The most beautiful fairytale places in the world 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 fairytale like place you’ve ever visited?
15 of the Best Fairytale Destinations 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!
Related: 9 Charming Towns in France
Neuschwanstein Castle – Best Castle in Germany
One of the most fairytale places to travel to. 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.
Lavender Fields in Provence, France
The bloom of these fields from June to August is definitely worth the effort to create them.
Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
Yes, those trees are real! Madagascar’s isolation has given rise to some incredibly unique features.
Pena 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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Mont 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!
Book your tour: Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Ticket & Self-Guided Tour
This fairytale village in France borders I can see Belle from Beauty and the Beast singing “bonjour” going through this little town. Colmar is one of the most famous fairytale towns in Europe.
Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The gnarled trees make this drive one of the most beautifully scary paths in the world.
Prague, Czech Republic
This part of the city literally looks too perfect to be real.
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland (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.
St. 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.
Espalion Village, France
Espalion, pictorial small town in southern France.
Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia region, Turkey
Thank you so much for reading! What are your favorite fairytale places in the world?