2 | France
Perhaps the most iconic draw to France is the Eiffel Tower as travel professional, Heather, stated in simplicity. Even if you stray away from touristy spots, the Eiffel Tower can be appreciated from afar. And, even the cynics among us must admit, there’s something magical about its twinkling lights at dusk that will make you fall for the “city of love.” As travel professional, Missi stated, “There is no city quite like Paris. It is the ultimate destination for a romantic getaway to stroll the streets, relax in a cafe, and take in its breathtaking beauty.”
But only 4.5 hours southeast of Paris and under two hours southwest of Geneva lies a beacon in its own right – Lyon.
“During early December, Lyon hosts the Festival of Lights or “Fête des Lumières,” a really unique and special experience. For about two days, the buildings, mountains, etc. in Lyon are covered in light shows with accompanying music – a truly spectacular and great start to the holiday season.”