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ST BARTHELEMY

24 Apr

Saint-Barthelemy is a French island of the Lesser Antilles, located in the Caribbean Sea.

One of the main attraction of St. Bartholomew is its beaches the island has 22, all as good as each other. You can practice many water sports, including diving fins, mask and snorkel (snorkeling).

Among the beaches you will find the St-Jean situated along a scenic bay, perfectly suited to water sports. The bay is divided into two quiet beaches, ideal for children. You will enjoy its turquoise waters, well protected reef, ideal for snorkeling, swimming and windsurfing.

Surfers will appreciate the range of the Cayes Anse which is perfectly adapted.

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Among the places of interest:

Gustavia:

The only real town on the island, also the administrative capital.

Pleasant with its white houses with red roofs, reminiscent of the Swedish history of the island. Gustavia offers several bars and trendy restaurants, but also many shops.

To see:

– The Wall House and City Museum: a beautiful wooden building Swedish style.

– The Fort Gustave installed at the outlet of Gustavia, the ruins of one of the three forts (Fort Kazrl and Oscar) who defended the city. Offers stunning views of the harbor of Gustavia.

– The marina and trade

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Corossol:

An authentic fishing village. Houses and colorful boats give it an irresistible charm. In the late afternoon, do not miss the return of boats loaded with fish and lobsters. You will also find local crafts

As panama (traditional hat) and various artifacts with lataniers making of dried leaves in the sun.

To see:

– The International Museum of the shell: a collection of 9,000 pieces of all the world’s oceans, 1000 samples of sand.

– The range of Corossol: the fishing village bordering the beach is always typical of the traditional lifestyle of the island.

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The variety of restaurants of St Barth allows you to discover and enjoy a wide variety of dishes from a delicious French cooking or Caribbean. From the small family restaurant to the gastronomic St Barth is an ideal destination for those who love to eat. Each site and restaurants will offer you a special atmosphere that you can only appreciate.

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COSTA DEL SOL

20 Mar

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Unavoidable Spanish destination, the Costa del Sol is known for its seaside activities. The mild climate, with sunshine over 300 days a year, high temperatures, but mild night, and a varied geography with beaches and mountains are some of the strengths of this southern region of Spain.

Stay in Costa del Sol : beaches and water activities

It is impossible to stay in Costa del Sol without spend some unique moments on its most beautiful beaches.

The coastline stretches 160 kilometers with about 130 beaches. Then discover those of Ancha, Algarrobo, of Hondo Arryo or Bahia Dorada. In addition to relaxation, you will appreciate the atmosphere of beach bars and restaurants, the nightlife or the various water activities. On the coast there are also a dozen marinas. Thus, any kind of cruises and water crossings are possible.costa-del-sol

 Other activities to do in Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a golfer’s paradise with more than 70 courses. For example Cabopino Golf Marbella, a 18-hole course, located close to the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar.

The Costa del Sol is also a perfect destination with several cultural monuments (Daimalos Minaret, The Arabic Bathhouses in Ronda…) and museums, including the Museum for the marine environment and the Roman baths Center.

Between two ballads, take a break to discover the local culinary specialties. The cuisine of the province of Malaga has several unavoidable dishes such as rice stew with cod or the Bienmesabe, a delicious dessert.bouillon de riz a la morue

Costa del Sol: a place that never sleeps

It is impossible to spend a holiday in Spain without partying. The Costa del Sol reflects the fiesta of the province of Malaga and has many places to have fun, especially at night. To dance, there are several nightclubs; Sala Gold, Toulouse Club and Sala Wengé are some examples that are among the most popular. There are also bars and modern restaurants. Arte Lounge Club attracts many clubbers with its cozy and warm atmosphere. Do not miss the Café del Sol.

For a night less conventional, visit Bioparc Fuengirola and the Centro de Ocio in Plaza Mayor. There are also cultural events nights on the Costa del Sol as: Festival de la Luna Mora, todos los dias Flamenco, Jazz Night Noches … etc.ClassiqueFlamenco

On the beach or in the countryside, on the coast or in the hinterland, day or night, you will find everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

 

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SAINT MARTIN

19 Mar

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At the heart of the Caribbean, St. Martin is an exceptional destination. The program of your holidays: Fun and Relaxing.

All facets of St Martin offer to everyone the opportunity to find its Caribbean paradise!

With over 70 km of coastline, Saint-Martin is a magical island with paradisiacal scenery between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

St. Martin offers a variety of unique seascapes. Its 37 beaches which are the most famous in the Caribbean.

 Activitees:

 Immerse yourself in the culture creole and go discover the local market at Marigot, well known because of the Caribbean atmosphere and numerous shops. Moreover, you will find more than a hundred stalls of traditional crafts!

