Who doesn’t dream of taking a romantic vacation with their loved one? The idea of escaping for the weekend or travelling around the world with our partner is something we all want to do. What better place to travel than across Spain and France, two of the most romantic countries in the world? With Renfe-SNCF en Coopération’s high-speed trains from France to Spain, you can get there quickly to spend your time sharing the love with your significant other in any one of these romantic destinations.
Magic Fountain - Montjuic, Barcelona
Barcelona is the easiest city to fall in love with, especially if you’re visiting with someone whom you love. Stroll hand-in-hand along the wide streets of Las Ramblas, or enjoy a sunny day in Parc de la Ciutadella and have a picnic with your sweetheart. See the magic of Montjuic and take in the light show of the sparkling fountain with the beautiful music. Go with your lover to the picturesque Montjuic at sunset and you will witness a scene that will make memories for you and your significant other will never forget. The beaches such as Sitges or Castelldefels near to Barcelona are also perfect for couples to laydown and relax next to the clear Mediterranean water.
Looking for the perfect romantic, candlelit dinner? Check out these Michelin Star restaurants in Barcelona!
Churros con Chocolate - Plaza Mayor, Madrid
From beautiful parks to cozy cafes, it is clear to see what a romantic city Madrid can be. Head to the Templo de Debod to see the illuminated Egyptian temple that overlooks Casa de Campo from atop a hill- one of the most popular places to take wedding or engagement photos. Transport you and your lover to a peaceful paradise in the Parque El Capricho, an 18th-century garden filled with ponds and grottos, or indulge in a traditional delicacy from Madrid and share chocolate and churros (warm, crispy finger-like pastries dipped in rich, thick chocolate).
Make your romantic getaway to Madrid a memorable one and don’t miss these five must-sees!
The palace of the Reales Alcázares - Sevilla
You and your sweetheart will fall in love with the rich culture in this southern Spanish city. Slow down and take in all of Seville’s winding streets lined with orange trees that shade the hot African breezes. View a traditional flamenco show during the ‘Feria de Abril’ or perhaps a bullfight, you will feel like you’re transporting back in time to Old World Spain. Check out the largest Gothic cathedral in the world or the palace fort of the Reales Alcázares
, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Walk through the popular districts of Santa Cruz or La Macarena, and see for yourself the romance that Seville has to offer. See here how to travel by train to this sunny city!
A couple close to Eiffel Tower - Paris
Known as the city of love, Paris is an obvious choice for a romantic excursion for you and your significant other. With so many things to do, it’s easy to fall in love all over again in this magical city. Skip the cliché Love Lock Bridge, and take your lover on a rowboat date to the Temple of Love, or Temple Romantique, situated on an island in the middle of a lake in the largest public park in Paris, the Bois de Vincennes. Surprise your sweetheart with a mesmerizing tango dance along the Seine river at twilight, complete with a bottle of wine. Hideaway in a hidden alley, and enjoy a romantic evening sampling homemade pastas at the Rue de Faubourg Saint-Antoine. You might also visit the Garden of Hopeless Romantics and sip hibiscus flower tea while surrounded by blooming flowers.
Looking for the perfect item to remember your romantic trip? Visit the markets of Paris to find something as unique as the person you love!
Square - Aix en Provence
Ranked among the top of the world’s most romantic cities in 2015
, Aix-en-Provence will completely charm you and your significant other. The quiet streets are shaded by plane trees, and the sweet aroma of lavender drifting in from the surrounded lavender fields fills the air. Walk through the town, and be sure to stop at anyone of the outdoor markets for wine and fresh olive oil. Take in breathtaking views as you hike along the Montagne Sainte Victoire or go on a tour of one of France’s many vineyards. Enjoy a romantic evening in the cozy Theatre de la Fontaine d’Argent or take a cooking class and learn how to prepare world-renowed French cuisine for your loved one. Be sure not to miss the heritage of this beautiful city, located in the heart of the Provence!
Named the European Capital of Culture
Old Port - Marseille
, Marseille will keep you and your loved one captivated by all that it has to offer. Enjoy your stay in the trendiest new bed and breakfast, the Pension Edelweiss, near the bohemian area of Cours Julien. Go back in time and delight in a romantic lunch at Chez Etienne- a restaurant with no reservations, no credit cards and no phone. Other delicacies include the famous bouillabaisse, a gourmet fish dish, or simply fresh lobster straight from the boat. Have a night on the town, and go with your significant other to one of the many bars near the Vieux Port.
Take your sweetheart and visit these 10 places you can’t miss in Marseille!
Whatever fancies your romantic fantasies, Renfe-SNCF en Coopération’s high speed trains will take you there! Book now, and experience the delight of a romantic getaway with your loved one today!