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Weekend in love in France: the best ideas for a dream stay!

Do you want to give yourself a romantic weekend in France ? Wondering where to go?

You are in the right place!

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I propose you to discover now my selection of the 51 best weekend ideas in love in France.

To help you find yourself there, I chose to classify them by geographical area, with proposals for short stays in the North-West, North-East, South-East and South-West of France.

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With my guide, you can easily make your choice and find the weekend for two in France that suits you and will certainly please your half!

So where to go for a romantic weekend in France?

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To have more information about the hotels I have selected for you and make your reservation, you just have to click on the green buttons or orange links present throughout the article.

Romantic weekend in France — Le Northwest

I start this top with a selection of romantic weekend in France in the North and more particularly the Northwest.

You will find plenty of ideas for a romantic getaway in Brittany or Normandy for example.

The cities of Nantes or La Rochelle are also very pleasant to spend 2 days.

Weekend in love in Brittany

This is the must-see destination for a weekend in France in love: Brittany!

The area is full of small seaside resorts with splendid hotels, mostly with spa facilities with indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room , sauna…

The perfect place to enjoy a moment of relaxation for two and relax. You can also take advantage of it for long walks by the sea and breathe the good sea air.

I have selected you here 3 ideas for your weekend in Brittany:

The Thalasso Hotel Concarneau Spa Marin Resort is located in Concarneau, a picturesque coastal town in western Brittany with easy access to the Glénans Archipelago. 1. Weekend in love in Finistere

  • 50 meters from the beach
  • Thalassotherapy Center
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pool
  • Formula with breakfast, thalasso and even dinner available.

It is also possible to book only the night by clicking here! I book my romantic weekend in Brittany now! Spa Weekend at Thalasso Concarneau Spa Marin Resort

Head to one of the most beautiful places in Brittany, the coast of Granite Rose for a romantic stay at Agapa Hotel Spa Nuxe 5* 2. Luxury weekend on the coast of Rose Granite .

On the program: a short walk along the coastal path, pretty small coves, water sports or a visit to the largest bird reserve in France located on the archipelago of the 7 islands.

  • Beachfront
  • Nuxe Spa with indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi
  • Room with sea view
  • Formula with breakfast Spa dinner at the excellent restaurant “Le Bélouga”. A great idea for a romantic weekend in France all inclusive!

You can also book only overnight at Agapa Hotel by clicking there! I book my Spa weekend in Brittany now! Luxury weekend at Agapa Hotel Spa 5*

Another popular place for a romantic weekend at the sea in France: the pretty town of Saint-Malo where you can go around the ramparts, visit the castle, the 3. Thalasso Weekend in love in Saint-Malo national fort or the cathedral.

For an exceptional stay in Saint-Malo, I recommend the Grand Hotel des Thermes:

  • In front of the long beach of Le Sillon
  • Exceptional Thalasso Area — Seawater Pool/Marine Fog/Sauna
  • Ideal location to visit on foot
  • Formula with breakfast access to the spa area for 2.

If you only want to book the night, click here! I book my weekend in Brittany now! Thalasso weekend at the Grand Hotel des Thermes

For other weekend ideas in love in Brittany (Morbihan, Côtes d’Armor, Brocéliande, Rennes), I advise you to read my dedicated article: The 17 best weekend ideas in Brittany. Travel Tips

And if you are looking for ideas for a wellness stay, I recommend you read this article: The 70 best spa weekend ideas in France.

Agapa Hotel Spa — Lovers weekend at the sea in France Romantic weekend in Normandy

Bordering Brittany, the Normandy region is also an excellent choice for a romantic weekend in the North of France.

You will be able to take advantage of these 2 days for a walk along the landing beaches, learn more about this period of history, and visit picturesque cities: Honfleur, Etretat, Deauville.

Not to mention the most touristic place in the region and one of the most visited in France: Mont Saint Michel!

Here is my selection of 3 weekend ideas in Normandy in love:

For this first idea, I chose to take you to the famous seaside resort of Etretat where there are the famous cliffs. Several activities are available to you to discover them: walk, cruise or paddle or kayak. 1. Weekend in love in a castle — Etretat

And as it would be a shame not to enjoy the magnificent view of the bay and the cliffs of Etretat during your entire stay, I advise you to stay at Domaine Saint-Clair, a castle of the 19th century.

  • Exceptional view and setting
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Excellent fish and seafood restaurant
  • Formula with breakfast snack or dinner massage in love (optional).

