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In which church do the French royalists meet?

Rumours go that there is still a small, but active community of French royalists. They apparently meet regularly in a church close to the Seine in Paris. Is this rumour true, if so can I join their ...
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How was a travelers identity resolved in a pre WW1 Europe? [closed]

According to wikipedia, modern passports and visa is something that got introduced after World War one. passports and visas were not generally necessary for moving from one country to another. The ...
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Can you safely travel the silk route?

Looking at Marco polo's silk route Noticing it goes through Syria, Israel, and Afghanistan, I was wondering if there is the possibility to travel the silk road like Marco Polo, by avoiding war ...
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Which airplane of the KLM flew from PBM to AMS on january 19th 1991

For quite some time I log the planes I travel on. I would very much like to log planes I took before I start logging plane registration numbers. Is there any way to know which boeing 747-300 I ...
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Does the cartography workshop where Christopher Columbus lived in Lisbon still exist?

According to the entry of Christopher Columbus in Wikipedia, Christopher Columbus spent his early years as an apprentice in a cartography workshop in Lisbon. Does this workshop still exist and if so ...
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Are the Paris Catacombs currently open for visiting?

I'm heading to Paris in a week's time (24th May) and the catacombs are at the top of my "places to visit list". However the official site says that the catacombs are closed for technical reasons until ...
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How can I locate World War I related sites in the American southwest?

We're planning a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. My son is studying WWI, and I'm wondering if there are any museums, still-extant factories or the like that we can tour on the trip. If ...
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Sights in London applicable to British Empire in Southeast Asia

Are there any historical sights in London concerning the British Empire's interests in Southeast Asia? Examples: Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles Locations in London significant to the British ...
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Where this picture was taken ~100 years ago?

It probably was taken in Russia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania during Russian Civil War by one of my ancestors. I'm sure this place exists today - I saw it on the poster few years ago. But place was not ...
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The lost colony of Roanoke site

From what I gather on my search there is a recreation of facilities and fortifications of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. I am wondering if the original buildings or fortifications still exist on the ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of Magna Cartas and their locations?

I'm getting more interested in traveling to view Magna Cartas because it looks like I've seen three out of four 1215 copies plus two others. However it's very difficult to get a concrete answer as to ...
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How can I see the Berlin Wall?

What, if anything, is left of the Berlin Wall, and where and how can I see it? Is there any official monument and/or museum I should include in my visit as well?
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Are there affordable palaces available as accommodation? [closed]

I just came across Bored of hotels? Stay in a palace If 6-star hotels just aren't doing it for you anymore, we have the answer. Palaces. Yep, that's right. You can live like a king in ...