Destination Highlight - Algeria
Algeria is the largest country in Africa and has a very rich culture. Each region has its own musical tradition, with a mixture of outside influences. Algeria’s history means that it has very close ties to France, and it is the birthplace of many writers such as Yasmina Khadra, Assia Djebar, Mohamed Dib and Albert Camus.
During your trip to Algeria, you’ll be able to combine cultural tourism and relaxation. In Algiers you can visit the Casbah, the neo-Byzantine style basilica and the Palais des Raïs. In Tlemcen, you’ll be able to marvel at the mosques. In Constantine, you’ll admire the Bey’s Palace and the suspension bridges. There are still many Roman remains left in the country, especially in Tipasa, Cherchell, Annaba and Djemila. Take advantage of your stay to plan a trip around the country’s enormous Southern region.
Algeria’s climate is Mediterranean in the north, semi-arid on the high plateaux in the centre of the country and of the desert type in the Sahara. The Tlemcen, Upper Kabylia and Atlas mountains have harsh winters.
Algerian cooking is a fusion cuisine with spicy flavours such as coriander, mint, cumin, saffron, cinnamon, etc. The spices and herbs give the dishes and desserts their incomparable aromas. While you’re in Algeria, you simply must try the famous chorba, briks, chakchouka, a vegetable ratatouille, without forgetting couscous and tajines. Gourmets won’t be able to resist the pastries.
Fly away to Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Constantine, Oran, Sétif and Tlemcen with Aigle Azur. Set off on your trip to Algeria from France flying from Lille, Lyons, Marseilles, Mulhouse, Paris and Toulouse.