Tel Aviv - A quick tour
When we hear the name Tel Aviv, we think of culture and enjoyment in a cosmopolitan and creative city that awakens all our senses. Listen to the heartbeat of the White City, "the city that never stops", as we take a quick tour around its beautiful neighbourhoods...
First stop is Tel Aviv's long promenade with its touch of Miami, its palm trees and its beautiful hotel-lined beaches. The beachfront area around Gordon Street and Frishman Street, prettily named the "golden mile", is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Tel Aviv and is intersected by the main shopping streets (Ben Yehuda, Dizengoff and Ibn Gabirol).
We now go to the north of the city in order to discover Namal and Park Hayarkon. In this enormous Tel Aviv park, through which the Yarkon river runs, you will find greenery at the water's edge and the peace and tranquillity often sought in big cities. You can then go and admire the sun setting over the sea from Tel Aviv's old port, which has been completely renovated with teak platforms.
Also to the north of Tel Aviv, the Basel quarter is a trendy neighbourhood with its shops, cafés and little restaurants dotted all around a pretty square: the guarantee of a relaxed atmosphere!
Returning to the centre of Tel Aviv, you can take a stroll along beautiful shady white avenues and buildings featuring the futuristic curves of Bauhaus architecture. In the Rothschild area, Tel Aviv's real gem, take a pleasant walk down its boulevard amongst the typical small cafés which are part of the city's charm and provide so much enjoyment between friends!
Further to the south of Tel Aviv, take a break in the bohemian Florentine quarter - a sort of colourful Provençal village. Beautiful terraces, wooden tables, vintage decoration and artists' studios: don't miss this area of Tel Aviv, and get a taste of the Israeli version of the dolce vita.
Not far from Florentine, you can discover Neve Tzedek quarter through its atypical little streets decked with flowers. This area of Tel Aviv has become the haunt of designers and Israeli nouvelle cuisine, whilst also retaining a cultural feel with the Suzanne Dellal dance centre and the French Institute.
Finally, a detour towards the Kerem HaTeimanim vineyard will take you to the heart of an authentic and brightly-coloured Yemeni neighbourhood, a harmonious mix of tradition and modernity around the famous Shuk HaCarmel market where you can find absolutely everything...or almost!