Ideas for romantic winter getaways
Brittany for couples
This winter, pull out all the stops in Brittany! Sweep your partner off their feet and make it a holiday they’ll never forget. Run out of ideas? Here are six romantic holiday suggestions.
Declare your love in Dinard
The seaside resort of Dinard is famous for its beauty and elegance and owes its reputation to its plush villas and lovely sandy beaches. In winter, it’s a real pleasure to walk along its promenade in the moonlight and breathe in the sea breezes. Arm-in-arm, stroll along the ‘sentier des douaniers’ coastal path, watching the sun go down over the horizon or the Rance estuary. Make the magic last over a cup of hot chocolate or a salted caramel pancake. There are prestige establishments at the foot of the cliffs and along the quaysides and their lounges – sometimes their terraces – are there to welcome you.
Take flight above Morlaix Bay
The bay is one of Brittany’s most beautiful natural locations, an area of islands, legends and magnificent landscapes. Take time to settle in and enjoy life facing the ocean, right on the beach. The delightful hotel can be a cosy nest for any love-birds that are fond of heritage and sea views. OK, so what’s next? Grab your partner and enjoy this dream setting by taking to the skies with the Morlaix Flying Club. Your flight will take you over the fortress known as the Château du Taureau, the Barnenez cairn, the Isle of Batz and more. A magic moment in a unique setting.
Work on your wellbeing at La Gacilly
Luxury, peace and pleasure was Baudelaire’s invitation to a voyage, and it expresses perfectly what lovers everywhere have always wanted. You can find it in the menu offered by La Grée des Landes. Set in open countryside at La Gacilly, on land owned by the Yves Rocher brand, this top-quality eco-lodge pampers its guests with its carefully-designed treatments and the health benefits derived from plants. Enjoy its organic gourmet restaurant, based on local produce. In the spa, try out the flower-bathing ritual. Relaxation guaranteed. Come and visit this haven of tranquillity, totally devoted to relaxation of body and mind. A stunning way to get away from it all.
Find out more: Eco Spa Hotel La Grée des Landes
It’s a giant leap in Quiberon Bay
Try this if you want some adventure. You’ll take off from the airfield at Ploemeur (Lorient). From 10,000 feet, you will be able to spot Groix, Belle-île, the Gulf of Morbihan and Quiberon. Once you’re above the famous peninsula, the doors of the aircraft will open so that you can parachute! Accompanied by instructors, you can jump alongside your partner and share this adrenaline high.
Galloping around Saint-Brieuc Bay
At low tide, the sea can go out by up to 20 km in Saint-Brieuc Bay. When that happens, the nature reserve becomes a huge golden meadow that’s perfect for horse riding. Go on, give free reign to your passion! The Evadesquestre company can offer couples of all ages tailor-made private hacks past the mussel farms and the colonies of migrant birds. For beginners keen to give it a try, a hack will take just two hours. But for really keen riders, how about a whole weekend, with breaks for meals in gourmet restaurants and a romantic night’s stay all included?
Find out more: www.evadequestre.com
Explore the Emerald Coast in a hot-air balloon
The medieval town of Dinan offers a picturesque and romantic setting for a romantic getaway. After its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and a country walk along the banks of the River Rance, see it all from above in a hot-air balloon. The flame of the Ballons d’Emeraude balloon will take you to a height of over 3,000 feet. When you see them from the sky, the ramparts of Dinan, the Rance estuary ad the coastal landscapes of the Emerald Coast are enough to take your breath away. The best weather conditions are at dusk and dawn. As the sun rises or sets, you can snuggle up in your private world in the sky, and enjoy your first ballooning experience.