You can also book only the night at Domaine Saint Clair by clicking here! I book my weekend in a castle in Normandy now! Romantic weekend in Etretat – Domaine Saint Clair

If you prefer to discover Deauville and Honfleur during your week end in love in Northwest France, I advise you to choose the Manoir de la Poterie. 2. Gastronomic weekend in Normandy It is less than 10 km from these 2 charming cities.

  • Super pleasant setting: beautiful typical Norman building well-kept garden
  • Wellness centre with indoor heated pool/Hot tub/Steam room
  • Treatments and massages
  • Gourmet dinner at Louis XVI restaurant, a Michelin star. A great choice for a gourmet lover weekend in France!

If you only want to book the night, click here! I book my weekend for two in Normandy now! Relaxation weekend at Manoir de la Poterie

Last idea and not least for this week romantic end in Normandy since I selected a beautiful Relais & Châteaux: La Ferme Saint Simeon Spa. 3. Weekend in exceptional lovers in Honfleur

This 5* establishment will allow you to visit Honfleur and discover its must-see: the church of Sainte-Catherine, the Old Bassin, the bridge of Normandy. All the detailed itinerary of these 2 days can be found in my article: A weekend in Honfleur.

You will also find all the things to see right here: What to do in Honfleur?

Regarding the hotel, this is one of the best picks for an exceptional weekend in France:

  • 200 meters from the beach
  • Spa area with indoor pool/Jacuzzi/Sauna/Hammam
  • Restaurant gastronomic
  • Cozy and warm setting.

For other weekend ideas in love in Normandy (Mont Saint Michel, Rouen, Trouville), I advise you to read my dedicated article: The 17 best weekend ideas in Normandy. I book my weekend in Normandy in love now! Spa weekend at Ferme Saint Simeon – Relais & Chateaux Travel Tips

La Ferme Saint Simeon Spa Relais & Chateaux — exceptional romantic weekend in France Other weekend ideas in the Northwest of France in love

If you prefer to choose the Pays de la Loire or the Charente Maritime for your romantic 2-day getaway in France, here is my selection of some super nice hotels!

>History lovers will be filled with their visit to Nantes and in particular by discovering the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, classified as a historical monument since 1862. Guests can walk through the interior rooms, the ramparts and visit the Museum of History of Nantes. 1. Weekend in Nantes

As there are many things to do in Nantes, I have prepared the full list right here: What to see in Nantes?

You will sleep at Okko Hotels Nantes Château:

  • In the city centre, a 3-minute walk from the castle
  • Wellness area with sauna and fitness room
  • Very design bedroom and bathroom
  • Club lounge with free snacks: hot drinks, sodas, snacks, tapas.

To book only the night, it’s here! I Book my weekend in Nantes in love now! City Trip at Okko Hotels Nantes

Starting 2 days in La Rochelle is the ideal time to discover the old town. You will have the opportunity to stroll around the Old Port, visit the 3 towers and take a stroll through the historic centre. 2. Weekend in La Rochelle

You can even spend a part of this weekend in love in France at the beach , since the city has 3.

All my tips for preparing your visit are in my article: What to do in La Rochelle?

I advise you to stay at the Hotel Saint-Nicolas which offers Modern and elegant rooms and which is also conveniently located, next to the Old Port and all places to visit.

For the night alone, it’s to book here! I book my weekend in La Rochelle in love now! Stay at the Saint-Nicolas Hotel

Do you want to go on a romantic weekend in France on an island 3. Weekend in love at the island of Ré ?

Rest assured I do not plan to send you to Guadeloupe or Reunion for just 2 days! Much closer, discover the island of Ré, the 4th largest French island after Corsica , the island of Oléron and Belle-Île-en-Mer.

Rent a bike and go around the most beautiful villages, beaches and don’t forget to stop in an oyster hut to taste some oysters and enjoy seafood.

For this weekend for two, opt for the hotel Atalante — Relais Thalasso & Spa:

  • In front of the sea and surrounded by vineyards
  • Thalassotherapy centre and hydromarine area with sea water pool, sauna, steam room
  • Gourmet Restaurant — 2 Michelin Forks
  • Several options available with access to the thalasso, relaxing massage, bicycle rental or dinner.

You can also choose to book only 1 night by clicking here! I book my weekend at Île de Ré now! Romantic stay at the hotel Atalante

Hotel Atalante — Romantic weekend in the island of Re Romantic weekend in France — Le North-East/Paris

Another idea for a romantic weekend in France, the North-East region with short stay proposals in Alsace, Champagne, Burgundy and of course in Ile-de-France, Paris.

