Europe Travel Guide for the Desi Wanderer : The most beautiful villages across France, Switzerland and Netherlands

Planning a romantic holiday for two or simply a laid-back leisure trip for yourself after all the hustle-bustle of everyday work and life? They say that the average modern Indian is too tired and over-worked with everyday life; so here’s your chance to undo that…. check out our list of these beautiful villages across Europe : read a book , walk around, cycle , paddle, fish and grill, enjoy and learn locale cuisines and for once simply enjoy the ordinary life in extraordinary  charming outdoor settings!

  1. Eze, France
Eze, France
Eze, France                                                                                                                                                              Source: Bellavitatravels

This breath-taking village on a narrow rocky peak offers a charming view of the Mediterranean Sea leaving you in total awe and an inner calmness. The village is located in a somewhat circular pattern around a castle with narrow roads leading to beautiful viewing points. Beautiful airbnbs abound in this Mediterranean French village giving you a village cobblestone exterior with lovely views but completely modern day interiors with well stocked kitchenettes, classy furnishings and state of the art baths.

So when in Nice in South France do make a night stop or a two day layover in this beautiful village.

You can rent a car and drive from Nice to Eze and onwards to Monaco or check out bus No 82 and 112 for the trip.

2. Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn, Netherlands- beautiful villages of Europe
Giethoorn, Netherlands                                                                                                                                Source: National Geographic

It is a small and peaceful car- free village in Netherlands. It has a small beautiful canals just like Venice and is also nicknamed as The Venice of Netherlands. Recommend you go for a day in summers and float along the narrow canals encircling farmhouses, cottages and enjoy the blooming nature all around you. Ideal day picnic destination.

How to reach form Amsterdam to Giethoorn– It is 119 kms from Amsterdam. You can rent a car when you get there,  and drive from Amsterdam taking highway A1 and A6.

3. Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres, Switzerland- beautiful villages of the world
Gruyeres, Switzerland                                                                                                                          Source: EuropeYourOwnWay

Switzerland has some beautiful villages and hamlets lining the Alps and Rhine region.

If you are fond of cheese, chocolates and all the fine things in life then Gruyères is this perfect medieval hamlet in the upper valley of the Saane River in western Switzerland. Day tours from Geneva to Gruyenes are abundant and scenic and range between 5000-20000 INR per person depending on inclusions. Enjoy the cheese with a mild, nutty flavor while gazing at the magnificent 13th-century Gruyères Castle with an expansive view of the Alpine foothills.

So take a break and go to these serene romantic places when in Europe and simply breathe happiness!

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