Summer is almost here and with it are those pesky questions from everyone you know asking, “So what are your plans
for the Summer?” If you’re running short on time and need some inspiration for a whirlwind or extended vacation take
a look at any of these five documentaries which will definitely inspire you to finally book that Summer vacation!
1. The Most Beautiful Trails: French Polynesia
Have you ever trekked to French Polynesia? Each archipelago that composes the island group has its own distinct
variety of landscape and possibilities! Discover the wondrous nature of the islands’ atolls, mountains, forests,
waterfalls, turquoise lagoons, and green valleys. Visit to explore over 3000 years of Polynesian culture, fresh
seafood, the immaculate snorkeling conditions and over 800 species of marine life that inhabit the sparkling waters.
2. Echappées Belles: Marseille, la vie en bleu
This documentary won’t take you to the South Pacific but it will escort you to the Mediterranean and the ancient
Greek port, and oldest city in France, Marseille. Embrace, “la vie en bleu,” life in blue, the French expression
that encapsulates the Marseillaise lifestyle of coastal living. Elected the European Capital of Culture in 2013,
Marseille was propelled to the forefront of the world’s stage and christened one of the “trendiest,” destinations in
the world. Get in on the action through this documentary, then maybe book a plane ticket for yourself!
3. Des Racines et des Ailes: Passion of Provence
A must-see region of France, Provence is not to be missed! Discover the hidden treasures of Provence through its
denizens who invest all of their time and energy into preserving the region’s special features. Roger Bouvier, one
of the featured artisans, is charged with preserving the ancient and medieval stone walls of Provence and of passing
on the construction techniques of these ancient edifices to young volunteers from all over the world. Let this
documentary guide you through the extreme vigilance and constant restorative measures required to preserve the
invaluable heritage that resides within Provence!
4. Échappées Belles: Escale en Martinique
Ever dreamed of visiting a Volcanic island? Accompany the globe-trotting journalist Raphaël de Casabianca to the
“island of flowers,” Martinique, whose stunning landscape is composed of volcanic massifs that are over 24 million
years old! Follow Raphaël as he explores the vibrant pearl of the Antilles and its diverse culture featuring
African, American Indian, and European influences and diaspora. With plenty of nature and culture to explore, on
land as well as under the sea, Martinique is a hub of history and activity!
5. Barthélemy, La Perle des Caraïbes
If you’re looking for luxury in the form of opulent villas, yachts, and Michelin starred restaurants, the island of
St. Barts is your ideal vacation! With over 22 pristine beaches, and perfect sailing conditions, St. Barts boasts
some of the most exclusive ports, luxurious private villas which are more common than hotels, and is easy to
navigate! Whether you want to eat the rich or be the rich, this island is the place to be!