Dubbed the 'Village of Love', St. Valentin hosts a colorful St. Valentine's Festival between 12th and 14th February every year. The village gets embellished with more red roses and hearts than anywhere else in France. Visit the Willow of Hearts in the Lovers' Garden and see couples shedding tears of joy as they propose. If you're ready to tie the knot, there's a magnificent marquee where you can exchange vows. To symbolize your love, plant a tree in the garden which you can return to check on every few years.
Are historic sites your thing? Check out some of the world's most enchanting towers and turrets in the medieval city of Carcassonne. Surrounding the site is about 1.86 miles of massive stone wall. The architecture dates back to the Middle Ages. If you consider the castles too intact for their age, that is courtesy of architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who renovated the town in the mid-19th century. Apart from the spectacular views, the narrow streets of the city have classy boutiques and restaurants where visitors like to shop and dine.
: This destination qualifies as one of the best places to spend Valentine's Day due to its unique location. The city sits between the gorgeous Loire Valley and the Pyrenees Mountains, which stretch into Spain. If you'd like to unwind in a serene countryside environment with your partner, the old villages of Dordogne have the right atmosphere. Visit the ancient palaces and caves in the area or go hiking in the trails for adventure.
Any couple will find something to like about Annecy, whether it's lake Azure, the mountain backdrop, or ancient timber and stone buildings. In summer, you can swim in the crystal clear waters and sunbathe in the sandy or grassy beaches along the lake. Enjoy your favorite water sports before visiting the Lovers' Bridge to cement your love. According to French traditions, your love lasts forever when you kiss in the middle of the bridge. Sample the cuisine in the restaurants or explore the streets to appreciate the local culture.