Amazing Valentines breaks in France
At a superb short-haul distance of just under 2 hours away, discovering our amazing valentines breaks in France has never been so easy. Whisk your loved one away on a couples holiday and visit the world's most romantic cities - whether it's the fantastic food, iconic landmarks, spectacular sights or quaint cobbled streets that add a little spark to your getaways, you'll certainly find a French Fancy here.
We've got plenty more sun-kissed sands and cities that'll make you swoon thanks to our round-up of the top romantic getaways 2017- well, what are you waiting for?
Well, we couldn't do a Valentine's break rundown without mentioning the city of love, could we! Fashion lovers can potter around one of the top 10 fashion capitals of the world and explore the city’s chic shops and galleries, look out for the Louvre and Tuileries District, Avenue Montaigne, Champs-Elysees and more. Take a stroll in the stunning Luxembourg Gardens during your Paris holidays and check out the quirky boutiques and trendy neighbourhood restaurants of the Marais district.
This iconic city in southwestern France is also a familiar name for the wine lovers of the world. As well as the chance to indulge in a tasty wine tour, Bordeaux, with its stunning restaurant and café-packed old town, is the perfect place to dine in style as you admire the views. Place de la Bourse's magnificent 18th century façade and exquisite Water Mirror that reflects it is the top sight to tick off!
Lyon is the gastronomic capital of a country that prides itself on its cuisine, so you can expect to dine like royalty here! It’s also the birthplace of cinema, so a visit to the Musee Miniature et Cinema is a must. The Parc de la Tete d’Or is a fantastic park with boat rides and a zoo, and the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon (the old town) are perfect for wandering off the beaten track and discovering great places to shop, eat and drink during cosy couples holidays to France.
Anyone familiar with Belgium will notice Lille’s Flemish influences as they explore the atmospheric streets of Vieux-Lille, famous for its excellent bars and bistros (known by the locals as estaminets). Spend time exploring the city’s thriving art scene, and the cultural jewel in crown is the enormous Palais des Beaux-Arts. If you’ve got kids in tow, don’t miss the small but free zoo.
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With its sun-soaked Mediterranean setting and glamorous feel, you’ll have more than a nice time in Nice! Make the most of the colourful markets, unique shops and quaint cafes of the old town. The Promenade des Anglais is a stunning spot for a sunset stroll, or why not climb or take the lift up Castle Hill to be rewarded with incredible Riviera views?
So good they named a sausage after it! This large city in southwest France is nicknamed the Pink City, not because of its pork delicacy, but thanks to the warm-coloured terracotta bricks used in many of its historic buildings. Spend an evening in the stunning Basilque Saint-Sernin – its surrounding restaurants are a must-visit and the public bike hire is a great way to see the scenery of the Garonne River.