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With its capital Paris, nicknamed the city of love, France itself is no stranger to a little romance. From the romantic allure of its idyllic villages, to its charming coastlines and candlelit bistros, this elegant destination seduces at every turn.
To prepare you for your next trip to this beautiful country, we’ve highlighted a selection of dreamy experiences to ensure your visit comes with delight and amour aplenty.
VIP access to the Eiffel Tower
No holiday to Paris would be complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. A delightfully cliché trip for lovers, it has been the backdrop for many amorous declarations and proposals, and it should not be overlooked on your exploration of France. With Luxury Gold, skip the line and gain fast-tracked, VIP access to this classic icon. Ascend to its second story and take in its spectacular views with your loved one.
Take a stroll in the grounds of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
With its beautiful pastel walls, historic moat and lush gardens, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a scene from a fairytale. France’s largest privately-owned chateau, it was once the home of Nicolas Fouquet, a member of parliament, who in 1641 purchased the property. His love for the arts introduced artists such as poet Jean de La Fontaine and playwright Molière to its grounds. Choose to walk through the gardens guided by the estate’s lead gardener or learn about the subtleties of high society during a dining etiquette class hosted by the owner’s professional butler.
History and art in Arles
Arles is everything you’d expect from a city known to have inspired Van Gogh. Its roman treasures, colorful buildings and churches led the artist to paint over 200 works around the town, including Restaurant Carrel, Arena and Bridge of Langlois. Follow in the footsteps of the artist himself as your Local Expert walks you through the city that inspired many of the artist’s paintings. Make sure you visit the famous Arles Amphitheatre and a collection of structures dating back to when the city was a capital during Roman rule.
A jet set romance on the French Riviera
A prime location for aristocrats, artists and jet setters in the 1960s, the French Riviera really does take you back to the Golden Age of Travel. Walk in the footsteps of Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, who all spent summers in this luxurious part of the world. It was also the location for a famous star-studded wedding, with Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias marrying there in 1971. While here join your Local Expert and visit the grand Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and marvel at its extensive art collection, wonderful gardens and panoramic vistas.