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Saint Valentine’s Day: your programme on the Côte d’Azur!

Fine sandy beaches, turquoise blue water, charming villages and fairy-tale settings… The Côte d’Azur is the romantic destination par excellence in the south of France. Don’t know where to go for Saint Valentine’s Day? Look no further and come and contemplate the treasures of the Mediterranean coast with the love of your life. Here are our activity ideas for celebrating the feast of love on the Côte d’Azur!

Enjoy a romantic massage in a Côte d’Azur spa

For Saint Valentine’s Day, bring your chosen one to a spa or thalassotherapy centre on the Côte d’Azur to share a relaxing moment as a couple.

Escape here, amidst the Jacuzzi bubbles or even during a Tahitian massage. Hammam, sauna, bubble bath… The choice is yours! Do you want to enjoy a romantic experience?

Get carried away by a couple’s treatment with Mediterranean salt and the scent of orange and mint.

Couple’s getaway to a Mediterranean island

Don’t wait for the summer to take the love of your life to a deserted island. The Côte d’Azur islands welcome couples for Saint Valentine’s Day for a break in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. After a boat trip to Sainte-Marguerite Island, admire the gulls and herons as they perform an aerial ballet. As a gift, offer your valentine your very best I love you with a view over the azure blue sea…

Here is our selection of Côte d’Azur islands for Saint Valentine’s Day:

●     The Ile d’Or
●     Sainte-Marguerite Island
●     Saint-Honorat Island
●     Port-Cros Island
●     Porquerolles Island
●     Levant Island

Stroll in Grasse or along the Mimosa Route

Want to swap the traditional red rose for your Valentine? Take your other half to Grasse, the perfume capital or to the Mimosa route, to offer them a unique and perfumed getaway.

In Grasse, the artisan parfumiers organize personalized fragrance creation workshops. Isn’t that a wonderful Saint Valentine’s Day gift? Personalize it with your wedding date for an even more wonderful surprise.

For a getaway with a floral scent, the Mimosa Route invites you to discover the region’s yellow sunshine during a stroll. The view over the Mediterranean offers you a veritable picture postcard backdrop: it’s the best season to discover it!


Take to the heights in a Côte d’Azur hilltop village

The hilltop villages of the Côte d’Azur invite you to discover the authenticity of time gone by for your special Saint Valentine’s Day stay on the Côte d’Azur. In a boutique on the street corner, buy your other half a perfume from Grasse. Stroll through the steep narrow streets of these villages in the Côte d’Azur hinterland looking for the village’s most beautiful viewpoint.

Here’s our selection of Côte d’Azur hilltop villages to visit on Saint Valentine’s Day

●     Èze and its Exotic Garden
●     Sainte-Agnès, the balcony of the Côte d’Azur
●     Gourdon, listed as one of the “Most beautiful villages in France”
●     Coaraze, the sunshine village
●     Gassin and its flowery alleyways
●     Mougins and its Michelin star restaurants

Fall back in love on a Côte d’Azur beach

Sometimes, a beautiful sunset is equivalent to a huge bunch of red flowers. Seeking a paradise setting to seduce your Valentine and re-write your love story? The Côte d’Azur beaches offer a stunning show during the famous golden hour. Come and contemplate the last of the sun’s rays from the most beautiful corners of the Côte d’Azur coastline. You’re holding all the cards to make this weekend the most romantic one of all and, who knows, tug on your heartstrings once again!

Here is our selection of Côte d’Azur beaches from where to watch the sunset

●     La Mala Beach in Cap d’Ail
●     La Réserve Beach in Nice
●     La Garoupe Beach in Antibes
●     La Pointe de l’Aiguille Beach in Théoule-sur-Mer

Enjoy a gastronomic dinner in the restaurant of a Michelin star chef

The Michelin star restaurants of the Côte d’Azur offer refined and delicious dishes for Saint Valentine’s Day. Sit down on the terrace of a gastronomic restaurant on the Côte d’Azur for an intimate dinner with the one who makes your heart sing. The chefs invite you to enjoy the catch of the day accompanied by the region’s sun-drenched vegetables. For dessert, opt for a slice of Tropézienne, the flagship cake of the Côte d’Azur! Accompany your meal with a glass of sparkling wine* to celebrate the feast of love. Your love story will be rewritten this evening.

Find your restaurant for your romantic dinner.

* Alcohol abuse is hazardous to health. Please drink responsibly.

Spend the night in the most romantic establishments on the Côte d’Azur

After a day visiting, extend your lovers’ getaway in a luxury hotel, romantic guest house or unusual lodgings. Spend a beautiful night under the sheets of the establishments on the Côte d’Azur.

Red rose petals on the bed, bottles of Champagne, etc. Nothing is too good for the one who holds your heart.

Find your romantic accommodation for your Saint Valentine’s Day on the Côte d’Azur.

Saint Valentine’s Day: FAQ
  • What Saint Valentine’s Day gifts can be found on the Côte d’Azur?

    You will find numerous gifts to offer your lover on the Côte d’Azur, in addition to an essential red rose. Enter a craft boutique to find original gifts or even a florist in the Pays de Grasse to offer a bouquet of lilies. At a perfumier’s, opt for a personalized fragrance. Do you like decorations? Artisans offer you hand-crafted pottery to decorate your indoor space.

  • Why celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day on the Côte d’Azur?

    The Côte d’Azur is a perfect destination for lovers looking for exceptional landscapes. Like the Bahamas or the Caribbean, the Côte d’Azur offers amazing panoramas along its coastline.

  • When is Saint Valentine’s Day? What are the origins of the feast of love?

    The feast of love is held on 14 February. There are several versions to the story and origin of Saint Valentine. One of these tells that in the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I wanted to combat the Lupercalia (annual roman festival celebrated by people known as the Luperci) by inaugurating a feast to the purification of the Virgin Mary. The feast of love is therefore celebrated on 14 February.

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