What's New in France and Spain for 2011
Despite the economic downturn,
At the tower, attendants scan your ticket (which you've printed at home) and put you on the first available elevator. Even with a reservation, however, you still have to wait in line with the masses to get from the second level to the summit.
The renovation of the east wing of the
Some high-tech changes are leaving Americans behind. As more of
If you travel with a smartphone or laptop, another high-tech change is helpful: Every McDonald's in
In the Alsace town of Colmar, big plans are afoot to expand the
Next door in
At Granada's Alhambra, the Hall of Kings in the Palacios Nazaries is completely closed while it's being refurbished. However, the 12 lion statues in the Alhambra's Courtyard of the Lions will probably return in 2011 after a long restoration, giving visitors back their favorite Alhambra photo-op.
There may be temporary construction clutter, but don't put off 2011 travel plans. The magic of
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