Capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Eastern Europe. The Charles Bridge and the astronomical clock with its characters who show their noses at the top of the bell tower every hour and real trumpet ringers, the Golden Alley and its miniature houses or the romantic district of Mala Strana, are among Prague's emblematic jewels. The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mixed architectural influences, Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau, make up an exceptional ensemble and one walks from church to church, from the castle to the sumptuous cathedral of Saint Guy, from bridge to bridge along the Voltava river. You should also visit the Jewish quarter and museums, including the fantastic communist one, parks and gardens, including those for children, and discover modern sculptures in public places. In addition, there is a rich cultural life throughout the year with shows on the stage in the old town, prestigious venues and a quality opera programme. Night owls can also go to nightclubs. Finally, it should be noted that in addition to the friendly taverns of traditional Czech cuisine, there are now also great gastronomic restaurants, with Italian influences, equipped with beautiful cellars showcasing local wines, which are really worth a visit.

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Be careful in the middle of summer, crossing the Charles Bridge is an achievement. It is a continuous queue, in one direction and then in the other, and throughout it is a series of tourist catchers that must be avoided. Needless to say, it spoils the fun! Be aware that Prague is a lively city all year round with festivals and events that can be a good excuse for a stay. The Prague Jazz Festival is scheduled for one month in the spring, the Prague Spring Festival begins on the anniversary of the death of composer Bedrich Smetana and offers a rich and prestigious programme of classical music concerts between May 12 and June 3 (www.festival.cz). In June, the Vltava Music Festival (United Island of Prague) is more eclectic and offers concerts on each island in the centre of Prague on different musical themes: jazz or rock every year in early June (www.unitedislands.cz). For All Saints' Day, the cemeteries are abundantly decorated with candles, providing a magical atmosphere for visitors. Christmas offers other festivities. Prague under the snow looks magical and celebrating New Year's Eve in the Czech capital is not lacking in charm. The high tourist season extends from mid-May to the end of September. Prices are then high, especially during long weekends in May. It is therefore preferable to leave in April or October to avoid the crowds, the summer heat in summer and the cold and dry climate of winter. However, from the end of July to 15 August, the city experienced a relative tourist calm during which hotel rates were reduced by 10 to 20%. Hotel rates are at a new peak between Christmas and New Year's Day and it is preferable to book well in advance.

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As with all highly tourist destinations, you will find a multitude of turnkey holiday proposals in the capital of the Czech Republic. Two, three, four, four, seven, ten days... it's up to you. The most common and advantageous formula combines flight, accommodation and guide for visits.

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Easily accessible, linked by low-cost flights, Prague is an easy destination that allows you to enjoy a weekend in a capital with a very rich heritage for a reasonable budget. It will be easy to find accommodation in Prague, a city with a wide range of accommodation: cheap hotel, charming hotel in the centre, apartment rental... The city being very touristic everything is done to facilitate your stay. Plan your accommodation in advance in summer and at Christmas.

Moving within cities is very easy in the Czech Republic, where years of communist rule followed by a healthy economy have led to the creation of dense, efficient, very cheap and easily usable networks for tourists. This is particularly true in Prague, which has a modern, clean and fast metro system, as well as a dense tram network, operating 24 hours a day. Taxis are a more expensive, but affordable, and sometimes more practical alternative

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    When to travel?

    Be careful in the middle of summer, crossing the Charles Bridge is an achievement. It is a continuous queue, in one d...
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    Weather forecast

    Winter is cold, sometimes very cold and snowy. In the rest of the country, winter can be an opportunity to dis...
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    Budget

    Pending the adoption of the euro, the country's currency is the Koruna Česká (Kč or CZK), the Czech crown, divide...
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    Formalities

    No visa required to stay in Prague. For EU nationals and Swiss nationals alike, a valid national identity card or pas...
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    Health

    There are no particular health risks in the Czech Republic. However, it is advisable to take out an international ins...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    Easily accessible, linked by low-cost flights, Prague is an easy destination that allows you to enjoy a weekend in a...
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    How to get organized?

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    Getting around

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