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With half a million inhabitants and almost twice as many as the urban area, Belfast is a city in constant evolution since its pacification, which is quite recent. Thanks to the tobacco, flax and shipbuilding industries in the 18th and 19th centuries, its development was carried out at high speed, propelling it during the Industrial Revolution to the rank of the island's largest city. 1849 was the year of Queen Victoria's visit, which left in its wake a deep imprint that can now be found everywhere in an urban landscape of stunning architecture, such as City Hall, something that the Belfast tourist guide will not fail to mention. It became the capital of Northern Ireland in 1921 and went through a turbulent period from 1970 until the ceasefire in 1997. Since then, its dynamism has been real, tangible, and its citizens have shown an unsuspected joie de vivre. As proof, all you have to do is walk through the door of one of the many bars and restaurants that keep flourishing in the pretty alleys of Belfast, a destination not to be missed

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When to go to Belfast? The Northern Irish climate is oceanic, relatively mild and humid. In autumn, temperatures are around 10°C, while winters are, except in exceptional cases, quite mild and temperatures range from 3 to 8°C. Spring can still be quite cool and summers, while pleasant, rarely exceed 20°C. That being said, it appears that the best time to visit Belfast is from May to September, which is the peak tourist season, although ultimately the rest of the year is also suitable for visiting the Northern Irish capital. So when to go to Belfast? Ideally from spring to early autumn.

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While there are many tour operators and other specialists to offer Belfast in their catalogue, it is often a starting point or a stopover to discover Northern Ireland and/or the North of the United Kingdom. However, there are frequently weekend and extended weekend offers for Belfast, including flight and accommodation at competitive rates.

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The average price of a return flight from France to Belfast is 160 €. Please note that the price variation depends on the season, but also on the time of booking. So, if possible, buy your tickets a few months before your departure! It may also be wise to book accommodation with a little - or even a lot in high season - anticipation

Belfast is a modern city with a very functional infrastructure. The main means of public transport is the Translink bus network, which makes it easy to reach any part of the city and its surroundings. On a beautiful day, you can also opt for a bicycle. Taxis and other VTCs will take care of the rest.

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When to travel?

When to go to Belfast? The Northern Irish climate is oceanic, relatively mild and humid. In autumn, temperatures are...
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The weather in Belfast is subject to a humid, oceanic Northern Irish climate, so the weather can change several times...
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Budget

In Northern Ireland and Belfast, therefore, the currency unit is the pound sterling (£) or pound. Life is as expensi...
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Northern Ireland and Belfast are still, for the time being, part of the European Union. You will therefore not need a...
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Before a trip to Belfast, updates of vaccinations strongly recommended before departure include diphtheria, polio and...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a return flight from France to Belfast is 160 €. Please note that the price variation depends...
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How to get organized?

While there are many tour operators and other specialists to offer Belfast in their catalogue, it is often a starting...
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Belfast is a modern city with a very functional infrastructure. The main means of public transport is the Translink b...
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