9 Gourmet Summer Holiday Destinations 2018
9 GOURMET SUMMER HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS 2018
Every year it's always the same story: from Easter onwards (although let's face it, most us have already begun looking since January) we start to fantasize about our summer holiday destination. However, in between absorbing tips from relatives and friends, pouring over stories on Instagram and travel blogs, time passes and flight prices inveitabley begin to rise. Thinking outside of the long established and far flung destinations, what's the answer to that fateful question: where shall we go on holiday?
For the eternally undecided, those who like to book at the last minute, those who don't want to give up the beach holiday or those who prefer a breath of cosmopolitan Europe to digging their toes in the sand, here are 9 lesser known summer destinations (although perhaps not for long). From the more folkloristic Spain to the student Coimbra, from Germany you do not expect, to surfing France, here are our summer holiday tips.
1. BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Picturesque, buzzing and romantic, Bordeaux is one of those French cities that you never forget. At just over an hour from the coast, Bordeaux is an excellent strategic point for those seeking a relaxed and relaxing holiday. If do go don't forget to rent a board and try your hand at surfing, after all you'll also be close to Cap Ferret, a cult destination for sea and extreme sports lovers. Foodie tip: don't miss the cannelés bordelais, the small soft tasty cakes.
2. SEVILLE, SPAIN
Photo: Giuliana Pizzi
Seville is an open-air painting; and between Plaza de Espana and the thousand and more tapas, the city is always a solid destination. However, it's not recommended in the height of summer - temperatures can be exhausting - it is however a perfect city for those who prefer to go on holiday in September. Among the olive oils, preserves and jamòn, Seville is certainly a foodie destination. Foodie tip: try the galettas de aceite, a perfect souvenir to take home.
3. TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
4. FUNCHAL, MADEIRA
5. ANTWERP, BELGIUM
6. FEZ, MOROCCO
7. LIEPZIG, GERMANY
8. ZAANDAM, NETHERLANDS
9. TOULOUSE, FRANCE
We return to France, and the banks of the Garonne where Toulouse, a typically French student town, is located. Colorful, romantic and perfect for an alternative escape, Toulouse is just a few hours from Barcelona (making it perfect for the best road trip). Two hours from Perpignan, Toulouse is also the perfect compromise if you are looking for a holiday that can give you sea, river, mountains and much more. The official pink city, consumed in every possible way, Toulouse is a French jewel to visit at least once.