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The 25 best European city breaks for spring 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

European Travel

Museums at Night: highlights around Britain

<b>Museums at Night 2015</b> <b>takes place around Britain from May 13-16</b><p>London<p><b>Dunkirk Little Ships 75th Anniversary festival</b> <b><br>May 16</b><p>More than 20 Dunkirk Little Ships will parade around Royal Victoria Dock over the weekend, ahead of their Return to Dunkirk journey to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk …

Sainte-Chapelle's stained glass windows now fully restored

The remarkable stained windows of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, one of the world’s finest medieval attractions, are back on display following a painstaking seven-year restoration.Centuries of dirt have been removed from each of the thousands of panels that form the chapel’s towering windows.<p>The paint …

Just Back: check mate in Budapest

It was the first Hungarian I ever met who caused me to fall for his country. A slow train from Bratislava had brought me here, following the ever-widening Danube through endless fields where men in rolled sleeves stooped. It had then left the river, rushing through outer city suburbs of buildings …

Dunkirk remembered: Britain's great escape, 75 years on

So near and yet so far.<p>Those six words could be a neat summary of events that occurred on the uppermost north-western coast of France, beginning 75 years ago today.<p>“Near” because only 47 miles – practically the visual field – separated Dunkirk from the safe haven of Dover. “Far” because, for the …

The world's most breathtaking waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

Odesa: portrait of a city

Nestled in its Black Sea harbour, Odesa is one of Ukraine’s most diverse cities. It’s a young city that feels much older – a curious mixture of vintage Soviet murals, genteelly decaying Art Nouveau buildings, and glitzy shops behind elaborate 19th-century facades. This Russian-speaking enclave in …

Black Sea