With its prolonged weekend and holidays, Easter may be the perfect time to go enjoy France with friends and family before the summer.
Experience the French Riviera under the sun
From the sun to the beach or the palm trees, the French Riviera can be particularly enjoyable at the start of April. Whether you are staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nice or the Radisson Blu Thalasso Hotel & Spa in Cannes a plethora of activities are offered in the area. First, why not take advantage of the weather to discover the largest park in the region, the Vaugrenier Park. Spread out over 100 hectares, this place is the ideal playground for a picnic at the edge of the pond. You may also come across a bunny, Easter’s favorite animal.
Easter is the perfect time to enjoy France’s sweet delicacies. Any person in Nice will tell you that Florian Confiserie & Chocolaterie is a must do. Opened in 1974 in the old town of Nice, you will be able to discover a universe filled with traditions where even Matisse, the famous painter had his habits. Celebrate Easter by enjoying their special selection of chocolate that will delight your taste buds.
Family fun in Biarritz
Sunny beaches, world-class shopping and breathtaking ocean views, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Biarritz is the perfect choice. In Biarritz you do not make an omelette without hiding eggs! Your children will be spoiled during the traditional Egg Hunt with the over 50,000 parachuted eggs in the 5 parks of the city, as well as the Easter omelette offered to all by the neighborhood committees at 14 tasting points. For surf lovers, the traditional Biarritz Quiksilver Maïder Arosteguy, bringing together more than 250 French competitors, will have as guest of honor on this edition the Hawaiian figure Kai Lenny.
From Marseille to Lyon
Renowned for its delicious bouillabaisse, its spectacular Calanques and its famous Old Port, the second largest city in France, Marseille, is one of the great destination to enjoy the beauty of spring. Each year for Easter, the nautical society of Marseille organizes one of the biggest regattas in France. Have a look from the sea or from the land to catch this year’s winner. Located on the harbor, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Marseille is the ideal starting point of your day.
Known for its gourmet cuisine and its stunning points of view especially from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lyon, the city has a lot of hidden surprises. Discover the traditional “bugnes” or “quenelle de brochet” in one of many restaurants in Lyon.
Experience the French capital
What would Easter look like without the traditional Easter Egg Hunt? While in Paris go enjoy the sunny weather at the André Citroen Park. There, on April 1st and April 2nd, the French charity “Secours Populaire” organizes its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Opened to everyone, this activity will inevitably delight little ones as well as adults. Located only a few metro stops away from the Eiffel Tower, Radisson Blu Boulogne will offer you peace and serenity only a few minutes away from the french capital. It's brand new design inspired by vineyards offers a relaxed atmosphere after a long day of exploration around Paris.
If you've never been to Paris, you will quickly learn that the Seine is at the heart of the city. Even so, that you can experience all of the glory and history of the city of lights from a boat. Therefore why not enjoy a romantic dinner on the water? Especially around Easter and with the spring weather, this can be an ideal outing to discover Paris and the world renowned French cuisine. You may also want to try some of the traditional french pastries such as a "croissant" or a "chausson aux pommes", they are delicious and ideal for breakfast. Oh, and as any person visiting Paris, you'll will capture the moment, so why not check out the top 5 most instagrammable breakfast places in Paris?