Take the bus from France to Hungary
Hungary provides a classic mix of history (Roman ruins and Turkish monuments), spas (hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs), Hungaricums (Paprika, Pálinka, Tokaji Aszú, goose liver, goulash) and city life featuring art and culture, shopping.
You can reach Budapest - the capital - with direct services from most parts of Europe including France.
The best value access to Budapest is by Eurolines coach service.
Often described as the "Pearl of the Danube", Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city's form and style.
You'll be amazed at what you can discover in Budapest's museums the Hungarian National Museum, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Museum of fine Arts, House of Terror, and Memento Park etc.
Iconic sites include the banks of the Danube, the largest parliament building in Europe, the Castle at Buda side, Fisherman's Bastion.
Fans of design, architecture, fashion and gourmet food will all find something to explore in this constantly changing city.
Whether you're after relaxation, refreshment, rejuvenation or recovery, Budapest will not fail to meet your needs with its thermal baths, providing not only the chance to soak away those aches but also to take advantage of massages, saunas and perhaps more advanced treatments such as pearl baths and Kneipp treatments.
After a whole day of sightseeing, do you still have energy for bar hopping, dancing and clubbing until dawn?! Budapest will dazzle you with its wide variety of nightclubs and bars.
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Other destinations in Hungary
The Danube Bend creating Hungary's finest landscape is where the river passes between the hills and turns towards the south. Formerly the property of the Crown, this land was the scene of major historic events in Medieval Hungary.