Loving weekend in Paris

This is the dream destination for a romantic weekend in France, I named Paris, which is often called the capital of love! Marriage applications that took place in front of the Eiffel Tower or on the Pont des Arts are no longer counted.

And rest assured, even if you have not yet planned to put the knee on the ground, you will be able to pass a great stay in love in Paris thanks to my selection of hotels.

The neighborhood is the ideal place to discover the Eiffel Tower, the Champ-de-Mars or the Musée d’Orsay. 1. Weekend in the district of Faubourg Saint-Germain (7 th)

For this, I propose you to stay at the Hotel Paris Pullman Tour Eiffel:

  • At the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Panoramic view of Paris and stunning views of the Eiffel Tower
  • Bright contemporary room with balcony.

In the neighborhood, you can discover the Grévin Museum and its wax statues, the magnificent Opera Garnier or even go shopping in the 2 department stores located on Haussman Boulevard: Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. I book my weekend in Paris in love now! Stay at the Pullman Hotel 2. Weekend in the district Opéra — Grands Boulevards (9th)

For these 2 days, I found you a great affordable hotel for a romantic weekend in Paris: Monsieur Cadet Hotel & Spa:

  • Located 200 metres from the Grévin Museum, Boulevard Haussmann and a metro station
  • Spa with private hammam massages on request
  • Package including a visit to the Palais Garnier or the entrance to the Grévin Museum.

If you only book the night without formula, it is possible by clicking here! I book my weekend in Paris now! Romantic weekend at Monsieur Cadet Hotel & Spa

You can also choose to spend your weekend in one of the oldest districts of Paris: the Louvre. 3. Weekend in the Louvre district (1 st)

You can visit the largest museum of art and antiques in the world before taking some fresh air at the Tuileries Garden. Then continue by going to the Place de la Concorde before walking the Avenue des Champs Elysées.

For hotels, depending on your budget, I have selected you:

  • Best Western Premier Louvre Saint-Honoré: Treat yourself to a pleasant A romantic stay in Paris, this property is located just 500 metres from the Louvre Museum.
  • L’Empire Paris: The property is 300 metres from Louvre Museum.
  • Grand Hotel du Palais Royal: Located just 200 metres from the Louvre Museum and the Tuilerie Gardens. This 5-star hotel offers warm design rooms with some views of the museum or the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur.

I end with one of the most renowned 5* hotels in the capital: the Ritz. Provided you have a well-filled bank account, you can sleep in the most beautiful palace in Paris. The best choice for a luxury romantic weekend in France!

For other weekend ideas in love in Paris, I advise you to read my article: Where to sleep in Paris? I book my luxury weekend in France now! Stay in love at the Ritz Travel Tips

Faubourg Saint Germain — Hotel Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower Weekend in love in Alsace

Good wine, renowned gastronomy, castles, typical half-timbered villages and of course storks, these are good reasons to choose Alsace as a destination to spend a weekend in France in love!

Impossible not to present you a stay in Strasbourg in this selection of the best weekend ideas for lovers in the North-East of France! The capital Alsatian, very picturesque with its magnificent houses, is truly the emblematic city of the region. 1. Weekend in Strasbourg

With its renowned Christmas market around the world, it is also one of the French favorite destinations for a romantic weekend in France in winter.

For a hotel with a romantic atmosphere, you can’t go wrong by choosing the Régent Petite France Hotel & Spa:

  • In the heart of Petite France, the most beautiful district of the city
  • Room with river view and half-timbered houses
  • Spa area with jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, sensory shower
  • Champagne bar and gourmet restaurant (1 plate in the Michelin Guide).

You can also book only the night at the Régent Petite France hotel by clicking there! I book my weekend in Alsace in in love now! Luxury weekend at Regent Petite France 5*

Travel Tips

To organize your 2 days in Strasbourg , I have prepared 2 articles to read absolutely:

  • Visit Strasbourg in a weekend that includes the entire detailed itinerary
  • What to do in Strasbourg, very useful to choose your tours yourself from all the things to see!

If you don’t necessarily want to spend this short stay in town, and you are a fan of good wines, I advise you to take advantage of your weekend as a lover to travel the Alsace Wine Route. 2. Weekend on the Alsace Wine Route

Guests can visit the wineries and vineyards of the wineries and of course take part in wine tastings.

You will find a list of all areas offering tours near Strasbourg by clicking on the green button below:

And what’s top is that some tours are free! I book my visit to a winery now! I want to do a wine tasting in Alsace

For this program, I found you the ideal establishment: the hotel Barrière Ribeauvillé:

  • Located in Ribeauvillé and surrounded by the Alsatian vineyard
  • Superb Spa with 3 indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools hydromassage area
  • Casino of 1000 sqm in the hotel
  • Formula with breakfast Access to the Spa and the spa area Tour of the Ribeauvillé cellar with tasting.

