10 French paradise destinations that will make you dream

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10 French paradise destinations that will make you dream

Are you tired of the cold, dark and wet winter? Then maybe this year you should go to a remote paradise and spend some days with the toes in the turquoise water. Here are our favorites!

Christmas is over and you may have got enough of the indoors, but outside it's dark, cold and constantly wet and stormy – it's the perfect time to travel to a remote paradise destination.

We have found 10 of our French favorites far from everything, in the Atlantic, Pacific or Indian Ocean.

Which one is your favourite?

 

  • Wallis and Futuna: Craters, Kingdoms, and skilled female artisans. Located in the South Pacific Ocean between the Fiji Islands to the west, the Samoa islands to the east and the Tonga islands to the southeast, Wallis and Futuna are all in one place. Here you will find breath-taking sceneries with craters and waterfalls, the three kingdoms Uvea, Alo and Sigave and talented female craftsmen who still cultivate the old traditional art craft.
  • French Polynesia: exotic islands, great diving and Polynesian handicrafts. Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fakarava – even the names make you dream. French Polynesia offers 118 beautiful islands with exotic culture spread over four million km2 and some of the greatest diving experience you can get. This is the place to see whales, sharks and manta rays.
  • Guadeloupe: Crystal clear water, wild nature, and exciting Caribbean culture. On the Guadeloupe Islands, you will find the perfect mix of French Joie de Vivre and Caribbean warmth, party, and colors. The islands are known for their colorful carnival, which can shake any winter fatigue out of the body.
  • French Guiana: Amazon Jungle, Space Center, and lively villages. With its location in South America, French Guiana offers a rich wildlife and the green rug of the Amazon Jungle covering 90% of the country. A paradise for ecotourism.
  • Martinique: Paradise beaches, a rich cultural life, and a smoldering volcano. The Caribbean island of Martinique is part of the small Antilles archipelago and is characterized by its magnificent and versatile nature; here you will find both black and golden sandy beaches, peaceful coves and lively tropical forests.
  • New Caledonia: UNESCO World Heritage Site, paradise conditions and the world's second largest coral reef. This place offers everything you can dream of finding on paradise islands in the Pacific - and more. Perfect beaches and diving opportunities, delicious food and exciting culture with a touch of France.
  • Saint Martin: Delicious food, luxury, and exciting cultural differences. Although Saint Martin only covers 88 square kilometers, the Caribbean island is divided between France and the Netherlands, which means there are significant cultural differences. On the French side of the island, you feel the European cultural heritage - on the Dutch side, you feel a strong influence from the United States. An exciting mix!
  • Mayotte: Baobab trees, Flying Dogs and a double coral reef that surrounds one of the world's largest lagoons. Located in the southwest of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Madagascar, Mayotte offers a unique plant- and wildlife. And the culture is influenced by countries all over the world.
  • La Réunion: Magnificent scenery, volcanoes, and good beaches. The perfect destination if you do not have that many days to relax. There is only a three-hour time difference between Scandinavia and La Réunion and the island has an international airport with direct connection to Paris, so you do not have to waste time on jetlag and several connecting flights.
  • Saint Barthélemy: Relaxed luxury, discretion and Swedish ancestry. Perhaps you have heard of the island referred to as Saint Barth? The former Swedish colony is a luxury gem of just 25 square kilometers 25 kilometers southeast of Saint Martin. The island has become popular among stars all over the world - perhaps because the island emphasizes a relaxed mood, discretion and access limitation - the number of visitors never exceeds the number of inhabitants, so there is no risk of having to fight to get a chair.