Top 5 Reasons to Holiday in Romantic France

Top 5 Reasons to Holiday in Romantic France

In any survey you’ll ever read that asks something along the lines of ‘where is the best honeymoon destination?’, France will almost always be in the top five, and it isn’t hard to see why. France has garnered a reputation for romance, and is a popular destination for people celebrating honeymoons, anniversaries, engagements, Valentine’s Day or anyone simply in the mood for love.

So if you’re looking for somewhere romantic to sweep the object of your affection of their feet, here are the five reasons why you should choose to visit France with that special someone.

In France you can:

Spend quality time together:
Romance isn’t all about buying gifts and planning fancy evenings – often the most romantic thing you can do is simply be together. France has over 5500km of beautiful coastline (for example Calais’ ‘Côte d’Opale’, Normandy’s ‘Côte Fleurie’ or Brittany’s ‘Côte de Granit Rose’), that offer the most beautiful walks in any season. If you’d prefer to stay inland, France also boasts some amazing gardens that manage to turn the very landscape into breath-taking works of art (see the Château de Chenonceau by the River Cher, the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, or Claude Monet’s House and Garden in Giverny), so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Take part in some unusual events together:
If going for walks isn’t your style, then consider the myriad of romantic events that France offers throughout the year; in winter Paris hosts an ice-rink outside the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville and a Poet’s Festival in Spring; for Valentine’s Day a small town named Roquemaure in the Gard region holds a free Lover’s Festival; and during July and August the gothic abbey at Mont St Michel holds a night-time tour.

Eat together:
Everyone enjoys romantic meals; and France is as famous for its love of good food and wine as it is for its love of romance. Even in Paris the restaurants cater for all tastes and all budgets; during the day you can visit one of the many cafes which nestle comfortably amongst the impressive architecture and after dinner you can share one of the decadent desserts with a glass of local wine.

Marvel at the sights together:
The Eiffel Tower at night is really all that needs to be said for this section; but just in case you remain unconvinced, check out the marvellous engineering accomplishment that is the Canal du Midi in Toulouse, or the fascinating Promenade des Anglais in Nice, or the imposing The Château de Versailles in Versailles. You won’t regret it.

Travel there incredibly easily:
If you’ve got good sea legs then all you need to do is make your way to one of the ports in south England and you can shop whilst you cross the channel on a ferry; the journey is not a long one and you’ll be watching the coast of France appear almost before you’ve gone in from waving goodbye to the cliffs of England. If you’d rather not brave the waves then simply board the Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International and sit comfortably until you arrive in Paris barely two hours after – it’s even less travelling time if your destination is Lille or Paris, and the TGV will take you anywhere you need to go from there. You could even fly cheaply from airports across the UK, so there really is no excuse not to book a romantic holiday today – the food, wine, festivals, art and architecture are only one the other side of the Channel!