It’s finally here. France will stage 51 international football matches at 10 of its greatest stadiums over the next month, but while 24 nations are taking part, only one can be declared champions of Europe on 10 July.
Escape city life and discover a whole new side of Belgium this year with a trip to one of its renowned nature reserves. From stunning hilltop hiking trails to expanses of salt flats stretching further than the eye can see, the country boasts a rich and diverse geography, and offers up surprises at every turn. If you’re looking for a new place to explore, we’ve put together a few of the best spots to visit in green Belgium.
The majestic Pyrenees Mountains form a natural border between Spain and France, with the principality of Andorra in the middle. The fairy-tale scenery of villages and valleys is steeped in mythology, with the region even allegedly named after Princess Pyrene, lover of the Greek demigod Hercules. Due to its wild and varied landscape of valleys and villages, the area is a heartland for activity seekers. Spend your time swimming in the cool water of fresh mountain lakes, hiking along craggy gorges or simply admiring the endlessly beautiful vistas all around this green oasis. Find out for yourself the incredible things you can discover on an adventure around the French Pyrenees.
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.
Magic, mystery and murder in medieval times; the HBO award winning series Game of Thrones (GOT) has inspired a wave of fans to visit its filming locations, particularly in Northern Ireland. As the backdrop to many scenes, the region offers a stark, dramatic landscape perfect for the fictional continent of Westeros. To help you navigate this wonderful world, we’ve highlighted a number of our favourite filming spots so you too can walk in the footsteps of the Starks and see the Iron Islands…