Love Is All Around Europe—Can You Feel It?

Lovers and lovers of love will find that Europe comes alive this winter. From romantic sights to sensual tastes, get your hearts racing together.

Feb 1, 2010
Bring your love to the Lover’s Festival in Provence. Hearts are all aflutter in the south of France during the Lover’s Festival. Explore the sights and sounds of Provence, hand-in-hand or cheek-to-cheek.
Bring your love to the Lover’s Festival in Provence. Hearts are all aflutter in the south of France during the Lover’s Festival. Explore the sights and sounds of Provence, hand-in-hand or cheek-to-cheek.

Is there a more romantic place to spend Valentine’s Day than in France? They say Paris is for lovers and how could it not be? This glittering city offers more ways to fall than you ever thought possible. Take in the sunrise from a sidewalk café along the Champs-Elysee before a romantic stroll along the River Seine. Or dive into some delightful ice cream at Berthillon at Île Saint-Louis, before stealing a kiss at the Pont des Arts at sunset.

Looking for a romantic urban escape? Lisbon is filled with magic and beauty. Take the ferry across the Tagus from Cais do Sodré to Cachilhas. Head to Santuario de Cristo Rei for picture-perfect views of Lisbon. Share spoonfuls of pasteis de nata at Belém’s Antiga Casa de Pasteis de Belém. Or just snuggle up in the deep leather armchairs of the Solar do Vinho do Porto for a port wine tasting.

There’s a lot more to fall in love with in Europe this winter. Experience one or experience them all. We have wonderful offers throughout Europe to help you start your planning.

More places to fall in love with.

Budapest: Budapest Opera Ball
13 February

Be mesmerised by the romance and drama of works by Verdi and Rossini in Budapest’s 126-year-old opera house. Visit the site.

Dublin: Opera Ireland
27 February and 1, 3, 5 March

There’s nothing more evocative than witnessing Shakespeare-inspired performances at Opera Ireland in the heart of Dublin. Visit the site.

Florence: Artisan Chocolate Fair
4 – 7 February

In the Piazza Santa Croce, nibble on some delectable artisanal chocolate as you take in the pomp and splendour of this delectable festival. Visit the site.

Hampshire: Get swept up by the romance of Swan Lake
7 – 8 February

Join Anvil Arts, for Tchaikovsky’s sensory journey. Visit the site.

Lisbon: Exploring Alfama
The city’s Historic Quarter of Alfama is a mesmerising labyrinth of cobblestone. Listen to the soulful strains of Fado as you stroll hand-in-hand. Visit the site.

London: Royal Opera House
Through 16 March

Romeo and Juliet is truly the ultimate love story. And a ballet performance at London’s Royal Opera House is the most romantic retelling yet. Visit the site.

Paris: Printempes des Poètes
8 – 21 March

Paris is poetic every day of the year but particularly in March when poetry readings take place in cafés and parks all over the city. Visit the site.

Prague: Ball Season
Through February
Every night is romantic during Prague’s Ball Season. Bedecked in finery, practice your waltzing in some of the city’s most glamorous venues. Visit the site.


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