Marseille is France’s second largest city and offers a unique Mediterranean experience. In 2013, Marseille became the European Capital of Culture. Since then, the city has stylishly developed its culture with news museums, trendy restaurants, bars & hotels. It is a vibrant city with a much more relaxed vibe than its neighbors Nice, Cannes, and St. Tropez
To enjoy every moment of your warm stay in Marseille, we have selected the best spots of ‘la cité Phocéenne’.
La Baie des Singes
WHERE TO EAT :
Marine des Goudes: Big crush on this restaurant with terrace access the port. Tasty choice of seafood.
Carlota with: Beautiful restaurant with original cocktails & tasty vegan dishes for a great meal.
La Côte de bœuf: Pleasant atmosphere with meat dishes. Visit their wine cellar with an incredible library of wine. We are still dreaming of their Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1990…
Babbel community: In a stunning Haussmannian buildings, the fresh & local products of the Babbel Community Restaurant, is a great place for lunch.
Il Cuocco: Our favorite Italian restaurant in Marseille!
The Babel Community
WHERE TO DRINK :
Intercontinental: A must see place with the most astonishing and elegant view on The Good Mother. Get a cocktail at their chic brasserie Les Fenêtres and let them tempt you with a dinner to highlight your evening, while rediscovering the Marseille gastronomy.
Le petit Pavillon: Iconic sunset spot in the city with great music
Noctilio: The Noctilio boat will give you the vibe to dance to the rhythm of the waves with cool ambiance.
Le Vieux Port
HOW TO GO :
Flight: Daily flights from Paris and main cities.
Train: Easily accessible by train with SNCF.
Bus: Connection with OUIBUS
We recommend you rent a car if you want to travel around Marseille, as it may cost more taking an Uber.
Boat day with: Lowcost Marine:
Official Tourism Board:
Slovenia is an unknown jewel nestled in the heart of Central Europe. From the emerald green waters of Lake Bled, to the vineyards of Goriska Brda, and the beauty of its capital, Ljubljana, this small country is an authentic and natural treasure.
To help you out on your trip, we have created a guide for all those who want to spend a week and discover this beautiful country, to less than two hours from Paris.
To be a Slovenian Insider:
Goriska Brda Region:
You will find beautiful landscapes in this wine region located on the Italian border. Climb to the top of the Gonjače Village Tower for a 360-degree view of the surrounding vineyards and villages. Visit the charming little village of Smartno which is unspoiled by mass tourism. The Goriska Brda region produces some of Slovenia's best wines, don’t leave without tasting some of them.
HOW TO GO?
From Paris to Ljubljana by plane: 2 hours flight.
Air France and Adria Airways offer daily flights between Paris and Ljubljana.
Official Tourism Board
The Cidade Maravilhosa is famous all over the world for its carnival, idyllic beaches, green hills and festive nightlife. Beyond that, this city has other assets that make it a dream destination for all travelers.
Here is our guide to visit Rio, composed of locations that you can’t miss and authentic locations to live like a carioca.
To be a Rio Insider
If you want to live like a carioca, the district of Santa Teresa is for you.
Santa Teresa gives you an authentic, bohemian and romantic Rio between popular neighborhoods, invasive vegetation, street art and opulent houses. If you want to have a good time, the neighborhood of Lapa is the place to be.
Do not leave Rio without attending a mass at Mosteiro São Bento. The Fabrica Bhering is a must see location that is recommended to all those who love Brazilian art. It is an old chocolate factory - the first in Brazil, built in 1880, which after years of abandonment, was invested by artists and artisans
Sports fans will be thrilled in Rio. The city has more than 300km of bike paths and many hiking trails. We explored the forest of Ticuja and climbed up to Pedra do Telegrapho with one of the walks proposed by @. The view from this stone is INCREDIBLE.
You can also go sailing or surfing in Guanabara Bay.
If you feel like being active on land, beach volleyball very famous on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
How to go?
Air France offers many direct flights from Paris. The price of the ticket varies according to the season. If you want a cheap ticket, the airline Tap Air offers low cost flights with a stopover in Lisbon.
Rio Imperio Tourismo
R. Maj. Toja Martinez Filho,
136 - Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-270, Brazil
True haven of peace, the five stars CHÂTEAU LA CHENEVIÈRE is the ideal place to spend a weekend of total relaxation. This 18th century mansion welcomes you to make you live a holiday under the sign of luxury and serenity. Choose from 29 rooms, all finely decorated, and start your exceptional stay.
