With the Easter holidays only a few sleeps away we’re all looking forward to a few days of relaxation and rest. But why not take advantage of this time to dive into an adventure? Or indulge in a different culture? Perhaps find yourself surrounded by stunning architecture? France encompasses offers all of the above, making it the perfect location to spend your Easter holidays!

But which destinations are best for what? Discover below.

Nature & adventure

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If you find yourself a little irked from the day-to-day urban lifestyle or crave to become encapsulated by the great outdoors then head to the French Alps. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Romeu in the Pyrenees or Les Rousses in the Jura.  Take the opportunity to go mountain biking through the dense woodland, take a wander through Take the opportunity to go mountain biking through the dense woodland, take a wander through Mercantour National Park or merely have a picnic on top of a mountain. No matter what you choose one thing is for sure, the scenery won’t let you down.

No matter what you choose one thing is for sure, the scenery won’t let you down.

How to get there: Direct flights to Grenoble International Airport are ideal. However, you can take a direct flight to Lyon and travel via train.

Thirst for Knowledge

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Why not put this long weekend to good use and profit from a cultural getaway? France is rich in culture with a huge array of destinations, each offering something different from the last.

But let’s turn our eyes away from Paris, just for a moment. Let’s look at France’s provincial cities such as Marseille which won the European Capital of Culture in 2013, take a trip to the ancient town of Gordes and discover the historic beaches of Normandy.

How to get there: Paris’s largest international airport is Charles De Gaulle, although Orly and Beauvais are secondary airports which offer direct flights. From Paris you can travel to the beaches of Normandy. Marseille – You can fly directly to Marseille international airport. From where you can also travel to Gordes.

Relaxation, sun and sea

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Of course the holidays are also a time to rest or, in other words, to do nothing, so why not pick up some sun on the French Riviera? The warm and tranquil atmosphere of southern France will allow you to get your zen on.

Although the French Riviera is not the only region of France can you obtain the sensation of summer before the season hits, Corsica is definitely the best destination for a total change of scenery, without having to travel thousands of kilometres.

How to get there: Hop on a direct flight to Nice to indulge in the French Riveria. If Corsica is what you’re after you can take a direct flight to Corsica.

 

Catherine Munnelly

Born and bred in Dublin, Catherine left the Emerald Isle in pursuit of exploration. Her hobbies include spending countless hours planning her next trip, travel blogging and Google deep diving.
Catherine Munnelly