Argentina, meeting place of sun and snow

Argentina is located at the south of Latin America and shares a border with Chile. Known for its widely differing landscapes, this is the ideal destination to escape from winter in the northern hemisphere and enjoy a delightful expedition in the sun. Lovers of skiing and other winter sports will also enjoy Argentina's many slopes in the Andean cordillera.
Entry formalities are simple: you will automatically receive a three-month tourist visa on presentation of your passport (valid for at least six months after your return). For living expenses, allow about £20 per person per day, converted into the local currency, the peso. You'll be delighted by the wide variety offered by the country, from its postcard landscapes to charming towns. Don't hesitate! Book your seat on one of Air France's many weekly flights to Argentina.

Buenos Aires, the heart of Argentina

Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is a remarkable city, full of contrasts, culture and unmissable sites. Enjoy its modern quarters such as the Puerto Madero, the business centre, or Palermo the bourgeois quarter where you will find plenty of restaurants and night life. Despite its reputation as a Hollywood-like quarter, it is also known for its numerous parks, its botanic garden and even its forest. Don't miss La Boca, a simpler and much more traditional quarter which will delight you with its colours and the open-air Tango museum. No visit would be complete without seeing the widest street in the world; set in the centre of Buenos Aires: Microcentro is also an ideal shopping centre. A magical city which you can discover thanks to an Air France flight .

Argentina takes you to the ends of the world.

For adventurers looking for new lands to discover, Patagonia is the ideal spot. In this region situated at the southern extremity of Argentina, you can admire the lakes, forests and snow-covered landscapes, or even climb Lanin Volcano. After a stop at El Calfate with its majestic glaciers, head for Ushuaia, the point nearest Antarctica, where you can visit the magnificent Terra del Fuego. Argentina offers many other sites known for their breath-taking landscapes. Whatever happens, don't miss the famous Iguaçu Falls, a magnificent collection of 275 waterfalls coming straight out of the forest. For a complete change of scenery, the Ischigualasto Park in western Argentina, offers all the charm of a desert.

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