You are going on vacation later to enjoy the Indian summer and you still don't know where to go in September? Don't panic, here is our selection of the best destinations during the off-season in France and in the rest of the world..
Where to go in September to enjoy the sea?
In the south of Europe, the seaside resort of Lloret del Mar, usually very busy in summer, is a destination of choice in September when the weather is generally summery. Located between Tossa and Blanes, Lloret de Mar offers a beautiful coastline with beautiful beaches, ideal for lazing around. Finally, you should not miss visiting the gardens of Santa Clothilde, among the most beautiful of the Costa Brava.
Rather expensive in high season, the island of Ré is more affordable in September. In the Bay of Biscay, opposite the port of La Rochelle, it stretches over 30 km long and from 5 km to 70 m wide. It is linked to the mainland by the bridge that bears its name. The island has been awarded the "Pays d'art et d'histoire" label and is home to 10 charming little villages, beaches, bicycle paths and unspoiled nature. Thalassotherapy, hiking, visits to oyster beds or salt marshes, tasting pineau and cognac, fishing on foot are all on the program. You will also appreciate the paved streets lined with charming houses, the landscape of the dunes, the ocean and its tides, the tasting of fish and shellfish.
But if you dream of a more remote escape, head to Zanzibar in Tanzania! It is a true happiness for the amateurs of seaside destinations. Zanzibar is indeed an archipelago set with long white sand beaches, bordered by a turquoise lagoon and protected by a spectacular coral reef where thousands of tropical fishes wriggle... Here is something to prolong the summer!
Where to go in September to get some fresh air?
In the far west of Europe, facing the ocean, stands Ireland: a land of pride and passion. Ireland remains a unique country that attracts more and more visitors every year. At the origin of this success, an island like a concentrate of landscapes. Wild and insolent nature, nothing seems to have yielded to the hand of Man. Punctuated by green meadows falling into the sea, hostile moors, enchanting forests, ghostly lakes, Ireland is the dream destination for nature lovers. And, good news, the weather is usually sunny in September.
Considered the most beautiful canyon in Europe and a protected natural site since 1990, the Verdon gorges are truly one of the jewels of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Straddling the departments of Var and Alpes de Haute-Provence, these gorges offer landscapes of great variety, beyond their sublime canyon. In September, the summer crowd, usually very numerous, has left the region. This is the right time to enjoy the beaches of the magnificent Lake Sainte-Croix and swim in its turquoise waters
The Camargue is also a very pleasant destination in September for nature lovers. Formed by the Rhone delta, it straddles the departments of Gard and Bouches-du-Rhône. Land of white horses, celebrated by the movie Crin-Blanc, and black bulls, it is watched over by gardians who are reminiscent of American cowboys and who gather in manades. Take a walk in the Camargue and you will admire a rich fauna and flora, consisting of bulls and horses, but also pink flamingos, reeds and sand lilies. You will see salt marshes and rice fields, the jewels of the Camargue economy
Where to go in September for a city break?
A few hours by plane from the other side of the Atlantic, New York is a good idea in September; the weather is pleasant and the prices a little lower than in summer. Among the unmissable experiences, we recommend taking a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, to contemplate one of the most beautiful skylines in the world, or climbing theEmpire State Building, one of the most emblematic skyscrapers offering a breathtaking panorama. New York is also a city of neighborhoods with diverse atmospheres, from the Bronx to Chinatown and Little Italy. And if you're in the mood for nature, the gigantic green lung that is Central Park is particularly beautiful in the fall thanks to the multicolored foliage of the trees.
September is the ideal month to go to Nice because there are fewer tourists than in July and August and the weather is still very nice. Between the sea and the green hills, Nice - the5th largest city in France - has about 10 km of coastline, including 7.5 km of beach, enough to attract vacationers! Nice is also the old town of Nice and its Cours Saleya with its picturesque market that smells of Provence, a dozen museums including the famous Matisse Museum or the fascinating Marc Chagall Museum and of course its Promenade des Anglais that runs along the Bay of Angels where it is always pleasant to go for a swim
Also in the South, Aix-en-Provence enjoys an ideal climate in September. The historical capital of Provence, Aix-en-Provence has kept all its splendor and is renowned for its heritage. In the heart of the city, the Cours Mirabeau gives an idea of the richness of Aix. Almost 500 meters long, it is the link between the Mazarin district, to the south, and the old commercial city, to the north. Enjoy its shaded terraces, the facades of its houses and its four fountains, harmoniously distributed from one end to the other. Further on, stroll through the pedestrian streets around the squares... What a beautiful city with a change of scene!
Where to go in September for a vacation with friends and family?
September announces the end of the long vacations and we enter the low season. The advantage of this period is that the prices drop and that the temperatures are always so mild. All the travel ideas that you didn't realize during the high vacations are affordable again
What if you were to let yourself be tempted by a discovery of the Hauts-de-France in September? Thanks to the Indian summer and lower prices than elsewhere, you could well have an unforgettable stay! With 190 km of coastline from the Bay of Somme to the Opal Coast, from the English Channel to the North Sea, sumptuous landscapes of cliffs and moors, Belle Époque villas and beaches with vintage cabins, lighthouses and dunes, the Hauts-de-France is a destination that does not lack charm. This region is home to a remarkable natural heritage and four regional parks with biotopes of bocage, marshes, forests, coasts and other areas of great biodiversity. The region also stands out for its rich heritage, including the cathedrals of Beauvais andAmiens, the castle of Pierrefonds, the half-timbered houses of Compiègne and the belfry of the town hall in Douai.
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