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Post-Vacation Blues? September Mini-Break Ideas

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Post-Vacation Blues? A mini-break in the south of France can be the right way to change your mood!

Stretch out summer in the south of France.
If you’re really not ready to let go of summer yet, one of the best places to beat Post-Vacation blues with a September mini-break has to be in the South of France. With warm temperatures, wonderful countryside, history, cuisine, and attractions, you’d have to travel a long way to beat it.

mini-break ideas (photo by: Franconian)

Ancient sightseeing in the sunshine
A great mini-break idea is atmospheric Nimes in the Lanquedoc region, where ancient monuments like the famous ‘Pont du Gard’ and the medieval Cathedral jostle for you attention along with good wine, for which the region is also famous. Why not combine the two and sip a glass while staying at the lovely Hôtel Marquis de La Baume Nîmes, a stylish modern hotel set inside a lovely 17th century mansion.

Try a perfumed, romantic, mini-break in Grasse.
With its beautiful flower fields and surrounding countryside, Grasse is not only the world’s historical perfume capital, but also a serene and lovely place to kick back and sample the south of France’s cuisine and lifestyle. Situated just outside the town, The Inn Bastide Saint Mathieu Grasse sits in some lovely grounds, perfect for a romantic visit, and typifies all that’s good about Provence’s friendly style and cuisine, but is near enough to Grasse to see all the sights. One must is the famous Perfume Museum, but if you’re an art lover, the Cathedral houses some fine Ruben’s paintings, commissioned by the Cathedral before the artist became famous.

Stroll along the Promenade and shop in Nice
However, if it’s the thought of some fun in the late sun that draws you, head for the lively, chic bustle of Nice. With distinctive Belle Époque architecture and a long beachside walk, the famous Promenade des Anglais, Nice is a colourful and elegant place that has inspired many famous artists to visit and paint.

Salad Nicoise and Ratatouille
A lively combination of Italian and French culture also makes Nice a great place for shopping and food, with many well-known dishes to try. So why not stay somewhere central like the Hotel Novotel Nice Centre – Nice and drop your shopping off before heading out to find a lovely restaurant for dinner.


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