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Where to go in September 2022? The top destinations popular with the French for a breath of fresh air

Where to go in September 2022 in Europe for a nature getaway?

  • The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scotland’s second largest island, which is also the northernmost island in the Scottish Highlands, offers breathtaking scenery! Between picturesque fishing villages to explore and medieval castles to visit, discover breathtaking natural landscapes, from the Cuillins range to the cliffs of Neist Point via the Lealt waterfalls. Not to mention the unmissable Old Man of Storr, a curious but sumptuous rock over fifty meters high, a true emblem of the Isle of Skye.

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  • The Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland

South of the Swiss capital, discover the landscapes of snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes and impressive waterfalls of the Bernese Oberland region. To discover them, you can take several hiking routes, between two walks in the heart of mountain towns. Do not miss Lauterbrunnen, the valley of the waterfalls, as well as the three mythical mountains – Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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  • The Triglav National Park in Slovenia

In the northwest of Slovenia, this preserved area of ​​880 square kilometers is a real paradise on earth! From the mountain peaks stretch green alpine valleys, streams and lakes that reflect the blue of the sky. Climbing in the mountains with a guide and sleeping in a mountain refuge cut off from the world are unmissable experiences during a stay in the region.

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Fishing villages, volcanic landscapes and natural pools: with their nine volcanic islands in the middle of the North Atlantic, the Azores have varied landscapes, amazing lagoons surrounded by wild forests but also large sandy beaches. Sulfur cave, lake of fire and botanical park are among the must-sees, as well as the observation of whales, sperm whales and other dolphins.

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  • The Black Forest, Germany

This mountainous massif located in the south-west of Germany, near the border with France, has served as the natural setting for many Grimm’s tales. No wonder when you discover its dense forests, especially of pines, and its picturesque lakes.

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  • The Mullerthal region, in Luxembourg

In the east of Luxembourg, the Mullerthal region is particularly popular with hikers, in particular because there is a well-marked network of trails that can be used all year round. On the program for your visit to Luxembourg’s “Little Switzerland”? Impressive rock formations, romantic valleys and astonishing viewpoints over the Sûre valley. Several small villages with undeniable charm dot the region, as well as the ruins of the castles of Beaufort and Larochette, as well as wild waterfalls.

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  • Destinations popular with the French in the United States

It is also possible to seek freshness further afield, and in particular on the coast of Oregon, in the United States, with some 580 kilometers of steep cliffs, coastal villages, beaches, forests and picturesque mountains, and even deserts! The coast also has thousands of waterfalls and is home to the ninth deepest lake on the planet.

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South Dakota is not to be outdone, especially for lovers of glacial lakes, waterfalls and other canyons.

Finally, Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming features jagged, jagged peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and immense biodiversity. With its 200 kilometers of trails, this park is full of history and geological mysteries.

  • The unmissable natural spots in Australia

Just over 100 miles from Melbourne Airport, Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay along the world famous Great Ocean Road to the Otways Hinterland. Windswept coastlines, dizzying waterfalls and high mountain forests are typical landscapes of this corner of Australia. Keep an eye out, you can see kangaroos there!

Also from Melbourne, don’t miss the Yarra Valley, which is the ideal spot for a hot air balloon flight. This 76,000 hectare national park is home to some of the most renowned vineyards in the country.

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