If you only want to book the night, click here! I book my weekend in Alsace now! Spa weekend at the hotel Barrière Ribeauvillé

Third and last idea for a romantic weekend in the Grand-Est of France: a stay at Hostellerie La Chenaudière & Spa. 3. Weekend relaxation and nature in the Grand-Est

I must confess to you that this is one of my favorites because the frame and benefits are just exceptional!

  • Perfect location to discover the Ballons des Vosges Natural Park
  • The guarantee of a relaxing and relaxing weekend
  • Warm atmosphere and cocooning
  • Spa with 4 swimming pools, 5 saunas and a hammam.

Travel Tips

For other weekend ideas in love in Alsace (Colmar, Obernai, Alsace du Nord), I recommend you read my dedicated article: The 17 best weekend ideas in Alsace. I book my exceptional weekend for two in Alsace now! Nature weekend at Hostellerie La Cheneaudière

Hotel Regent Petite France — Romantic weekend in Alsace Romantic weekend in Champagne-Ardenne (Reims)

I proposes to discover the Champagne-Ardenne, a region known for its architectural and religious heritage, but above all to produce the most famous sparkling wine in the world: Champagne.

On this romantic weekend in Northern France, you can choose to stay in Reims, Troyes or in the heart of the vineyards.

For a short stay mixing discovery of the history of France and the wines of Champagne, I advise you to visit Reims. 1. Weekend in Reims

The city of the Sacred of the Kings of France has several UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims.

To not miss out on places to visit at Reims, I advise you to read my article: What to do and see in Reims?

As a hotel, I chose the Best Western Premier Hotel de la Paix, right in the centre just a 10-minute walk from the cathedral .

The rooms are super comfortable and modern, and there is even an indoor pool.

If you have more budget for your romantic weekend in France, I also recommend La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa which benefits from a Spa and some of which offers a magnificent view of the cathedral facade. I book my romantic weekend in Reims now! City trip at the Best Western Premier

Travel Tips

You will find the complete list of Champagnes Houses to visit in Reims and surrounding areas by clicking on the button below:I book my weekend at Reims now! City trip in love at La Barracks Chanzy

I book my visit to a champagne house now! I want to visit a champagne house in Reims

To visit Troyes, a charming medieval town with superb 16th century half-timbered houses and a cathedral known for its sumptuous stained glass windows, I selected the Best Western Premier of La Poste & Spa: 2. Weekend in Troyes

  • In the pedestrian area of the historic center
  • Located in a former post office, a beautifully renovated historic building
  • Nuxe Spa area with sauna, steam room, sensory shower beauty area with massages
  • Breakfast formula Spa access Modeling 15% discount on Nuxe products

For one night alone, without formula, the reservation is made here! I book my romantic weekend in Troyes now! Weekend at the Best Western Premier of La Poste

If you prefer a relaxing and quiet weekend in love, I advise you to stay in the heart of the Champagne vineyards 3. Wine weekend in love in Champagne , far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You will have the opportunity to stroll through the Regional Natural Park of the Montagne de Reims.

And I found you the best hotel for this: the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa.

  • Wellness centre with indoor and outdoor pools
  • Magnificent panorama of the champagne vineyards
  • Gourmet restaurant with a Michelin Star.

Travel Tips

You will find the complete list of Champagnes Houses to visit in the region by clicking on the button below:I book my weekend in the Champagne vineyards now! Stay at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

I book my visit to a champagne house now! I want to participate in a tasting

The Chanzy Hotel & Spa Barracks — Weekend in Reims Weekend in in love in Burgundy

Opt for a short stay 2 in Burgundy and go to discover Dijon, Beaune, or take the route of the great wines.

First idea for a weekend in the city, spend 2 days in the capital of Burgundy, Dijon. 1. Weekend in Dijon

In order not to miss anything, I advise you to follow the route of the owl that allows you to stroll through the historic center passing in front of all the main places of interest. To spot yourself, turn your eyes down and look for the golden owls anchored in the cobblestones.

At the level of visits, do not miss the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy which houses the Philippe le Bon tower (possible to climb to admire the view) and the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most important in France.

Stay in a 5* establishment at the Grand Hôtel la Cloche Dijon by MGallery:

  • In the heart of Dijon and close to the station if you arrive by train
  • 200 m² spa with countercurrent swimming line, sensory shower, sauna and steam room treatment cabins
  • Renowned restaurant: Les jardins by La Cloche to discover the refined Burgundian cuisine.