Château La Chenevière
Beyond the activities and the sumptuous surroundings, the Cheneviere also houses a bar and two restaurants.
Do not wait any longer to book your stay at La Cheneviere and train tickets for Bayeux (the hotel organizes transfers from the train station), and spend an exceptional stay in Normandy.
Château La Chenevière
Tokyo, the largest megalopolis in the world, is an ideal destination for lovers of technology, nature and ancient Japanese traditions. This electric city never stops.
From Japanese fashion and cuisine. To speciality pastries, tea ceremonies and manga. Tokyo is one of the worlds biggest capitol for fashion and lifestyle.
To enjoy every moment of your stay in Tokyo, we have selected for you the best locations in the Japanese capital.
The hotel also has a restaurant and bar ,”Le Cocktail Cave Carendon”, where the cocktails are named after movie titles like Lost in translation by Sofia Coppola and other classic films.
Personal, artsy and friendly, the Artist Residence of London is a MUST for us.
Looking for a weekend escape in Paris? Nestled in the heart of the 1st arrondissement between Place Vendôme and Place de l'Opéra, Le Roch hotel is the ideal place to stay for a few days away from the hustle of the capital.
Decorated by the talented Sarah Lavoine, the hotel has chic colorful furnishings with many graphic prints. As soon as we entered, we were struck by the beauty of the large living room and its canopy. A fireplace and a bookcase filled with eye catching art books carefully chosen by the decorator, are the standout of the room.
We were lucky enough to stay in one of the 4 suites of the hotel, the indulgence suite. The suite is colorful, modern, and sleek. We were mesmerized by the graphic carpet of our room, present throughout the entire hotel.
What makes Le Roch special the vibe of the hotel. It makes you want to take your time, to keep reading, and having discussions, like you would in the comfort of your own home. Evoking a sense of peace, the hotel also boasts a bar, a sun terrace, and a spa with an indoor pool. Le Roch Hotel is one of our favorite spots in Paris for intimacy,comfort and a feeling of escape.
Without forgetting its restaurant, where the chef Rémy Bérerd has elaborated a refined map favorable to the travels of the papillae. Must Have Meals : their king prawn salad and the vegetal burger.
Visit their website : https://www.leroch-hotel.com/
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Le Roch Hotel & Spa
28 rue Saint Roch
Tel : +33 1 70 83 00 00
As the year ends, Are you looking for an escape out of the Parisian cold and go to the sun, just 3 hours from Paris? Halfway between Marrakech and Agadir, at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, we discovered the city of Essaouira and its hidden treasures. Far away from the frenzy of Marrakech, Essaouira is a colorful and relaxing city. We had the chance to visit the old city of Mogador with the travel agency, Corazon de Marruecos.
L'HEURE BLEUE PALAIS
2 Rue Ibn Batouta
Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Maroc
For our summer vacation, we decided to spend 15 days on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Turquoise waters, white sand beaches, Mayan cities and renowned archaeological sites, it is for us the ideal destination for those who wish to combine paradisiacal places and culture for their holidays.
Boat day with Koox diving
How to get a cheap flight ticket?
The cost of a trip to this region is often expensive, especially in July-August. We discovered the advertisement by Lilligo and we saw there were attractive prices for flights Paris-Cancun. So we took a round trip ticket Paris to Cancun flight for 1,100 euros each. It is a good plan especially in mid-July. (while other sites posted a minimum price of 1,600 euros per person.)
In addition to airline tickets, Lilligo offers you the opportunity to book hotels and a car for your trip, and all this for a cheap price!
Palm trees shadows at Sanara Restaurant
Tulum is a real paradise with paradisiacal beaches on the Caribbean side (even if it's not the real Mexico anymore). Life seems more cool and relaxed there here more than any other place.
Many treasures are hidden and we have discovered some of them. Including the Sian Ka'an nature reserve and the ruins of Muyil with the agency Mexico Kan Tours.
We also had the chance to discover the ruins of Tulum seen from the sea with the agency Koox Diving.
Muyil ruines with Mexico Kan Tours
Where to Stay?
Casa Pueblo Tulum: the interior design of this place is amazing! A must to see in Tulum !
Luv hotel: An intimate eco-retreat hotel by the sea
Ki'imak apartments: if you are traveling with friends or family, we recommend these excellent apartments-hotels, in the heart of Tulum.
Merida is the capital of Yucatan and here it is another facet of Mexico that we discovered: a colonial city where modernity mixes with tradition, beautiful buildings, lots of people, local sounds, but the city is more than that!
