Autumn is here, but that doesn't mean that we want to put aside our desire to get away from it all - quite the contrary! Back to school is also synonymous with interesting promotions in many hotels and other holiday resorts in France, but also elsewhere in Europe. It's an opportunity to enjoy the changing colours of the countryside in the mild autumn weather and to stroll through the towns and cities before warming up at nightfall with a good local dish. Do you want to stay in a beautiful room, open the champagne, relax in a spa and discover the sites of interest in a region you've been wanting to visit for a long time or rediscover? So here are some ideas for a weekend getaway for lovers, family or friends.

Go for a memorable weekend in France

Autumn is a wonderful time to discover a part of France that you don't know, or that you particularly like. Moreover, with Weekendesk, you can take advantage of special offers on packages with remarkable services. These include the room, of course, but also breakfasts, access to the wellness area, a massage, dinners, a bottle of wine on arrival or even unlimited sweet treats. It all depends on the destination chosen.

For example, you can plan a relaxing weekend in Honfleur in a pleasant little studio with breakfasts and access to the spa included in the package. You can then take advantage of your free time to stroll along the Vieux Bassin, where you can't get enough of the sight of the old buildings reflected in the harbour. Then, you can wander through the picturesque streets to admire the beautiful half-timbered houses and stop at the foot of the most beautiful monuments. Let's mention the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce chapel, the house where Erik Satie was born, the Saint-Léonard church and the Honfleur tower, the lighthouse of the old hospital. Of course, a weekend in Honfleur is also an opportunity to walk on the beach at sunset, as on the Butin beach.

Another idea is to head for the south of France and stop off at a villa hotel in Gréoux-les-Bains. You are then in the heart of a superb Provencal village where water is a source of well-being. You will realize this during your time at the spa and by booking treatments. During the day, you can take advantage of the still mild temperatures to explore the hilly landscapes of the Luberon and Verdon on foot or by bike. And when the evening comes, the hotel offers a three-course menu with good local flavours, in an award-winning restaurant.

Would you rather wake up in a room with a mountain view and enjoy the scenery before it fills up in the winter season? Then you should treat yourself to an autumn getaway in the famous town of Chamonix. In between sessions in the hot tub and the hammam, you'll be in a great location to climb the Aiguille du Midi, walk around the Chamonix lakes and do the Jonction hike. The latter leads to two extraordinary glaciers, the Bossons and the Taconnaz. One morning, after a hearty breakfast, you can also take the time to stroll through the centre of Chamonix. The city, which is located at the foot of the mountains, has a very nice heritage and its flowering is remarkable.

Get away for two or three nights in Europe

Autumn is also a great time to get away to our European neighbours.

With temperatures still very mild in autumn, Andalusia is a perfect destination to enjoy the sun and the beach, especially when the hotel package includes hammocks on the sand. At Isla Cristina you can also enjoy a complimentary bottle of cava, dinners and a thermal circuit. After breakfast, a nice walk is the one that leads to the salt flats, rich in exceptional fauna and flora. In the evening, the fishing port of Isla Cristina offers all the elements to immortalize beautiful sunsets. The setting could not be more romantic.

Autumn is also the time for a city break. To do this, you can set down your bags in Amsterdam, where a variety of experiences await visitors. One of them is to walk through the Jordaan district, the most picturesque with its countless brick houses. The Dutch capital is also a great stopover for culture lovers. The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Franck House, there are many places to contemplate art and dive into the history of the country. And then, before going to warm up at the hotel spa and relax, you can't miss the chance to stop in a stall for a good beer.

Another option is to live the life of a castle for a weekend. At the castle of Namur, the rooms are elegant and comfortable and the welcome with champagne immediately sets the tone. You can take advantage of the green setting around the building to stroll among the trees whose leaves are in their most beautiful autumn colours. And then, in no time, we reach the city of Namur to discover its citadel, the buildings of its old town and the unavoidable Museum of Ancient Arts of Namur. Before returning to the castle, you can also enjoy the green landscapes around the city by taking a peaceful cruise on the Meuse