If you’re dreaming of your next holiday, Europe is home to countless memorable destinations – and there’s something perfect for every season. Here are four fab spots to fly to on your next Europe trip whatever time of year you want to travel, whether it’s solo, as a couple or with family in tow.
Autumn: Paris, France
There’s so much to adore about the City of Love in the autumn months. Feast your eyes on the beautiful surroundings as the city’s green spaces become transformed by orange and amber hues. Pick up a warming café au lait and settle down in one of the many parks or gardens for some people-watching – popular Jardin du Luxembourg is a highlight. Paris is a fashion mecca too, of course, so you won’t want to miss exploring the shopping districts; start on the Champs-Élysées (where else?), which is lined with luxury flagships and designer brands. (If you’re big on retail therapy, the city also holds annual summer and winter sales, so those are also great times to visit.) And of course, besides the must-visit Eiffel Tower and iconic Arc de Triomphe, be sure drop by a world-famous museum for your art fix – starting with the Louvre!
Winter: Berlin, Germany
The colder months make for a wonderful time to visit the historic German capital. You can soak up the holiday spirit at the city’s many Christmas markets, including the famous market at Charlottenburg Castle. Enjoy the festive lights and browse stores selling artisan gifts and mouthwatering treats, while staying warm and toasty with a cup of hot chocolate or Glühwein (mulled wine). If the cold is getting too much to bear, head indoors for an evening listening to the Berlin Philharmonic or book a table at one of the city’s numerous Michelin-starred restos. For a bit of history, you can’t go wrong with a walk along the Berlin Wall or an afternoon at one of the many museums (contemporary fine art, Jewish history, sausages – you name it!) across town.
Summer: Bordeaux, France
Can’t get enough of all things French? Venture beyond Paris to Bordeaux and the famous wine region of the country’s southwest. Besides sipping on local wines in fine restaurants in town (be sure to sample the oysters from nearby Arcachon Bay, by the way), make the most of the sunny weather and venture out to the surrounding vineyards. Be sure to carve out some time to explore the city itself, too. There’s so much to see, from awe-inspiring architectural wonders such as the grand Cathédrale Saint-André and ancient ruins of Palais Gallien to art galleries and museums, including the Cité du Vin wine museum.
Spring: Athens, Greece
Picture-perfect weather is just about a guarantee when you visit the Greek capital in spring. Rich in culture and history, Athens is home to some of the world’s most amazing archaeological sites. From the famous Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you can spend hours – days, in fact – exploring the various ruins and learning about their age-old mysteries. Athens also has many vineyards, so be sure to pay a visit to a winery or two to enjoy some of the nation’s finest drops. A perfect way to experience a country’s culture is through its food, so why not opt for a cooking class? Some of these include the chance for a trip to the market to pick up fresh ingredients and herbs.
From Singapore, you can reach these stunning European destinations onboard Air France; for greater comfort, choose to fly Air France Premium Economy and you’ll enjoy perks such as priority check-in and boarding, more privacy and spacious seats. Enjoy gourmet dining onboard, including complimentary French wines and champagnes. Sit back and enjoy over 1,000 hours of entertainment on a 12-inch HD screen with a noise-reducing headset or flip through unlimited international newspapers and magazines (download them via the Air France Play app prior to boarding).
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