4 ideas for a romantic weekend outside of Paris

                              A romantic weekend, less than two hours from Paris?ideas for a romantic weekend outside of Paris

You don’t know what to do with your weekend?

Why not a romantic weekend less than two hours from Paris?

Yes, the capital is good, but to recharge your batteries and change air for a few days is better!

In this article, discover 4 ideal destinations to enjoy a romantic weekend not too far from Paris. There is something for everyone!

Want to go to the sea? Deauville or Trouville

Located in the Calvados region of Normandy, about two hours from Paris, the towns of Deauville and Trouville (located a few kilometers from each other) are true corners of paradise to get away.

Famous for their long sandy beaches, you will find many restaurants on the seafront, ideal for admiring the view. Visiting Deauville also means taking advantage of the Normandy coastline by renting a boat to take a real dip in the fresh air and enjoy it together!

Finally, it’s hard to talk about Deauville without mentioning the famous Casino Barrière. Finish your romantic weekend far from Paris by dining in one of its restaurants and why not try your hand at the various games afterwards.

A must see.

The fish market: for its building classified as a « historical monument » and for its fish and shellfish!

How to get there?

The city is very easily accessible by car: you will take about 2h10 from the capital. There is a direct line between Paris-Saint-Lazare station and Deauville and Trouville stations with an average travel time of 2h30 

Where to eat?

La Péniche! This restaurant composed of its large bay windows and boat masts offers an unusual setting with a splendid view of the sea.

For our architectural fans: Chartres

An hour and thirty minutes away from Paris, Chartres is a real city full of history with a preserved medieval decor. Nothing is more romantic than walking along the river called « Little Venice » located in the lower town of Chartres. Moreover, every year from spring to fall, on the 24 most beautiful facades of the city are projected scenographies: magnificent light shows.

Finally, to visit Chartres is also to visit the exceptional Cathedral registered in the World Heritage of Unesco.

A must see

La maison Picassiette à ne pas rater!

How to get there?

The city is accessible by car and is 1h15 from Paris.

Board a TER train for 1 hour from Paris Montparnasse station to Chartres station.

Where to sleep?

Just two minutes away from the cathedral and located in front of the train station, with its art deco or art nouveau style, the Hotel Jenan de Beauce is ideally located to welcome you. Take advantage of its fitness room or its sauna to relax. Prices vary from 64€ to 150€.

To see the Sleeping Beauty and for our horse fans : Chantilly

Located in the Picardy region, just an hour from Paris, the city of Chantilly will allow you to disconnect for a few days. Take advantage of this city of art and history to discover the castle of Chantilly as impressive on the outside as it is on the inside. The park and the forest of the Chantilly domain are very large and have a lot of greenery, fountains and horses. You can take a boat or a pedal boat into the domain to discover the castle from another angle.

A must see?

The horse museum, of course! And right next door don’t miss the Prince de Conde racecourse which is beautiful. With a little luck, you will be able to watch the races.

How to get there?

The city is one hour by car from Paris

By TER, leaving from the Gare du Nord, in Paris, it will take you 25min to Chantilly Gouvieux station

Where to eat?

If you love brunch, you won’t be disappointed with the restaurant l’Opéra! A restaurant that offers classic French gastronomy and high quality products in unlimited. An elegant setting, both inside and outside.

Where to sleep?

You like nature and you wish to escape from the Parisian agitation? Then take the high road with an unusual weekend and stay in a tree house « Aux Cabanes du Grand Chêne ». In the heart of nature, take advantage of this break from Paris to relax with the songs of the birds.

But you could also stay in a guest room at the Relais de La Haute Pommeraye, a bucolic universe with its wooded park and its spacious and comfortable volumes. The price of the rooms varies between 75 and 85€ per night.

For our Champagne fans : Reims

Finally let’s finish with the city of Reims. You like good wine?

Escape for a few days in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, less than 2 hours from Paris. Visit the cellars and the champagne houses while tasting a glass of wine during a romantic weekend. Also enjoy a walk in the streets of the city where you can admire treasures of Art Deco architecture.

A must see?

The Palais du Tau, for the history of the coronations of the kings, next to the Cathedral and the magnificent Pierre Schneiter Park, you will find a waterfall, rare species of plants, a French garden and an English garden: go compare and tell us which one you prefer!

How to get there?

The city is located an hour and a half by car from Paris

Board a TGV at Paris Gare de l’Est station to arrive at Reims-Ville station about 45 minutes later.

A must-try restaurant?

L’Assiette Champenoise, a gastronomic restaurant where you would eat local with quality products in a soothing setting.

Where to sleep?

Stay in a bed and breakfast at La Demeure Belle Époque a few steps from the Cathedral and the city center for an average price of 90€ per night.



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