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Summer 2019: our selection of destinations

Written on : 26 February 2019

Summer is coming and you wonder where to go? If every year finding your holiday destination is a puzzle, we offer here a selection of destinations to suit all your desires. With family or friends, at the beach, or discovering tropical landscapes, here are our top 10 destinations for Summer 2019.

1- Spain

1- Spain

Like every year, Spain is a dream destination for nature lovers, history and parties, of course! Not far from France, Spain enjoys an ideal location and a favourable climate. Attracted by the softness of life of the inhabitants, you will be able to walk through the different regions of Spain and discover exceptional landscapes. Head to Barcelona to visit this hectic city where modernity meets tradition. Here you can visit the different houses of the famous architect, Gaudí, whose creations continue to fascinate the world. Then relax on the beach around the Costa Brava and the Costa del Sol. For more exoticism, we give you an appointment in Andalusia. This region of southern Spain is imbued with a strong Arabic influence that you can see on every corner: from mosaics to monuments to delicious Mediterranean cuisine. If you love the mountains, head for the peaks of the Pyrenees, which are perfect for sports and organising beautiful family hikes! Finally, in Spain, do not forget the small islands of Ibiza and Formentera, with a bohemian atmosphere and cultural heritage forts. This is the opportunity to rent a boat for a cruise!

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2- Thailand

2- Thailand

The ancient kingdom of Siam has continued to fascinate travellers for many years now. And for good reason! In addition to bustling cities like Bangkok, Thailand is a true paradise filled with Buddhist temples all more splendid than the next. If you want the exotic, again, you will not be disappointed! This destination, with its exceptional biodiversity, is surrounded by endemic vegetation and surprising wildlife: gibbons, birds, insects, snakes, and more! For wild getaways with family or friends, we recommend the Khao Sok National Park or a walk in the jungle of Khao Yai. These two places are fantastic starting points for hikes if you want to play sports during your holidays. And to meditate, escape to the magical islands of Surin, Koh Samui and Phuket that mix authenticity and charm. Moreover, these sites are exceptional spots of snorkelling if you want to explore the Thai seabed.

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3- Greece

3- Greece

Bordered by the Aegean Sea, Greece is a must for the summer of 2019. This year, we suggest you forget the traditional postcards where the Athenian Acropolis is enthroned and visit Greece off the beaten track. As an invitation to a change of scenery, Greece is a fantastic place to discover ancient ruins and archaeological sites. At the crossroads of mythology and vestiges, you will be able to go through history in this country of all possibilities. This trip will offer you a real break away from the worries of everyday life. After browsing the sites that have built the reputation of Greece, make a stop on the heavenly beaches where the waters are clear and warm. For a real change of scenery, head to the Greek islands. Under a bright sun, you can discover the islands of the Cyclades: from the festive Mykonos to the volcanic islands of the Sporades through to the island of Delos, a real archaeological treasure. This summer, let yourself be charmed by Greece with a combination of culture, history, celebration and traditions!

>>> Our villas in Greece

4- Indonesia

4- Indonesia

For the summer of 2019, Indonesia promises to be perfect! This archipelago with more than 17,000 islands is a true jewel in the middle of the Indian Ocean. For a trip that’s out of the ordinary, go to discover this magical archipelago. First, head to Bali, where you can walk in the middle of rice fields and tropical nature. If you like water sports, head to the Gili Islands, where you can scuba dive and maybe even see sea turtles. If Bali is now a tourist destination, it does not detract from its charm. To get a glimpse of the authentic facet of Bali, be sure to visit Ubud. This little haven of peace and tranquility will transport you to another world. Between wild vegetation, Hindu temples and Balinese art, you can soak up the local culture and take a delicious break at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Perfect for a family holiday, Indonesia will surprise you. For children, we recommend Lombok. Less electric than Bali, Lombok has been able to perpetuate traditions through the ages. This island of a thousand faces will offer you an unforgettable vacation between its paradisiacal beaches, its impressive waterfalls, its volcanoes, and of course, the warmth of its inhabitants.

>>> Our villas in Indonesia

5- Corsica

5- Corsica

Small island bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is the perfect destination for holidays with family or friends. Rich in sublime natural landscapes, Corsica is between mountain and sea. Here, nature is prolific: from glacial lakes to high plateaus through picturesque cliffs, Corsica has a lot to offer you. If you want to take in the natural colours, head to the dream beaches of the Island of Beauty. The blue of the sea and the sky will blend with the bright green of the lush surroundings. Whether you want to rest, walk the streets of small villages to discover the local culture or organise wild trips on the Corsican mountains, this destination is ideal for the summer of 2019. Under the Mediterranean sun, you can go and stroll through the innumerable rivers and waterfalls that make the landscapes of Corsica unique in the world. Off the beaten track, Corsica can be visited with family or friends and adapts to all your desires.

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6- Tunisia

6- Tunisia

At the edge of the desert, Tunisia enjoys a very particular topography, bordered by Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean sea. Despite being a tourist destination, Tunisia has yet remained authentic and preserved. In summer, the sun shines all day long for the pleasure of holidaymakers. On these sandy lands, discover the civilizations that followed one another in this dream destination: Phoenicians who founded Carthage, to the Romans through to the Arabs, Andalusians and Turks. As you can see, Tunisia mixes different cultures. A cosmopolitan country, this destination enjoys a huge historical and cultural heritage to discover with family or friends. This summer, as a backpacker, travel the dunes of the Sahara during a wonderful safari. Venture on the Kroumirie Mountains and end the journey through the plains of the Sahel. Tunisia is also a destination of idleness. In our villas, by a private pool, sip cool drinks or indulge in the pleasures of massage in the country's spa centers.

