Saint-Valentin the most romantic village in France, is situated in the north of the Indre. It’s the perfect place to celebrate your love for each other any day of the year. Although there’s a magical 3 day festival for Valentine’s Day each year, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to visit. Here’s what to do when you’re there to make the most of your romantic trip:
1. Wander through the Garden of Lovers.
The centrepiece of the village, the Garden of Lovers is a beautiful arboretum filled with romantic sculptures, including the Willow of Hearts, the Lovers’ Kiosk, and the Wish Tree. Couples can hang a ribbon with a wish or a special message on the tree. It’s also possible to plant your own tree to commemorate your visit.
2. Have a romantic meal at Au 14 Février
If you’re looking for something extra special, why not treat yourselves to a meal at Au 14 Février, the Michelin-starred restaurant. With a French-Japanese fusion menu, featuring local products and seasonal delicacies, it’s the perfect place for an unforgettable lunch or dinner
3. Find the perfect spot for a romantic picnic
If you’d prefer to have a picnic, or just enjoy a romantic picnic surrounded by nature. Saint-Valentin is the perfect place
4. Take a Stroll around the village
Take a romantic stroll around the village and spot all the murals and love-themed road signs for more photo opportunities.
5. Make a lasting memory
Write a love letter and look out for Cupid’s post box – a charming, tiled artwork where you can post your lovingly crafted note. If you’re staying at La Prairie Étoilée, you can even get a special Valentine’s postage stamp.
Making The Most Of Your Day
And finally, a top tip for making the most of your trip is to combine your visit to Saint-Valentin, the most romantic village in France, with wine tasting at nearby Reuilly or a visit to the excellent Musée de Hospice Saint Roch in Issoudun.
No matter when you visit, Saint-Valentin is the perfect destination for a romantic day out and with plenty of opportunities for special memories, it’s sure to be the most romantic village in France.
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