So close and yet so different, our neighbour Spain has a lot to teach us about traditions and the art of living. Legend has it that it would be possible to spend a year in Spain by attending a different celebration every day. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Strongly influenced by the peoples who inhabited it, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs, Spain has managed to preserve its traditions and folklore, making it its strength and originality today. From Holy Week to bullfighting, to the unlikely Tomatina, this tourist guide will help you choose where to start your stay. Indeed because the cities of Spain have a rich heritage. First there is Madrid, the modern Spanish capital and host of must-see museums, followed by 17 regions that differ in history, cuisine and sometimes language. On the Mediterranean coast, long golden beaches stretch almost continuously, from the unmissable Catalonia and its crazy city of Barcelona to the poetic Andalusia through the Valencian Community and Murcia. In the countryside, Navarre, Aragon, Extremadura and the two Castile Islands, dotted with castles and mills, offer a completely different face, that of a more discreet and authentic Spain. On the Atlantic coast, follow the rural Galicia, which is still little visited, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, which offer more wild and tormented landscapes. Finally, Spain is also home to the trendy Balearic Islands and the wild and volcanic Canary Islands. As often, the hardest thing is to choose. Each region has its own specialities, in any case your days will be animated!

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When to go to Spain?

Spain is one of the destinations that can be visited all year round. However, the prices of your holiday rentals vary according to the duration of important cultural events:

The high season rates are therefore applied for Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday), the Fallas de Valencia (mid-March), the Feria de Sevilla (April), San Fermín in Pamplona (July) or the religious processions, bullfights and reconstitution of the fights that take place in each village. It is then advisable to book your rental car and accommodation well in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises. July and August and public holidays have the same rates.

The low season corresponds to the low months in Spain, generally from the end of October to the end of March, except in the Canary Islands. In some backcountry resorts, hotels or tourist facilities may close between November and February.

The mid-season includes the months of May, June, September and October. The prices are moderate and the temperature is always mild. This country on the Iberian Peninsula has many attractions, so it is not uncommon for prices to fluctuate during this period.

It is therefore strongly recommended to look at the calendar of events before choosing the region to visit or the season to choose.

How to go to Spain? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The French love to spend their holidays in Spain. Many tourist tours are available. The territory being immense, we will most often favour a thematic approach: hiking tour, seaside tour, mill tour or mountain bike tour. To visit a region during your stay in Spain, please allow a minimum of 15 days. City trips can also be planned over three to five days in one of the major cities.

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It is very easy to go to Spain alone, as the road, rail and air transport networks are very developed. In addition, the Spaniards are welcoming and have an easy conversation and the country enjoys a similar level of security as France. However, be careful with pickpockets in tourist areas and large cities, especially Barcelona and Madrid. Remember to book well in advance during the summer or during the holidays.

If you want to visit the major Spanish cities, take advantage of a quality and cheap public transport network. On the train side, the frequency and punctuality of arrivals vary. On the bus side, Spain is very well meshed, better than France. Several companies are now competing for the sky with promotions and discounts, including Vueling and Iberia. Finally, with more than 2,000 km of toll motorways, the Spanish network is rather well developed and of good quality.

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When to travel?

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Budget

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Formalities

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Health

You do not risk any health problems when going to Spain, the sanitary conditions are the same as in France.

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How to travel by yourself?

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How to get organized?

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Getting around

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