The 20 Most Romantic Spots in France

  • Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, and its Water Mirror

    Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, and its Water Mirror

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The 20 Most Romantic Spots in France

Paris is romantic, of course, but there are many other places all around France that will make your heart skip a beat. Here are some of the most romantic places to visit in France: 

  • Pont des Arts in Paris, where couples "lock" their love to the sides of the bridge
  • Little Venice in Colmar, Alsace, with its fairytale architecture and quaint canals
  • Chateau de Villandry in the Loire Valley with its UNESCO-listed "love gardens"
  • Miroir des Quais in Bordeaux, the largest water mirror in the world, where the tradition is for couples to stand and gaze at their reflection
  • Saint-Valentin the "village of love" in the Loire Valley
  • The Jardins de Giverny, which insipired Claude Monet to paint his famous Water Lillies
  • Les Saintes island in Guadeloupe, with its "tourment d'amour" pastries and breathtaking bay
  • The Phare de Baleines lighthouse on the Ile de Ré
  • Tupai Island, a heart-shaped island in ever-romantic Tahiti
  • Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley was a gift from King Henry II to the love of his life, Diane de Poitiers
  • Ilet Oscar in Martinique, with its clear blue water and white sand beaches, creates a lovers' paradise
  • The "I love you" wall in Montmartre, Paris, where the phrase is written over 1000 times in over 300 languages
  • The Iles Sanguinaires off the coast of Corsica, are famous for the blazing colors of the sunset reflected in the sea
  • Megève in Rhône Alpes is perfect for snuggling by the fire after a day on the slopes, or taking a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Épernay in Champagne, is a major center of the champagne industry and the home of Moët and Chandon
  • Èze  on the Côte d'Azur with its untouched architecture and sweeping views of the Mediterranean
  • Carcassonne in Languedoc-Roussillon, with its medieval city, the Canal du Midi and the lush vineyards surrounding the city
  • Albi in Midi-Pyrénées, was the home to the painter Toulouse Lautrec
  • Locronan in Brittany was the on-screen setting for The Three Musketeers, and is the perfect place for traveling back in time
  • St. Paul de Vence in the hills of Provence, is an idyllic hideaway for artists and poets