Posts Tagged ‘france’

Europe’s Best: Historic Architectural Masterpieces

This week, we are introducing an 5-part series featuring Europe’s best. To start things off, we are taking you across the continent to explore and delve into some of the most historic architectural masterpieces that are more than just their grand facades. Parthenon, Athens, Greece The city of Athens alone…

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5 Amazing Places to see Lavender Fields

We all know the famed lavender fields of Provence, France! Rows upon rows of burgeoning flowers make up acres, releasing the most calming scent. A paradise for flower lovers, these fields are always filled with tourists hoping to get the perfect shot or simply enjoy a picnic, surrounded by beauty.…

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Cirques du Soleil- France

Set adrift in the vast Indian Ocean, Réunion Island – which belongs to France – is actually closer to Madagascar (and Mauritius) than it is to anywhere in Europe. And as an island destination, its selling point is not about sandy beaches or stilt- ed chalets above the water –…

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The Wine Lover’s Route

ROUTE DE GRAND CRUS, FRANCE Dijon – Santenay (2 days, 60km) The easy Route de Grand Crus (“Road of the Great Wines”) route explores over 60kms of rolling hills, wooded paths, and of course, the most prestigious part of Burgundy’s vineyards and 38 picturesque wine villages. Stretching out as a…

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Beyond the Beach – Exploring Mauritius

One of the most popular beach destinations in the Indian Ocean, its tropical climate, shallow coasts, spectacular beaches, and luxury hotels are some of the country’s major draws. However, there’s more to Mauritius than just its beaches. For starters, it has a very unique culture that stems from its colonisation…

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Far Flung Destinations

Thanks to air travel and modern transportation, there’s almost no place on earth that’s unreachable. Where journeys from one continent to another once took months, they now take hours. When it seems like there’s nowhere else left ‘undiscovered’, there are still some places just slightly off the map that remain…

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Island of Fire and Water

Set adrift in the vast Indian Ocean, Réunion Island – which belongs to France – is actually closer to Madagascar (and Mauritius) than it is to anywhere in Europe. And as an island destination, its selling point is not about sandy beaches or stilted cha- lets above the water –…

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Cognac Connoisseur

Just as Champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region, Cognac only comes from Cognac, a region that produces some of the world’s best brandy. The Cognac region is divided into 6 sub-regions (Cru) which outline where the grapes must come from to be classified as “cognac”. These regions are the…

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Porquerolles Island, France

The South of France conjures up an image of glamour. A-list celebrities, clad in colourful swimsuits, flock over each year to bask in the heat of summer and attend the Cannes Film Festival. Popular destinations like Marseille and Nice are packed with tourists and day-trippers, hoping to escape from cosmopolitan…

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