The most beautiful fairytale places are supposed to be magical, idealized, and for the most part imaginary. The destinations in this post seem to fit that description, except that they are real!
When I picture a fairytale castle, or a fairytale village, many of the spots below are exactly what come to my mind. The blending of human development with beautiful and unique aspects of nature make a fairy tale destination.
What’s the most fairy tale like place you’ve ever visited?
Here are 15 of the Best Fairytale Places From All Over the World
Estaing is a small town in France and easily one of the most beautiful towns in France. I have yet to travel here but I can’t wait to go!
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2Neuschwanstein Castle – Best Castle in Germany
I wonder who had the idea to build such a beautiful and imposing castle here. AMAZING! Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the best castles in Germany to visit and a place that I would put at the top of your European bucket list immediately.
For a full list of castles in Germany check here.
3Lavender Fields in Provence, France
The bloom of these fields from June to August is definitely worth the effort to create them.
4Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
Yes, those trees are real! Madagascar’s isolation has given rise to some incredibly unique features.
5Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal
Fairy Palace against a sunset sky in Sintra, Portugal.
Keep in mind, this picture was probably taken in July.
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7Mont Saint Michel, France
Aside from the attractions in Paris, the Mont Saint Michel is the most visited tourist attraction in France. The massive edifice sits on its own island, and not only includes an incredible abbey, but an entire city. If you are visiting Paris you could make this an easy day trip!
This fairytale village in France borders I can see Belle from Beauty and the Beast singing “bonjour” going through this little town.
9Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The gnarled trees make this drive one of the most beautifully scary paths in the world.
10Prague, Czech Republic
This part of the city literally looks too perfect to be real.
11Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland (easily one of the best castles in Scotland)
I can totally imagine a knight rescuing the damsel in distress from this castle.
Read more on Scotland here.
Thankfully the United Kingdom has chosen to preserve this gem.
13St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow, Russia)
Legend has it that Tsar Ivan IV blinded the architect after completion of this masterpiece, so the architect could never create something so beautiful again. Ouch, way to say thanks for the hard work.
14Espalion Village, France
Espalion, pictorial small town in southern France.
15Cappadocia region, Turkey
Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia region, Turkey
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What are your favorite fairytale places in the world?