Visiting France should involve a lot more than just Parisian nights, wine and fancy shopping. France is also known for their stunning coastlines where holidaymakers from all over the world come to relax in style. When visiting the five beaches below, try to travel in off-peak months when the crowds have dispersed and there is more room for enjoyment.
Côte de Basques, Biarritz
Head to the Atlantic coast of France, close to the Spanish border, for a picturesque beach complete with a hillside chateau in the background. Surfers will appreciate the killer waves that drum against the coast.
Calanque d´en Vau, Cassis
Although not as easily accessible as the other options on this list, the trek to this cove is worth the effort. After a two-hour hike or shorter kayak ride, reward yourself with rest on this clandestine pebbly beach, followed by a dive from a 10-foot cliff into the water.
Nestled among the cliffs of the English Channel is this sleepy seaside town full of history and serenity. Artists come for natural and architectural inspiration from the limestone cliffs and classic buildings throughout the town.
Plage de la Paloma, Côte d´Azur
Beachgoers who are keen to experience a bit of luxury should head to Paloma Beach for some exquisite cocktails and celebrity spotting. Due east of Nice, this classy beach on the Cote d´Azur is a quick bus ride from Monaco, a gambler´s paradise.
Plage des Marinieres, Villafranche sur Mer
Escape the crowds of the French Riviera by traveling three minutes by train down the coast to this quiet Mediterranean village. Swim in peace and even snorkel among the fish that nest just offshore.
The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.