best places in Europe

Best Places In Europe: From the cosmopolitan city of London to the romantic atmosphere of Venice, or finally pushing to the edge of the continent with Istanbul, Europe also abounds in beautiful destinations.

Here are the best places in Europe

Londres – Angleterre

Another planet, on the other side of the Channel, only 2h15 from Paris by Eurostar. Disembarking in London for the first time proves to be particularly exotic. Black cabs, red double-decker buses, horse guards, left-hand drive, pubs… A change of scenery!

Modern and vibrant, cosmopolitan London is not just English: it is a world city. With hundreds of museums and galleries, thousands of pubs and stores and over 10,000 restaurants, there is something for everyone.

London, with its boundless imagination, offers a wide patchwork of experiences. With stores galore, art galleries and museums, trendy bars, some of the best clubs in Europe, restaurants that will surprise you (in the good sense of the word), and one of the most cosmopolitan populations in the world, it will take several trips to really discover it.

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The West Coast, from Donegal to Kerry – Ireland

Between green and blue, a beautiful glimpse of Ireland. From Donegal to Kerry, through Connemara or the Dingle Peninsula, the succession of landscapes, sometimes restful, sometimes tormented, will dazzle you.

Recently, a tourist route was launched to discover this sublime region: the Wild Atlantic Way, which runs along the Atlantic coast of Ireland for 2,500 km, from Malin Head in the north to Kinsale in the south, passing through Connemara, the Bay of Galway and Kerry.

Finally, anyone who has had the opportunity to visit Ireland knows that the real treasure of Ireland is the Irish themselves. To discover the Celtic soul and warmth, one must dash into the nooks and crannies of the island, visit the hidden villages and wild peninsulas of the green Erin.

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The Fjord Road – Norway

By boat or by road, expect a festival of natural wonders unique in the world. Imagine mountains often over 1,000 m high falling abruptly into the water while letting sea snakes penetrate their entrails… No, you’re not dreaming: the Norway of fjords is simply superb!

Bergen, the Sognefjord, and the Geirangerfjord are really a must ! The largest concentration of fjords (about 50) is between Bergen and Trondheim. The fjords can reach up to 1 300 m deep and the summits which border them sometimes exceed 2 000 m. The narrowest (Nærøyfjord) is less than 300 m wide.

Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005, the Geirangerfjord, nestled between magnificent mountains 80 km from Ålesund, is the pearl of Norway’s fjords. If one had to choose only one, it would be this one.

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Saint Petersburg – Russia

The most European city of Russia, Saint Petersburg is a pure jewel born of the will of Peter the Great. Its architecture has a lot to do with it: baroque palaces and orthodox churches, boulevards, squares and imposing parks, reflections of the canals and the Neva river, all offer grandiose perspectives.

With some 250 museums and 4,000 monuments, the city ranks just behind Venice in terms of buildings protected by UNESCO. The “Venice of the North” has not stolen its name!

The Hermitage Museum, the largest in the world in terms of the size of its collections, with 2.7 million listed objects, is a must-see. It occupies four Baroque buildings: the Winter Palace, the Little Hermitage, the New Hermitage and the Theater.

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Prague – Czech Republic

One of the most beautiful cities in Europe. In fact, André Breton called it the “magic capital of Europe”!

Nestled in the meanders of the Vltava River, Prague accumulates an incomparable architectural and artistic heritage. The city has inspired the music of Mozart, Dvořák and Smetana, which haunt Prague’s walking places.

Old town, Mala Strana, Charles Bridge, castle, Jewish cemetery… Prague offers a dream setting for lovers of urban trekking. In the evening, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a Prague café and raise your glass to the magic of the Czech capital.

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Berlin – Germany

Berlin, marked by history, is now the city that moves the most in Europe. The German capital attracts artists and creators from all over the world.

Between East and West, baroque and avant-garde, Berlin plays the card of mixing cultures, beyond the multiple traces of history. More than a tourist destination to do, it is a city to live intensely.

To do so, head east. The working-class neighborhoods of the former East Berlin, such as Prenzlauerberg, are today the strongholds of the bobo-chic component of Berlin’s population. Friedrichshain and Neukölln, for their part, are the Mecca of alternative culture.

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Amsterdam – Netherlands

Amsterdam … A magical city, a sort of urban Venus rising out of the water. But above all a capital open to all, whose canals, lined with sumptuous mansions, seem to have not changed since the Dutch Golden Age. A picture of perfect grace where stone and water blend in harmony.

But Amsterdam is also – and above all – a place overflowing with life. From brown cafés to white cafés, from theaters to trendy clubs, from museums to small shops, the beautiful Dutch girl has everything to seduce.

