If you get the chance to visit France with your significant other, keep an open mind. You’d be doing yourself a disservice to put the Eiffel Tower at the top of your list when this country is filled with romantic places to visit.
From coastal terraces to medieval fairytale towns, France is home to endless opportunities for a romantic adventure. Here are ten must-see romantic places to visit in France with your lover.
The Provence region of France is well-known for being an idyllic, scenic region to explore. Aix is a small city within the area that often gets overlooked, making it the ideal romantic hideaway. Sip wine al fresco on the terraces is winding medieval streets. Visit the homes and galleries of incredible artists and enjoy the peace and quiet this area offers.
Musée de la Vie Romantique
Picture a sweeping mansion with green shutters and a cobblestone courtyard hidden on the streets of Paris. This is the Musée de la Vie Romantique, one of Paris’s most romantic hidden gems. This house was a gathering place for artists and musicians from the Romantic era. Stroll through the mansion hand-in-hand to take in beautiful works of art and learn about the fascinating history of this magnificent estate.
Annecy is a scenic resort town hidden away in the Alps. Hike, stroll, cycle, or take a segway around the shores of the beautiful glacial lake or paraglide over the town to see it from incredible heights. In the warmer weather, you can take a paddleboard out on the lake or charter a boat. Hop aboard the Libellule for some fine dining on the water and enjoy champagne at sunset.
To find some privacy in Paris, head to the isolated waters of Lac Inférieur. Pack a picnic, take a rowboat, and venture out together for some solitude. Lac Inférieur is located in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne park near the Eiffel Tower. This idyllic park is conveniently located for you and your beloved to unwind after hitting some of the more tourist-heavy attractions.
Walking through the streets of Old Town La Rochelle, you’ll see why it’s also known as “White City” With regal white-washed walls, and medieval towers of Old Port, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time.
Puy du Fou
For a fun twist on a romantic getaway, spend a day at Puy du Fou. Watch battles between knights and Vikings, and watch shows reenacting King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The best part of Puy du Fou is the astonishing bird show. Featuring hundreds of birds of all shapes and sizes flying overhead, this breathtaking spectacle is unlike any other.
What better place to visit with your loved one than St-Valentin? This town was named after the world-famous Saint and celebrates love in numerous ways. Stroll hand-in-hand through the Lovers’ Gardens and pin your promises to each other on the Tree of Vows.
Josselin is a quaint town overshadowed by a Medieval castle on the edge of the water. Château de Josselin has fairytale-like towers and turrets. Within, you can explore the Beauty and the Beast inspired library and lush courtyard.
Some say that the town of Étretat is the most romantic place in all of France. This seaside settlement boasts stunning white cliffs and enchanting coves. You may recognize some of the vistas from Monet’s works, as he enjoyed summering at these scenic cliffs.France is home to an exciting blend of ancient and modern wonders. Add this gorgeous country to the top of your list when looking for getaways with the one you love.
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur
Montmarte is one of the most incredible places to stay when looking for accommodation in Paris. This scenic neighborhood has plenty to do and see. It’s also a great home base for exploring the rest of the city. Basilique du Sacré-Cœur– Sacred Heart Basilica– is a stunningly ornate church with pristine white walls and dream-like turrets and domes. It sits atop a beautiful, lush hillside with sloping staircases built into the grass. This location is a great place to swear your undying love to the one you’re with.