Marigot market is also the place to find souvenirs such as tasty rums …

French Caribbean rum is renowned for being one of the best in the world, it is more than a drink it is a culture! Pure or as a punch, rum Caribbean will bewitch you with its fragrance and its unique flavors.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On the Boulevard of Grand Case, from January to May, there is the Festival “Harmony Nights” where you can enjoy the nightlife, Caribbean orchestras and jazz.

At Philipsburg, visit the Museum of Sint Maarten which exhibits objects of the past and traces the history from the Arawaks, the ancient inhabitants of the island.

Saint-Martin is known for its white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

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Lovers of extreme sensations will find happiness with a rich offer of sports: windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, stand up paddle, Hawaiian canoe …

Here is a real paradise to become familiar with water sport, St. Martin is the ideal place for kitesurfers thanks to the weather. Also discover the seabed in the most beautiful spots of the island.

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With its varied landscapes, rare species and preserved environment, Saint-Martin is a wonderful playground for all nature lovers! To better preserve this priceless heritage, a nature reserve was established in 1998, ecotourism and heritage protection has become a priority. Many trails and hikes activities are proposed to discover a preserved and untouched nature.

Discover the gastronomy of St. Martin and Caribbean flavors! One of the characteristics of Saint Martin is the diversity of its culinary offerings. You will find all sorts of cusines in many restaurants.

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MYKONOS ISLAND

4 Mar

Mykonos is the most typical Greek island and is located in the north of the Cyclades in the southern Aegean Sea.

Was nicknamed “Little Venice Greek” thanks to the small bay in Mykonos where you can see beautiful Venetian houses built on the water.

With its white houses with blue shutters, its authentic alley, windmills Mykonos has a real power of seduction.

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It annually attracts thousands of visitors. The island is known for its lively nights and festive atmosphere where reigns joy and good humor.

The culinary talents of Greece have nothing to envy to other countries. At Mykonos, you will enjoy the restaurants dishes of seafood…

The international gourmet cuisine has a prominent place on the island.You will found all cuisines, from souvlaki and gyros to the Italian pasta or pizza, pancakes, haute cuisine restaurants or fish taverns. Local dishes are served in cafeterias and taverns along the promenade or just in front of the fish market.

You should taste local specialties: the “Louza Loukaniko” (a kind of sausage) and “Kopanisti” (fresh cheese goat pepper).

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After a good meal you can enjoy concerts performances in the city animated or stop in one of the glamorous bars to taste the local wine and ouzo.

The “beach parties” are organized throughout the summer as well as in the trendy night club most frequented by European and international celebrities.

For lovers of Greek music (Ellinadika) the most popular bar is Giuzel, east of Akti Kambani.

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Activities

Mykonos is an amazing island, very modern and dynamic, you can apreciate both the festive and traditional charm of the island. Many water sports are available on the island, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing and diving. If you are visiting the land, do not hesitate to schedule horse riding (riding is a sport very common on the island).

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Mykonos is known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters whitch are all around the island. They are numerous and all covered with sand. The most famous beaches of Mykonos are those located in the southern part of the island. Beaches like “Paradise” or “Super Paradise” are among the most famous in Greece.

Some beaches like Panormos or Agios Sostis are quiet so you can enjoy the sun and the landscape in all tranquility.

It will takes you half an hour by boat to join the famous historic sanctuary of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. You can explore the ancient temples, villas with their mosaic floors, the famous lions of Delos, the amphitheater and much more. The island of Delos was one of the greatest cultural centers throughout Greece.

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You can also go to the discovery of the culture of the island of Mykonos, past agricultural  museum, exhibitions of traditional life in the House of Lena and folk museum.

There is also the Church of Paraportiani, the oldest church in Mykonos (16th century). The architecture is unique, the church is composed of five churches on two levels.

With your family, partner or friends discover the beauty of the island and let yourself becharmed by the festivity and local entertainment.

 

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IBIZA

18 Feb

Ibiza is a Spanish island in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea
The main towns of the island are Ibiza, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia.
Every season, you’ll discover a different and unusual Ibiza. Intense light and mild temperatures remain constant throughout the year.

Here are several things to see and do on the island of Ibiza:

Hippy markets

Visiting a hippy market is a compulsory. You will find many items of clothing, silk, leather handmade, costume jewelry…

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The Salines

Tes Salines are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ibiza. Ponds still produce salt. To go to the beaches of the Salinas, you will cross the salt ponds and can enjoy exceptional landscape. One of the best time to go there is  at sunset.

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Cross cobbled streets to reach the Cathedral Square, enjoy views of Luego and once nightfall, visit the harbor area.

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Visit villages

Discover the small villages of white lime. The most interesting are Santa Inés de Corona, San Mateo, San Agustín and especially San Juan. The center of Santa Gertrudis worth a visit.

