Welcome to Europe a la Carte

Karen Bryan editor of Europe a la CarteHello, I’m Karen Bryan; I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to highlight the best places to visit in Europe. Looking for ideas on where to travel in Europe? Come on a journey to top destinations with Europe a la Carte. Our travel tips, city guides, photo tours and no fluff hotel and restaurant reviews will help you discover the best places to visit in Europe.

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A Selection of our Recent Articles

The Beautiful Mosaics in St Mary's Gardens in Lambeth London

The Beautiful Mosaics in St Mary's Gardens in Lambeth LondonI loved the mosaics in the base of the fountain and on paving stones around the fountain in St Mary's Garden in Lambeth. This Continue reading

Fort Saint-Jean in Marseille

Fort Saint-Jean in MarseilleOne of the best places in Marseille to relax and enjoy the sunshine is Fort Saint-Jean, which lies at the northern mouth of Continue reading

Top Three Places to Stop Off when Cruising the River Rhone

Top Three Places to Stop Off when Cruising the River RhoneThe Rhone runs 813km from Switzerland, right through the rolling hills of the French countryside. Cruises along this stretch of water allow you Continue reading

Three of the Most Common Mistakes People Make on their First Skiing Holiday

Three of the Most Common Mistakes People Make on their First Skiing HolidaySkiing holidays are fast-paced, fun, and thrilling. They’re a great choice for adrenaline junkies and adventure lovers alike, and can offer the perfect Continue reading

Visiting the Turner Contemporary Margate

Visiting the Turner Contemporary MargateI decided to take a day trip to Margate during my most recent stay in London. I was keen to visit the Turner Continue reading

The Top 10 Must-See Sights of London

The Top 10 Must-See Sights of LondonLondon is famous for a whole host of reasons, including the Royal Family, its status as a fashion capital of the world and Continue reading

FlightHub Says Travel Insurance a Necessity For Adventure Travellers

FlightHub Says Travel Insurance a Necessity For Adventure TravellersWhile there is an element of risk associated with any form of travel, adventure travel raises the stakes in terms of risk of Continue reading

Travelling from Marseille to Nice on the TGV

Travelling from Marseille to Nice on the TGVAfter struggling to buy train tickets for our journey from Budapest to Prague on the Hungarian rail website, I was pleasantly surprised by the user Continue reading