France’s Most Romantic Places – Part 2
Paris is a city that is full of things to do that are right out of your dreams, from sipping coffee and enjoy a croissant outside a cafe to floating down the River Seine to walking while holding hands along the Champs-Élysées.
There’s no getting around it: Paris is a city of romance. Stroll through the Paris flow market. Visit one of the many art galleries and museums. Browse the books in one of the quirky book stores or those of the bouquinistes. A nice touch, and at a price far more affordable than you might think might be lunch or dinner at the Lobby Restaurant, found at the Peninsula hotel, one of Paris’ best.
If you and your loved one are true foodies, you’ll both love Lyon. Visit the very top of the Fourviere Hill via the railway. It’s there where you’ll enjoy some stunning city views. Watch the day carry on around you while you enjoy lunch at a traditional bourbon, a kind of restaurant where you’re guaranteed delicious food. Walk around the seemingly endless narrow streets while looking out for quirky shops and beautiful boulangeries. Pay a visit to art galleries and museums or simply relax at one of the pavement cafes. Lyon is about delicious food, astounding architecture, and doing absolutely nothing.
There are few more romantic experiences than watching the sun set over the Etreat cliffs. Artists and writers have come here to capture the remarkable qualities. Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet are just two artists who enjoyed working here. Guy de Maupassan spent a great deal of his childhood here and wrote “The Englishman of Étretat”. He loves the views so much that, later in his life, he built a house here.
Stroll the winding streets, revel in the medieval atmosphere, and fall in love with this ancient city. A settlement has existed here for thousands of years, although thanks to a lack of roads, it was cut off from mainstream France in the 18th century. Sarlat then became something of a Sleeping beauty town, a fairytale that left the rest of the world behind.
In the 20th century, however, it was found all over again. Fortunately, it has maintained its distinct appearance. It has a calming ambience with its yellow stone buildings. If you visit over a weekend, you’ll love the sublime Saturday markets.