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In the proud capital of Paris, lose yourself in marvellous architecture and historical monuments, wide boulevards, green parks and cobbled, old-fashioned streets populated by cafés and quaint shops. Apart from visits to the main attractions of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral, the city has plenty of gems hiding in plain sight around every corner. See the Louvre and the Sacré-Coeur lit up at night, gaze across the vast city from the top of the Montparnasse Tower and listen to the leaves rustling against a gentle breeze at the Pere Lachaise cemetery, where numerous famous figures have been laid to rest. Spend an afternoon exploring the adorable narrow streets in the Montmartre-, Belleville- and Le Marais areas, and don’t forget to sample the local street food, a delicious reminder of France’s great cultural and gastronomical allure.
If you are seeking sun and escapes to the sea, then head south to the luxurious resorts scattered along the French Riviera. Favoured by holidaymakers for centuries, this area is fully tuned towards meeting the needs and wishes of its visitors. Gaze across the glistening waters of the Mediterranean along promenades in Cannes, Nice and Antibes. If you find yourself in Monte Carlo and Monaco, then why not see the tiny principality from above via a helicopter tour before hitting the famous casinos? For less adrenaline-fueled experiences you can scale the steep hills on foot and gaze out across the Mediterranean from the Jardin Exotique. Alternatively, you can head out of town for the day and visit the former papal residence of Avignon, as well as the breath-taking medieval castle Carcasonne.
Visiting France will allow you to discover the passion and the pride of the country, from the food (oh, the glorious French food — from coq au vin and seafood in the south to steak frites in Paris), to the beautiful sights and the landscapes. Every region has its own identity, but common throughout the country is the French pace of life, an art form in which the locals are true masters.
One of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands offer a unique holiday experience. Sandy beaches, clear water and old fortresses give it an exotic air, which, when mixed the strong British identity, typical English houses, as well as the random pub, makes this a truly unique destination. The fantastic blend means that the group of islands, just off the coast of France have their very own and utterly charming identity. If you’re planning to visit either Guernsey or Jersey, here are a few facts that you might not know about them.
Being a company of keen travellers, we enjoy catching up with our costumers after they have been one of our holidays, to get the inside information on what they recommend to see and do when choosing to go to a certain destination. We recently caught up with Harry who discovered Iceland for less through our package deal that enabled him to go on three different tours and twice try to spot the Northern Lights.
Are you looking for a break in Scotland's capital? Here are four interesting facts that will give you a bit of an insight into the romantic city of Edinburgh. Why is it called the Auld Reekie? Did King George IV were pink leggings? And why is there a half finished Greek temple on the top of Calton Hill? Click here to find out.