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Best ideas for a romantic trip in France 

O how our sweet France is beautiful and rich in varied landscapes. If the call of the distant countries is never far away, to take a weekend in France and in love is always welcome. So where to go for a romantic weekend? What are the most beautiful sights of France?

1. Weekend in the Basque Country – Biarritz

Discover a rich heritage in Biarritz for a journey in the heart of the Basque traditions. This weekend for lovers will be under the sign of well-being and water sports, because if Biarritz is famous for these marine cures, the city is also for these surf spots very popular in France. The coast of the Basques, the Grande Plage of Biarritz or the roche de la Vierge, its culinary specialties or the Cité de l’océan in modernity, will make you appreciate this tranquil setting of a city where it is good to live.

2. A weekend on the island of Ré

The one and only route from La Rochelle is the gateway to the island of Ré, a charming island. If it is always a family destination par excellence, it can turn out to be a perfect destination for a romantic weekend. It is easy to wander through the quiet and flowery streets of the village of Ars-en-Ré or along the small marina. The ideal way and recommended by all the lovers of the destination is still to discover the island of Ré by bike. Finally, do not miss the lighthouse whales or the salt marshes and a good tasting of oysters for a perfect weekend.

3. Discovering Marseille

Why not take your beautiful in the heart of the natural park of the Calanques of Marseille and Cassis? If in summer the calanques are the refuge of the tourists in quest of refreshment in these creeks of turquoise waters and in the shade of the pines, in off-season calanques are very pleasant to practice the excursion. With a Mediterranean climate even in winter you can benefit from good sunshine and mild temperatures. So why not run away from the grisaille and discover these natural treasures?

4. Weekend in the capital of Flanders: Lille

Who still doubts the undeniable charms of Lille? Its Flemish architecture, the cobbled and picturesque lanes of Old-Lille, its marvelous, its maroilles and its beers, its rich and lively nightlife, its red brick houses and its remarkable museums like the Louvre-Lens, Arts, the Gare Saint Sauveur or the Villa Cavrois. Lille is a city on a human scale, dynamic, innovative and so surprising. Take your loving half to Lille, you will not regret it!

5. Weekend in Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel, located in Normandy, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tourist sites in France to see at least once in its life and deserves to be included in our selection of perfect destinations for a romantic weekend. Although this island is a coveted place for tourists, it would be a shame not to see this impressive natural setting. Put on your boots, you will need to walk on the Abbey crossing the beaches during low tides, the best way to discover the site. Arrived at the foot of the Abbey, it is a village frozen in time that one discovers.

6. A long weekend for lovers in Corsica

Corsica is the bracket of disconnection to the airs of end of the world perfect for a long weekend in love. If Corsica is stormed during the summer holidays, privilege the spring and autumn when the water temperature is just right. Whether you are lugging in Ajaccio or Bastia do not miss the turquoise waters of the most beautiful beaches of Corsica like that of Moriani near Bastia. Finally, the Lavezzi Islands, the Calanques of Piana, the Nature Reserve of Scandola or the perched town of Bonifacio are so much natural treasures as Corsica to discover absolutely.

7. The castles of the Loire for a weekend of king

Located in the Loire Valley, the Chateaux of the Loire, which are around 3000 have contributed to inscribing this region in the world heritage of UNESCO. A region which can also rejoice in a large number of such remarkable monuments. To name but the most famous, there are the castles of Chambord, Chenonceau, Saumur but also Amboise or Chinon. Important and sumptuous edifices that bear witness to the glorious and glorious past of France. Like the Mont-Saint-Michel, the castles of the Loire are an integral part of the most beautiful tourist sites of France to discover during a romantic weekend.

8. A wild weekend in the Puy-de-Dôme

Winter and summer, the landscapes of Auvergne and particularly of the Puy-de-Dôme region are exceptional and of rare natural beauty. The chain of puys, lakes, waterfalls and volcanoes asleep will be at the center of a weekend under the sign of mother nature. Sauvage and authentic, the Puy-de-Dôme will be a playground perfect for all lovers of hiking and an ideal destination to recharge the time of a romantic weekend.

9. A weekend in Provence

Do you hear the noise of the cicadas and the sweet smell of lavender? Welcome to Provence, one of the most beautiful regions of France. The ideal way to discover the region is to rent a car and to cross the small picturesque villages of Vaucluse, the Bouches-du-Rhônes and the Alpes de Haute Provence. To name but a few of the most beautiful villages in France: Gordes, Lourmarin, Venasque, Gassin and Les Beaux-de-Provence. If the Côte d’Azur is magnificent, the Provence hinterland is equally charming and exotic with some natural features such as the superb Gorges du Verdon, the Valensole plateau and its fragrant lavender or the ocher trail in Roussillon called Also the “colorado provençal”.

Source: Ideas for a romantic trip in France – Magnific Places