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France remains one of the most enchantingly sentimental spots on the planet. Much of the country’s beauty comes from the diversity of its landscape, from sun-drenched beaches to rough Alpine peaks, and its remarkable cultural heritage, which is highlighted by spectacular cathedrals and palaces. Though much of the focus is usually placed on the city of Paris, which is indeed a beautiful place, you can find several other areas with equal charm in France. These French gems may just be the perfect location for your next romantic getaway.


Paris, Montmartre path pavement| Image by edmondlafoto from Pixabay

Paris is one of the most attractive and romantic cities in the world. The French capital is a true masterpiece, which impresses with its beautiful and majestic buildings, spectacular nature, and modernity. There are so many things to do and see in Paris. Starting with floating down the River Seine to sitting outdoors in some cozy cafe sipping coffee and eating croissants, to walking along the famous Champs-Élysées.

There is an island in the middle of the Seine that is the perfect place for a romantic stroll. Not too far from Square du Vert-Galant and Notre Dame, Place Dauphine is a scenic square that draws lovers, artists, and locals alike. 

You and your sweetheart would adore a night at the drama at Palais Garnier. The opera house, which was worked from 1861 to 1875, features an extravagant interior that makes for the perfect setting to a romantic evening out.


Colmar alsace france house| Image by Pierre Blaché from Pixabay

Colmar is often called the Venice of France. This charming and colorful town is located in the northeastern part of France in the province of Elsa. Remarkably, Colmar’s historic beauty was preserved during World War II, so its tiled roofs, cobbled lanes, and centuries’ old buildings are around for us to marvel at today. The town was conquered by the French in 1673 but Germany claimed the whole Alsace region in 1871.

Colmar is the perfect place to wander around and see what you come across. For a different view of the canals, you can take to the water on a boat trip.

Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau | Image by Gilles Lagnel from Pixabay

This majestic and graceful 16th-century castle is located in central France. People often visit Chenonceau Castle to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and stay with a loved one. The castle itself was a gift from King Henry II to his beloved Diana de Poitiers. Catherine de ‘Medici made a special contribution to the restoration of the castle and its improvement. Its interior has a special appeal and beauty.

Today, Chenonceaux Castle is one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance and Gothic art in France. When visiting the castle you can go inside and admire the well preserved antique furniture, fireplaces, paintings, and wooden carved ceilings. The castle’s beautiful gardens are also open to the public, offering the opportunity to stroll among the well-kept flower plantations against the backdrop of the majestic castle located in the river.

Camargue national park

Camargue, France| Photo by JD Designs on Unsplash

This biosphere reserve is located near the Mediterranean Sea. The territory of the national park has reed marshes, sea lagoons and sand islands. Arriving in the park, romantics can enjoy its natural beauty. The pride of the park is a herd of wild horses. Tourists can pet them and feed them. About 300 species of birds nest in the reserve. Pink flamingos, herons, terns, bats and beetles live here.


Monet at Giverny garden monét| Image by Daniel Sjöstrand from Pixabay

Located approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Paris, art lovers flock to the town of Giverny to marvel at the gardens captured in Impressionist artist Claude Monet’s paintings. Claude Monet considered the village of Giverny his home. Walking through the beautiful gardens, he painted his famous paintings. Tourists can go to this rural town to walk on the Japanese bridge and see Monet’s house. Also, true romantics are sure to love ponds.

The town is perfect for taking a stroll, dotted with charming country houses that rival Monet’s. Giverny is the home of many modern-day Impressionist artists who have set up their own small private galleries, such as Claude Cambour, Florence Ramier, and Christophe Demarez, all of whom are located on the same road as the Claude Monet Foundation.

Mont Saint Michel Castle

Saint Michel Castle | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Mont Saint Michel Castle is located in Normandy, on the northwest coast of France. It is located on a rock in the middle of the water. A huge number of myths and legends are associated with the castle of Mont Saint Michel. Seeing this ancient architectural marvel, one will rejoice. Tourists can stroll through the narrow medieval streets and enjoy aromatic coffee and delicious pastries. Especially for tourists on the streets, there are tents with various souvenirs.


Eze, France | Photo by Хитрун Полина on Unsplash

The medieval village of Eze is located in the region of Provence. This village is on top of the mountain. Staying at local hotels, tourists can see the Mediterranean Sea. Eze is famous for its lush gardens and incredibly picturesque terraces. Cacti, aloe, agave, and other exotic plants grow in the gardens. Holidaymakers can visit the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. In addition, the village of Eze is famous for its sweet bars and restaurants, where you can try different delicacies.


Château de Gordes | Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

This beautiful city is located in the heart of Luberon. The city is located on a high hill, on top of which rises a magnificent castle. The castle is full of spectacular staircases and pointed arches. In the central square of the city, you can see an old fountain. Gorda regularly hosts festivals. Connoisseurs of architectural masterpieces visit this sunny French town with great pleasure.

By Jack Davis

Passionate traveler. Live to travel and travel to live.