Included on UNESCO's World Heritage List and known as the cultural capital of Turkey, Istanbul is a city of exceptional treasures. Take a trip to one of the world's largest megacities and discover the marvels of the Bosphorus region.
Between Europe and Asia
Influenced by both the East and West, Istanbul is a culturally rich city that radiates an incredible energy. One week won't be enough to discover the magnificent buildings, most of which date from the Byzantine period, such as the Old City of Sultanahmet where we find the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, or even the Hagia Sophia with its mosaics and unique dome. Once you've explored this neighborhood, head over to the Spice Bazaar. Here, locals and tourists mingle in the narrow streets, savoring the local specialties and unique flavors; from Halvas to Turkish Delight and Baklava, your taste buds will be delighted. Wrap up your trip with a cruise along the Bosphorus, which offers a panoramic view of the city's magnificent wooden houses and buildings dating from the Ottoman Empire, such as Galatasaray University. Who knows, you might even see some dolphins!
October is the best time to visit Istanbul as the climate is agreeable and it's almost always sunny. That said, don't forget the sunscreen! The Golden Youth range is ideal for a day of exploration. SPF 30 is enough to suit all skin tones at this time of year. Before applying your sunscreen, apply Powercell day cream to protect your skin against free radicals and ensure its resistance. Your skin is instantly refreshed, ready for a week of tourism.
As for makeup, there's no need to wear too much. Opt for a lightweight foundation that's travel-friendly, such as the Prodigy Compact Foundation , to smooth and even your complexion for up to 12 hours! Then apply mascara, a touch of gloss, and embark on a journey to discover the heart of a city that served as the capital of three empires.