As the "Green Jewel of Europe", the young Slovenian Republic has come a long way since the break-up of the Yugoslav puzzle in 1991. Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and of the euro zone since 2007. Slovenia also presided over the EU in the first half of 2008. Despite this attraction to the West - Slovenians often speak English, German and Italian - the country cultivates a certain pride in its Slavic origins and traditions, and sometimes even a nostalgia for its communist past. In addition to exploring an exciting history and culture, Slovenia's tourist guide offers readers trails to navigate in the heart of this little-known little country, nestled between high snow-covered peaks, Mediterranean beaches and dense Eastern European forests. We will discover the hectic and enchanting capital Ljubljana before going canoeing on the glacial lake of Bled or sinking into the galleries of the Postojna cave, the largest in Europe. The Adriatic coast will remind you of Venice, while to the northeast stretch the gentle slopes of the Pohorje, perfect for strolling. As they approach the Croatian border, the forested areas gain ground, home to bears, wolves and deer. A mosaic destination, Slovenia collects the cultural influences of its neighbours while maintaining its own identity and warmth without being expansive. It is as diverse as its geography, offering the traveller beautiful experiences in a splendid and preserved natural setting, including the benefits of its thermal waters. Dobrodošli v Sloveniji!

What to visit Slovenia?

When to go to Slovenia?

When to go to Slovenia? In general, we can say that it is a destination for everyone all year round. The thermal baths, which is why the country is known in part, are open all year round and there will always be one in the region where you are located. The snow-covered mountains will be particularly welcoming in winter (from November to the end of March) but also interesting in summer because many activities are possible. The green valleys will be more suitable for walks in spring, when nature wakes up, or for its autumn colours. There is no particular season for the cities, which are quite lively, especially if you are there for cultural events. However, May is perhaps the best time to go to Slovenia: there are many things to do because you can ski in the mountains in the morning and swim in the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon while taking a lunch break at the famous Lipica Stud Farm. When to leave Slovenia, you may ask? Vineyards, caves, karst, forests, torrents, waterfalls, architectural heritage, crystal clear waters, adventures, gastronomy... there is something for everyone at any time, and this is undoubtedly the particularity of the country.

How to go to Slovenia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The territory being so different from one corner of the country to another, the possible activities are very numerous, which can motivate a thematic trip: winter sports, thermalism, gastronomy, national parks, culture, etc. There are very competent travel agencies specialising in organising trips to Slovenia and this part of Europe. The tours on offer can range from a long weekend to two full weeks. It's up to you!

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Average price of a flight from France: between 230 and 500 € in summer and between 180 and 400 € in low season. Note that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book (same for accommodation). Low cost airlines are not to be overlooked: you can travel to Slovenia from Beauvais to Venice - for a price of up to €50 per person per round trip - and then reach Slovenia by bus

In Slovenia, the road infrastructure is very well developed and the national bus network is well oiled. You can go to any part of the country by bus, even if it is sometimes slow, because there are many stops. However, the vehicles are recent and comfortable. The other option is the car: yours, if you decide to travel to Slovenia by your own means, or a rental vehicle, at an honest price. In Ljubljana, you can walk, take a bus or a taxi

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Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Slovenia? In general, we can say that it is a destination for everyone all year round. The thermal bath...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Slovenia is dependent on its three different types of climate: mountainous ñ or even alpine ñ in the...
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Budget

Do not expect to discover a "developing" European country under the pretext that it was part of the former Eastern bl...
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Formalities

Slovenia, which has been part of the Schengen area since 21 December 2007, does not require a visa for French nationa...
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Health

Slovenia's health status is excellent. No special precautions are required and no mandatory vaccinations will be requ...
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How to travel by yourself?

Average price of a flight from France: between 230 and 500 € in summer and between 180 and 400 € in low season. N...
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How to get organized?

The territory being so different from one corner of the country to another, the possible activities are very numerous...
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Getting around

In Slovenia, the road infrastructure is very well developed and the national bus network is well oiled. You can go to...
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