3 ideas for slow travel from France

When we take the time to discover and appreciate the landscapes that surround us thanks to slow travel, we say yes! Instead of taking the plane and only seeing the beauty of life from below very high up, why not opt ​​for slow travel this summer, also known as slow tourism, which “encourages people to prefer slower modes of transport such as the ferry, train and car” » to travel across Europe? This is what the holiday reservation site Kayak.fr has highlighted on its part by offering three destinations departing from France, through the landscapes that make up the beauty of the Italian, Corsican, Greek and Irish territories.

On the way to Italy via Marseille and Corsica

The itinerary mentioned by Kayak allows travelers to discover places as mythical as they are sublime. First, if you are coming from the north of France, you have to get off by car to reach the city of Marseille. Before that, you stop halfway to visit the city of Lyon, which with more than 2,000 years of history “boasts of being the capital of French gastronomy”. Then take the road to finally arrive at the Phokean city, whose historical monuments are the pride of the city. ” Climb up to the famous Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, nicknamed “the Good Mother”, from where you will discover incredible views of the Phocean city. After a tour of the old port and if you have time, you can explore Mucem (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean) », Develops Kayak on its part.

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Once the city has been explored, you can take one of the many ferries that take you directly to Corsican territory. On site you can discover, explore and enjoy the many landscapes that Beauty Island will offer you, without forgetting to visit the famous Place Saint-Nicolas to admire the sunset. All you have to do then is board a ferry to Livorno, Italy, for a 4.5 hour journey. Visit what is considered “the most modern of Tuscan cities” and stroll through the streets filled with wonders and its neo-renaissance palaces.

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From Lake Como to the charm of the Greek islands

To get to the idyllic place Lake Como, you must prepare for a 9-hour journey by car to reach Lake Como. The latter, known for its beauty and its typical buildings, allows you to take a poetic and above all well-deserved break! Take the opportunity to head to the sublime private beach of Lido Villa Como to sip a cocktail with breathtaking views. Your road trip can continue to Ancona, the main place for travelers who want to go to Greece, Turkey or Croatia. Take the ferry to the island of Corfu and when you are there, drive along the coast while enjoying “the beautiful fishing village of Kassiopi at your own pace”.

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The Irish journey

Your journey to the Irish countryside begins in Cherbourg, a town in the Normandy region. To get to Poole, on the English coast, you need to take the ferry for a crossing of about 4.5 hours. On the spot, take the road to the north of Wales by marking a stop in Oxford. This city is home to a mythical university where the biggest fans of the Harry Potter saga will surely recognize the filming locations. ” If you prefer a walk in nature, choose a walk on the trails in the Moseley Book, not far from Birmingham adds Kayak. For nature lovers, come and admire the infinity and beauty of Snowdonia National Park. ” It covers an area of ​​2,130 square kilometers and allows you to admire amazing mountain ranges says Kayak.

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Embark on a ferry to reach the Irish capital. ” There are three ferry companies operating this crossing, so you should have no trouble finding a time that suits you warns Kayak. During the two-hour crossing you can enjoy unstoppable views of the Irish Sea and catch your breath. As the booking page specifies, Ireland’s roads are connected by several major roads, which allow you to easily make a few stops, recharge your batteries and rest before continuing your journey towards new horizons …

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