Europe in spring - must-see places for expats in Europe
May 2, 2017
Spring has just arrived in Europe and this is the season when nature revives. Flowers blossom, birds sing and the sun shines more and more. What a better occasion to take some “weekend expat breaks” while you are in Europe and start exploring the continent?
Located in the north-west of France, Bretagne or Britanny in English is a strategic point in Europe and an area with a rich history and culture. Humans have had presence in Brittany since prehistoric times and this can still be seen nowadays as the region has several megalithic monuments.
And if you have a sweet mouth, you will be glad to discover that Bretagne is the home of one of our favourite desserts: crepes!
Known as the blue forest, Hallerbos is located in Belgium at the border between the Flemish and Walloon regions, really close to Belgium. Its nickname comes from the fact that the forest is crowded with bluebells which bloom in the middle of the spring (normally around April, but this can vary from year to year, depending on the weather). Whether you are an amateur or passionate photographer, don’t miss this opportunity to take some fairy tale pictures in the middle of this forest. Your friends will be jealous!
If you want to enjoy off the beaten track spectacular natural treasures, the region of the Hardangerfjord will not disappoint you.Starting with the fiord itself, which it is the fourth largest one in the world and the second biggest one in Norway, this area has unique landscapes hard to find any other European region. You can enjoy the views of some famous waterfalls or visit one of the glaciers in Folgefonna National Park. And if you are an expert hiker planning to make the trip towards the end of the spring, you can always hike until the top of one of the most spectacular cliffs in Norway: Tollunga. But remember, safety first, this is a hike only for experts!