A romantic country if ever there was one, France offers a few essential escapades for all lovers eager to walk hand in hand. From the cliffs of Etretat to the City of Light, passing through the Alpilles, the half-timbered houses of Colmar or the historic residences of Cognac, here is our hit parade to melt your half once again around a good gastronomic table or under the walls of a charming hotel. Because to declare his love again, no need to wait for Valentine's Day. Notice to romantics looking for a change of scenery!
Paris, the myth
The city of lovers obviously always has its little effect. Don't hesitate to get up at dawn, just to drink a coffee at the corner counter, enjoy a good restaurant or see a beautiful show for unforgettable moments for two. If you can also party all night long, you shouldn't forget to visit the capital's romantic spots, starting of course with the great lady, the famous Eiffel Tower. After seeing Paris from the sky, a tour by bateau-mouche will be a must, as well as many hand in hand walks, from the Champs-Elysées to the Place des Vosges, from Notre-Dame to the Jardin du Luxembourg and from Sacré-Cœur to the Canal Saint-Martin.
Etretat, image of Normandy Epinal
Once a modest fishing village, Etretat is now an essential seaside resort on the Alabaster coast. Who does not know, or has never heard of, its white chalk cliffs and limestone arches? They still seduce locals and tourists alike, as well as artists of yesteryear such as Claude Monet, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant and Maurice Leblanc. The pedestrian path along the cliffs allows you to enjoy the iodized air and to immerse yourself in the landscapes of this romantic place that contributes to the influence of Normandy, just like Mont-Saint-Michel or the Deauville boards
Les Baux-de-Provence, the charm of the South
Located in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau, Les Baux dominates Arles and the Camargue and offers an exceptional panorama. Restored patiently, the village has an outstanding historical heritage with no less than 22 architectural pieces classified as Historic Monuments. Church, castle, town hall, hospital or chapels are all masterpieces to be discovered. Like the "Careers of Light" where impressive sounds and lights are projected into a unique spot. In short, the village is a must-see tourist attraction in the region and a great spot for lovers
Colmar, the sleeping beauty
Voted best European destination in 2018, Colmar is a typically Alsatian city ranked among the most beautiful cities in France, ideal for a romantic stay. Its city centre resembles an open-air museum and its half-timbered houses, Renaissance-style buildings and the Unterlinden Museum make it an attractive city that some consider to be the heart of Alsace. It is also here, halfway between the northern gate (Marlenheim) and the southern gate of the Wine Route (Thann), that wine culture is most openly expressed. And walking hand in hand at Christmas markets is the promise of a magical moment
Cognac, throughout history
A historic and wealthy city, Cognac has been given the name "City of Art and History" and is known throughout the world, thanks in part to the children of the country François I and Jean Monnet, but above all for its alcoholic beverage, its "liqueur des dieux". In its cobbled streets, you can notice the sculpted pediments of the private mansions and old dwellings and you can sit on its terraces for delicious moments together. Finally, Cognac will be the ideal starting point for excursions into the surrounding country, whose hills are lined with vineyards and a remarkable architectural heritage that will offer a prime setting for a romantic stay.