Saint Jean de Cole, France

Saint Jean de Cole, France

featuring Gregg Karukas' "Para Los Niños"
Saint Jean de Cole, France

Surrounded by lush hills and filled with historic architecture, the village of St. Jean de Cole is widely appreciated as one of the most beautiful in France. While the village holds many quaint restaurants, hotels, shops, schools, and offices, its … Continue reading


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Gstaad, Switzerland

featuring Doc Powell's "Together We Can"
Gstaad, Switzerland

One look at the Swiss town of Gstaad leaves no question why the area is known for its many ski resorts. Though the town itself is small and only lightly populated, the surrounding mountains provide plenty of dramatic views, dozens … Continue reading


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Chester, England

featuring Chris Standring's "Bossa Blue"
Chester, England

Founded as a Roman fort in the first century, Chester, England now blends its historic atmosphere with modern attractions and luxuries. Nicknamed “the walled city” for the two miles of stone walls around it, Chester has made a conscious effort … Continue reading


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Lucerne, Switzerland

featuring Herbie Russ' "Story of My Life"
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s largest cities and most popular tourist destinations. Centered in the center of the country on the Reuss River, Lucerne is known for the Chapel Bridge, a wooden footbridge built in 1333. Unfortunately, much of the … Continue reading


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Paris (Eiffel Tower & Arc de Triomphe)

featuring Ken Navarro's "28 (For Kristin)"
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris has a reputation as the most romantic city on the planet, and it’s easy to understand why. Whether it’s a ride down the River Seine, a walk through the Louvre Museum, or a twilight picnic at the foot of … Continue reading


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Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

featuring John Tesh's "Eleanor Rigby"
Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux is one example of the stunning gothic cathedrals found throughout France. This cathedral dates back to at least 1096 AD, but much of its striking architecture was added over the next 400 years. The cathedral’s twin … Continue reading


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Bordeaux, France

featuring Boney James' "Grand Central"
Bordeaux, France (Pont de Pierre)

Maybe best known for its wine, the city of Bordeaux, France is also famous for its architecture. One of the largest concentrations of 18th century buildings in all of Europe, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has … Continue reading


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Château de Beynac, France

featuring Cindy Bradley's "Before I Go"
Château de Beynac, France

There are many villages along the Dordogne River and many castles in the former Périgord province of France, but the Château de Beynac is one of the most impressive. Perched on a cliff over the river, this château was first … Continue reading


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Saint Petersburg, Russia

featuring Keiko Matsui's "The Morning Moon"
St. Petersburg, Russia

Like many Eastern European countries, St. Petersburg struggled for much of the 20th century (mostly while known as Petrograd or Leningrad). It witnessed most of the Russian Revolution in the early part of the century and went on to be … Continue reading


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Istanbul, Turkey

featuring Peter White's "Bullseye"
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Built around the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul uniquely sits on two continents– Europe and Asia. This location, at the nexus of various cultures and trade routes, has had a great impact on the city’s history. Originally a Greek city, it was … Continue reading


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