Viva Andalusia !
Located in the heart of Andalusia, Seville is one of Spain's top tourist destinations. The legacy of its rich past is an incredible artistic and architectural heritage, which includes the Giralda bell tower, the Alcázar royal palace and the cathedral. The city also has a well-deserved reputation for its nightlife: tapas bars and wine bars are much appreciated by locals and tourists alike. Seville is a charming and lively tourist destination.
Regular flights between Rennes and Seville
You can fly to Seville all year round via Barcelona with Vueling.
Climate: Mediterranean. The weather is relatively mild right through the year. However, the summers can be extremely hot, particularly between June and September.
Time difference with France: none
Official language: Spanish
Travel document requirements: valid passport or national identity card
Tourist information: www.spain.info/en
Join in with the festivities
Seville is an unusually lively city, particularly in the evening. The Santa Cruz quarter is the perfect location for a stroll as the sun goes down. Its pretty paved streets are lined with taverns, tapas bars and interconnecting terraces which combine to create a charming atmosphere where you can't help but relax. Moreover, there is always a warm welcome for anyone wanting to sit down for a drink or a snack, or to savour a range of tapas dishes. Holy Week and the April Festival are two yearly events you should try to catch if you can. Officially recognised in Spain as an international tourist attraction, they are a great opportunity to get to know the folklore of Seville, and to appreciate the festive spirit of the "sevillanos"
Located in Europe, yet so close to the African continent, Seville's rich history has left an indelible footprint in the form of an impressive architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Many artists have come to live in this capital of Andalusia.
Religion has played an important role in the city over the years, and has greatly influenced its architecture, with splendid monuments such as the cathedral and its bell tower (the Giralda), which together have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are also numerous mediaeval churches in the city, as well as 16th, 17th, and 18th century churches. The Alcazar of Seville is a royal palace, and is just one of a number of interesting palaces you can visit.
The perfect destination for a breath of fresh air
The area around Seville is well worth adding to your itinerary. Doñana National Park is recognised by UNESCO as both a World Heritage Centre and as a Biosphere Reserve. It is one of the largest natural protected sites in Europe, and provides refuge for two endangered species: the Iberian lynx and the Spanish imperial eagle. It is also home to more than 500,000 birds, many of whom overwinter in the park. Some of the more notable residents are: pink flamingos, Spanish imperial eagles, chameleons, deer, and many more.
The Sierra Norte National Park is situated in a range of relatively low mountains, and is a paradise for sports enthusiasts. It offers the perfect setting for a wide range of outdoor pursuits: rambling, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, pot holing, etc.