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    Some of the most impressive hotels in Europe

    Some of the most astonishing hotels can be found in Europe and some are unlike anything you have ever seen or will see. Whether it’s their luxury or innovative design that draws you in, the quality of these European hotels will blow you away. So, the next time you renew your E111 card and visit Europe, book a room at or visit one of these outstanding hotels:

    Icehotel: Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

    This hotel was one of the first of its kind and to this day is known as one of the world’s most extraordinary hotels. Made entirely out of ice, the Icehotel is rebuilt every year and is known to be one of the most stunning sights in the world. Bring some heavy duty thermal clothing when you stay here though because the rooms are all kept at -5°C while outside temperatures can get as low as -45°C. Stay here to experience a night in a magnificent ice castle and try out husky sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, ice driving and much more.

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    Inntel Amsterdam Zaandamn: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    This particular hotel is one of the most impressive architectural feats you will see in your lifetime. Imagine a huge stack of traditional Zaan houses all stacked on top of each other and mish-mashed together. It’s fascinating to look at and what goes on inside is just as impressive. It has luxury rooms, a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, a wellness club, a Finnish sauna and a gym. A stay in this hotel would be incredible for more than a few reasons.

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    Ballyfin Demesne: Laois, Ireland

    If you’ve ever dreamed of being in a Jane Austen novel or have wanted to know what regal life is like then this hotel is where your wish will be granted. This restored Georgian country estate has 20 rooms and is the epitome of luxury. The décor will make you feel like you’ve just stepped into the shoes of a 19th aristocrat. There are four poster canopy beds, gilded mirrors, marble bathrooms, paintings, a grand piano, tapestries and a 2,000 year old Roman mosaic in the lobby. In this hotel you have 614 acres of secluded gardens at your disposal. You can go horseback riding, go clay pigeon shooting, learn archery or falconry, or you can get out on the 28-acre lake and go fishing or simply let the butler row the boat. While a stay at this unbelievable hotel is certainly not cheap, it is most definitely impressive.

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    Attrap’ Rêves: France

    You’ll never think of camping the same way again after staying in this hotel. Designer Pierre Stephane Dumas took camping to a whole new level and created these amazing bubble-dwellings. In different locations in France you can sleep in an inflated bubble in the middle of a secluded glade and watch the stars. Each bubble is kept inflated by a silent blower that recycles air and inside you’ll find a comfy king-size bed, a table with chairs, a reading lamp and a bathroom with running water. The bubbles even have electricity. You can choose a completely transparent bubble or a tinted one if you want extra privacy, although the bubbles are always secluded, private and kept a safe distance apart, so there’s no worry over your privacy being invaded. You can get up close to nature in comfort and style while in the main building of the hotel, a short walk away from your bubble, you can relax in a Jacuzzi, dine in the restaurant and look through telescopes.

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    Courchevel 1850 Resort

    The Courchevel 1850 resort in France is one of the best ski resorts in the world if you happen to be a beginner.  Yes, we were all beginners once, and no one knows better than the Courchevel 1850 resort, that if you get the beginners right, the intermediates and advanced will follow.  With over 50% of all runs dedicated specifically to beginners, it is a haven for those learning to ski, or looking to refine their skills and expertise whilst on vacation.
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    Skiing In France

    If you enjoy skiing, there is nothing more exhilarating than the prospect of skiing through France. Whether taking advantage of some of the world’s best downhill runs, or heading cross country, France is a skiers paradise, and somewhere definitely not to be missed for any winter sports enthusiast. Amidst some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, the fresh alpine air and magically contoured runs are truly a once in a lifetime experience. It really is no wonder that France is highly regarded as one of the best skiing nations in the world.

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    Travel in Toulouse

    The fourth largest city in France, it is ideally situated in the heart of the southern region of the country between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 400,000 inhabitants and the temperature is similar to that of Mediterranean areas. Read the rest of this entry »

    Vacations in Normandy, France

    Enchanting Holidays in France Begin With Normandy! The mere mention of holidays in France conjures up romantic notions of sipping coffee in a cafe in Paris and or a stroll down the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. French holidays however can be equally enchanting in Normandy. This region is set among the lushest and verdant forests in all of France with breathtaking landscapes and historical towns. Read the rest of this entry »

    Special Markets in France to visit

    A holiday camping in France is all about embracing the culture and traditions of the French. And what better way to do this than to spend a few days wandering through the stalls and traders of a traditional French market? Read the rest of this entry »

    Popular biking destinations in France

    With a grand total of 28,000 kilometres of cycle routes, France is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for cycling. Dedicated paths meander through both town and countryside, and vary in terms of difficulty. Read the rest of this entry »

    Parc du Futuroscope Amusement Park, Poitiers, France

    The unique visual theme park, aptly named Parc du Futuroscope, spans over 130 acres of land dedicated to entertaining, and inadvertently training, the uncountable millions of travellers that visit each year. Built five miles north to the town of Poitiers, in France, Futuroscope was opened to public in 1987 and the park is celebrating twenty years of its existence in 2007. With new exciting attractions added to the park’s already electrifying range of visible themes, tourists are certain to have a pleasurable day when they visit. Read the rest of this entry »

    Paris Best Museums

    Choosing museums to visit in Paris is not an easy task. Perhaps you want to go online to find day passes, which these passes will take you to and from many of Paris’s museums. Paris has scores of museums. At the museums, you have science, arts, learning centers, military, and so on. To choose museums we can consider a few details. Do you intend to take the children to Paris with you? Read the rest of this entry »

    Camping sites in France

    For residents of the United Kingdom, France is a terrific destination choice for camping holidays. With ease of travel and its close proximity, France has a number of different locations that can meet just about anyone’s needs. When partaking on as camping holiday in France, there are certain things to be aware of prior to your departure. Read the rest of this entry »