We come here for Rembrandt and Van Gogh, we come back to party, then to stroll along the canals admiring the blond silhouettes on bikes… Amsterdam, we never get tired of it!

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Barcelona – Spain

One of the most beautiful beach towns there is. Barcelona is the perfect compromise between tarmac and beach, idleness and culture. Better yet, the Catalan capital is a vibrant and seductive city: a good mix of nightlife, shopping and cultural attractions.

On the shores of the Mediterranean, it has a unique heritage with the mischievous houses of Gaudí, its breathtaking Sagrada Familia, but also the gothic architecture of the old town.

This city with a strong character is above all a lively destination, showing its tolerance and open-mindedness. Icing on the cake, Barcelona is also a gourmet destination where you can enjoy Catalan cuisine or tapas. Before partying all night long.

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Lisbon – Portugal

Facing the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of the Tagus, Lisbon is an invitation to travel and dream. Especially in the alleys of the old quarter, the Alfama, nestled at the foot of the castle dominating the city. More than a city, Lisbon is a poem.

Lisbon is one of the most endearing capitals of Europe. Lulled by Fado, it combines tradition and modernity, languor and joie de vivre.

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The city of saudade is also a lively capital, especially at night. Take a tour around the Bairro Alto to discover the Lisbon nightlife, which often lasts until dawn.

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Rome – Italy

All roads lead to Rome, one ends up coming here at least once in one’s life… And one leaves conquered! Nowhere in the world is history so present in a city: from Roman amphitheaters to Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches.

The center of Rome is a delight for walkers. From the Colosseum to Piazza del Popolo, and from the banks of the Tiber to the stairs in Piazza di Spagna, it is a good idea to stroll through the narrow streets, where one goes from one marvel to another.

You should also go to meet modern and popular Rome, on the side of San Lorenzo or Garbatella. And, of course, to indulge in the many pleasures of the mouth, sitting at a trattoria or tasting a gelato. Rome, we always come back to it.

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Venice – Italy

A city of legend, to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Born from the sea, facing the sea, the Serenissima is so beautiful that it almost looks like a mirage. Sometimes unreal with its superb palazzi that are reflected in the waters of the Grand Canal.

However, all you have to do is plunge back into the atmosphere of its tortuous alleys and squares to find the life of an Italy that is still (almost) a village. Take a walk around Dorsoduro or Cannaregio to discover a popular and still authentic Venice.

No cliché will ever overcome Venice. The City of the Doges surprises every time, even if you think you already know it by heart. It’s a real open-air theater, a dream setting in which you have to know how to get lost, whatever the season. For the pleasure.

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Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian coast – Croatia

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The “pearl of the Adriatic” has not stolen its nickname: Dubrovnik is a real jewel! A city worthy of a theater setting, at the foot of a mountain amphitheater tumbling down into the blue of the Mediterranean.

Surrounded by ramparts and fortifications, Dubrovnik has preserved its limestone palaces and churches, narrow streets covered with white flagstones, ramparts and houses with red tile roofs. A pure enchantment.

Afterwards, set off along the Dalmatian coastline. A marvelous coast, studded with almost… 1,185 islands and islets over 1,750 km, beaches and creeks galore… Not forgetting small architectural jewels such as Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir or Split.

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The Cyclades – Greece

Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos … So many names that attract, like a mermaid, the Ulysses who slumbers in every traveler. The Cyclades, nicknamed the “Pearls of the Aegean” are one of the leading destinations of the Mediterranean.

The Cyclades are an archipelago of 56 islands and islets covering an area of 2,572 km2. They are characterized by their white houses crushed by the sun, between terraced roofs and church domes. Monasteries, windmills, creeks and beaches against a background of deep blue complete the picture postcard.

Inhabited since Mesolithic times (7,000 BC), the Cyclades have many vestiges of their long history. As much to say that here, one never gets a silly tan!

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Istanbul – Turkey

Here ends Europe, here begins Asia… Straddling two continents, Istanbul is one of those fascinating meeting points between cultures.

This extraordinary city was the Byzantium of the Greeks, the Constantinople of the Eastern Roman Empire and the capital of the Ottoman sultans. This rich past has left glorious traces such as the palace of Topkapı , Sainte-Sophie or the Blue Mosque.

Theater of history, Istanbul is also a true street theater. Built on seven hills overlooking the sea, it is a tangle of alleys, where the East rubs shoulders with the West, the ancestral neighbors with the modern.

Head for the district of Beyoğlu, to discover contemporary Istanbul: a vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis that bears witness to the vitality of Turkish culture. From the boutiques of the Istiklal Caddesi to the burning nights of the Bosphorus, ancient Constantinople, in full effervescence, has been able to modernize while preserving its singularity.

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