A Picture Perfect Christmas at Hotel Crillon Le Brave, Provence

Open for the First Time Over Christmas

Image: Hotel Crillon Le Brave © Mr. Tripper

Maisons Pariente has announced that it will be welcoming guests to Crillon Le Brave  this season, the property will open for Christmas and New Year for the first time providing a cosy Provencal getaway.

Located in the heart of Provence, Crillon Le Brave is the splendid 5-star hideaway reserved for guests who are disconnecting from city lights and fast paced life. The hotel is open to guests over Christmas and New Year to celebrate in pure luxury with loved ones without having a worry in the world.

Guests can enjoy a festive and New Year dinner at La Table du Ventoux, alongside a magic show for an evening of great surprises in the idyllic setting of Crillon le Brave. Surrounded by vineyards and breath-taking views, Hotel Crillon Le Brave offers a luxury, slow paced setting for a stay with the scents of Provence.

Nightly rates at Crillon Le Brave start from 350 Euros on a bed & breakfast basis.

crillonlebrave.com

Visit Toulouse for a crucial post-lockdown couples retreat

For couples who found themselves recently isolated with their other halves and missing the romance of their pre-lockdown relationship and for couples who isolated separately in need of some quality alone time,  the South of France has the perfect remedy, in the name of a city called Toulouse.

Nicknamed ‘the pink city’ for its jumble of coral roofs and shopfronts, Toulouse provides a romantic backdrop for couples on a getaway to reignite their relationship. With the local accent consistently voted the sexiest accent in France, it gives Paris a run for its money for being the city of love. What better place to plan a visit with restaurants now reopen with extended terraces and shops set to welcome visitors again from 8th June, in time for France to begin talks to lift border restrictions from June 15th.

Brimming with numerous gourmet, yet affordable restaurants and offering a whole host of cultural attractions, Toulouse offers an endless list of fun, dynamic dates options. Couples in search for some relaxed quality time together will also enjoy strolling hand in hand along the medieval streets in the old neighbourhood towards the romantic views of the river Garonne while watching the sunset. TheTaste of Toulouse tour offers guided tours of the impressive Victor Hugo covered market in the heart of the city and teaches English-speaking tourists about the local products on offer. Couples can tuck into baked goods, pastries, charcuterie, cheeses and sweet treats on their way around while Jessica the guide teaches them about the food and top tips on how to buy it. They won’t have to worry about sharing! Couples can enjoy a relaxing cycle through the city and along the Canal du Midi’s towpaths with VélÔ Toulouse, a self-service bike scheme. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Une Table à Deux, opened in 2018 and located in the Des Carmes district, the delicate cuisines are made fresh from local products and are served in a charming setting decorated with wooden furniture and brick walls.

Mama Shelter Toulouse

Where to stay: Toulouse’s quirky cinema hotel

Reopening week of 8th June, you will find the hotel tucked behind the facade of an old movie palace on Boulevard Lazare Carnot you’ll find Mama Shelter Toulouse. After a day of walking and exploring, couples can sit back and cosy up with a glass of red while watching a romantic movie in the 46-seat cinema, the CineMama.

www.mamashelter.com/en/toulouse

Priced from 79€/£70 per double room per night.

Please visit: www.toulouse-visit.com