It's history with a capital "H" that we contemplate when we set foot in the land of Israel. At the crossroads of three major world religions, this symbolic land offers its visitors a glimpse of centuries past. The greatest civilizations have crossed paths there. You sense the weight of many thousands of years as you explore the great metropolises or escape into the Israeli hinterland.
From Jerusalem to the Golan Heights, from Nazareth to Tel Aviv, not forgetting Bethlehem or Masada, the ancient and impregnable city of Israel offers a huge range of possibilities for the traveler. It matters little whether it's the spirituality of the monuments or the grandeur of the nature that you prefer: the whole country is a fabulous ode to transcendence. You just need to meander through the old streets of Jerusalem and move from the Jewish Quarter to the Christian or Muslim quarter to see that for yourself. A fervor quite unique in the world then fills the heart of anyone who finds themselves in front of the Wailing Wall, at the foot of the Dome of the Rock and its oblong golden roof. This is Jerusalem: an interweaving of sacred places and splendor, whose intensity overwhelms the visitor's heart. However, Israel still has many legends to tell you, like the one we listen to in Nazareth, as we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Prophecies and reality then merge into the sublime and the mystical, at this place where the Virgin Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel… Israel is also an energetic, young and modern land, like cheerful Tel Aviv, further north. Its many Bauhaus buildings give a taste of the city's cultural energy, with no fewer than 300 days of sunshine per year. A relaxed lifestyle that combines with languor on its extraordinary waterfront.Read more