Things to Do

Paris When the mood strikes you (and trust us, it will), there are countless places in Paris to steal a kiss. embrace atop the oldest bridge in the city, Pont Neuf, before taking a picturesque boat cruise along the Seine. Another perfect perch is the Arc de Triomphe, overlooking the magnificent Champs-Elysees. And finally, there’s no better place to celebrate your love than under the Eiffel Tower just after the iconic monument lights up the night.

Champagneand Wine France offers endless opportunities to toast to your love. If you head east from Paris, you’ll run right into Champagne country. Key stops in this region include Reims (home to the ever-popular Veuve Clicquot), Chateau-Thierry and Epernay. Be sure to make the time for a tour of the underground caves that house thousands of bottles of bubbly. Your next stop is Alsace-Lorraine and the start of the Alsace Wine Route. This spectacular drive offers 100 miles of delicious wines and beautiful vineyards. Tip: Contact the vineyards you want to visit in advance; you’ll get the star treatment if the vintners are expecting you.

French Riviera No trip to France would be complete without a visit to the Cote d’Azur. Nice, the gateway to the French Riviera, is a good starting point. Take a stroll along the famed Promenade des Anglais and through the charming old quarter while you’re there. Nice’s medieval neighbors, Vence and St. Paul de Vence, are also worth a visit. And don’t miss Eze, the Island in the Sky, which offers an ocean view you usually only read about.

Off the Beaten Path One thing you won’t find a shortage of in France is castles — perfect settings for a destination wedding or honeymoon. Some castles, like Chateau de Lauvergne, in the Loire Valley, are small enough that you can rent out the entire place.