Romantic Escapades in France

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Cozy encounters in glamorous cities, romantic walks on the beach, or celebrating the spirit of romance in idyllic backgrounds such as serene lakes, awe inspiring mountains or lush vineyards woo you to plan a romantic "Made in France" escapade. A reliable network of trains perfectly complements this cozy getaway for two!

Paris and an Amorous Escapade:
The City of Romance creates a perfect setting for a romantic rendezvous. Serenade your special someone on a cruise down the Seine with a romantic meal, or lock your love on the Pont des Arts - Paris’ famous bridge dedicated to its romantics. Spend mellow afternoons enjoying long walks along the Seine. Do not miss Paris’ extravagant cabarets that promise to make your evenings entertaining and leave lasting impressions of a memorable Parisian encounter!

Head to Deauville located at 2 hours from Paris for some fun in the sun. This chic watering hole of the rich and famous offers you its beach for well spent moments or walks along its boardwalk - Promenade des Planches. Tempt fate at its Casino or enjoy well spent evenings at its bars and clubs. Go ahead... add some glamour to your amorous escapade from Paris!

Romancing the Loire:
Commence your getaway with a visit to the Loire Valley. A short train ride from Paris to Tours ensures that you arrive all refreshed to discover the magic of the Loire. Do not miss an encounter with French royalty at two of its most famous Chateaux - the Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau. While you find traces of feminine touches  at Chenonceau thanks to the influence of women who have formed part of this Château’s history, Chambord reflects the grandeur of Francois I who initially built it as a hunting lodge.

In the mood for some spa? The train from Tours takes you to La Baule - an exclusive seaside resort for some thalassotherapy treatments. The calming influence of the sea and its tranquil ambience create a perfect setting for a romantic wellness getaway!

Of Vineyards, Mountains and More:
A 90 minute train ride on the TGV from Paris brings you to Dijon. Home to the former Dukes of Burgundy, discover the architectural jewels of the city through the famous Owl’s Trail or embark on a Segway ride through the streets of Dijon! Do not miss a visit to famous Château du Clos de Vougeot - the birthplace of the wine tradition in Burgundy and the headquarters of the world’s largest wine brotherhood, ‘’Les Chevaliers du Tastevin’’.

Annecy in the Rhone Alpes invites you for an intimate retreat. An easy option to reach this picturesque destination would be via Lyon which enjoys easy access from Dijon. Stunning visuals of a tranquil lake ideal for boating and picnics with mountains in the backdrop greet you in Annecy . Add to it, the quaint town’s flower decked quays intersected with canals make you want to stay just a bit longer!

The Charming South:
Soak up the sun in Nice or enjoy long strolls on its famous Promenade des Anglais. In addition to taking in the city’s attractions, create your own romantic agenda by taking on discovery tours of villages such as Eze, Grasse, St Paul de Vence which provide glimpses of the easy going Mediterranean way of life!

Easily accessible from Nice, Provence entices you to discover its unspoilt beauty, charming hilltop villages and lavender fields for as far the eye can see. Start your Provencal encounter in Avignon, known for its famous bridge ‑ Pont Saint-Benezet, Palace of the Popes and its open air markets. Quaint Provencal villages such as St.Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes create a magical ambience for a holiday for two!

A medieval encounter awaits you in Carcassonne, your next stop on this circuit. At approximate 3 hours from Avignon, this UNESCO classified walled city is built on the ruins of an ancient Roman fortress known as La Cité. A walk around the old walls of the majestic fortress totally rekindles that nostalgic feeling!

It’s time to toast the spirit of romance ‑ in wine country Bordeaux! Direct train connections from Carcassonne to Bordeaux ensure that you find yourself in vineyard country in 3 hours and no more! Pamper your sweetheart with a stay at Les Sources de Caudalie, an exclusive vinotherapy spa resort located 20 minutes from Bordeaux and in the heart of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte vineyard. Indulge in relaxing treatments that involve the use of grapes and experience true rejuvenation of your mind, body and soul!