Summer is coming and the first flight booking trends are already emerging ! eDreams, Europe’s leading online travel agency, took a closer look at flight reservations made on the platform for the summer period (from 1er July to August 31, 2023). As many sunny places as there are choices for travelers looking for a change of scenery. Focus on this summer’s horoscope !
- Portugal is the most popular destination for the French during the summer with Lisbon and Porto ;
- Paris, Nice and Marseille are the French cities most visited by foreign tourists ;
- The month of July will be slightly more popular for holidays by the French (60%) than the month of August (40%) ;
- 37 % of tourists mostly leave between 7 and 13 days.
Top 10 of the most booked destinations by the French over the summer period:
- Palma de Mallorca
Top 10 French cities most visited by foreign tourists:
Top 5 nationalities visiting France this summer:
- The Spaniards
- The English
- The Germans
- The Italians
- The Belgians
Which summer destination to choose according to your astrological sign ?
Each zodiac sign has its characteristics, tastes and interests that make it unique. The stars influence moods, and why not travel ? This summer, eDreams has selected the ideal city to go on vacation based on your horoscope, to the delight of travel and astrology lovers. !
- Lisbon, for Libras (September 23 – October 22)
Lisbon, located on the west coast of Portugal, is a city rich in history. Its narrow streets and colorful houses offer visitors an ideal setting in a lively atmosphere. Its Manueline architecture and traditional dishes make Lisbon a city of multiple charms. Sociable and culture-loving, Libras crave lively stays while keeping a part of authenticity.
- Porto, for the Virgins (August 23 – September 22)
The smell of hot pastries, grilled sardines, the cries of seagulls, the music and songs that resonate in the streets make Porto, in the northwest of Portugal, a soothing destination combining visits and nature. Organized and discreet, the Virgins will appreciate the tranquility of the picturesque landscapes of Porto, while tasting a local wine.
- Ajaccio, for the Bulls (April 20 – May 20)
The city of Ajaccio on the west coast of Corsica is a well-kept treasure. Between its turquoise waters, its secluded coves and its panoramic mountain views, this French city is radiant with nature ! It will be perfect for Taurus who advocate tranquility and like to feel at home.
- Marrakech, for the Lions (July 23 – August 22)
Marrakech is the essential destination for holidays under the sign of a change of scenery. Its riads and traditional houses make this Moroccan city a place of charm between tradition and modernity. Its palaces, its oases, but also its good typical dishes with a thousand flavors will seduce the Lions, warm and adventurous who are always thirsty for discovery.
- Palma de Mallorca, for Cancers (June 21 – July 22)
Palma de Mallorca, which is part of the splendid archipelago of the Balearic Islands, is a place rich in history and diversity. Its monuments with Gothic architecture, its local and festive tapas bars, and its long sandy beaches offer unique moments. A sign deeply linked to water, Cancers will appreciate being on the beach while enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
- Athens, for Sagittarians (November 22 – December 21)
Athens, which is full of vestiges of ancient Greece, is a must-see place for lovers of myths and history. Its panoramic view from the famous Acropolis, its white houses and traditional taverns do not leave indifferent Sagittarians, very independent, who favor trips to distant lands with a thousand discoveries.
- Malta, for Capricorns (December 22 – January 19)
The serene atmosphere of Malta, in the south of Italy, is both dynamic and stimulating and exudes incredible energy. Its magnificent beaches, its UNESCO-listed cultural heritage, its Mediterranean cuisine and its sporting activities never cease to amaze its visitors. Capricorns, ambitious and determined, will be conquered by this typical and sumptuous archipelago.
- Bastia, for Aquarians (January 20 – February 18)
Head north of the Isle of Beauty to moor at Bastia. Modern and creative, this city holds many legends and local traditions, to be discovered through unusual visits. While strolling in the alleys, it is possible to taste the authentic humor of Bastia “a macagna”. Free-spirited and eccentric, Aquarians will love the originality of this enigmatic, multifaceted city.
- Heraklion, for Scorpions (October 23 – November 21)
Heraklion, capital of Crete, is a generous, authentic city brimming with life. Between history and modernity, it delights city dwellers, nightlife lovers and budding archaeologists as it is full of heterogeneous places. In perpetual quest for originality, Scorpions will find what they are looking for with the various activities to discover on site or in the surrounding area.
- Faro, for Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Faro has stunning beaches with turquoise waters for basking in the sun. With its landscapes
volcanic, it is possible to escape into nature, far from the crowds, for a day in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Lovers of calm weather and clean air, Pisces will be able to get away from it all while combining relaxation and the sun.
- Rome, for Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
A city of history, Rome arouses everyone’s curiosity. Whether it’s the Colosseum, the Forum or the Vatican, the Italian capital is full of cultural visits. But not only that, Italian gastronomy is renowned all over the world. Sign that hates routine, Gemini will find their happiness by wandering throughout the day in the streets of the “Eternal City”.
- Montreal, for Aries (March 21 – April 19)
A city that never stops living, the warm island of Montreal is the ideal destination to recharge your batteries. Between its green spaces and its many festivals that enliven the summer, it is a place rich in adventures ! In search of destinations where things are happening, Aries can only fall in love with this city where French and American cultures meet.
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