The must-see sights of the city are: San Idelfonso Cathedral, Plaza Grande Park, Palacio Municipal, Hostal Zocalo, San Juan Bautista Park and Church, Paseo de Montejo and the Palace of the Governor. And of course, the many colorful streets in the city!
For museum enthusiasts , we loved the Museo moderno Macay exhibiting the works of the Mexican painter Fernando Garcia Ponce.
During our stay in Merida, we had the chance to spend a day in a Mayan community with Mexique découverte, a French travel agency in Mexico. The agency organized a tailor-made tour with a guide. In addition to the shaman, we had the chance to discover a Mayan temple unknown to the general public, a cenote and Mayan local cuisine.
Mayapan site with Mexique Decouverte
Where to Stay?
Hacienda Merida VIP : a haven of peace in the heart of Merida. The interior design of the place is well chosen and the staff is very welcoming. A must visit if you plan to stay in Mérida.
Hacienda Merida VIP
A small fishing village located in the north of the Yucutan Peninsula. Relaxing and soothing, you are very far from Tulum's mass tourism. Here, no cash machine, few hotels and few tourists, you discover the authentic and traditional Mexico. We visited the beautiful Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve with Rio Lagartos Maravillate: There are mangroves, flamingos, pelicans, barracudas, crocodiles. In short, an impressive biodiversity.
The other must-to see of the place is the pink lake of Las Coloradas, guaranteed 100% natural and without dye. Loaded with salt and sediment, the lake naturally takes on this pretty astonishing pink color.
Where to Stay?
Yuum Ha: a boutique hotel located near the seaside with a very friendly staff. You will have the chance to wake up with an incredible view of the sea.
A quiet and wild island that offers a paradise island setting. Here, no cars, no big resort hotels, no nightlife. The proximity to locals is one of the many assets of the island: local life is present and its authenticity is preserved.
At Holbox, you can discover many heavenly beaches that are uncrowded. We also advise you to lose yourself in the colorful streets of the island and admire the street-art.
Where to eat?
Luuma: the cocktails are exceptional and the tapas delicious.
Mandarina restaurant: SIMPLY DELICIOUS, for a dinner with an incredible sunset, fine cuisine and a festive atmosphere.
Sunset at Mandarina Restaurant
Where to stay?
Maya hotel residence: ideally located near the Ferry, this charming boutique hotel with swimming pool is the ideal place to spend a few days with your family.
Casa las Tortugas: Located on the beach, this boho-chic hotel is very well decorated with a very welcoming staff.
We also stayed one night in Isla Mujeres at the Icaco Island Village. We loved the decoration of the hotel. It is the place to be in Isla Mujeres.
New York is the city that never sleeps. Different, inimitable, noisy and surprising, the Big Apple is an incredible city that you have to discover and re-discover as there are always things to do. Here's a guide to our unmissable and favorite places in New York.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
-Touristical Time : From the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Flatiron Building, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building or the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City is full of must-see places and monuments!
If you want a 360 ° view of the city, go to the top of the Rockefeller Center, it is indescribable. Note: for paid tourist activities, we recommend the Sightseeing Pass which is cheap and easily used in the city. We opted for the Flex Pass of 5 attractions which costs $130 USD.
Then, Let's chill in Central Park, this is the perfect place to sunbathe in the middle of nature. For the more sporty, you can go for a run, cycling, rollerblading and even small boating around the lake.
-To be a New Yorker Insider :
One of the most enjoyable things to do is simply take a stroll and get lost in the city. The High Line in the Chelsea area is the perfect place for it. This old railway has been transformed into a garden for the greatest happiness of the local residents and tourists.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, the Brooklyn neighborhood has many charms: artists' warehouses, street art, second-hand clothing shops, handicrafts, etc. The neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greepoint are populated by young and trendy residents.
Let's not forget that Brooklyn is on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Which means beaches must be nearby. We recommend the beaches of Coney Island or Brighton.
On our way to Rockaway beach
If you like art and museums, New York will fill your artistic needs. The Big Apple has some of the most beautiful museums in the world.
The Chelsea area is the place for art lovers. This hip neighborhood is home to some of the city's best art galleries ... and many of them are open access. The Gagosian gallery is by far our favorite.
Damien Hirst - Colour Space - Gagosian Gallery
WHERE TO STAY
New York is infamously expensive, but there are a range of hotels to suit every budget if you know where to look.
The Gansevoort Hotel
How to go
The airline Norwegian Airlines offers cheap flights for Paris-New York.
To get around the city, use the inexpensive VIA app that works like UberPool or take the one-week metro pass at $ 33 per person.