4 ideas for Valentine's Day

Want to surprise your Valentine at the last minute?

Here are four original eco-rentals for a long “Valentine's Day” weekend (3 nights minimum).

A Bohemian flair…in Provence !

Camp in style in the pretty furnished Gypsy caravan on the the edge of a pinewood forest. You will enjoy wellness facilites and your own private garden for some proper relaxation.

Great for up to 3 persons, who will have their own cooking corner, bathroom and terrace. The spa includes massages and a heated pool and sauna. Wake up to forest sounds and an organic breakfast with homemade jams and freshly baked French bread and pastry. Free parking on the estate for guests.

40 minutes by car from St Tropez, it is a tempting romantic getaway in the sun!

Pamper yourself in a bed and breakfast in Belgium

Béatrice’s 1870 holiday mansion is located in the inner city of historic Soignies in the French part of Belgium.

You will have the second floor to yourself, where you will sleep in a king-size bed in a room to complement it. You will also have a private drawing room with a fridge, TV, Wi-Fi and some tea and coffee.

Walk through her English garden as one imagines it from the 19th century or relax on her sunny terrace. Just to sweeten things up a little more, Beatrice welcomes her guests with Belgian beer and has included daily breakfast in the pricing, whipped up from mostly regional produce.

Relax in an eco-labelled hotel in Lorraine

Nadia opens the doors to her green hotel, located in the quiet rural village of Méréville on the Moselle River . Her’s is the first to obtain the “green key” eco-label in the Lorraine Region, receiving the prestigious certification in 2003.

You’ll check-in into one of 26 bright and spacious rooms, most include a private terrace with a view of the garden and swimming pool. Four of the rooms face the lovely fir-tree grove while two rooms were also entirely redesigned to allow easy access to visitors with limited mobility.

The restaurant’s flowery décor is perfectly attuned to the lapping Moselle waters downhill. Taste regional specialities, the home of quiche Lorraine as well as liqueurs and pastries prepared with local Mirabelle plums.

Valentine's Day promotion and special menu at €35 on February 14 and 15, enjoy an overnight stay with complimentary breakfast!

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A romantic nest in a green setting in Provence

Much more than a guesthouse, Isabelle’s guest rooms and apartments are a real place to enjoy nature in the heart of Haute Provence, at the foot of Forcalquier. Isabelle fell in love with this 17th century farmhouse 30 years ago.

Isabelle was finally able to open her guest house in 1991 and she now puts all her energy and kindness into her service.

Isabelle’s daughter Barbara, a cook and naturopath, will treat you to good food during your stay. Her healthy and creative cuisine is prepared with a maximum of organic, local products and is 100% vegetarian.

For Valentine's Day, she has concocted a special menu for 45 euros in warm red to purple colours to awaken your senses.