5 activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day

In love with love! To celebrate in style, we put together 5 perfect activities for the 14th of February, whether you spend Valentine’s Day alone or in a couple

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#1: A boat ride in Colmar

As the ultimate romantic destination, Italy welcomes millions of couples to its Venetian canals every year. But there’s no need to travel so far. Instead, head to Alsace and the charming city of Colmar – also known as Little Italy. Here, you can take a boat ride all year long and even go a little overboard – with your feelings.  

Photo: Artiom Vallat

#2: A relaxing massage

Want to pamper yourself? Why, of course you do! Guess what: you don’t have to look far. Make a reservation close to home (for yourself or as a couple), in the spa or establishment of your choice. Bonus points if the space has a jacuzzi. Relaxation guaranteed.

Photo: Cheval Blanc Paris

#3: A cooking class  

Why not go gourmet in Aix-en-Provence with a Michelin-star chef? Talk about an appetizing gift! Head to La Villa des Chefs, where you can cook (and then enjoy) a Prestige Menu. You’ll also learn some secrets about food and wine pairing from the sommelier team. A delicious experience.

Photo: Betty Subrizi


#4: A hot air balloon ride in Fontainebleau

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon in the Seine-et-Marne region! It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll never forget. And on the romance scale, it hits 100%. Set aside 3 hours for your partner and yourself to admire the landscapes from on high. You’ll get the chance to fly over Fontainebleau and its famous castle, but you’ll also admire the lush scenery all around.

Video: France Montgolfières

#5: A candlelight dinner

As 14 February falls on a Wednesday this year, you might only be free in the evening. The perfect solution: a romantic dinner in a restaurant that you’ve had your eye on. An Italian known for its delicious sage gnocchi. A cocktail bar that serves small dishes with its creations. Or a Savoyard restaurant with hearty raclette (for the hungrier and braver amongst you). 

Photo: Laperouse

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