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10 sun destinations less than 3 hours flight from Paris

Looking for a change of scenery for a weekend? Tired of long and tiring trips? The destinations that Le Petit Futé has selected are made for you! Less than 3 hours flight from Paris, they are ideal for a sunny city-trip! No more jet-lag hazards or the stress of long-haul flights! Arm yourself with a good book or one (or even two) movies and the trip will go faster! From Barcelona to Dubrovnik, here are our ten favourites of the summer located less than 3 hours away from Paris to get away from it all!

N°10 - Hammamet, heading for the Cap Bon

If its tourist vocation is no longer to be proven, Hammamet remains a destination of choice in Tunisia. Relaxation and well-being will be the order of the day on one of the town's many dream beaches. The white medina with its colourful doors is the ideal place to stroll and refresh yourself. Every year in summer, the city hosts the internationally renowned Hammamet Music and Art Festival in its amphitheatre overlooking the sea. This year it will take place from 8 July to 26 August, enjoy it!

N°9 - Palma de Majorca, relax in the Balearic Islands

In less than 2 hours (1h50 to be precise!), the Balearic Islands and their sumptuous beaches are yours for the taking! With its ideal temperatures in summer and its varied landscapes, from the coast to the interior, the archipelago is a destination for relaxation and discovery that is very accessible from Europe. Palma de Mallorca is a city rich in history, coveted by many peoples over the centuries for its strategic geographical position. Its architecture bears witness to its splendour: its cathedral facing the sea is a true masterpiece

N°8 - Barcelona, the beautiful Catalan woman

How to present Barcelona, the city that conquers the hearts of its visitors every year? Colourful, it houses the most beautiful examples of Gaudì's architecture: its Güell park is a real delight and what about the famous Sagrada Familia, still unfinished to this day? But Barcelona is also famous among night owls who can go tapas all evening before enjoying the Barcelona atmosphere in one of the many nightclubs. A perfect compromise between culture, beach and celebration, Barcelona combines all the ingredients for a successful holiday!

N°7 - Ajaccio and the inevitable South Corsica

The island of Beauty seduces for its natural landscapes and its legendary hospitality. The Corsicans are proud of their region, and we understand them! Ajaccio, the birthplace of the famous Napoleon, is the ideal place to stay in the south of the island. The heavenly beaches of Porto-Vecchio, the landscapes of Alta Rocca, the seabed of the Lavezzi Islands or the sunsets on the archipelago of the Sanguinaires will amaze you after only 1h38 of flight!

N°6 - Dubrovnik, pearl of the Adriatic

Did you know that the Adriatic is one of the most blue and cleanest seas in Europe? Bathed in this clear water and shaded by many pines, Dubrovnik is ideal for summer holidays. It is also a very charming fortified city, steeped in history. It is necessary to take the time to discover it, to stroll along its ramparts, to admire its pink tiled houses donated by the City of Toulouse after the war in ex-Yugoslavia: you will find many treasures there at only 2h15 flight time!

5- Malta, between East and West

It's hard not to fall in love with this small archipelago which has as much history as it does beautiful landscapes. Although there are few sandy beaches, Malta is full of small secret coves that are a delight for divers and hikers. After a 2 hour 40 minute flight, you will arrive in Valletta, a fascinating medieval city where it is good to get lost in the narrow streets. As the European Capital of Culture in 2018, the Maltese capital will be in the spotlight for several months. The excitement is already palpable!

No 4 - Porto, the warm and welcoming

Northern Portugal is a destination known for its natural landscapes, dotted with rivers and valleys favourable to culture. It is here that the famous port, a mutated wine, is produced in the eponymous city! In Porto, life is sweet. A boat trip on the river will prove it. It is also an opportunity to admire the city from another point of view, passing under its six majestic bridges, including the famous Maria Pia by Gustave Eiffel. No doubt, Porto is ideal for a city break!

N°3- Tirana and the Albanian Riviera

We already knew the Italian and the French... But the Albanian Riviera is not to be outdone! To the south of Tirana, the capital ofAlbania, which can be reached by a 2.5 hour flight from Paris, is Vlora , which marks the point of passage between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. It is ideal for a few days of relaxation at the beach. The riviera extends to Saranda, a famous seaside town. Its bay is splendid, especially the beach of Kakome with theisland of Corfu in the background

No2 - Thessaloniki, Greece in less than 3 hours

Thessaloniki is certainly less mythical than Athens, the capital of Greece, but it is just as dynamic! The many universities and the flourishing cultural offer give this city a remarkable vitality! The surroundings are of great natural beauty: the Chacildique peninsula, with its transparent water, is the ideal spot to cool off, while the archaeological sites of Pella and Vergina allow visitors to follow in Alexander the Great's footsteps

No1 - Sardinia, a world apart

With its warm and clear water and unspoilt nature, Sardinia is like a small paradise! This Italian island with a special status is marked by its culture and its diverse and varied landscapes. The Costa Smeralda, home of the international jet-set, contrasts sharply with the picturesque, picturesque mid-mountain lands. Whether you choose the north of the island, when you arrive in Olbia, or the south, by Cagliari, Sardinia will seduce you in less than three hours!

Visit even more destinations with a prestige cruise

As you have seen, there are sunny destinations only 3 hours by plane from Paris. You can go to Corsica, Barcelona, the Balearic Islands or Porto. Once there, if you feel like having new experiences and discovering other corners of paradise, it is possible to take a luxury cruise. Indeed, you can spend a week or more on a luxury cruise ship to relax and enjoy the unique surroundings.

If you decide to go on a prestige cruise, you can benefit from top-of-the-range services like in a 5-star hotel, but with a heavenly view. During your stay on board, you can take advantage of the facilities on site to relax and take your mind off things. Most of the time, you will be able to enjoy a swimming pool and a spa to relieve your tensions. After this moment, just for you, you can go to the gourmet restaurant on site, or for more intimacy, you can enjoy your meal on your private terrace.
Of course, many excursions are available to visit several destinations in one trip.

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