Although the birthplace of wine can be traced back to a cave in Armenia around 4000 BC, France has long been the beacon of viticulture. This is a country that has produced some of the finest vintages in history, and its regions lend their name to almost all grape varieties. Whether you’re a snob for a Southern hemisphere Sauvignon or favour a California Pinot Noir, you probably have France to thank for it. If you have a car, there should be little to put you off exploring France’s famous wine capitals on a summer road trip. After catching a P&O ferry to Calais, four of the most distinguished wine regions in the world are at your fingertips. Each have their own allures, and here, we delve into what makes each of them unique.
NB: France has a driving law which requires every vehicle to have a breathalyzer on hand at all times. Stay safe and stay overnight locally when choosing to indulge in a few glasses of regionally produced wine.
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Encompassing the sandy beaches of Pas-de-Calais, the châteaux of Oise, the floating gardens of the Somme and much more besides, the Hauts-de-France contains many of the most beautiful places in northern France. To help you plan your own adventure in this scenic part of the country, we’ve selected some of the best cities and attractions you can visit on a road trip around Hauts-de-France.
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A green land steeped in folklore and history, and abundant in whiskey, beer and hearty food, Ireland is a brilliant holiday destination. From bustling cities to some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes, there’s a fantastic variety of attractions on offer throughout the country. To help you plan your own adventure around this romantic island, we’ve selected some of our favourite places to visit in Ireland, taking you all the way from Dublin to Dingle.
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Exploring some of Europe’s most scenic driving routes couldn’t be easier when starting your journey with P&O Ferries. From Calais, to Larne and Zeebrugge, join a path to discovery and be wowed by vibrant cities, areas of natural beauty and fascinating historical sites. To help inspire your next trip, we have put together some of the best ways to make the most of your car this summer.
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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.
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The Easter Half Term is just around the corner and with the days getting longer (and hopefully warmer) it’s the perfect time to plan a holiday away. While far flung places may be more difficult to organise with young children who just want to run around and play, there are actually plenty of fantastic destinations just a stone’s throw away. To inspire your fun family adventure we take a look at some of the easiest places to escape to this Easter Half Term.
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Widely hailed as Germany’s most beautiful region, the Black Forest’s landscape of deep river valleys, ancient woodlands and mountainous peaks makes it an enchanting place to escape. According to legend, the Brothers Grimm were inspired by the mysterious aura of this place to write their iconic fairy tales Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. Despite the forest’s shadowy reputation in these fables, this scenic landscape is actually one of the sunny corners of the country, tailor made for cycle rides, village explorations and thrilling road trips. To inspire your adventure, take a look at some of the most amazing things you can do in Germany’s biggest nature park.
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