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Elegant Euro Vacation Locations For 2021

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If a Euro vacation is on your wish-list, the current health situation means it’s be safer to save for next year – take a positive view and decide that it’s an opportunity to plan your dream holiday perfectly. 

And if you’re isolated indoors at the moment to stay safe and struggling to preserve family harmony, discussing next year’s holiday and creating a digital vision board full of inspirational images of your ideal destination could prove cathartic and calming. 

If this sounds interesting, you might need a few tips to get started – here are a few elegant Euro vacation locations for 2021.

Monaco

Situated close to the Cote D’Azur in the south of France, but actually an independent principality, tax haven Monaco has been a playground for the rich and famous for generations. 

If you’re spending a few days here, splashing some cash is unavoidable, but it’s worth it to sample the highlife before returning to normality. 

Motorsports fans heading there in May must try to bag tickets for the renowned Monaco Grand Prix – the hairpin bends, twists and turns of this street circuit make it one of the world’s most challenging. But even if you’re in town at another time, you can still walk parts of the 3.2 km course.

Tip: Don’t leave town without visiting the Casino de Monte Carlo at least once – rub shoulders with the high rollers and marvel at the supercars permanently parked in the square outside. 

Geneva

Switzerland is another superb place to visit if you love snow sports, apres ski culture, dramatic scenery and a warm welcome from locals.

For some retail therapy, head to the Old Town and browse boutiques like Jill Wolf Jewels and La Muse, although you can also find unique artefacts at the Plainpalais flea market.

And if you fancy dancing the night away in a roaring 20s-themed speakeasy while sipping some of the best cocktails on the planet, La Verre a Monique at Rue des Savoises will be right up your street. 

Tip: Enjoy Car Hire has Geneva car rentals suited to exploring the area under your own steam – attractions like Chateau de Chillon, Mont Saleve and Chamonix are in easy reach. 

Cannes

Its famous annual film festival means that Cannes has blended French je ne sais quoi and Hollywood glitz and glamour in a heady fusion for generations. When it’s held each May, you might just spot stars of the silver screen slipping into their Rolls Royce’s on La Croisette and sashaying into the foyer of the fabulous Carlton hotel.

But for something a little more sedate, cool off from the crowds by strolling through the sheltered streets of Le Suquet, a settlement nestled above the city that dates back to Roman times. It’s full of pretty painted apartments and authentic restaurants where you can mix and mingle with locals while sampling cultured cuisine. 

Tip: The awesome Art Deco ambience of Hotel Martinez is ideal for people-watching while you sip a refreshing Kir Royale. 

These three elegant European destinations should fuel your holiday daydreams until 2021 – pick your favourite and start planning.

 

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