15 Fairytale Travel Destinations You HAVE To See

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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

1Estaing, France

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.

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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.

6Nuuk, Greenland

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!

The Louvre in Paris

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8Colmar, France

This fairytale village in France borders I can see Belle from Beauty and the Beast singing “bonjour” going through this little town.

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9Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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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.

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12Bibury, England

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

Thank you so much for reading!

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Espalion Village, France seems absolutely amazing! I need to find a way to get there, and to get there quickly. The picture of it basically represents my dream life. If I go there, I may not come home haha

  2. So many amazing destinations! I’ve been to Colmar before and love it! I think most of those other places are on my list and it’s hard to choose which ones I’d want to go to most.

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