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    Europe's most secret villages

    There's no better place to vacation under the radar than in a secret European village. On winding cobblestoned streets you can easily lose yourself in centuries-old charm and fall into step with slower-paced locals. Here are 10 enchanting villages most U.S. travelers haven't yet stumbled upon.
    • Cathy Daniels

      Wish I could visit Sweden, since some of my ancestors are from there. Fjällbacka in Bohuslän, West Sweden

    • Debby Zigenis-Lowery

      Fjallbacka, Sweden "This little-known fishing village of 1,000 residents on Sweden's west coast is the perfect setting for a crime novel. It's remote. It's beautiful. And everyone knows each other. Before Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo debuted, Swedish crime writer Camilla Lackberg had already published two bestsellers set in her childhood hometown, Fjallbacka, that are now being made into feature films and a TV series called The Fjallbacka Murders."

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