Eurostar destinations guide

Mar 10 08:46 2009 Ross Marchant Print This Article

A guide to Eurostar destinations which are becoming ever more popular as the credit crunch bites hard and many in the UK are swapping long summer holidays for two or three well planned short breaks.

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Eurostar and city breaks are becoming ever more popular as the credit crunch bites hard and many in the UK are swapping long summer holidays for two or three well planned short breaks. You are probably know that Eurostar travel to Paris,Guest Posting Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam and Disneyland Paris but have you thought about travelling even further and visiting these Eurostar destinations:

Nice

Nice is situated on the French Riviera and is the ideal Eurostar destination to take it easy on the white, pebbly beaches or swim in the sparking blue waters of the Mediterranean. Nice is a blend of modern urban energy and old world decadence. It has the best restaurants, an old city harbour, modern art museum, baroque churches and wonderful markets.

Cologne

Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and is situated in the North West on the Rhine. It is often referred to as the economic, historic and cultural capital of the Rhineland. Its famous cathedral took more than six hundred years to build and it is the largest one in Germany. Cologne is known for it's annual carnival celebrations and Karneval season starts on 11th November and doesn't end until Ash Wednesday. The local beer, Kölsch has left its mark on Cologne and goes down well with a Halve Hahn cheese roll.

Biarritz

Biarritz became famous when the wife of Napoleon 111 built a palace on the beach, now the Hotel du Palais and it is also a popular destination because of the Eugenie les Bains, natural springs. This is a great destination for the sporty as it has excellent golf courses as well as the best surfing in France. The Musée de la Mer is an interesting museum that houses twenty-four aquariums and seal feeding time should not to be missed. This destination has an active nightlife, a good mix of casual taverns, brassieres and formal dining. Souvenir hunters will be in their element with a selection of hand made sandals (espadrilles), Basque tablecloths, jewellery and traditional antiques. Walkers will love the Pyrenees.

Quimper

Quimper is in west France and is the capital of the Finistère region in Brittany, almost four hundred miles from Paris. A must-do for pottery collectors who will love the bold provincial designs of Quimperwear. Quimper is the place where the Steir and Odet rivers meet and has winding cobbled streets, soaring Gothic spires, half-timbered houses and sturdy medieval ramparts.

Bruges

Bruges in Belgium is the European Capital of Culture. This destination can easily be compared to Venice. It has romatic bridges, a low skyline and a maze of waterways. This medieval city is both beautiful and quaint with amazing architecture, cobbled streets, traditional souvenirs, hand made chocolates and inspiring canal cruises.

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