Wanderlust: Inspiration for your next escape with some of Europe’s most picturesque cities

Wanderlust: Inspiration for your next escape with some of Europe’s most picturesque cities

With plenty of time as the current lockdown measures plod on, why not use the extra hours to dream up your next big escape.

To help with the planning, Express.co.uk has compiled five of Europe’s most picturesque cities ideal for that first escape.

Paris, France

It comes as no surprise Paris would make the cut, renowned for its gothic and Rayonnant architecture, bustling patios and lively nature.

What’s more, the city is famously dripping in romance, from its aesthetic to its quaint restaurants.

The French capital was voted the most Romantic city in the world by InsureMyTrip, which based its data on the popularity of location for honeymoons and marriage proposals, price of accommodations, quality of romantic hotels and wine bars, and quality of green space and parks.

Of course, Paris isn’t just for lovers.

A city saturated in culture, travellers can choose from an array of world-famous art galleries and museums, including The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet and Musée de l’Orangerie.

Take a walk alongside the central river Seine, climb the 284 steps of the Arc de Triomphe for an astonishing view, or sit on the grass and watch the Eiffel tower light up into a sea of sparkles come nightfall.

Paris can be accessed from the UK by train in just two hours and 16 minutes on average, and by plane in one hour and 10 minutes from London.

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Published at Sat, 04 Apr 2020 03:01:00 +0000