Où dire « Je t’aime » en France
Where to say «I love you» in France
Posted on 29 May 2013 in France
At all shy, romantic, passionate, fiery: tell him your way … but not anywhere!
1. Boulevard des Pyrenees, Pau (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)
Spree on the Boulevard des Pyrénées , Lamartine exclaimed: «Pau is the most beautiful sight of land as Naples is the most beautiful sea view.» This high romantic place, which opens onto a breathtaking panorama — the Pyrenees on deploying 150 km — is a place entirely appropriate to declare his love. It makes a nice walk, hand in hand, as did the European aristocrats when Pau was a fashionable resort. In addiction you, you will see the path of Roy winding through palm trees.
For a languorous goodbye on a train platform, take the cable car down to Pau railway station situated below the boulevard.
Ruelle in Gerberoy . William Schmitt
2. Medieval city of Gerberoy (Oise)
Can one imagine a better place than the city rose to open his heart? When you walk in the cobbled streets of Gerberoy , you find yourself whispering and ringing of a cell phone seems so incongruous that comes to extinguish. It was at the invitation of the impressionist painter Henri Le Sidaner, installed here in 1901 that the inhabitants of Gerberoy — a hundred — continue to lovingly maintain roses in front of their houses. In spring, in most of Norman Picard villages, the picture is idyllic.
Since 2011, private gardens Sidaner are publicly accessible ( www.lesjardinshenrilesidaner.fr ).
3. Lake Bourget (Savoie)
As Alphonse de Lamartine, get inspired by the romance of Lake Bourget . It was during one of his many trips to Aix-les-Bains in 1816 the poet met his muse, Julie Charles. An ephemeral as love Julie died a year later. The famous lines from his poem The Lake, «O time, suspend your flight …» tell Lamartine disarray after the tragedy which resulted in to see the birth of the greatest romantic poet of the nineteenth century. Make it as long walks along the shore and savor the magic of the mountains.
For pedestrians and cyclists, a greenway of 11 km connects Aix-les-Bains in Le Bourget-du-Lac, and driven to the brink of several beaches (about 2 hours). Possible return by boat.
4. BOOTH PEYNET, VALENCE (DROME)
We can choose more appropriate place to open his heart to the beloved that the bandstand of Valence . If there is nothing special in its architecture, shared with hundreds of other high in parks and gardens in the French nineteenth century, it had the honor of inspiring illustrator Peynet its lovers in 1942. The violinist round hat which exceed long hair and his frail wife will acquire over the years an international celebrity. Today, a heart decorated with an engraving of the famous pair , hung in the booth, reminds aptly that this place was born one of the most popular images of love.
The esplanade of the Champ de Mars, where stands the kiosk, underwent a successful facelift that highlights the perspective of the Ardèche mountains and the ruins of Crussol.
Peynet kiosk, Valencia . Jean-Louis Zimmerman
5. Museum of Loving Werentzhouse (Haut-Rhin)
Reputed to be the smallest in the world, Lover museum seems designed to be visited only a couple! This is a tiny half-timbered house in pink stucco, adorned with a red heart, and where are gathered postcards celebrating the lovers, but also photos of everyday life and rural traditions. In fact, it’s a real dive in the history of a place, the Sundgau (southern Alsace), where sometimes kitsch or shifted imagery takes on a different meaning, a different emotional value.
To get to Werentzhouse, head of Mulhouse, Altkirch and Ferrette. Very close to Basel.
6. Pont des Arts (Paris)
In Paris, the most fashionable place to declare his love seems to be the gateway of the Arts , at least judging by the number of «love lock» that are hung there. These locks, which the lovers write or engrave their name before kissing and throwing the key into the Seine, is the symbol of their «love always». We also see in other bridges, but not much! It must be said that the bridge of Arts has a long tradition of festive and romantic and enjoys magnificent views of the Louvre, Ile de la Cité and the dome of the Institute.
Another unique place dedicated to love: I love you from the wall, square des Abbesses, in Montmartre.
7. Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine)
The island of Grand Be in Saint-Malo , at the foot of the ramparts, in a single inhabitant since 1848: François-René de Chateaubriand, born in Saint-Malo and, according to his will, buried here, standing, to contemplate ever the sea burial is simple and carries a single plate on which it says. «a great french writer wanted to rest here to hear are that the sea and wind. Incidentally, respect his last wish. » Guaranteed Romanticism at sunset , looking towards the wider its like. Low tide is reached.
Intramural The castle houses the History Museum, dedicated to the history of the city and its famous men.
Grand Be, Saint-Malo . Mrs Chocobo (Wikimedia)
8. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Vaucluse)
If there is a masterpiece of love sung, the Canzoniere of Petrarch may be one. Poignant story in verse of the torments of love and desire, the collection is dedicated to Laura, eternal muse and ideal figure of the poet. Probably as much as the sonnets, the legendary place of the lightning strike is an absolute romanticism: the fountain of Vaucluse , emerald source lined with foam set in the hollow of a rocky … There before his nymph washed by the waters, the fate of toppled Petrarch. «The Aure whose delicious breath stirred Laurier green and gold of the beautiful hair, made […] emigrate souls from their bodies» … To blow the ears of his beloved.
Do not miss visiting the museum-library Francis Petrarch, which traces the poet’s life and brings together beautiful manuscripts and illustrations of artists.
9. Les Petites-Dalles (Seine-Maritime)
The white cliffs of the Caux country plunge into the sea and readily ignite romantic souls. Aux Petites Dalles, the picture looks perfect. Delacroix, Monet … many painters to have planted their easels in this beautiful valleuse, intact since the late nineteenth century, where vacation homes have not aged. The small chapel, undergrowth or climbing the heights trails offer many designs suitable for a stolen kiss. In summer, the small beach huts provide a delightful touch to this tiny station. In 1875, the Austrian Empress Elisabeth, Sissi, stayed incognito at the castle of Sassetot, located on the heights. According to legend, she would have lived there a love affair with his squire !
No hotel in Petites-Dalles, but you can stay in the castle of the eighteenth century ( www.chateau-de-sassetot.com ), where Sissi lived at the time. Floral atmosphere and four-poster bed!
10. Summit Brevent (Haute-Savoie)
If your che (è) r (e) and tender love the mountains, this is a great place to tell him whipping. Perched at 2525 meters, the summit of the Brevent place a 360 ° view of Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi and the Aravis. A place certainly busy but oh so romantic for lovers tu tops! And no need to sweat to get there, since impressive cable car can take you effortlessly! And after cooing , there will be time to walk because the place is the starting point for many hikes, snowshoes or skis.
Brevent cable car: access from Chamonix every 15 minutes. € 26 round trip / person ( www.compagniedumontblanc.fr ).
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