Formentera

The small island of Formentera, the Pitiusa Menor is an hour of Ibiza, half an hour if you take the fast boat from Ibiza.
In Formentera, the sea is everywhere, no matter where you are. Its soft sandy beaches are exceptional. If you want to visit the island quickly, the best is to move by motorbike or by car.

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Sunsets of Ibiza

The sunsets are impressive throughout the San Antonio and San Jose.
In Sant Antoni, the sunsets are renowned worldwide. This place was called the Sunset and there are many bars with terraces to enjoy.

In San Jose, you can also see very beautiful sunsets in Cala Conta, one of the best beaches of Ibiza, the water is very proper, you will find many restaurants and huts.

Nights in Ibiza are known worldwide. Not only for trendy establishments and discos, but also for the countless activities that can be performed once the night: street markets, terraces, outdoor cultural events, concerts …

The nightlife route starts in the area of ​​the port of Ibiza or in the West End of San Antonio, in walking through the Juan Carlos I and the tourist area of ​​Platja d’en Bossa, to finish in the giant clubs.
In the Island, arriving annually the world’s most famous DJs.
The night never ends in this island. The After hours opening their doors to six in the morning and close in the afternoon, but the party continu in the music bars on the beach.

Endless nights, an unlimited supply of leisure facilities, beautiful beaches, beautiful landscapes … Ibiza has everything you need for a great holiday with friends or family.

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NORMANDY

12 Feb

Long beaches lined with cliffs, lush pastures, mansions, houseboats that glide in the mist … Normandy is all this, and much more …

It’s 600 kilometres of coastline make it the preferred destination for coast lovers.

A coastline with emblematic places such as Mont Saint Michel, the cliffs of Etretat, Deauville, Honfleur, the Cotentin and its long stretches of sand, the beaches of the Normandy landings…

Four sites are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (the Mont Saint Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, the city of Le Havre and Vauban towers on the island of Tatihou).

Castles, manors and abbeys, beautiful parks and gardens, very charming towns and villages, not to mention the culinary essential steps such as Camembert, a village that gave its name to the famous cheese…, also characterize Normandy

Deauville and Trouville

Deauville and Trouville are reputed to be the most exclusive resort and glamour of France, which symbolizes elegance and sophistication.

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Honfleur

The city of Honfleur was built on the estuary of the Seine where they had many fishermen but also artists, painters and musicians.

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Caen Memorial and beaches landing

The Caen Memorial is a museum dedicated to peace representing the history from 1918 to today.

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You can also visit Omaha Beach, 8km beach where most of the 34,000 soldiers died on June 6, 1944.

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You can also go to the cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer  to honour the 9387 graves.

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Mont Saint Michel

The Mont Saint Michel is considered as marvel of modern world. The Mont Saint Michel forms a tower in the middle of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe.

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Etretat

Etretat is a city perched on top of cliffs. This coast was the abrupt and fascinating places of inspiration for many artists.

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Saint Malo

You can explore the streets and museums of Saint Malo who had a turbulent history due to its positioning.

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Normandy has got a lot of other things to visit. It’s a charming region and a very nice place to spend time with family or friends.

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PROVENCE

24 Jan

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Take a trip to Provence, visit this region of the Southern of France made of varied landscapes, bathed in Mediterranean culture.

You will find nearly 900km of beaches, coves and harbors, 27.000km2 forest with sun almost constant (around 3000 h / year on average!).

Provence is a multitude of small villages in the picturesque character.

Côte d’Azur, the famous French Riviera, which extends the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes welcomes tourism intense and rather luxurious.
This is the major festive events and social with its chic restaurants, beautiful shops, private beaches and prestigious residences.

The main cities that you can visit are Nice “la bella” with the Bay of Angels and its Promenade des Anglais, Cannes “Pearl of the Cote d’Azur” with the famous “Croisette”, Saint Tropez with its Place des Lices and its yellow clochet.

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But the sea is also the Camargue with Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer which is the beating heart of the Camargue. This is a popular resort of bathers for its miles of beaches for lovers of windsurfing, lovers of hiking or horseback.

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There is also Aigues-Mortes the city of St. Louis with its medieval city, Marseille and its old port, Nimes ” the beautiful Roman “with its arenas, Arles Roman city with its ancient theater or the palace of Avignon Pope.

The Southern Alps rise above 4000m altitude to Nice … Clean air, open spaces protected … It’s still the Provence with the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Hautes Alpes offering you the joys of hiking in summer.
Provence is of course olive trees and lavender, but they are the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, Bandol and Côtes de Provence always with the cicadas.

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Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur is the beaches, mountains, villages, Provencal cuisine and year-round sunshine, a great time to spend an unforgettable vacation with family or friends.