Teasingly separated by a mere channel, mainland Europe continues to bring to our attention places that we were unaware of. On average, we don’t explore our city, let alone our county or country, so multiply that by all of our European neighbours and there is a whole world on our own doorstep. Consider the advantages of short flights, rail, or even self-drive; time as well as money can be saved. Take a country like France, so close and with so many variations: Paris – oo-la-la!; Provence – lavender and wine. Apply this model and more to a holiday in Europe and you will never need to fly more than 4 hours again! Take a peek at our suggestions below.