The weather is finally getting milder! It's the opportunity to get a fresh start at the end of winter with a trip in France or elsewhere. But where to go in April? Here are some ideas for getaways that should help you get back in shape and change your mind

Where to go in April to soak up the sun?

Just a few hours' flight from Paris, Malta is a revitalizing sunbathing destination in April. Crystal clear waters, medieval citadels and megalithic temples are the three treasures of the island of Malta, located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Traveling around Malta will take you from the steep cliffs of its coastline to the quiet lanes of its medieval cities such as Mdina and Victoria and the Renaissance splendor of Valletta, not to mention the Caribbean waters of Comino

April is also a good time to spend a vacation in the Var. The weather is mild and there are still few tourists.

We recommend you first of all the beaches of the peninsula of Giens in Hyères. It is a superb wild and preserved peninsula, in the middle of nature, with beaches with crystalline waters which really make think of the Caribbean. There are beaches for the whole family like those of the Capte or the Badine with calm shallow waters, perfect for children. The more sporty ones will prefer the more windy beaches where many water sports are practiced, such as at l'Almanarre for example

Where to go in April for a city trip to relax?

Southern Italy is always a good idea in spring because the temperatures and the weather are often already summery. For an original and typical city trip, we recommend without hesitation a stay in Naples. Even before you set foot in Naples, you have probably formed a very precise idea of the city, partly from the movies and partly from the comments of your friends and family: some have praised the legendary hospitality of the Neapolitans and their famous pizza, others have advised you to go to the Amalfi Coast! Beyond certain clichés, Naples has many surprises in store for you with its Mediterranean charm, its small popular addresses, its dynamism, its grandiose buildings hidden in the bend of an alley, its museums and its churches. Naples is truly a mythical city of Southern Europe that you will love to discover.

Reims is also a very pretty city to discover in spring. With an impressive historical heritage, the city is marked by a thousand years of royal coronations in its famous cathedral which is a must-see of the city. Here you can also taste the gastronomic specialties of Reims, which are famous all over the world, and of course, discover the wine tourism activities around champagne. Under the city is an impressive network of 120 km of cellars, real underground cathedrals, the most remarkable example of which is the Crayères de la butte Sainte-Nicaise, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Where to go for an immersion in nature?

In April, Switzerland is really a good choice for outdoor lovers! From Geneva to Lake Constance, passing through Lausanne, Zurich, Basel or Bern, Switzerland offers a lot of possibilities for nature outings, despite its steep relief. The Alps, present on the whole territory, offer numerous possibilities for hiking and mountain biking from spring on. As for the Swiss lakes and rivers, they are ideal for water sports and short cruises on sunny days. As a nature destination, the Swiss cities, avant-garde in terms of ecology, are not to be outdone. All in all, Switzerland is a great place to go in the spring.

For a change of scenery, we recommend the Hautes-Pyrénées which is a concentrate of nature in its pure state! This department of Occitania has indeed a multitude of preserved natural sites: the Gavarnie cirque registered as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Pic du Midi which offers a splendid panorama on the Pyrenees chain, or the Néouvielle Reserve with its 70 lakes with turquoise water

And if you like cycling, we recommend you to take a ride on the road that goes from Mont Saint-Michel to Roscoff and will make you discover mythical cities and superb coasts. Impossible to get bored during this trip where you can visit the most important places in Brittany such as Saint-Malo, Dinard, the Cape Frehel, the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, the Pink Granite Coast, the Bay of Morlaix..

Where to go in April with your family ?

Before the beginning of the high season, tourism professionals offer all-inclusive stays beneficial to households.

Take your family to Corsica to enjoy milder temperatures during the April vacations. For nature adventures, visit the turtle village of Cupulatta. Sail to the Lavezzi islands or the island of Carvallo. Petit Futé has also shared with you its 10 favorite villages in Corsica. Choosing the island of beauty for your next vacation is the assurance to discover one of the wonders of the Mediterranean basin.

Check out our article on where to go in May, for more travel ideas!

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