France is one of the countries with which we associate romance and love. When one thinks about a wonderfully romantic weekend away together as a couple, one immediately thinks Paris. However, there are lots of other places that are equally if not more romantic that the capital city. Read on to discover some of our top proposal spots in France.
1. Paris – The “Je t’aime” Wall
This first spot can be found in the centre of the French capital, Paris, the city of love. The wall is located in the Place des Abbesses in the well-known quarter of Montmartre and is made up of 600 tiles on which you can read the words ‘I love you’ written 311 times, in 250 languages. Bring your partner along as a way of showing them you love them – they’re bound to love it.
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2. Pink Granite Coast
Brittany is a gorgeous place to pop the question. It has fabulous scenery and is oozing with originality. Le Côtes-d’Amour in the north of Brittany is without a doubt one of the most special places you could bring your other half to ask for their hand. Surrounded by the picturesque pink granite and the finest Champagne, what’s not to love?
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3. Bonifacio, Corsica
Situated on a little peninsula and stunning cliff faces, this little city could be the perfect place to propose to that someone special. Brimming with unique restaurants, seaside scenery and romantic corners, there is the perfect spot for any sort of proposal.
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4. Marseille and its coves
If you’re looking for a cultural getaway or just a bit of luxury and a relaxing trip away, look no further than Marseille. Not only is Marseille a wonderful destination in itself, it also offers some of the most romantic spots for a special couples retreat. La Calanque de Sormiou is just one of the many beautiful coves that Marseille is famous for, and might be just the sort of location you have been searching for.
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5. Mont Saint-Michel
Declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1979, the Mont Saint-Michel is an idyllic and magical place to say ‘yes’. It is the perfect mix of coastal, rural and beautifully natural. You might have just found the perfect place to propose…
6. Senanque Abbey in Provence
Provence and its lavender fields are inherently romantic and a perfect tranquil escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Mix in the wonderful food and stunning countryside, and this gorgeous and historical spot could be just the place to get down on one knee!
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7. The Cliffs of Étretat
The breath-taking views of these cliffs and the fresh air make for the perfect outdoor proposal spot. Normandy is wonderfully romantic and full of history, not to mention that it is also the home of some of France’s best food and architecture.
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8. The Pyrenees in Cauterets
Looking for somewhere totally original and unique to propose? The Valle de Cauterets could be just what you’ve been looking for, especially if you’re an outdoorsy and adventurous couple. Why not explore the National Park and feel relaxed and at one with your beautiful surroundings? Venture along the paths and admire the lakes, or make your way up into the mountains for unforgettable views.
Some of the most beautiful coastline in Europe can be found in France, and Cassis is home to some gorgeous beaches that are popular with young couples. However, Cassis also full of romantic nooks and quintessentially French streets that are perfect for exploring.
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In Eastern France, one finds the Alsace region, which is brimming with culture, history and stunning landmarks such as its Cathedral and Palace. However, one of Strasburg’s most romantic features are its streets covered in flowers. What better place to ask that all important question than surrounded by flowers in France?
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France has many romantic nooks and crannies countrywide where you can prepare the proposal of a lifetime while enjoying an unforgettable trip that you will most likely want to repeat later on in your relationship. Wow your SO this year with a question they will remember for the rest of their lives!
Don’t forget to check out the second instalment of this series: The Best Proposal Spots in Brazil!