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Picturesque Towns in Europe: Your Favorite?

Old Dec 8th, 2013, 05:18 AM
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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Add Piran in Slovenia to the list. Piran is a lovely, old world town with brightly colored buildings, a fine square and a view of Trieste across the water.

On our most recent trip we were particularly taken with Gordes, Vence, a lovely walled town and Roussillon with its ochre buildings all in the south of France.
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 04:02 PM
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From this year....
Riquewihr, France - in fact many of the villages in the Alsace region are just charming
Gubbio Italy
Ortigia, Sicily
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Old Jan 29th, 2015, 04:00 AM
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Forgot Ravello!
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 08:12 AM
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tailsock - Bruges(Brugge) is not Wallonian --it's Flemish just like Ghent.

Adding to my list:

AUSTRIA:
Hallstatt

FRANCE:
Riquewihr(Alsace)
Eguisheim(Alsace)
Colmar(Alsace)

We were surprisingly underwhelmed with Burgundy. (Vezelay, Noyers, Beaune).

LUXEMBOURG:
Vianden
Clervaux

BELGIUM:
Damme(Flemish)
Lissewegge(Flemish)
La Roche en Ardenne(Walloon)
Bouillon(Walloon)

NETHERLANDS:
Veere
Zierikzee
Edam
Marken
Heusden

ENGLAND:
Rye(Sussex)---4 years in a row---we love this town!
Stamford(Lincolnshire)
Lincoln(the old part of town on top of the steep hill, by the cathedral)
Haworth(Yorkshire)
Grassington(Yorkshire Dales)
Polperro(Cornwall)
Clovelly(Devon)
Selworthy(Somerset,,,or Devon?)
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As soon as I saw the title I thought of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, but the only way to see it is to spend the night. During the day there are just too many tourists. Wandering that city at night and first thing in the morning before the buses arrive, really lets the city shine.
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Old Jun 11th, 2015, 11:27 AM
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Could the information on this thread be consolidated and summarized some day?
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Old Jun 16th, 2015, 06:48 PM
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Consolidated by country. I corrected any misspelled villages/towns/cities which I was familiar with, but otherwise left the spellings as is.
Hopefully I'll be back to Europe in 2016 ---this gives a lot to peruse through until then!
No particular order:

BELGIUM
Bruges/Brugge
Brussels
Namur
Ghent
Lier
Ronse
Durbuy
Spa
Liege
La Roche en Ardenne
Oudenaarde
Leuven(Louvain)
Tournai
Veurne
Damme
Lissewegge
Bouillon

FRANCE
Eze
Sarlat
Annecy
Collioure
Honfleur
Les Baux de Provence
Moustiers-Ste-Marie
Riquewihr
Eguisheim
Carcasonne
Aigues-Mortes
St. Thegonnec
Arles
Roussillon
Gordes
Tourettes-sur-Loup
St-Remy
Aix-en-Provence
Conques
Villefranche-sur-mer
Amboise
Lourmarin
Vezelay
St Paul de Vence
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Dinan
St Cirq Lapopie
Brantome
Albas
Colmar
Auxerre
Bescancon
Chablis
Saumer
Etretat
Martel
Mont St Michele
Deauville
Noyers
Fontaines-de-Vaucluse
Nancy
Wissembourg
Rochefort-en-Terre
Peruges
Angles-sur-Anglin
Collonges-sur-Ceil
La Couvertoirade
Gourdan
Kaysersberg
Uzes
Riec-sur-Belon
La Roche-Gyon
Saint-Guilem-le-Desert
Villefranche-de-Conflent
Ainhoa
Le Poet Lavel
Entrevaux
Peillon
Carrenac
Chinon
Ribeauville
St. Jean-Cap Ferrat

GERMANY
Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber
Meersburg
Bamberg
Staufen
Nurnberg(town center)
Quedlinburg
Wernigerode
Freudenberg
Hannoversch Munden
Fulda
Alsfeld
Celle
Bernkastel-Kues
Bad Grund
Dinkelsbuhl
Garmisch
Bechtesgaden
Bad Wimpfen
Gengenbach
Dettelbach
Iphofen
Miltenberg
Lindau
Oberammergau
Mittenwald
Cochem
Wurzburg
Boppard
Regensburg
Ladenburg
Speyer
Michelstadt
Neuleiningen
Trier
Titisee
Aachen
Monschau

ENGLAND
Bath
York
Oxford
Cambridge
Clovelly
Chipping Campden
Culross
Mortehoe
Salisbury
Glastonbury
Bourton on the Water
Bibury
Cheltenham
Lower Slaughter
Upper Slaughter
Snowshill
Stanton
Broadway
Wells
Robin Hood’s Bay
Wells
Chester
Lacock
Castle Combe
Cawdor
Rye
Staithes
Hawkshead
Dunster
Appledore
Mousehole
Boscastle
Polperro
Tenterden
Sandwich
Burnsall
Cavendish
Lavenham
Clare
Abbotsbury
Sherborne
Turville
The Lee
Ewelme
Hambleden
Stamford
Bradford on Avon
Shaftesbury
Lincoln
Haworth
Norwich
Grassington
Selworthy
Bishops Castle
Shrewsbury
Ludlow
Bridgnorth
Durham
Mevagissey
Port Isaac
Widecombe in the Moor
Beer