Booking a night can also be booked by clicking here! I book my romantic weekend in Dijon now! Stay at the Grand Hôtel la Cloche

Visiting Beaune means discovering the Burgundy wine capital. 2. Weekend in Beaune

Located in about 40 km from Dijon, the fortified city is indeed known for its many wineries such as the Château de Pommard. Guests can also enjoy their stay in Beaune to visit the Wine Museum.

You will find a list of all areas offering tours near Beaune by clicking on the green button below:

And what’s top is that some tours are free! I book my visit to a winery now! I want to do a wine tasting in Beaune

Another place to see absolutely is the Hospices of Beaune. This former hospital dating from the Middle Ages has a very special architecture with its facade Gothic and a colorful geometric shape roof, recognizable among all.

To stay in the heart of Beaune, Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa is one of the best choices. A cozy and intimate setting, a Spa, an excellent restaurant, you will not regret having booked it for your romantic weekend in the East of France.

To finish with the Burgundy region, I propose my last idea for a romantic getaway: sleep at the Golf Château de Chailly Hotel, a medieval castle classified as a historical monument. I book my weekend in Beaune now! Stay at the Cedar & Spa Hostellerie 3. Weekend in love in France in a castle

Located in In the countryside, the estate is truly beautiful and has plenty of facilities to take care of you: heated outdoor pool, gym, tennis court, sauna and jacuzzi in private access but above all a beautiful 18-hole golf course.

And the delicacy is also at the rendezvous with its gourmet restaurant where you will enjoy your dinner accompanied by the best wines of Burgundy.

3 formulas are offered on Weekendesk:

  • Overnight in superior double room breakfast wine tasting discount on the golf course
  • Night in a prestige double room breakfast wine tasting discount on the golf course
  • Overnight in a prestige double room breakfast wine tasting discount on Golf Course 3-Course Dinner

If you do not want to take the formula, book your night at the castle directly here! I book my weekend as a lover in a castle now! Weekend castle in Burgundy

Hotel Golf Chateau de Chailly — Romantic weekend in France Romantic weekend in France — South East

Do you want to go on the weekend in love in the sun? A short stay by the sea ?

The South-East of France is the perfect place!

Discover now my selection for a stay for two in PACA, in the Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon or, for those who prefer the mountains, in the Alps.

Romantic weekend in PACA

This is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend in the South of France: the PACA region.

To have the widest choice of accommodation (luxury, unusual, Spa, nature) for your stay in PACA, I strongly advise you to consult my dedicated article right here: The 17 best weekend ideas in PACA.

To organize your romantic weekend on the French Riviera, it’s super simple, you just have to read my articles below. 1. Weekend in love on the French Riviera

Here you will find detailed itineraries accompanied by maps and the best hotels to sleep in love in France, in the South:

  • Weekend in Cannes — On the program: the Croisette, the Old Port, the Suquet and the Lerins Islands!
  • Weekend in Monaco — Discover the Principality: the Rock, the Princely Palace, Monte Carlo, its casino and its luxury boutiques.
  • Weekend in Nice — Walk and discovery of Old Nice and the Promenade des Anglais.

Are you attracted to lavender fields and typical towns and villages of Provence 2. Weekend in Provence in love ?

So I advise you to spend your weekend in love in France towards Aix-en-Provence, Manosque or Avignon. Here is my selection of the best hotels in the region (click on the links to access the info):

  • Aquabella Hotel & Spa with pool and Spa in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of Paul Cezanne.
  • Château de Massillan, the ideal place to visit Avignon, the city of the Popes. Read also my article: What to do in Avignon?
  • The hotel Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa, located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France and the most famous in Provence.
  • Hotel La Bastide Saint Georges in Haute-Provence, towards Forcalquier and Manosque.

To prepare your weekend in Marseille in love, you have all the information in this article: Visit Marseille in a weekend. Château de Massillan — Weekend in PACA 3. Weekend in Marseille

You will find my itinerary that allows you to discover the Panier, MuCEM, Old Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde. I even organized a small boat trip to the coves!

There are also 5 carefully chosen hotel ideas :

  • Luxury weekend at InterContinental Marseille — Hotel Dieu for its exceptional setting and high-end services.
  • Beachfront weekend with access to private beach/heated pool/ rooftop overlooking the Château d’If
  • Weekend Spa at Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port — Superb view of the harbor excellent restaurant
  • Charming weekend at the C2 hotel which has a private island
  • Weekend in love at the NH Marseille Collection.

