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Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in France

Destination(s): Cannes

France is by definition a romantic destination, so the options you have for romantic activities are practically unlimited. The only restrictions you have are your budget and general preferences, but our selection of romantic things to do encourages an adventurous spirit and stepping outside your comfort zone for some memorable cultural and fashion experiences. Learn about what France means by visiting places like the Musee d'Histoire Naturelle in Bordeaux, or take a more direct approach and get lost in the Unesco World Heritage mazes in Old Lyon. For a bit of legendary entertainment, choose to take a tour of Paris by night and end the evening at the Moulin Rouge with some champagne and an opulent show of music and dancing. Finally, if you are willing to spend some money on haute fashion boutiques, Cannes' very own Gray-d'Albion is the place to do that. This French fashion is guaranteed to impress and keep your special someone always wanting more. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in France

Paris by Night Illuminations Tour and Paris Moulin Rouge Show

Paris by Night Illuminations Tour and Paris Moulin Rouge Show

Dinner and Show at the Paris Moulin Rouge with Transport

Dinner and Show at the Paris Moulin Rouge with Transport

Parc Phoenix

Parc Phoenix

  • 405 Promenade des Anglais
  • tel:+33 8 9270 7407
  • Visit website
  • Nice, 06200
Parc Floral

Parc Floral

  • avenue Pernon
  • tel:+33 5 56 39 37 12
  • Visit website
  • Bordeaux, 33300
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle

Musee d'Histoire Naturelle

  • 5 Place Bardineau
  • tel:+33 5 56 48 29 86
  • Visit website
  • Bordeaux, 33000
Banana Moon

Banana Moon

  • 78 rue d'Antibes
  • tel:+33 4 9299 1351
  • Cannes, 06400
Gray-d'Albion

Gray-d'Albion

  • 17 La Croisette
  • tel:04-92-99-79-79
  • Cannes
Traboules St-Jean

Traboules St-Jean

  • rue St-Jean
  • tel:+33 4 7277 6969 (Information Touristique)
  • Lyon, 69005

Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) is the largest Renaissance quarter in all of France, measuring 35 hectares in an area that comprises Saint Georges, Saint Jean and Saint Paul. Saint Jean includes the greatest number of tourist attractions, including the famous 'traboules'  of Saint Jean. The word 'traboule' comes from the Latin meaning 'to go through', but the 'traboules' are more than just practical passageways connecting buildings together. The 'traboules' are unique architecturally in that their design was inspired by the romantic and artistic persuasions of the Renaissance period, and their romance can still be felt today while wandering - often getting lost -  from one building to the next.

The 'traboules' of Saint Jean vary in length and interest. Some 'traboules' form one simple passageway from one road or square, to a parallel road on the other side of a building, while other 'traboules' have multiple passageways that connect internal courts of great Renaissance beauty. For example, the 'traboule' which connects 54 Rue Saint Jean to 27 Rue du Boeuf, passes by a number of cascading spiral staircases, through four buildings and crosses four beautifully designed and preserved  courts. Additional 'traboules' of Saint Jean can be accessed at 2 place du Gouvernement, 3 place du Gouvernement, 10 Rue Saint Jean,  9 Rue des Trois Maries, 13 Rue des Trois Maries,  24 Rue Saint Jean and 40 Rue Saint Jean.

It's worth noting that, while the public are encouraged to access the 'traboules', the doorways are not always left open by the occupants of what is still a residential area. If you arrive at the entrance to a 'traboule' and find the door locked, try again later and chances are you will find it open. Visitors should also keep in mind that the 'traboules' are open to the public by virtue of the residents of Saint Jean, so do respect the space, keep the noise down and hopefully visitors won't find too many locked passageways in the future.  
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Traboules de la Croix-Rousse

Traboules de la Croix-Rousse

  • 9 Place Colbert
  • Lyon, 69001