Category Archives: France

Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

Twinkling lights, the crunch of snow underfoot and the comfort of a steaming glass of mulled wine; if there’s one thing keeping many of us going during the winter it’s the welcome arrival of Christmas markets. The rich scent of roasted meats mingle with the homely smell of gingerbread, making these yuletide gatherings impossible to resist, even when the temperature drops down.

With the festive period almost upon us, we decided to share with you some of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe.

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5 Stunning UNESCO Sites You Can Reach Via Ferry

UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites showcases both mankind’s greatest architectural achievements and the planet’s most naturally stunning landscapes, making them some of the most awe-inspiring places to visit on earth. While you may never be able to see all of the sites scattered around the globe (there are over a thousand at time of writing), there are many located only a short distance from the UK. To help you seek out these cultural hotspots, we’ve created a guide to five of the most beautiful UNESCO sites you can reach via ferry.

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Exploring Mont Blanc

Europe is bursting with adventures to be discovered, stories to be told and priceless memories to be made. Whether you love blissful beaches, icy glaciers or quaint medieval cities, there is something for everyone. To help inspire your own escape, we’ll be sharing our favourite adventures across Europe, starting with the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc.

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Party Time: Cocktail Bars in Paris

The vibrant city of Paris has long been associated with the arts, attracting visionaries like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway to it’s many drinking spots. Fast forward to the present day and the Parisian nightlife is still a favourite of the millions that visit the city every year, thanks to a rise in trendy cocktail bars. To help you seek out the best the city has to offer, we’ve created a guide to the best bars in Paris that are sure to quench your cocktail craving.

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Celebrating Bastille Day in Paris

Better known to locals as La Fête Nationale, Bastille Day takes place on the 14th July each year and is one of the biggest annual celebrations in France. The public holiday owes its roots to the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a historical day which moved the country towards revolution and eventually becoming a republic. Now, each year the whole nation joins together to celebrate the anniversary of the momentous day with parties, fireworks and live events; and there is nowhere better to experience the incredible atmosphere than Paris.

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Cannes Fireworks Festival: An Explosion of Colour

For a few magical evenings a year the skies over Southern France light up  for the annual Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. Bursting into life in July, you won’t want to miss out if you’re a fan of fireworks, as this annual spectacle promises a night like never before.

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