I have now found you a super nice idea for an unusual romantic weekend in France 4. Unusual weekend in love in Camargue and that changes a bit of tree huts or trailers.

And for that direction the Camargue, where you can sleep in a guardian hut (the people who take care of the breeding of horses and bulls in the manads) and wake up with the view of the wild ponds.

The night alone is also available here! I book my unusual weekend in PACA now! Unusual weekend in Camargue

Travel Tips

To organize your visits during your stay in Camargue, everything is in this article: What to do in Camargue?

Auberge Cavalière du Pont des Bannes in Camargue — Unusual romantic weekend in France Romantic weekend in Rhone-Alpes

For this weekend in Rhône-Alps in love, I propose you to discover your choice, 3 well-known places that are easily visited in 2 days: Annecy, Lyon and the surroundings of Lake Geneva.

First idea I recommend to discover the Rhône-Alpes region: a romantic weekend at Lake Annecy. 1. Weekend in Annecy in Haute-Savoie

During these 2 days, you will of course have the opportunity to walk around the lake, or even on the lake if you want to take a ride in boating, practicing water activities, and visiting the old town of Annecy.

I explain all the tours and activities to do in my dedicated article: A weekend in Annecy.

And to stay, what could be better than sleeping in the city’s most renowned hotel, Imperial Palace:

  • On the shores of Lake Annecy
  • Magnificent lake and mountain view from the rooms
  • Spa with swimming pool, sauna and steam room
  • Gourmet restaurant with terrace overlooking the lake Casino — Perfect for a romantic weekend in Haute-Savoie!

If you just want to book a night click here! I book my romantic weekend in Annecy now! Luxury weekend at the Imperial Palace Hotel

you prefer to discover the head place of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region Lake Annecy 2. Weekend in Lyon Do on a romantic city trip?

No problem, you will find all the useful information right here: Visit Lyon in a weekend.

I will take you to discover the main districts of the city: Old Lyon, the Presqu’île, the Croix-Rousse and Fourvière.

For this romantic weekend in Lyon, you will reside in the centre of Lyon, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, located within the Part-Dieu tower, which offers an exceptional panoramic view of all the city.

Overnight at the Radisson can also be booked by clicking here! I book my romantic weekend in Lyon now! Stay at Radisson Blu Lyon

The Rhône-Alpes region is also known for its huge lake, Lake Geneva. Located in both France and Switzerland, it is bordered by beautiful villages and by Geneva, which is very 3. Lovers weekend at Lake Geneva close to the French border.

So you can choose to spend this weekend in love on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and not in France.

My article dedicated to the city will help you plan everything and not miss anything: What to do in Geneva? You will also find my selection of best hotels.

If you want to stay in France for this romantic weekend in Geneva, you can opt for the small town of Evian-les-Bains, known all over the world for its mineral water.

Between the lake and the mountains, you can enjoy both the beaches, the thermal baths or go hiking.

And for a romantic weekend in France in winter, know that the ski resorts are only a 30-minute drive away!

Stay at the Hilton Evian-les-Bains Hotel:

  • By the lake
  • Outdoor Pool Spa with Sauna, Japanese Bath, Relaxation Pool
  • Breakfast formula Cocktail of your choice.

It is also possible to book the night through here! I book my weekend at Lake Geneva now! Stay at the Hilton Hotel

**10L’Imperial Palace, weekend in Annecy Romantic weekend in Languedoc-Roussillon

For another romantic weekend idea in the South of France, I propose you to discover a part of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Among the highlights of the region are the famous Pont du Gard and 3 cities renowned for their historical heritage: Montpellier, Carcassonne and Nîmes.

For a weekend in Montpellier, you will have the opportunity to visit the whole city 1. Weekend in Montpellier and even to explore the surroundings.

I prepared the whole program for 2 days in my detailed article: Visit Montpellier in a weekend.

To give you an idea, it takes you through the entire historic centre and its most famous places: the Place de la Comédie, the Ecusson Quarter or the Cathedral.

My hotel selection: l’Oceania Le Métropole Montpellier:

  • Excellent location: 5 minutes walk from the Old Town
  • Outdoor pool and fitness center
  • Super relaxing and quiet although in the heart of the city.

You can also book only the night right here! I book my weekend for two in Montpellier now! Weekend at Oceania Le Metropolis

For a romantic weekend in the sun in France, you can’t go wrong when choosing Carcassonne. 2. Weekend in Carcassonne It is one of the 5 most visited French cities and it’s not for nothing!

Discover the famous city of Dame Carcas, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its 12th century Countal Castle .

