Paris, the City of Love. You’d think that it was the only romantic city in France from that name, however you’d be wrong. In this article we’ll look at 10 romantic hotels across France for you to escape to this season. And if you’re looking last minute, the best thing is you can book these with data from your My UK SIM Card, which you can use across the UK and Europe!
Maison Souquet, Paris, île de France
Let’s kick off with 2018’s most romantic hotel in the world. The Maison Souquet is a five star hotel in the Montmarte District of Paris, meaning it’s just a leisurely stroll to the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre Coeur, offering sumptuous views of Paris. Couples who stay at this luxurious hotel can relax in the hotel’s private spas or make use of a five star butler service. Rooms have glitzy chandeliers, wood panelling, velvet furniture, and large mirrors, making it the perfect place for a romantic getaway with your other half!
La Bastide de Gordes, Gordes, Provence
If you want stunning views panoramic over the gorgeous Luberon Valley from atop a hill in a medieval town, then look no further than the five star La Bastide de Gordes. A truly special place to stay which was awarded palace distinction in 2016, the hotel offers hanging gardens and terraces where you can get lost with the one you love. When you’ve sampled both restaurants, L’Orangerie and La Citadelle, which offer Provençal cuisine made with locally sourced fresh ingredients, head into the village of Gordes for a romantic stroll.
Heliopic Hotel & Spa, Chamonix, Mont Blanc Chamonix
If you’re looking to blend skiing and romance, then there’s no better hotel than the Heliopic Hotel & Spa in the centre of Chamonix. After a day out on the slopes with someone special, head back to this elegant hotel, which is equipped with an indoor swimming pool, a Turkish steam bath, a sauna, tepidarium, and even an ice cave! There’s a restaurant and bar here and you have direct access to the L’Aiguille du Midi cable car. If you get lost up in the Alps, don’t worry – your My UK SIM Card will still get coverage even on Western Europe’s highest mountain!
Hotel des Quinconces, Bordeaux
Right in the heart of Bordeaux city centre, Hotel des Quinconces is centred around a garden that you may be lucky enough to have a view of from your balcony, which are available in some rooms. Bordeaux is wine country, so there’s plenty to do nearby including wine tasting, and long walks and bicycle rides among the vineyards of the Bordeaux countryside. Back at Hotel des Quinconces, you can enjoy a romantic movie on Netflix, which comes as standard on the flat screen TV in all the hotel rooms here.
Le Manoir des Impressionistes & Spa, Honfleur, Normandie
Regarded as one of Honfleur’s best kept secrets, Le Manoir des Impressionistes & Spa is the perfect spot for honeymooners in Honfleur. It sits perched on a hill with a fantastic view of the Seine Estuary, and you can easily get to Honfleur harbour, nearby Le Havre, and the seaside resorts of Deauville and Trouville if you have your own transport. At the hotel, you can enjoy local gourmet cuisine in the hotel restaurant, before an evening in the private sauna, hammam, and hot tub which is available at an extra cost.
Champagne Sacret Chambres d’Hôtes, Ay, Champagne
The Champagne Sacret Chambres d’Hôtes is a small hotel is an exclusive and intimate affair that is still affordable compared to some of the nearby hotels in the Champagne region. The 18thcentury building is surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage listed vineyards, and yes, you can take part in champagne tasting right on the premises of the hotel! The hotel also offers a terrace and a communal lounge complete with a TV and a billiard table. Rooms are beautifully furnished and include wooden bathtubs and chandeliers. It’s the perfect place for a romantic break!
Hotel Edward 1er, Monpazier, Aquitaine
Monpazier is the most prized bastide (fortified town) in the region, which dates all the way back to 1284. Hotel Edward 1er is a romantic hotel which fits right into such a prized location. Although the hotel is family run, it is also part of the Châteaux and Hôtels Collection, a sure sign of excellent quality. The owners stayed here on their honeymoon in 2002 before buying it and putting their own stamp on it. Sitting by the pool with your other half and a view of the witch’s hat turrets makes for a relaxing and enjoyable day in the sun.
Les Flots Bleus, Porto Ota, Corsica
Is your idea of romance sharing the flaky pastry of a croissant and coffee for breakfast over the azure waters of the Mediterannean Sea? If so, you’re in luck as that’s exactly what you’ll get at Les Flots Bleus in Porto Ota. The hotel is right on the seafront and was completely renovated in 2018 and has welcomed many happy couples since. The hotel can help you arrange snorkelling trips – one of the most popular activities in Porto Ota.
Hôtel Vaubecour, Lyon
Light and airy rooms are just one of the things that will have you and your other half wowed at the two star Hôtel Vaubecour, right in the heart of Lyon’s 2ndarondissement. The townhouse style accommodation is in a great location for visiting the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. There’s also a library and board games if you’re looking for something to do before returning to the big comfy double bed in your room!
Hôtel Suisse, Nice, Côte d’Azur
This luxurious and decadent four star Hôtel Suisse sits above the Baie des Anges on a rocky promontory, offering some of the best sea views in the whole of Nice. Its location is not only great for views, but also for heading to one of the top spots in Nice – the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Port, as well as being just a pebble’s throw from the beach. Of course, you and someone special can also enjoy the hotel’s private beach…
So, those are the 10 best romantic hotels in France. Don’t forget to tell all your friends no matter where you are in Europe, using My UK Sim Card! For more destination guides and tips, check out Trip101.