With the health crisis, it is very difficult to travel very far at the moment. But Europe has a lot of treasures to offer. Here are 4 tips for a successful weekend close to home!
Do you already think the holidays are far away? We forget the depression and we are already starting to organize a weekend in Europe. Because, in fact, with the pandemic still raging all over the world, now is not the time to go too far and take risks. Especially since you will find pretty corners a few hours from France and which will allow you to escape like never before. If we hope to be able to organize our own road trip abroad very soon, here are 4 tips for a successful weekend in Europe this fall.
Choosing the right destination
With the health crisis, you will have to find out quickly enough about the countries in Europe that accept visits from French nationals. Once you have a global list, you will need to find out about the activities you can do while there. Because, in fact, if you love to visit museums, for example, you will probably be attracted by a destination other than hiking enthusiasts. To start planning your weekend, think about the program you would like to follow.
Calculate a budget in advance
The trap when you decide to organize a weekend in Europe is not to think about the budget. Thus, since the destination is quite close, we tend to say that we will see there. But this is a mistake because once there, there is a good chance that you will not fall for more than necessary. It is therefore essential that you find out about market prices and that you set a budget in advance.. Because you can quickly spend as much for a week as for a weekend if you are not careful. Divide it into two parts to be even more efficient: the food budget and the leisure budget.
Book activities and restaurants in advance
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Going for a weekend means discovering a city or a country in record time. It is therefore important to think about your activity program in advance. Not only because you can save money by booking tours and all kinds of entertainment in advance, but also because some places are very popular and you will therefore need to have a pre-defined time slot to discover it. On the other hand, you can also look at the restaurants in advance to find the best addresses in terms of quality / price ratio and thus avoid wasting time on the spot looking.
Move away from tourist spots
Obviously, there will be must-see places to discover and that you will therefore have to put on your list. But if you search carefully, you will inevitably find places that are still very little known to tourists and which will be worth a look. Whether it is atypical landscapes or even fishing villages that have kept their authenticity, this will certainly be the passage that will mark you the most during your stay. While waiting to discover Europe, here are 5 good addresses in Lyon.