I give you my detailed itinerary right here: Visit Carcassonne in a weekend.

You will also find several suggestions for hotels perfect for a weekend in Carcassonne in love including the Hôtel de la Cité & Spa MGallery:

  • Inside the ramparts — Sublime view of the castle
  • Outdoor Pool Garden Spa Area
  • Gourmet Restaurant — 1 Michelin Star

To simply book the night, it’s right here! I book my weekend in Carcassonne now! Luxury weekend at the Hotel de la Cité

3rd excellent choice with this weekend in love in the Gard and more precisely in Nîmes, 3. Weekend in Nimes which I found particularly nice to walk.

Among the tours to do absolutely, I recommend:

  • The Bullring of Nimes
  • The Square House
  • The Gardens of the Fountain
  • The historic center.

More details to read here to organize your short stay: What to do in Nîmes?

I advise you to spend the night at the Hotel Best Western Marquis de la Baume:

  • In the historic center
  • Magnificent boutique hotel in a 17th century townhouse.

Travel Tips

In the surroundings, don’t miss to see the Pont du Gard and visit Arles: What to do and see in Arles? I book my weekend in Nîmes now! Stay in love at the Best Marquis de la Baume

Hotel de la Cité & Spa — Weekend in Carcassonne Weekend in love in the Alps

And if you choose to take your half for a romantic weekend to the mountains in France.

I found great ideas for a cocooning stay at the foot of the most famous slopes and resorts of the Alps such as Chamonix, Megève or Val Thorens.

I will first take you for a small weekend in Chamonix, at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif. 1. Romantic weekend in Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Chalet Hotel Le Prieuré is just a 5-minute walk from the cable car that takes you to the top of the Aiguille du Midi. From above, you can contemplate the magnificent panorama of the Alps French, Italian and Swiss.

150m from the property, you can also take the bus that connects to the slopes.

The hotel offers beautiful, warm rooms, ideal for relaxing after a day of walks or skiing.

Several packages are available on Weekendesk and include a discount on ski equipment rental:

If you just want to book a night, click here! I book my weekend at Mont Blanc now! Romantic stay in Chamonix

Travel Tips

Take advantage of your stay in Chamonix to take the little cog train and the gondola that you will take to the site of the glacier of the Sea of Glace in Montenvers.

For a romantic weekend in the Northern Alps, I found an exceptional stay in the chic resort of Megève. 2. Weekend in love in the mountains in Megeve

Here it is luxury and glamour that awaits you with a stay in the 5* establishment, the M Megève:

  • Typical and mountainous decoration but while being contemporary and elegant
  • Indoor pool and jacuzzi
  • Clarins Spa Area Massage and treatments.

The hotel is also available for booking here! I book my weekend in Megève now! Weekend in the mountains in France

Are you looking for other winter weekend ideas 3. Weekend in love skiing in France in France?

Here is my selection of beautiful hotels located next to the slopes in the most beautiful places of the Alps (click on the links for details):

  • Hotel The Originals La Mainaz Restaurant & Resort for a weekend in the Jura dedicated to hiking, mountain biking, toboggan or climbing.
  • Residence Les Grandes Alpes in La Clusaz, in Haute-Savoie. Activities: snowshoeing, skiing, sled dogs and walking tours.
  • The Koh I Nor hotel for a romantic weekend in Val Thorens.
  • Hotel Le Pic Blanc if you want to go skiing on the side of the Alpe d’Huez.
  • The New Chastillon for a romantic weekend in the Southern Alps, in Isola 2000, a ski resort located not far from Nice.

Hotel M de Megeve — Romantic weekend in the Alps Romantic weekend in France — Le Sud-Ouest

Last overview of the best weekend ideas in love in France in the South with the discovery of the South-West Zone.

Whether you want a holiday by the sea or in the mountains, with its postcard landscapes and picturesque towns and villages , the region will charm you.

Add to this a typical gastronomy : duck confit, goshawk salmi, cassoulet, axoa, Basque cake, and you leave your heart and belly full!

I take you right away to the Landes, Gironde, on the Basque coast or even in the Pyrenees, for an unforgettable romantic weekend!

Weekend in love in the Landes

I advise you to go on a weekend in the Landes if you want to enjoy long walks by the sea or under the pine trees, on foot or by bike. The sporty ones will also be able to try surfing on the side of Hossegor and Capbreton.

The city of Dax is also very nice for a stay for two.

It also has a renowned hotel, the Hotel & Spa Le Splendid:

  • Magnificent Spa area of 1800sqm with a thermal swimming pool
  • Central location, right next to the Arena de Dax
  • Gourmet restaurant offering creative and regional cuisine
  • Breakfast package access to the Spa Massage Dinner — A great choice for a romantic weekend in the South West of France!

