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Much less crowded than Bruges and Amsterdam, this city is a very good choice for a weekend in spring

Less popular with tourists than cities like Bruges or Amsterdam, this destination nevertheless offers historical wealth and beauty. architectural which have nothing à envy them.

À As the sunny days approach, the desire to escape and new tourist discoveries wins over many French people. If you're looking for underrated vacation destinations far from the tourist crowds, some cities are worth exploring. human size are good choices for "city-break" less popular than cities like Bruges or Amsterdam which attract many tourists every year, our choice of the day combines picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture and reveals itself in spring as an option of choice. 

There is no question here of guaranteeing you sun and warmth from the first weeks of spring but this city nevertheless offers historical richness and beauty. architectural which have nothing to do with it envy &agrav; its neighbors. Add to that great accessibility. from Paris and France with a Thalys journey to 'à Brussels-Midi, followed by a short regional train ride and you have an attractive option for a quick getaway.

Much less crowded than Bruges and Amsterdam, this city is a very good choice for a weekend in spring

This city is Ghent in Belgium. It offers a rich historical heritage, preserved medieval architecture, and winding canals, an ideal setting for a week -end of spring. The city invites à strolling, whether at home or abroad walk in its cobbled streets or on foot. bicycle, preferred means of transport by the people of Ghent. There are many museums there, modern or typical of Flemish art. The Municipal Hall, an impressive modern construction in the form of a canopy, and the city's great Belfry, 95 meters high and offering panoramic views, are must-sees. The latter, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a symbol of freedom. and prosperity of Ghent.

The Gravensteen, or Castle of the Counts, is another highlight of the visit. This medieval fortress, almost unchanged since the time when it was built. it served as a residence for the counts of Flanders, is an impressive testimony to the history of the city. Don't miss the visit to the torture room, frightening but full of anecdotes.

A walk along the canals of Ghent is also a highlight of your weekend, especially at sunset when the city lights up. This experience allows you to admire the historic architecture and bridges from a different perspective, bathed in golden light. Finally, if you like to add gastronomic discoveries, Ghent offers the best of Belgium, traditional Belgian waffles with chocolate, but also with Flemish ragoûts . For snacks, the canalside cafes are good stops, as are the sweet shops where you can eat. you can discover cuberdons, local treats.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116