OUR BEST BAISE & BREAKFAST SPOTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
There’s no point in burying your head under the covers: Valentine’s Day is a consumer holiday, it’s tacky… But it’s still a good excuse to spend some time between the sheets! So here are our top five spots where you can love to love you baby, and get your Saint-Valentin or Saint-whatever on!
The most secretive spot
At chef Alexandre Gauthier’s B&B, ask for the “Cachette” bedroom and its secret passageway for an adulterous escape– a place where you can change beds without feeling guilty. And before that? You’ll have to dine at one of Alexandre’s three restaurants, of course (Froggy’s Tavern, Anecdote or La Grenouillère), for a particularly successful escapade!
Pieux – 1, rue des Etuves, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer, +33 6 32 17 64 25
The most seventh heaven adjacent spot
Who wouldn’t want to do it in France’s highest altitude hotel? What to expect: pole planting, fondue, an intimate swim and a Panavision sunset – the perfect combo before you start loving up sur une étoile, ou sur un oreiller (cue Gilbert Montagné)…
Le Refuge de Solaise – Sommet de Solaise, 73150 Val-d’Isère, +33 4 58 83 00 90
The best cuddle-therapy spot
In this very particular hôtel particulier, after an incredible cuddle sesh on the four-poster bed, get wet in the free-standing bathtub with incredible views of the Place des Vosges – or in the intimate whirlpool, tucked away underground and open 24/7, so you can live on love and fresh water alone, as the French saying goes…
Cour des Vosges – 19, Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris, +33 1 42 50 30 30
The most fantastical spot (photo)
With its gigantic estate and bedrooms bathed in light, the Villa Magnan will make your head spin… The exact address is only revealed once you’ve made a reservation, and it’s recommended that you arrive at night for an even more intoxicating effect. There’s plenty to leave you speechless… and to seize the opportunity!
Villa Magnan – contact only via Instagram: @villamagnan
The most Starcky and Hutch spot!
Nestled high up in Gigaro, thirty minutes from Saint-Trop’, the ethnic-chic bedrooms with private terraces enjoy maximum sunlight and ultra-mild temperatures, for an evening that doesn’t have to be quite so tame… Decidedly, Philippe Starck is still at the top of his game!
Lily of the Valley – Quartier de Gigaro, 83420 La Croix-Valmer, +33 4 22 73 22 00
Photo © Melvin Israel