At night alone, without a formula can also be booked directly by clicking here! I book my weekend in the Landes now! Stay in Dax

Romantic weekend in Gironde (Bordeaux — Arcachon)

For a short stay in Gironde, I recommend 2 choices.

You can discover the Grand Théâtre, the Place de la Bourse and its water mirror, the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, stroll along the quays and visit the city of wine 1. Romantic weekend in Bordeaux to discover all the wine history and of course make some tastings.

I recommend the Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre hotel which offers a beautiful view of the Garonne River.

Travel Tips

You will find a list of all areas offering tours near Bordeaux by clicking on the green button below:I book my weekend in Bordeaux now! Stay at Hilton Garden Inn

And what’s top is that some tours are free! I book my visit to a winery now! I want to do a wine tasting in Bordeaux

Want to taste excellent oysters and seafood? To climb the Dune of Pilat, 2. Weekend at the Arcachon Basin the highest dune in Europe?

I propose a romantic weekend in Arcachon, a seaside town located 1 hour drive from Bordeaux.

Hotel le B d’Arcachon is located in the city centre, right by the beach of the Basin d’Arcachon and next to the Casino.

Travel Tips

If you prefer a hotel with swimming pool and spa centre for this romantic weekend in the South West, book at the hotel les bains d’Arguin & Spa by Thalazur. I book my weekend in Arcachon now! Stay in Dax

Hotel & Spa les Bains d’Arguin — Weekend in Arcachon Weekend in love on the Basque coast

It is the most famous city on the Basque coast: Biarritz.

To discover in Biarritz:

  • The Grande Plage for a Romantic Walk
  • The Rock of the Virgin , emblematic image of the city
  • Biarritz Aquarium, to see seals and turtles
  • The City of the Ocean for a fun and interactive experience in the depths
  • Well-known thalassotherapy centers offering a multitude of treatments.

For your romantic weekend in the Basque Country, you will be staying at the Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery Hotel Collection which is located in a beautiful building right on the Grande Plage. It also features a Spa and an outdoor pool:

I book my romantic weekend in Biarritz now! Stay at Regina Biarritz Hotel Weekend in love in the Pyrenees

For a weekend in the Pyrenees, I suggest you stay in the area towards Cauterets and Lourdes.

You will have access to 2 must-see natural sites of the Hautes-Pyrénées department: the Cirque de Gavarnie for a memorable hike and the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, whose summit accessible by cable car offers a superb panorama over the entire Pyrenees mountain range.

For a weekend in nature lovers and hiking in France , this is one of the best choices!

mention that the area is also known for its spa facilities Not to , ideal for relaxing after a good walk.

In a chalet spirit with mountain decoration, the Hotel Le Bois Joli is located in the center of the village of Cauterets:

For a stay in LourdesI book my weekend in the Pyrenees now! Stay in Cauterets (30 minutes from Cauterets), you have:

  • Belfry Spa by l’Occitane — Les Collectionneurs: a 5* hotel with swimming pool and wellness centre
  • Grand Hotel Gallia Chapelle & Spa NUXE which also has a Spa.

Weekend in Toulouse

Here we are almost at the end of this top with a last idea where to go on a romantic weekend in the South-West of France.

I propose you to visit the one known as the pink city, Toulouse. Here you will discover the Place du Capitole, the Basilica of Saint-Sernin or the City of Space.

All the things to do are to read in my article: What to do in Toulouse?

Stay at La Cour des Consuls Hotel & Spa MGallery:

  • Ideally placed to visit Toulouse on foot
  • Magnificent 18th century charming mansion
  • Gourmet restaurant run by a chef starry
  • Formula with breakfast access to the relaxation area treatments.

You can also book the night here! I book my weekend in Toulouse now! Romantic stay in La Cour des Consuls

Good tips — Our weekend ideas in love cheap in France

For cheap weekend ideas in love in France, you can of course look directly on the website of Booking or that of Weekendesk .

If you wish, you can also opt for a Wonderbox , they also offer an excellent value for money!

In this case, I especially recommend:

  • The “Weekend in Love” box (€59.90 only!)
  • The “Nuit Insolite en Duo” box (69.90€, a great deal!) for an unusual romantic weekend in France.

Map of accommodation

To help you visualize the location of all these romantic weekend ideas in France, I have made a map listing the accommodations and hotels that I recommend. You can display the map legend by clicking the button at the top left with a small arrow.

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