If French flair, intricate art and vast vineyards appeal to you, why not plan a trip to France this summer. Covering over 643,000km there is so much to see and do, it will be hard to fit in everything that tickles your fancy. Whether you wish to experience wine tasting, go kayaking or are happy to take a boat trip down the River Seine there is something for everyone. So, read our top tips for exploring France and fall in love with France.
Glamour in the city
For the ultimate vacation in France, you can’t miss out the capital of romance – Paris. Even if you don’t have a partner, a journey to Paris is well worth the effort. Marvel at the intricate architecture, browse and shop at the most high-end names in fashion at Champs-Elysées and enjoy dining and fine restaurants. City passes can allow you entry to the top attractions including queue jumps so you don’t need to waste precious time standing in line. Make sure you have the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral on your list of things to see – if you have a spare day perhaps organise a ticket for Disneyland too. Add the ultimate glamour and class to your visit to Paris by staying in luxury serviced apartments – with special views across the city, we recommend Fraser Suites Harmonie in the vibrant La Défense area of the city.
Hit the countryside
Venture on down to Provence to soak up the warm Mediterranean sun, smell delicious olive groves and lavender fields. Fly into Marseille airport and you can have the option of hiring a car or using public transport to get around. Sip on tantalising rosé wine as you watch the world go by from village cafés dotted around the hills. This region of France is well known for its serene beauty, outdoor sports and adrenaline pumping activities in addition to enjoying a high-class lifestyle. If you’re lucky enough, you may stumble upon a fresh produce market with fresh baking, fish and meats.
The colourful city of Nice, the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur in the very south west of France sits snug next to the Spanish border on the Mediterranean coastline. The culture of the city is an eclectic mix of urban city streets, a stunning seaside coastline, mesmerising gothic architecture and incredible food. Lapping the French Riviera, thousands flock here each year. It’s the perfect location to sunbathe during the day, and go shopping once the sun goes down after enjoying dining at one of the many seafood or French fare restaurants. You won’t be disappointed.
Europe has some of the most beautiful and historic villages in the world. So many small towns on the continent have been well preserved, making certain villages look like they’ve been taken straight from a fairy tale or are a set purpose built for a Hollywood film. Lakes, mountains, nature and ancient architecture is found throughout this list, and after checking the description of each place I can guarantee you’ll be plotting your next trip so as to pass through one of the quaint villages on here. more “Europe’s Prettiest Villages”
We all love a good beach holiday. After spending all year working in an office, restaurant or supermarket in bleak Blighty, a trip away with sun on our face and sand between our toes is just what the doctor ordered. Finding a great beach in Europe isn’t too hard, but choosing one certainly is. In this article, you can browse the selection of the best beaches where you can relax, party or simply stroll aimlessly along. So, look out your bathing suit, grab your sunglasses and get ready for your next beach holiday, only a short flight away. more “6 Of Europe’s Best Beaches”
If you’re after a holiday in the sun, then you should maybe look elsewhere, but a holiday in Scotland is guaranteed to show you just how unique this country is. Despite the small size, you’ll leave wanting to see more of the stunning landscapes and quaint little towns. You probably know all about Glasgow and Edinburgh, two unmissable stops on a Scotland tour, but this list is about those lesser known locations without the airports that draw tourists to them. Check them out and plan your next trip to Caledonia accordingly. more “5 Lesser Known Places In Scotland”
If I had to be placed in the middle of any continent in the world and was told I had the whole summer to explore it, Europe would top that list without a shadow of a doubt. Of course there are fascinating countries in Asia, South America and Africa, but nowhere else is there such a mish mash of cultures, ancient and modern architecture and some of the most fun and welcoming people on the planet. It’s no surprise then that Europe has some of the most popular cities in the world for tourists, so with this list I’m going to go through Europe’s most visited cities. If you haven’t been to one of these, book the next flight! more “The Most Visited Cities In Europe”
It doesn’t matter how old you are, theme parks are appealing to all ages. When you’re a little kid, they are magical lands where the fun never stops. When you’re a bit older, it’s an exciting place to take a date, where you can have some lighthearted fun. When you have kids of your own, it brings back great memories of your childhood while your little ones create their own memories. There’s something for everyone. You might be into water rides, scary rides or amusements, but you’re guaranteed to have bags of fun. If you’re after a wicked weekend in the UK, then look no further than these theme parks, the best that Britain has to offer. more “5 Best Theme Parks In The UK”