Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

How about gliding through the canals of Venice in a gondola, ambling along the attractive avenues of Paris’ Champs Elysees, or immersing yourself in the atmosphere of historic Florence?

Allons-y !

#1 Florence

European romantic city: Florence, Italy

The home of poets and painters and the spawning ground of what must be much of the world’s great art. Even today, it’s a city where art and creativity are in the forefront of everyday life, a city of timeless beauty tailor-made for lovers.

#2 Paris

Europe’s most romantic cities: Paris, France

The City of Love is one of the most romantic places on earth. Paris is filled with beautiful gardens, and all make an unbelievably romantic setting.

#3 Venice

Europe’s most romantic cities: Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Yes, this romantic city north of Italy is all about gondolas. Taking a gondola ride through the canals of Venice can be very romantic!

#4 Sintra

Europe's most romantic cities: Sintra, Portugal

Europe’s most romantic cities: Sintra, Portugal – Photo: © Chris Yunker

In the 19th century Sintra became the first center of European Romantic architecture. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it “Cynthia” after the goddess of the moon. it is one of Europe’s most romantic and enchanting towns. It is indeed an extraordinary place with a surreal mixture of history and fantasy, protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Its fairytale palaces, incredible vistas, and notable museum collections make it a destination you should make the effort to see, especially if you visit Lisbon.