Valentine's day is approaching fast and there’s still time to book a last-minute break with your loved one. And, if you miss the big day, then France is one of the most romantic countries in the world so, go anytime to celebrate your love. Here at French Connections, we’re happy to help with recommendations and to get you booked into your perfect holiday home. Just browse the thousands of gorgeous properties on our website and contact the owners directly if you have any questions or contact us via the website.
Blissful Blois in the Loire
Situated on the banks of the Loire River, Blois is dominated by its legendary chateau, the scene of love affairs and dastardly deeds. In summer months this is the setting for a gorgeous son et Lumiere show. The cobblestone streets are brimming with delightful restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and boutiques. You’ll find opportunities to buy at vibrant city street markets most days (except Monday).
A trip to the Loire Valley is to discover a land of historic Châteaux, gorgeous gardens, fabulous vineyards and picturesque villages. Va Va Voom to the Loire Valley for a dizzying dalliance.
Woo-hoo (or where to woo your loved one): You’re spoiled for choice in Blois but don’t miss a trip to the chateau, the former home of 7 French Kings. In summer there’s a fabulous Son et Lumiere show in the spectacular courtyard.
Wine and dine: L’Hote Antique (5 rue Pont du Gast) is great for lunch or dinner. Comfy armchairs, exposed beams, friendly ambiance and best of all the menu is fabulous. Downstairs is lively and fun but book a table on the mezzanine floor for a more intimate atmosphere.
Romantic Reims Champagne
There’s not much that beats drinking Champagne in the capital of Champagne. This effervescent small city is sure to enamor you. There are loads to do from tasting the bubbles at some of the most renowned Champagne houses (don’t miss Mumm), to museums, the extraordinarily beautiful Cathedral of Reims where French Kings were crowned for centuries, a thriving café culture, fabulous shops and seductive chocolatiers, plus easy access to the famous vineyards.
This is the ultimate destination for those who love Champagne, glorious countryside, picturesque villages and medieval towns.
Woo-hoo (or where to woo your loved one): At one of the many terraced cafés, watching the world go by while you toast your love with bubbles.
Wine and dine: Brasserie Flo (96 Place Drouet d’Erlon). Located in a fabulous mansion house, decorated sumptuously, this is a restaurant to indulge in fabulous food made with passion by the friendly chef and of course, Champagne.
Pucker up in Paris
You can’t put a list of the most romantic places in France together with including the city of love.
Strolling along the seine or the cobbled streets of Montmartre, browsing the second-hand bookstores, buying a bouquet at the beautiful flower market as the bells of Notre Dame toll, sipping hot chocolate at an iconic café, there are endless opportunities to soak up the atmosphere.
Woo-hoo (or where to woo your loved one): No doubt you’ll find your own special place, but the Jardins de Luxembourg is one of the most romantic gardens in France and the perfect place to hold hands and dream.
Wine and dine: For somewhere very special head to Les Ombres, a restaurant tucked away at the top of Musée du Quai Branly with incredible views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s an expensive restaurant (lunch is cheaper than dinner) but the view makes it truly memorable.
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