Four Romantic French Cities To Explore With Your Loved One

With its enchanting history, exquisite cuisine, and awe-inspiring landscapes, France is the epitome of romance. It’s no surprise that countless couples choose this captivating destination for engagements or romantic getaways, immersing themselves in the country’s romantic allure.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Air France shares four exceptionally romantic French cities for lovers to explore that deserve a coveted spot on every travel bucket list. Offering direct flights from Johannesburg to Paris, with seamless connections to these charming locales, the airline guarantees a journey filled with romance and sophistication from the moment you step into the airport until you reach your dreamy destination.


No journey through France would be truly complete without venturing into its heart, Paris. Known globally as the pinnacle of romance, the city’s legendary landmarks and secret spots set the stage for a romantic escape.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris’s emblematic symbol, is an essential visit for lovers. Whether you’re gazing up from the ground or taking in the panoramic views from its summit, the tower stands as a global beacon of love. Another romantic treasure is The Wall of Love in the charming district of Montmartre. With the words ‘I love you’ written in over 250 languages, this unique monument celebrates love’s universal language and offers a picturesque setting for couples.

To see Paris through a different lens, a boat cruise on the River Seine offers an enchanting perspective of the city. Finally, The Tuileries Garden offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.


Champagne, the iconic symbol of celebration and love, naturally ranks as an exceptionally romantic destination for couples. Here, tourists can visit the vineyards that produce the legendary sparkling wine.

A tour and tasting at one of the many prestigious Champagne houses is a romantic experience and a perfect Valentine’s Day destination for couples. Fun fact – Air France stands out as the only airline globally that offers champagne across all of its long-haul cabin classes, from economy to La Première, adding a touch of French sophistication and celebration to the journey.


In the heart of Provence, Aix-en-Provence stands out as a jewel among the region’s charming cities. Aix is a haven of relaxation and beauty. The city invites couples to bask in the ambience of its pavement cafes and terraces, where time seems to slow down. The historical core of Aix, with its winding medieval streets and grandiose 16th and 17th-century mansions, tells stories of a rich past.

It’s a city that inspired the likes of Paul Cézanne, who both lived and painted here, leaving a legacy that includes his studio and the vistas of Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Aix-en-Provence also delights with its vibrant markets and its stunning architecture making it a perfect destination for lovers looking to add a little romance to their travels.


Annecy, often hailed as the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ is certainly one of the most beautiful French destinations, making it perfect for couples looking for a romantic destination to visit. Only a four-hour journey from Paris via the TGV, Annecy is a hidden gem begging to be explored. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy mirror the charm of the colourful houses and winding canals.

The city is filled with ancient buildings housing intimate restaurants and luxurious inns. Couples should visit the iconic Pont des Amours (Lover’s Bridge), where legend has it that a shared kiss ensures eternal togetherness. Annecy is both enchanting and romantic which is why it’s the perfect destination for lovers to explore.

With direct flights from Johannesburg to Paris and seamless connections to enchanting cities like Champagne, Aix-en-Provence, and Annecy, Air France is the premier airline for South Africans dreaming of exploring France’s most romantic destinations.

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