August 29, 2017

#TravelTuesday with Trafalgar quiz: Answer

Where in the world can Trafalgar take you? 


FRANCE!

Vive la France! While France is certainly not a perfect country (remember Marie Antoinette and the whole Bastille debacle?), it certainly does have a lot of things going for it. Which is why it is the most visited country in the world, attracting more than 83 million tourists annually.

Besides the obvious attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, renowned Louvre and Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, France is loved for its joie de vivre (joy of living), and for its quirks.

An architectural triumph: Arc de Triomphe 
Like the Tumbleweed Hotel found at Shakespeare and Company, where prospective guests must write a biography and help out for an hour or two a day around the store to get a spot in one of the 13 beds. Here’s the best part: the beds are concealed as bookshelves during the day.

Disneyland Paris is, of course, amazing, but for a slightly less Americanised joy ride head to Musée des Arts Forains, a museum of antique carnival objects. Here you are invited to ride on 100-year-old carousels and experience the wonder and weirdness of amusement attractions from 1850 to 1950.

Take a whirl at the Musée des Arts Forains 
France – and Paris, in particular – is famed for its romantic attraction. When in the “City of Love”, look out for love locks, a modern take on an old tradition whereby sweethearts inscribe their names or initials on a padlock, attach it to a public structure and throw away the key to permanently seal their love. Also pay romantic pilgrimage at the 416 square feet Le mur des je t’aime (I Love You Wall) in Jehan-Rictus Square, created as a rendezvous location for lovers and a lasting monument to eternal adoration. The wall features the words “I love you” in 311 different languages, including all 192 languages of the United Nations. And if you really wanted to elope with a dead person, you can do it in France – simply issue a request to the president.

Love at the I Love You Wall
When it comes to France’s culinary offering, foodies will have more than enough happening to keep them happy, from fine dining to intimate cafés, France has them all. However, if you are looking for some more intriguing dining experiences make your way to Dans le Noir and dine in complete darkness. Also check out La Recyclerie. In stark contrast to the many famed and decadent eateries in France, La Recyclerie places its ethos on those three famous R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Pick a café...

Whether its baguettes and berets or petanque and wine that draw you to France, discover this amazing destination with Trafalgar with the seven-night European Traveller package. Speak to your nearest Sure Travel consultant, or call 0861 47 48 49.


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