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Romantic Weekends in Paris

Romantic Weekends in Paris

Paris – the city of love! Hoping to surprise that special someone with a trip to remember? What could be more romantic than a road-trip to Paris where you can enjoy the sites, sip wine and eat cheese- lots of cheese!

The port town of Folkestone can often seem worlds away from many of the holiday destinations the UK has to offer. However, due to its proximity to the Channel Tunnel, this tiny, tucked-away town is ideally situated for driving to France.

An early morning departure will see you arrive in the heart of Paris, one of the top three most-visited cities in the world, before noon. So, with the City of Love, just around the corner, take advantage of our location by driving into Paris this weekend.

Whether you plan on kissing under the Eiffel Tower, cruising along the River Seine under the stars or experiencing one of Paris’ 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, it’s impossible not to get swept up in the City of Lights’ romantic atmosphere.

Choosing to drive to Paris instead of flying will uncover a whole new holiday experience, giving you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace and visit alternative tourist destinations that public transport doesn’t necessarily accommodate.

For a picture-perfect sunset visit the idyllic “Temple of Love”, situated on an island in the middle of a lake in the Bois de Vincennes – a 20-minute drive outside of the city centre. Dine in the shadow of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, the infamous church showcased in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, at La Capannina in the Latin Quarter or tango on the banks of the River Seine.

As you can see, the opportunities for romance are endless.

Just be aware that France has strict driving regulations that must be adhered to. The AA’s guidelines on what you need to know can be found here.


Heading off to Paris for a romantic break? Start your drive off well-rested by getting a good night’s sleep at the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – Channel Tunnel! We’ll set you on your way after a good night’s sleep and an Express Start Breakfast!



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