotel’s stunning Art Deco architecture, along with its perfect location overlooking the Mediterranean, was a magnet for America’s great and good, and rich and famous, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the Kennedys. But by the 1970s its heyday was past, and in 1976 the grandiose hotel was shut for the last time.

Maxim's, Juan-les-Pins

Maxim's was one of the premier night-time entertainment spots in Juan-les-Pins during the 50s and 60s.


Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. It’s also home to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a modern building complete with red carpet and Allée des Étoiles – Cannes’ walk of fame.


Mougins is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. It is located on the heights of Cannes, in the district of Grasse. Mougins is a 15-minute drive from Cannes. The village is surrounded by forests, such as the Valmasque forest. In the village there are pines, olives, and Cyprus trees. Pablo Picasso was living in a villa outside Mougins at the time of his passing.

Chantilly Racecourse

Chantilly Racecourse is a Thoroughbred turf racecourse for flat racing in Chantilly, Oise, France, about 50 kilometres north of the centre of the city of Paris. Chantilly Racecourse is located in the country's main horse training area on 65 hectares next to the Chantilly Forest. A masterpiece of 18th century architecture, the Great Stables were built by the architect Jean Aubert for Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the 7th prince of Condé. They are a veritable horses' palace.

Boulevard St Michel

The boulevard Saint-Micheln is a tree-lined boulevard which runs south from the pont Saint-Michel on the Seine river and the Place Saint-Michel, crosses the boulevard Saint-Germain and continues alongside the Sorbonne and the Luxembourg gardens, ending at the Place Camille Jullian just before the Port-Royal railway station and the avenue de l'Observatoire. It was created by Baron Haussmann to run parallel to the rue Saint-Jacques which marks the historical north-south axis of Paris. It is known colloquially as "Boul’Mich’".

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile — the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues.

The Sorbonne University

The Sorbonne is an edifice of the Latin Quarter, in Paris, France, which was the historical house of the former University of Paris.

Sorbonne Grand Amphitheatre

The Grand Amphitheatre is the venue at the Sorbonne for many academic and non-academic events, whether national or international. It provides a platform for official speeches as well as being a place of thought and discussion for many foundations, organisations and private or public institutions.

Shakespeare and Company

Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent English-language bookstores that have existed on Paris's Left Bank. The first was opened by Sylvia Beach, an American, on 19 November 1919, at 8 rue Dupuytren, before moving to larger premises at 12 rue de l'Odéon in the 6th arrondissement in 1922.

Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris, France. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited cemetery in the world. Père Lachaise is located in the 20th arrondissement and notable for being the first garden cemetery, as well as the first municipal cemetery in Paris.

Parisian Catacombs

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone mines.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is the most visited monument in France. It was built in the Middle Ages, at the far end of the Île de la Cité. Work started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th century.

The Louvre

The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement.


Set in the 18th arrondissement, the charming hilltop Montmartre district (also known as "La Butte") is a former artists' village once inhabited by Picasso and Dalí, and home to the domed Sacré-Cœur basilica. There are sweeping views of the city from its steep, winding streets, while the iconic, Moulin Rouge cabaret below draws tourists.


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris.

Santa Annunziata Di Maggiore

The Santissima Annunziata Maggiore is a basilica church located in the quartieri Pendino near Forcella, in the historic center of Naples, Italy. The church has always been associated, in one form or another, with an orphanage. The complex of buildings attached to the church are now part of a maternity and pediatric hospital. As an orphanage, it was equipped with a famous wheeled system on the wall, where abandoned infants, were placed into a revolving basket container from the street, and the basket could then be turned such that infant wound up within the church where nuns would then receive, baptize, and register the new addition to the orphanage.