Romantic weekend getaways: the best hotels

Review our most beautiful European hotels for a romantic weekend in the country, city, or sea.

Romantic weekends are part of the foundation of any couple. It allows you to get away from everyday life and reconnect with one another. These moments of complicity can be shared in some of the most beautiful destinations in France and Europe, in the countryside, by the sea, in town, or the mountains. Each of these destinations offers the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and enjoyable stay and provides a wide range of activities in the open air or in the hotels' spas to help you curate your ideal holiday. Explore our selection of hotels and their destinations to discover over a weekend to enjoy some quality time with your partner.

Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle Pyrenees

Loudenvielle

Mercure

Escape the stresses of urban life, and head to the mountains to the Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle. Nestled along a river in the Pyrenees next to the Génos-Loudenvielle Lake, this four-star hotel is a modern alpine holiday experience, far from the outdated rustic aesthetic. Set in the heart of a wooded park, the rooms – most of which have a balcony – offer a view over the abundant natural surroundings. You will have access to the Nuxe Spa, with a heated swimming pool and two treatment rooms. To work up an appetite, head to the hotel’s restaurant and sample its generous cuisine. For those looking to hike or ski, the region is full of activities that will create long-lasting, shared memories.

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The Domaine des Vanneaux Golf and Spa - MGallery

Presles

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Find inner peace in the heart of nature just outside Paris. This is the promise of the Domaine des Vanneaux – MGallery. Just 40 minutes from the French capital, you can take a breath of fresh air in a minimalist setting connected to the natural world. The rooms are designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, and each has a terrace overlooking a green patio, the Isle Adam golf course, or the forest. The spa has a treatment cabin for two people, and offers massages inspired by Indonesian and Japanese traditions. Everything you need for an intimate break and a moment of calm for two.

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SO/Sotogrande Spa & Golf Resort

Sotogrande

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At SO/SPA & Health Club 5*, the off-season extends to the very edge of fall. Head to the Costa del Sol in Spain to totally disconnect in a soothing setting in a blend of pueblos blancos and Scandinavian hygge. Enjoy the typically nonchalant Iberian outlook and spend your time outdoors, from breakfast to pool sessions and yoga classes on the terrace overlooking the coast. This oasis of calm is also home to a luxury, designer spa offering panoramic views, even from its sauna. This hotel is ideal for a long romantic weekend getaway.

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Molitor Hotel & Spa Paris MGallery Collection

Paris

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The Molitor Paris by MGallery is a hotel as unique as it is unusual, with its outdoor corridors overlooking its iconic central pool. This layout creates the impression of traveling in an ocean liner and immerses you in the Roaring Twenties. The hotel provides a wellness offer focused on water and sports and boasts Europe's largest hotel spa. In addition to 6 treatment programs designed with renowned athletes, the Spa by Clarins has developed the "Beyond Water" face and body treatment protocol. In addition, you can enjoy two pools heated year-round, the services of a fitness coach, and access to cryotherapy and osteopathy sessions.

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Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet-MGallery

Paris

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For an intimate stay between Bastille and the Marais, head down to the Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery with its restored art deco façade. Its spa houses a Codage institute - a French company that formulates customized treatment programs - and features a treatment cabin, a swimming pool, a sauna, a hammam, and a fitness area. In a nod to the past lives of the hotel, which once housed a chocolate factory for several decades, the spa features a cocoa treatment accompanied by a chocolate snack at the bar to be shared with friends. Finally, the panoramic view of the roofs of Paris from the suites on the top floor will give you a touching memory of your Parisian stay.

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Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa sea & spa

Porticcio

Thalassa Sea & Spa

The Isle of Beauty plays its most impressive card at the Sofitel Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa, awakening all the senses in the midst of the omnipresent sea. Designed in the style of a rock surrounded by water, this establishment is ideal for those in search of pure delight. The wellness services are offered indoors or, in an even more tempting twist, outside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Euphoric body treatments and restorative face rituals are combined with treatment programs by Gemology, an organic brand whose expertise is rooted in marine sciences. All the energy needed to explore the countless landscapes around this heavenly setting is yours for the taking.

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