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When Côte d’Azur invites you to eat. The Alpes-Maritimes boast over 3,000 restaurants and inns. The choice is vast, and there is something for everyone. You won’t want for guides and advice. We are hereby inviting you to enter the world of flavour, products of the south between sea and mountain the recipes and secrets of some of the most inspired chefs.
This mixture of authenticity and creativity gives this sun drenched cuisine its own inimitable style.
In the same way that the Côte d’Azur inspired the Great Masters of painting, today it is a land of creation for the Great Chefs. The rain of stars that adorns the tables of the region is testimony to the great talent and inventiveness of the chefs which continue to dazzle gourmands from around the world.
The Côte d’Azur boasts 50 stars for 38 establishments in the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco. Advise for gourmets…These are the best regional restaurants where prestigious Michelin starred chefs ply their trade, including Alain Ducasse, Joël Robuchon, Bruno Oger, Mauro Colagreco.
Find you place on the French Riviera. What would we do without the spice of life? Food, fun, joy and pleasures to be shared with spouse, friends and children at a whim. The Côte d’Azur has an irresistible choice of all types of leisure activities and entertainment. Bet on just one thing: your pleasure
Read more : http://www.frenchriviera-tourism.com/what-to-do/flavours-and-gastronomy-06_2489.html
April 5th, 2013
How often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence or do your morning routines in a lakeside cottage listening to birds twittering?
Cabins and cottages are an essential element in Finnish life. Forgetting the daily grind is inevitable in retreats amid the country’s greatest resource: its rugged natural beauty. Heat up the lakeside sauna in the summer or get snug in front of the fireplace in the winter: rest and revitalisation are guaranteed.
Long summer nights are best spent on the porch of a cottage, enjoying a relaxing drink with family and friends. Throw away your clocks, forget about to-do lists and let the endless sunlight recharge your batteries.
Finns have an inherent yearning for nature. Only five decades ago, most of Finland’s population lived in the countryside and worked in traditional trades connected to their surroundings. These days, towns and cities are the most populous areas and people stay in touch with their rural roots by escaping to cottages and cabins at the weekend.
PURIFY BOTH BODY AND MIND
Lakeside cottages are the ideal way for Finns to get away from modern life, have time to breathe freely and simply listen to themselves think. Sweating out the stress in a sauna, with regular cooling dips in the lake, is the ultimate way to purify both body and mind, and these sessions can go on for hours.
Nowadays, luxury cottages are available throughout the country and are an extremely popular way to spend holidays. However, many people prefer a more traditional approach, seeking smaller cabins that offer the bare minimum of amenities and are usually located further off the beaten track.
Cottage life is often combined with activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, mushroom and berry picking – anything you can think of in the vast forests and water areas for which Finland is famous
If you want to rent a cottage in Finland for the holidays, here is the place to start. Visitfinland.com got a selection of the best cottage providers and transportation services to choose from
Read more : http://www.visitfinland.com/article/hymn-to-cottage-life/
April 4th, 2013
The Western Archipelago can be reached by ferry from Gothenburg and many points along the Bohuslän coast. For landlubbers and boating enthusiasts alike nearby Marstrand Island, and its more northerly neighbour Åstol, are both good introductions to the archipelago. Marstrand is the yachting and racing centre of the west coast, with a large guest harbour, some excellent restaurants and Carlsten fortress on a hill overlooking the island and out to see. Åstol is much smaller, with a smaller harbour, and typifies many aspects of the west coast island with its charming, uncrowded and unhurried atmosphere, just a single one shop, a B&B and a smokery with live music; what else!
Back on the mainland, Smögen is a picture-postcard-perfect town with Sweden’s longest boardwalk and a half-mile stretch of brightly coloured sea huts selling lip-smacking prawn sandwiches. It also offers a beautifully situated harbour and all the amenities of a small Swedish town. If you are eating out – go for the seafood. Just off Smögen lies Hållö Island with its pink granite rocks and crystal clear waters making it an ideal place for swimming, water sports. Explore the wildlife in the nature reserve too. Reached by ferry from Strömstad, the Koster Islands are part inhabited and part stunning nature reserve, and lie at the centre of 450 square kilometers that form Sweden’s first marine national park. The islands are also reputed to be the sunniest in Sweden. Well worth a visit, for the walking and cycling alone
Read more : http://www.visitsweden.com/
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