10 romantic destinations you need to visit with your loved one
Surprise your partner by treating them to an unforgettable romantic weekend getaway! From idyllic spots to poetic towns, discover our top romantic destinations for couples’ getaways in Grand Est.
1. Colmar: Little Venice
With its very intimate atmosphere, Little Venice is a calmer alternative to the illustrious canals of the City of Bridges. Dating from the Middle Ages, this district features picturesque houses typical of Alsace and charming flower-filled boutiques, making it the ideal place to tell your partner how much you love them!
2. Beside the Lac du Der in Champagne
In Champagne, cranes gather in their thousands at the largest artificial lake in Europe over winter. When the birds take flight, it is completely magical and ever so romantic, with a peaceful atmosphere that will bring you closer together! Make an early morning date for a sunrise with pink hues...
3. The bandstand at the Pépinière park in Nancy
In these public gardens, a stone’s throw from the famous Place Stanislas, a majestic Art Nouveau-style bandstand shelters lovers as they whisper sweet nothings in each other’s ears away from prying eyes. Make a memory worthy of a movie scene during a romantic stroll in the old town!
4. In the vineyards of Reims
Beyond the walls of this authentic and beautiful city stretch miles of vines over a hilly landscape that offers striking panoramic views. It makes an exquisite setting for a romantic holiday, punctuated with tours of prestigious cellars and major Champagne producers. It’s bound to impress your partner!*
*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink responsibly.
5. In the heart of Charleville-Mézières
The birthplace of Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières promises a romantic weekend getaway that’s all about art and poetry. Go on an unforgettable romantic stroll, taking you from frescos to iconic monuments to the rhythm of the famous poet's verses
6. The Nordic estate of Gérardmer
In winter, what could be more romantic than saying “I love you” under gently falling snowflakes? For a magical atmosphere, set off on a romantic hike through the snowy forest. Put on your skates and do a few arabesques on the splendid frozen lake before snuggling up by a crackling fire.
7. Aboard a boat in Metz
Hop on a boat and sail along the Moselle together. Admire a unique view of this historical town and its magnificent 800-year-old cathedral from the river. Combine this moment of escapism with a gourmet restaurant and charming accommodation!
8. In the maze of streets in Troyes
Considered one of the most romantic towns in France, Troyes has always been a centre of “courtly love”, ideal for a couple’s getaway. Enjoy strolling hand in hand between its colourful timber-framed houses, Gothic churches and quays where you can find the famous “Cœur de la Ville” heart sculpture.
9. Lac de Madine in Meuse
Rent a bike or a canoe and take a trip around this veritable wild paradise, which offers a host of activities! At sunset, Lac de Madine is at its best, inviting you to settle on the sandy beach to admire the show put on by nature together.
10. On the fortified bridge in Kaysersberg
On the Alsace Wine Route, Kaysersberg bridge is straight out of a fairy tale featuring valiant knights and damsels in distress (or vice versa). This national heritage site is all the more striking given its postcard-perfect Alsace setting. No trip to Kaysersberg is complete without sharing a bottle of fine wine!
Now you’ve chosen the perfect destination for your romantic weekend getaway in Grand Est, all that’s left is to find a love nest that will get your partner’s heart racing. Opt for an unusual place to stay or a wellness retreat!