Biologique Recherche Around The World – Turkey
Known as the Turquoise coast for its luscious blue waters, the modern metropolis of Antalya is one of Turkey’s most stylish and beautiful getaway destinations…
Where to stay
Overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean sea, the newly renovated, five-star Papillon Hotel is the perfect place for comfort, luxury and unforgettable memories. With a view of either the sparkling blue waves or the hotel’s lush green gardens, every single room is designed to relax you and make you feel right at home. Papillon even boasts 44 luxury pool suites if you need that extra bit of privacy. Although there are lots to see and do outside the hotel, everything you need from a holiday is situated inside the grounds; 6 different restaurants, 8 bars, countless activities, gym and a spa – you’ll never want to leave!
Where to eat
If you find time to tear yourself away from the luxury facilities at Papillon, head over to Seraser Luxury Boutique for the best fine dining experience in Antalya. A romantic courtyard restaurant, the setting is beautiful and the food is even better. With a creative menu, fresh ingredients and surprisingly reasonable prices, it’s no wonder the tourists, and locals, can’t stop talking about it! The menu ranges from Sushi to Soufflé, so there’s something to suit everyone’s fine dining taste.
Birds Without Wings was Louis de Bernieres’ first novel following Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and it doesn’t disappoint. Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire and the bitterness between Greeks and Turks, it traces the fortunes of one small community in Anatolia, a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. The story follows a tragic love story between Philothei, a Christian girl, and Ibrahim the Goatherd who have now been driven toward being enemies. This is a captivating and enchanting read to get you ready for your trip!
Termessos was a Pisidian city built at an altitude of more than 1000m, and makes for a beautiful and romantic sightseeing adventure. Built on a mountain platform, surrounded by pine woods, it’s one of the best preserved historical sites of Turkey and, due to its isolated location, an oasis of calm and tranquillity. You have the freedom to roam wherever you like, but make sure you see the breath-taking and spectacular Theatre ruins, with amazing views, teetering on the edge of the mountain. We’d list this as a perfect proposal spot!
For an exciting sight-seeing day trip, Koprulu Canyon National Park is a hidden treasure not to be missed. Covered in thick cedar trees and surrounded by crystal clear rivers, it’s a paradise for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. Although the beautiful scenery is enough, you can’t visit without having a go at some activities! The park is a great place to try out some rafting and canoeing, with tourists travelling hours to try it out. The canyon stretches for 14 km along the River and is 400 metres deep in some places, if you find yourself getting tired, just stop at one of the delicious fish restaurants on the way!
Where to shop
Shopping in Antalya can be an exhausting but exhilarating experience! For the perfect Turkish mixture of culture and luxury, Antalya Migros Shopping Center is a destination to add to your itinerary. Containing 130 stores, there is a fantastic mixture of global brands for your high-end fix and local Turkish specialities such as textiles, cotton clothing, traditional pottery and wood carvings.
What to pack
Biologique Recherche use ingredients which are much loved in Turkey to keep skin glowing with beauty!
Hazelnut oil is produced in Turkey and can be found in Lait U, our gentle milk cleanser. Use during your stay to ensure your skin is cleansed of excess oil from the humidity; this is a great ingredient due to its nourishing and regenerating properties.
Lemons are not only used for their Vitamin C properties but also for their exfoliating and balance restoring benefits; this special ingredient is found in Crème Dermopurifiante, a great crème to take with you to ensure the skin is gently purified, mattified and protected, whilst battling against the summer temperatures of Turkey.
Yoghurt is a delicacy for Turkish people, and is served with almost every food item. Not only does this ingredient have many benefits for the digestive system, it is also used in skincare. Biologique Recherche have milk proteins in a lot of their products, utilising their powerful anti-inflammatory properties such as in Masque Vivant. An absolute summer must, this masque will ensure the skin is detoxified, revitalised and totally radiant.