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Latvia – Riga

Statue in front of step gable buildings

Riga is the capital city of Latvia and is located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. The 800 year old city was European Capital of Culture in 2014.

The city is known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town.

Riga is a great city for walking as the Old Town has plenty of pedestrian only streets and has many shops and restaurants. The busy Livu Square, is surrounded by bars and nightclubs.

Make sure you look up as you wander the streets. Many buildings are adorned with fascinating objects.

Walk Distance 2.6 km/ 1.6 miles mostly flat.

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France – Paris (Notre Dame)

Paris (Notre Dame) Self-Guided City Walk

Paris is a wonderful city, one of the world’s great cities and is ideal to be discovered on foot. As you wander between each location on this walk be sure to drift into the side streets where you will discover fascinating sights at every turn.

This walk takes in some of the iconic sights of Paris most notably the Louvre, and also Notre Dame as she rebuilds from the devastating fire of 2019.

The riverbanks have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1991. The bridges that cross the Seine are wonderful stopping points for photos.

Walk Distance 8.1km / 5.0 miles mostly flat.

Paris (Eiffel Tower) is another walk covering the Eiffel Tower area as well as the Arc de Triomphe, several museums and the Seine Riverbank.