France in winter : 5 places for a romantic getaway

Discover the romantic destinations to explore in France during the winter season. In every season, France reveals its splendor through enchanting places to discover. La Voyagiste Paris highlight five destinations for a luxurious and romantic winter getaway : South of France, French Alps, Paris, Loire Valley, Annecy.

South of France

Explore the Côte d’Azur in peace and quiet during the winter season, in a mild, soothing climate. From Cannes to Menton, via the charming towns of Nice, Eze, Saint Paul de Vence, Villefranche-sur-Mer and the Principality of Monaco.

Stay in the region’s most sumptuous and luxurious hotels, such as Le Carlton in Cannes, Le Negresco in Nice, or Château Eza in Eze, to enjoy exceptional romantic moments.

Share unique experiences for couple on the Côte d’Azur, such as a road trip in a classic car along the coast, the creation of a bespoke perfume, or a trip out to sea to contemplate the coastline.

In winter, the Côte d’Azur offers a multitude of festivities to enjoy, such as the Nice Carnival, the Menton lemon festival, the Bormes-les-Mimosas mimosa festival, or the Villefranche-sur-Mer naval battles in bloom.

At this time of year, the Côte d’Azur is much more peaceful than in summer, offering the ideal time to recharge your batteries in couple and enjoy a romantic getaway.

french alps

Winter in France also means skiing and snow activities in the white paradise of the French Alps.

For a luxurious romantic getaway, the Alps offer a variety of high-end accommodations, from elegant hotels to private chalets. Prestigious mountain resorts such as Méribel, Courchevel, Megève and Val d’Isère offer kilometers of ski slopes and huge areas for all kinds of snow activities.

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Alps on a romantic holiday, combining snow activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and even biathlon. For those who prefer gentler winter experiences for couple, mountain spas and thermal baths are to be recommended, as are delicate experiences such as a hot-air balloon ride over snow-capped peaks.

Savour the delights of Savoyard cuisine in the finest restaurants, with dishes such as fondue, raclette, blueberry tart and tartiflette.

Whether for a few days or a few weeks, treat yourself to a romantic winter getaway in the French Alps.

Crédit photo Les Fermes de Marie – Megève


Paris & around

Explore the French capital during the winter season and immerse yourself in an atmosphere that’s both festive and peaceful.

Treat yourself to a luxurious and romantic stay in Paris, visiting the most magnificent and confidential museums, discovering captivating exhibitions, attending theatrical performances and shows, and enjoying gourmet dinners in the city’s finest restaurants. On sunny days, enjoy pleasant strolls in couple with a hot chocolate in the Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens, where you can admire the frozen fountains.

Around Paris, explore emblematic châteaux such as the Château de Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau, or the Château de Chantilly, all decked out in a light blanket of snow, creating an enchanting atmosphere. In this season, cultural sites are less crowded, offering the chance to enjoy them in complete freedom, combining cultural discovery with unique indoor experiences, such as tea time at Versailles, a chantilly workshop with a chef, or a gourmet lunch overlooking the château.

Paris and its region in winter promise a romantic, confidential and gentle stay, offering the discovery of cultural treasures and unusual activities to share in couple.

Loire Valley

Immerse yourself in a romantic luxury travel experience by exploring the Loire Valley during your winter break. At this time of year, the chateaux of the Loire Valley are cloaked in a blanket of snow, creating a magical and exceptional atmosphere.

From Chambord to Chinon, via Amboise, Chenonceau and Chaumont-sur-Loire, treat yourself to a confidential tour of France’s most beautiful châteaux, each with its own charm and captivating history.

Take advantage of this season for unusual indoor activities that will enhance your stay. Take part in calligraphy workshops, be inspired by flower arranging, perfect your culinary skills at cooking classes and taste exquisite wines at local wineries.

Add a touch of romance to your getaway by exploring these historic treasures in their winter finery. The Loire Valley in winter promises a luxurious journey for couple where refinement, cultural discovery and romance blend harmoniously.

Crédit photo : Le manoir des minimes


Explore the town nicknamed “Little Venice of the Alps” during the winter season.

Choose a luxury lakeside hotel, dine in exceptional gourmet restaurants, and experience the winter activities that surround Annecy. Enjoy romantic strolls along the lake, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.

Around Annecy, a multitude of winter activities are available, perfect for a couple: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, as well as novel activities such as snow biking or snowga. You can also indulge in moments of well-being and relaxation for couple.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a cruise on the lake to admire Annecy’s shores and visit charming villages such as Talloires and Annecy. Explore the surrounding ski resorts of La Clusaz, Le Grand-Bornand, Chamonix and many more.

Savor the delights of Savoyard gastronomy, with specialties such as raclette, fondue, tartiflette and blueberry tart.

Annecy is the ideal destination for a luxurious and romantic stay, combining relaxation, sporting activities and winter walks, all in an idyllic setting.

Crédit photo Gilles Piel 

Crédit photo Gilles Piel


Crédit photo Gilles Piel

Contact our Travel Designer to creates your luxury and bespoke holidays in France for winter. Our expert will organize for your couple a romantic and unforgettable getaway in our best French destinations. 

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