Already back to work and want to make the bridge of August 15? But where to go on the weekend of August 15? Here is our selection of destinations for a travel break that will do you a world of good !
Where to go for the weekend of August 15 to be at the beach but far from the crowd
The French Riviera and its crowded beaches in summer or Greece which is sold out in August, it's not really a good idea to relax at the beach for the weekend of August 15... What if you tried Montenegro instead? Less popular than the Mediterranean destinations, Montenegro is really a good plan if you dream of paradise beaches more quiet than elsewhere in Europe
The country has many beaches on its 200 km of coastline along the Adriatic Sea. One of the most beautiful and least crowded is the beach of Jaz with a beautiful stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters.
To enjoy the sun at reasonable prices, we also recommend Tunisia, only 2h flight from Paris! After a difficult period, the country is finally getting its head above water and tourists are back in complete safety thanks to the work of the authorities
And, good news, the beaches are not yet invaded so it's the right time to go!
We particularly recommend Port el Kantaoui in the region of Sousse, for its fine sandy beaches and emerald waters
The seaside resort has a large number of all-inclusive hotels with an interesting quality-price ratio such as Soviva, a large resort with all the comforts and very suitable for families thanks to its large swimming pool and its fun slides, not forgetting the elegant Fleur de Thé tea room for a delicious lemonade break with the family
You can also relax in a 5-star hotel for a reasonable price like the Green Park Palace, a recent hotel with a huge pool and a bar with its feet in the water. In the evening, you are free to go out and party in Port el Kantaoui, listening to live music at Golf Brau for example, or to stay at your resort to enjoy the nightly entertainment.
To escape from the summer people in August, we also suggest Germany! The country has no less than 350 islands and summer is the right time to swim there. The island of Sylt, the fourth largest island in Germany, has a beach no less than 40 kilometers long and spas such as Westerland, ideal for a zen break.
Rügen, Germany's largest island with a surface area of 926 km², offers everything that makes holidaymakers happy: 60 km of huge beaches overlooking the Baltic Sea, unspoilt nature and superb resorts.
Where to go for the weekend of August 15 to take a breath of fresh air!
Still in Germany, and only a few hours drive from the border with France, we advise you to go to the famous Black Forest for some fresh air far from the strong heat. In August, this forest is particularly green and pleasant. You will enjoy hiking there, between pines, rivers, crystal clear lakes and lush valleys. Covering 1400 km², it is the largest nature park in Germany, but don't worry, the paths in the forest are extremely well marked, so you won't get lost!
Ireland is also an excellent destination in August for those who want to get away from the heat wave. In summer, the weather is pleasant and the landscapes are simply splendid. How not to fall under the spell of Connemara, sung by Sardou, or of the famous Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO site whose 40,000 basalt columns leave you speechless?
And if you are a fan of the series Game of Thronesand if you're a fan of the show, and you're just watching the new season, be sure to take a walk through Dark Hedges in County Antrim. It is easily accessible by car via Belfast. It's the famous Royal Road from the TV series: a magical alley of beech trees!
Another pleasant destination in the summer because it is less frequented than the countries of southern Europe: the Czech Republic! Not only does the country offer a very good quality/price ratio in terms of accommodation and restaurants, but the country also offers beautiful green landscapes in the summer, ideal for walks and outdoor sports
For example, we recommend the region known as Czech Switzerland because of its steep relief reminiscent of the Swiss mountains, except that it is much less expensive than in Switzerland... Only 1 hour drive from Prague, it is the perfect destination for hiking
The gorges of the small Kamenice river are very famous: a walk along the river on narrow footbridges or a boat ride between the canyons with steep walls are magical moments for nature lovers. And for the record, it is in this region that the famous movie The World of Narnia was filmed !
Where to go for the weekend of August 15th for a city break
If you want to discover a city in Europe without being too hot during your walks, the Nordic countries are particularly suitable. Not only are the temperatures pleasant, but the light is also important because the days are much longer in the northern European countries in summer
Only 3 hours flight from Paris, the city offers a total change of scenery at the borders of Europe and the Far East with many museums and monuments. It is also a trendy Nordic city at the cutting edge of design, very cosmopolitan, with many possibilities for going out at night. And for a seaside atmosphere, a boat trip to discover its islands is always welcome.
But if you are dreaming of dolce vita, a trip to Florence will enchant you! The capital of Tuscany is a beautiful Italian city that is easy to discover in a weekend. Unlike Rome or Milan, it offers cheaper rates, even in summer. It has the advantage of being very easy to visit on foot. In just a few hours, between its picturesque streets, its beautiful squares and its many monuments, you will be amazed without it costing you a cent.
Finally, if Portugal attracts you for a city break, go to Porto! This fascinating and timeless city, often neglected in favor of Lisbon, offers a palette of colorful buildings along the waterfront and magnificent architectural discoveries where baroque and modern styles mix. And the quality/price ratio is excellent in Porto, even in August
It is also the kingdom of wine cellars thanks to its fertile Douro Valley and the epicenter of the famous Portuguese beverage, port. This will be the opportunity to learn about this local drink through tastings like at Portologia, a renowned brand that also has an address in Paris
Escape for a festival
What if you took advantage of this long weekend to go on a festival getaway?
From August 16 to 22, it's party time in Benicassim, Spain at the Rototom Sunsplash, an international reggae festival in its 27th year. This year, the festival will celebrate Africa and as usual it will feature some of the biggest names in the genre. It is the biggest reggae festival in Europe
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