Whisked Away: Romance in the Luberon


When it comes to romance, France has an undeniable allure that extends far beyond the enchanting streets of Paris. As we embrace the month of love, let's embark on a journey to discover unique and unforgettable date day experiences in the heart of the Luberon.

  1. Domaine des Jeanne vineyard: a toast to love

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourselves in the enchanting beauty of Domaine des Jeanne. Tucked away in the picturesque Luberon region, this vineyard is a haven for wine enthusiasts and couples seeking a romantic retreat. Stroll hand in hand through the lush vineyards, indulge in a private wine tasting session, and savour the rich flavours of the estate's exquisite wines. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just looking for a charming setting, Domaine des Jeanne promises an idyllic date day escape.

  1. Up up and away: lavender fields from above

For couples seeking an adrenaline rush and a bird's eye view of the stunning French landscape, consider a hot air balloon ride over the mesmerising lavender fields of Provence. Drift above the vibrant hues of purple and green, sharing breathtaking views with your special someone. This exhilarating experience provides a unique perspective of the French countryside, creating lasting memories that will elevate your connection to new heights.

  1. Enjoy a literary stroll in the gardens of Abbaye de Senanque

Take a step back in time and immerse yourselves in the poetic ambiance of the lavender-laden Abbaye de Senanque's gardens. This mediaeval Cistercian abbey, located near the village of Gordes, boasts lush gardens filled with blooming flowers, ancient trees, and hidden corners perfect for quiet conversations. Bring along a favourite book or pick up a new one from a local bookstore to read together in this serene setting. The gardens offer a tranquil escape for couples who appreciate the beauty of literature and nature.

  1. Love is a rush: kayaking adventure on the Verdon River

If your idea of romance involves a bit of adventure, a kayaking expedition on the Verdon River is the perfect choice. Navigate through the crystal-clear waters surrounded by the stunning cliffs of the Verdon Gorge. The thrill of conquering the rapids together will undoubtedly strengthen your bond, making this outdoor escapade an unforgettable highlight of your French romance.

  1. Le Petit Café des Jeanne: culinary delights in every bite

After a leisurely vineyard exploration, head to Le Petit Cafe des Jeanne (situated 3km from the Domaine des Jeanne vineyard), a hidden gem that offers a culinary experience like no other. Nestled in a quaint corner of Oppède-Le-Vieux, this charming café captivates with its cosy ambiance and delectable menu. Share a meal crafted from locally-sourced ingredients and relish the flavours of authentic French cuisine. From freshly-baked pastries to flavorful espresso, this café is a perfect spot to savour the essence of a true French culinary love story. To make a reservation at the restaurant, please phone: 04 90 76 74 01.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day and the month of love, these non-traditional date ideas in France offer a refreshing take on romance. Whether you find yourselves wandering through a vineyard, savouring local delicacies, floating above lavender fields, exploring gardens with literary charm, or conquering river rapids, these experiences will create lasting memories that extend far beyond February. Embrace the enchantment of France and celebrate your love in extraordinary ways that will resonate throughout the year. Vive l'amour!

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