Easter is a fantastic time of year to go away on a European holiday. The weather is just starting to get warmer, everything is coming back to life and opening up after the winter season, and it is a perfect break between Christmas and the summer holidays. Easter time will still be busy in major holiday destinations but it is not as busy as during the summer, and an Easter getaway also avoids the sweltering heat of mid-summer. This makes it the ideal time to visit a city where you are more likely to be indulging in some sightseeing and walking, than on a beach holiday. These are 3 fantastic cities for an Easter getaway:
Paris is a well-trodden city for tourists, but that does not take away from its sheer magnificence. The city encapsulates every cliché surrounding the French way of life, yet it pulls it off with such aplomb that it just adds to its appeal. There are patisseries, wine bars, cafes, shops, art galleries and famous sights all in just over 40 square miles.
Obviously, no trip to Paris would be complete without an adventure up the Eiffel Tower, a “bateaux mouche” along the River Seine, soaking up the ambiance of Notre Dame Cathedral or the chance to gaze at some of the great masterpieces held in the Louvre. Whether you are there to soak up the history or relish in the café culture, Paris is a great Easter getaway.
No matter where you turn in Paris, you feel as though you are walking through a postcard image. It is a stunningly beautiful place, and well deserves its reputation as a chic and romantic city.