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Peaceful refuges in bustling European cities

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Photographs by Rick Steves’ Europe/RICK STEVES

Put your weary feet up in Luxembourg Garden, a picturesque place to recharge in Paris.

The grandeur of a big European city can get drowned out quickly by the hubbub of humanity and cacophony of cars. Happily, you'll find places to stroll, bike and people-watch in parks and gardens all over Europe. Here are a few of my favorite urban spaces in Paris, London and Barcelona, Spain.

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London’s many parks provide a peaceful respite from the bustling city. + Enlarge

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