Escape Royal Wedding fever across The Channel
With the UK buzzing with royal wedding anticipation and over one million spectators expected to line the streets of London, not to mention the blanket coverage across the television channels, those not so keen on the royals can be excused for wanting to get away from it all.
With an extra bank holiday this is the perfect time to have a break and with the short travelling time why not head to Dover and cross the channel for a break in France. Here is a roundup of some of the best destinations the country has on offer for a great short break.
Paris - Quite an obvious choice here but nothing says mini break like a trip to Paris. This stunning continental capital is home to world famous attractions, awe inspiring architecture, Michelin starred food and fine wine. For couples it is perfect for a romantic break, for a getaway with the girls it offers a haven for shoppers and art and history lovers have more than enough galleries and museums to visit than time allows. If you are taking the opportunity to get away with the children after taking in the historical attractions in Paris head to Disneyland Paris, which is around 40km from the centre of the city, for a truly magical experience.
St Tropez is the ideal destination for fashionistas who want to see and be seen, St Tropez is the playground for the ultra glamorous. Situated in the South of France on the French Riviera, the area boasts a stunning coastline and with average temperatures at the end of April around 21⁰C you are likely to enjoy much better weather than in the UK and you might even get yourself a real St Tropez tan rather than one out of a bottle! This is not the place to come if relaxation is on the cards, arm yourself with your most glamorous outfits, most expensive pair of heels and prepare to party with the rich and famous in the most stunning of locations.
However you choose to spend your break away from the Royal Wedding hype in the UK, France has got something for all tastes. I can’t promise you won’t catch a glimpse of the ceremony if passing a TV in a restaurant or bar but it’s got to be better watching whilst sipping a coffee in a café in Paris or in a bar in Toulouse enjoying a glass of wine overlooking the Mediterranean than in your living room at home.
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