It’s the most romantic time of year again, and where better to spend it than right here on the French Riviera? This February we’re sharing five ideas for a perfectly Mediterranean Valentine’s day.
There’s no better place for a hand-in-hand stroll than through the Marché aux Fleurs in Nice’s historic old town. The market, which has been named one of France’s special markets by the National Council for the Culinary Arts, opens at 6am on February 14th. Make it your first stop on Valentine’s morning and the brilliant hues and wave after wave of fresh floral aromas are sure to inspire a romantic day ahead.
We’re lucky to live in a truly exquisite part of the world. Chartering a luxury boat or yacht for Valentine’s Day gives you the freedom to explore the natural beauty of this region from a different angle. Find your perfect charter yacht at Port de la Rague, the quiet marina nestled in the rugged red cliffs of the Estérel Mountains, before setting out across the glittering ocean towards the lush Cannes Islands.
Sip a glass of champagne as you look down upon the quaint medieval hilltop villages and rolling fields of Provence. A hot air balloon ride across this stunning landscape is sure to make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable.
What could be more romantic than creating a sensual fragrance especially for your loved one? Head along the coast to Nice or inland to Grasse to take part in a perfume workshop led by one of Molinard’s highly talented perfumers, and give a Valentine’s gift that will keep the passion alive all year long.
Valentine’s Day conjures images of big bunches of roses and boxes of chocolates tied up with bows. If you’re a classic romantic, you’ll love Chocolatier Lacroix in Nice. This delightfully traditional chocolate shop sells the most delectable chocolates, weighed out on old fashioned scales by the 100 gram.
Of course, there’s no need to leave Parc du Cap for a special day. You might simply enjoy some quality time together in the jacuzzi, sauna or steam room, and toast your
relationship with a glass of champagne on the terrace in the evening. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Parc du Cap!