Where to go for a romantic getaway in France?

Looking for a lover’s getaway? France is home to magnificent regions steeped in history and cult tourist spots. In fact, it’s the most visited country in all of Europe and the world, with almost 90 million tourists each year. This figure is due to regions all different from one another, opening up the field of possibilities. For an unforgettable romantic getaway for two, Marseille welcomes you for a vacation where romance and relaxation are the order of the day.

Marseille: a unique destination for romantic breaks

What are the things to do for two when you go to Marseille?

Located in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, Marseille is punctuated by a festive, friendly atmosphere all year round. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, France’s second largest city is known for its magnificent natural beaches and calanques.

It’s impossible to pass through the Cité Phocéenne without heading to the beach. Come and enjoy long sessions of swimming and bronzing under the summer sun. The most popular are the Prado beaches, laid out as a huge seaside park framed by lawns.

The more adventurous will prefer to explore the creeks and calanques, sometimes difficult to access, but well worth the detour. For a two-in-one activity, we recommend combining sightseeing with swimming. Many seaside resorts near Marseille offer water sports activities such as scuba diving, boat hire and jet-skiing. A sensational adventure for two!

Who says romantic getaway says tête-à-tête restaurants. Discover local culinary specialties such as bouillabaisse, soupe au pistou or aïoli marseillais. We recommend beachside restaurants to enjoy a good meal with a breathtaking view of the sea.

Lose yourself in the alleys of Marseille’s most famous districts filled with history. Discover the typical little villages around the city, lulled by the song of the cicadas and the beauty of southern houses.

If you’re looking for the ideal romantic destination, Marseille is by far an excellent choice, for unique moments and a wide range of different activities. Book now and discover the Phocaean city for unforgettable moments.

What places shouldn’t you miss?

For an unforgettable Marseille experience, discover the places you absolutely must visit as a couple. Don’t miss the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the well-known basilique de Notre-Dame de la Garde. Overlooking the Vauban district, the latter nicknamed la Bonne Mère is one of the city’s best-known monuments. Its Romanesque-Byzantine architecture welcomes millions of visitors every year.

Please note: its sunsets are renowned for their great beauty. A good opportunity to spend a unique moment for two while letting the magic of the place work.

It’s impossible not to pass by the Vieux-Port. The port covers more than 24 hectares, and is punctuated by its bars, restaurants and entertainment of all kinds. Very lively, especially at night, come and admire the hundreds of boats it houses.

The cove of Malmousque is a must-see. Located in the 7th arrondissement, this little creek made up of rocks is one of the most beautiful sites in the whole city, offering the chance to swim right in the heart of Marseille.

For a romantic moment with your other half, discover one of Marseille’s most beautiful parks: le parc Borely. The park holds many secrets, not least the beautiful rose garden, a veritable haven for lovers and the perfect place to declare your love. Between its kiosk, its vegetation and its soothing calm, let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the park.

You can take advantage of this getaway to explore the surrounding area. More than seven Provencal villages surrounding Marseille have been awarded the title of “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. These include Ansouis, Roussillon and Gordes. There’s plenty to take home!

The best times to go away for two

To enjoy a unique experience, nothing should be left to chance. The weather and the season are determining factors for a successful trip.

To enjoy Marseille’s beautiful beaches, it’s advisable to leave between June and September to take advantage of the terrasses and swimming.

Visits are always more enjoyable under the sun, but going off-season in slightly lower temperatures can also be a wise choice to escape the high summer heat, and also to take advantage of better rates.

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