Come to France – your romantic getaway to Europe
Is the daily humdrum of life taking a toll on your personal life? Are you looking for a way to renew the bond with your partner? Or you are just looking for an excuse to spend some quality time with your spouse? France would be the ideal place to travel. Yes, a French holiday is what you need to rejuvenate your soul, enjoy romantic moments with your partner and indulge all your senses.
The places to travel in France
Unfortunately, our holidays are finite. We cannot travel as much as we like and France being a large country you cannot see all of it. We would suggest you visit a few cities that would give you a good taste of French life. So, here we begin.
Paris – the romantic city
Let’s begin with Paris, the capital of France. This youthful city steeped in romance, art, and culture mesmerizes everyone. The best thing about Paris is you can enjoy it in your own style. If your idea of a romantic holiday is enjoying only each other’s company, go for boat rides on the River Seine or find a roadside café to sip coffee and watch the sunset. For a more happening holiday, check out the restaurants or visit the nightclubs to have a taste of famous nightlife in Paris.
Keep your date with Eiffel Tower. Don’t miss this iconic landmark of Paris and get panoramic views of the city. It would be so romantic to view Paris at night from this monument. With your partner by your side, this could be the most romantic moment of your holiday.
Not many people know about Musee du Quai Branly, a neo-cubist structure that is a treasure trove of primitive art. From Africa to America, Oceania to Asia, the collection would fascinate you.
The Louvre is another prime attraction of Paris. If you are on a romantic trip, how can you miss viewing Mona Lisa, the famous painting that has inspired people through the ages to pen romantic numbers?
Pay respect to the famous poets and celebrities of Paris at Pere- Lachaise. The cemetery is home to tombs of stalwarts like Oscar Wilde and Balzac. Spend some quiet moments here paying homage to the departed souls.
To make your Paris trip memorable, pay a visit to the Chateau de Versailles. The sheer opulence would stun you. The fountains, lush groves, and the terraces are nice to see.
Lyon – a city with its own character
The third largest city in France is a close contender of Paris when it comes to attracting tourists. There are people who have been to Paris and prefer to skip it for Lyon. Lyon is more laidback, honest and a city that welcomes its guests with open arms. So, don’t miss this city which is famous for boutiques, restaurants, and passageways.
If history excites you, you would love to explore the passageways in Lyon. The Passage Thiaffait is one such passage. It is home to many studios now which tourists find interesting. Chocoholics would find Lyon particularly interesting with the Chokola, a shop-cum-laboratory for chocolates only. The place has amazing things like a wall of liquid chocolate. How would you feel to see bars of chocolates stacked like books?
Treat your taste buds to best French food in Lyon. Cheeses, pork, seasonal fruits, and wine – whatever your heart desires you would find here and that too at affordable prices. Yes, Lyon is more affordable than Paris. This is a cue to all backpackers and tourists traveling on a budget.
Lyon has a history that dates back to 2000 years. No wonder the city has some fine specimens of French architecture.
In the Fourviere area you would find two ancient Roman amphitheaters. They are preserved well and deserve a visit.
Strasbourg – get a glimpse of Germany in France
Yes, the blend of German and French culture makes Strasbourg special. The city has carefully preserved its medieval past while getting modern in other aspects. Visiting this city would leave an indelible mark on your mind and soul and so do include it in your European holiday.
You may have seen it in pictures, watched it in movies but nothing can compare to seeing it with your own naked eyes. The Cathedrale Notre-Dame, a fine specimen of the gothic architecture would leave you speechless. The buttresses and gargoyles are as fascinating as the spire. The interior is a world of wonder with the stained glass windows and the famous astronomical clock.
We would leave you here as no word is enough to describe this towering structure that has been mentioned by many of the famous writers and poets.
There is a unique way to witness Strasbourg – through cycling. Yes, with 240 miles of bike path, you can cycle around it just by getting a pass. It would be adventurous and a whole lot of fun.
Petite France is a charming area in Strasbourg. The façade is as fascinating as the canals, rivers, and towers. The Alsatian charm would help your mind to unwind while the lovely sceneries feed your soul.
Strasbourg is a city of bridges. Some of them are cute and picturesque while some impressive due to their size. You can get nice views of the city from these. Discovering these bridges and capturing them in your camera would help you to remember their distinct features.
France is artistic; it is a shopper’s paradise as much as a gourmet lover’s. It embodies love and romance like no other country of this world. So, visit France if you want to see the best of Europe.