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7- Sri Lanka

7- Sri Lanka

A small island paradise, Sri Lanka is a corner where spirituality, old cities and sandy beaches meet. A family destination, Sri Lanka is full of activities of all kinds: hikes in national parks, stopovers on the tea route, and discovering the exceptional flora and fauna. In particular, in the various national parks of the island, you can observe majestic elephants. For a tranquil pause, go to the Sri Lankan coastline. Mirissa, in particular, will offer you moments of perfect relaxation for an unforgettable family vacation. If Sri Lanka has vibrant cities like Colombo, that you are advised to travel around by tuk-tuk for unusual experiences, Sri Lanka is also an invitation to serenity. This is one of the best destinations for practicing yoga! But that's not all! Sri Lanka is also full of incredible archaeological sites such as Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you can see, Sri Lanka mixes culture, history, relaxation and nature for unforgettable family adventures.

>>> Our villas in Sri Lanka

8- Portugal

8- Portugal

At the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is also one of the key destinations for summer 2019. With family or friends, go explore Northern Portugal where you can admire colourful cities like Porto. Beautiful azulejos (a kind of mosaics) are also on every street corner! For a holiday out of the ordinary, take your children sailing on the Douro. It is also in this region that the best vineyards in the country are. If you prefer nature, head to the Algarve. This beautiful region of southern Portugal combines sublime national parks, nature reserves and small beaches from which you can admire beautiful sunsets. In the Algarve, you can laze on the sand or face the waves with your surfboard! Finally, do not leave your port of call without having tasted the delicious local cuisine: succulent seafood pastéis de nata (small flans): you will awaken your taste buds in Portugal!

>>> Our villas in Portugal

9- Croatia

9- Croatia

Often a forgotten destination for travellers, Croatia is full of mystery. This summer, pack your bags for this country of the former Yugoslavia that is still steeped in a rich history. Bordered by the Adriatic Sea, Croatia combines authenticity and exceptional natural landscapes. If the shoreline is generally frequented by an upscale clientele where luxury yachts dock, the hinterland is perfect for holidays with family or friends. Bordered by the mountain ranges of the Dinaric Alps, this part of Croatia is a fantastic place not to be missed. From craggy cliffs to magical caves to spectacular waterfalls, all nature lovers will be delighted in Croatia. During your stay, discover also the folklore of the country by attending street performances where traditional songs are sung. To visit Croatia off the beaten track, we advise renting a car for greater ease of access. This summer, be adventurers and travel this rich, historical country. Many tours, especially in the North of the country, are also well suited to hiking or mountain biking.

>>> Our villas in Croatia

10- Italy

10- Italy

Thinking of Italy often means dreaming of its succulent gastronomy - and rightly so. However, there is much more to discover in this country, nicknamed “The Boot” because of its geographical form. From the Roman capital to Florence, the historic cradle of the Renaissance through to the Amalfi Coast, Italy is a must-see destination for the summer of 2019. Under the mild sun of the Mediterranean, Italy is at the crossroads of the civilization of Antiquity and the Renaissance. Perfect for lovers of art and nature, Italy also has small villages that have remained authentic through time. For a relaxing family holiday, take a break in the Italian Lakes in Northern Italy. There, you will find the breathtaking landscapes of beauties such as the Borromeo Islands, and, of course, exceptional lakes. In particular, do not miss Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda, a haven of peace and tranquility. If you want to relax on the beach, head to Sardinia! This small island south of Corsica is full of rocky coves on which it is good to rest for a delicious break in the sun.

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11- Morocco

11- Morocco

If you want the exotic for your summer holidays, do not hesitate and choose Morocco! At the gateway to Africa, Morocco is known for the friendliness of its people who will not hesitate to invite you to share a meal or a cup of tea. Start your journey in Marrakech where you can enjoy an ultra-luxury experience in our exceptional riads not far from the Palmeraie and the majestic Majorelle Garden. For a stop at the beach, head to Essaouira, a white town located on a rocky peninsula. In addition to its beaches of fine sand, Essaouira also has a picturesque medina and a historic district, ideal for a cultural family walk after a day of basking in the sun. If you want adventure, we recommend a hike in the High Atlas Mountains. Magical and enchanting, this place will make your stay in Morocco unforgettable. Finally, do not miss a safari in the dunes of the Sahara. An invitation to a change of scenery and serenity, these dunes will offer you a dream setting this summer.

>>> Our villas in Morocco

12- France

12- France

This summer, what if you stay in France? And yes, France is full of exceptional treasures to discover that we leave too often for more distant countries. Ideal for family holidays, the Ile de Ré will offer you a dreamlike setting. Between its salt marshes, traditional villages and its splendid natural landscapes, the Ile de Ré is undoubtedly the essential destination of summer 2019. There is also a wide range of activities for children, such as rock pooling or superb horseback riding. For a relaxing holiday, head to Provence. If its climate and the sweetness of life of its inhabitants invite tranquility, Provence is a perfect French region for this summer. Stroll through its lavender fields and discover on bike its exceptional landscapes of great beauty. Finally, if you want to admire the colours of the region, head to the Côte d'Azur. This region is part of one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean - and for good reason! Close to the Croisette or Saint-Tropez, come and visit this region where the joy of life blends with glamour.

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