SCOTLAND
Edinburg

GREECE
Mykonos(town)
Santorini
Oia
Delphi
Fira
Capri(town)
Agia Meteora
Agios Nikolaos(Crete)
Nafplion
Firostefani

TURKEY
Goreme

ITALY
Lucca
Siena
Venice
Orta San Guilio
Portovenere
Noto(Sicily)
Vernazza
Pitigliano
Orvieto
Verona
Montecatini Terme
Portofino
Bellagio
Varenna
Cefalu
Orta
Baveno
Bomarzo
San Gimignano
Sorano
Todi
Spello
Positano
Assisi
Burano
Pienza
Montalcino
Florence
Rome
La Morra
Alberobello
Alghero(Sardinia)
Vernazza
Taormina
Volterra
Montepulciano
Erice(Sicily)
Monteriggioni
Nerano
Spoleto
Cortona
San Quirico d’Orcia
Noto(Sicily)
Positano
Montichiello
Balzano
Ferrara
Matera
Taormina
Perugia
Gubbio
Ortigia(Sicily)
Ravello

NETHERLANDS(Holland)
Delft
Amsterdam
Naarden
Blokzijl
Giethoorn
Harlingen
Franeker
Muiden
Baambrugge
Heusden
Dokkum
Sneek
Hindeloopen
Vlieland(village)
West Terschelling
Deventer
Zwaartsluis
Spakenburg
Zierikzee
Middelburg
Maastricht
Gulpen
Elburg
Buren
Sloten
Thorn
Veere
Utrecht
Oudewater
Haarlem
Leiden
Enkhuizen
Edam
Hoorn
Marken

PORTUGAL
Sintra
Marvao
Obidos
Evora
Viana do Costelo
Pinhao
Cascais
Estoril
Horta(Azores)
Estremoz
Evoramonte
Castelo de Vide
Monsaraz
Tavira

SWITZERLAND
Murren
Wengen
Grindelwald
Lucerne
Stein am Rhein
Gruyere
Guarda
Zermatt
Interlaken
Lucerne
Soglio
Regensburg
Thun
Neuchatel

CZECH REPUBLIC
Cesky Krumlov
Prague
Telc
Karlovy Vary

SPAIN
Ronda
Avila
Cadaques
Vejer de la Frontera
Carmona
Elciego
Santillana del Mar
Lierganes
Cuenca
Gaucin
Atajate
Benadalid
Algatocin
Santiago de Compestala
Segovia
Toledo
Pedraza
Consuegra
Mijas
Pals
Gerona
Salamanca
Bilbao
Barcelona
Madrid
Cordoba
Granada
Hondarribia

AUSTRIA
Hallstatt
Salzburg
Mutters
Melk
Innsbruck
Lans

SLOVENIA
Piran
Ljubljana
Bled

MONTENEGRO
Kotor

CROATIA
Dubrovnik
Rovinj
Hvar
Grozjnan
Motovun

IRELAND
Eyeries
Baltimore
Galway

NORWAY
Bergen
Flamm
Geiranger
Trondheim

MALTA
Valletta
Marsaxlokk
Gozo

SCOTLAND
Edinburgh
Kirkwall(Orkney Islands)
Tobermory(Isle of Mull)

GUERNSEY(British Crown)
St. Peter Port

LUXEMBOURG
Echternach
Vianden
Esch sur Sure
Clervaux
Luxembourg City

ESTONIA
Tallinn

SWEDEN
Sunborn
Visby

HUNGARY
Szentendre

WALES
Tenby
Llanrhaeadr

DENMARK
Aeroskobing
Ebeltoft
Ribe
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Correction: Culross is in Scotland
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Old Jun 19th, 2015, 10:40 AM
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what was the question?
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Annhig--- really? I take the time to do all of that and that's your response?

Incidentally --- it was a lot easier to post the towns when the country was mentioned as well. I had to look up many who gave a town/village without the country. We are all trying to help fellow travelers.
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Old Jun 19th, 2015, 08:32 PM
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Virgos...lol. I'd forgotten!
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Old Jun 20th, 2015, 04:29 AM
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honestly, AV, I wasn't dissing your list, but I had genuinely forgotten what the thread was about.

And from your cornish list you have missed out Mevagissey, Looe, Polperro, [though I suppose we might debate whether those are towns or villages, if Port Isaac qualifies so do they] St. Ives, Penzance, Fowey, Falmouth, and St Mawes.
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Old Jun 20th, 2015, 05:47 AM
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Ah but the question has to be how do you pronounce "Picturesque"?
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Old Jun 20th, 2015, 08:31 AM
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and after that we'll count the number of angels on a pinhead shall we Bilbo?
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Old Jun 20th, 2015, 09:16 AM
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Mevagissey and Polperro are on the consolidated list. Someone asked to have all the towns, villages, cities on this thread consolidated into one.
I must have missed Looe if it was mentioned.
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