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Last Updated: 29 January 2024

The French countryside might have been designed for romantic escapes. It is hard to think of anywhere more charming, delightful, and perfect for a Valentine’s getaway. From quaint medieval villages in golden stone and historic chateaux to rolling vineyards and hillsides painted in purple lavender, France lives and breathes romance.

So, if you are looking for somewhere intimate, secluded, effortless and romantic to take your partner for Valentine’s Day, look no further. Whether you book a romantic cruise through the Mediterranean and stop off in the French Riviera or explore the countryside by car, it’s the perfect way to spend the year’s most romantic day. Here are some of the most intimate places to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one.

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Valentine’s Getaway in France

Chateau de la Bourdaisiere, Loire Valley

France is full of fairytale castles, so when one stands out from the crowd, it is worth taking notice. Nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere is a picture-perfect retreat surrounded by pristine gardens, gorgeous countryside, and nothing else. Its exquisitely decorated rooms and suites offer a unique combination of intimacy and grandeur, and you can play out your Disney royalty dreams to your heart’s content!


La Bastide de Gordes, Provence

The glorious lavender fields, extraordinary cuisine, and perfect year-round climate make Provence one of the best Valentine’s destinations in the world, and La Bastide de Gordes captures its essence perfectly. This chic luxury hotel is on the outskirts of the charming village of Gordes and boasts breathtaking vistas of the Luberon Valley. It is a dreamy setting for a romantic Valentine’s retreat.

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Valentine’s Getaway – Gordes © French Moments


Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Onzain

Back to the Loire for a stay filled with old-world charm and world-class wine. The Domaine des Hauts is a boutique vineyard and château, a glorious historic property surrounded by rolling woodlands and hillsides covered in beautiful vines. The chateau’s restaurant boasts a Michelin star, making it the perfect place for a Valentine’s Day dinner, while the wine produced on the estate is an exceptional extra bonus!


Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

This fabulous spa hotel is an amazing option for couples who want to unwind, relax, and pamper themselves this February 14th. Hidden amongst some of the best vineyards in the region, the spa offers a wide variety of treatments, romantic dinners, and some wonderful wine-tasting experiences, making it a fabulous option for the oenologically inclined.


Le Moulin du Roc, Dordogne

Having once been the escape of choice for many foreign travellers, the Dordogne has flown somewhat under the radar in the last few years, making it an excellent choice for any couples looking for genuine intimacy and seclusion. Le Moulin du Roc is a beautifully converted 17th-century mill tucked away in a hidden bend of the Dordogne River. It combines rustic charm with gourmet dining and delightful views of one of the prettiest rivers in France.

Valentine's Getaway - Dordogne River at Beynac © French Moments
Valentine’s Getaway – Dordogne River at Beynac © French Moments


Les Crayeres, Reims

No guide to French romance would be complete without champagne, and this romantic escape in Reims is in the heart of the Champagne region! Les Crayeres is a grand chateau surrounded by immaculately maintained gardens and offers a stay filled with opulence, luxury, and exceptional attention to detail. From the traditional Champagne cellars to the gourmet menu in the on-site restaurant, this wonderful spot guarantees a romantic experience from start to finish.

Rilly-la-Montagne © French Moments
Wine lovers’ tips: the Champagne vineyards of Rilly-la-Montagne © French Moments


The French countryside is a quintessential choice for a secluded romantic escape and makes a beautiful destination for couples looking for peace, tranquillity, and intimacy for their Valentine’s celebrations. The above suggestions are the creme de la creme of what France has to offer and will guarantee a Valentine’s getaway you’ll never forget.

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