Oh Là Là: Europe's Most Romantic Hoods

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	One of the many romantic spots in Amsterdam's Jordaan neighborhood.

One of the many romantic spots in Amsterdam's Jordaan neighborhood.

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Jul 23, 2013 —  There's no need for a strike from Cupid's arrow to get in the mood for romance. Every once in a while, even the most frigid guy or gal can heat up to a lukewarm temperature by planning a sentimental evening with their significant other.  

European non-romantics need not worry about spending too much time being gushy and creative. There are multiple enchanting neighborhoods across the continent that offer coupled visitors quiet cafés, candlelit dinners, scenic park views, and other ingredients crucial to an amorous experience.

Long walks on the beach are on the menu in Antibes in the French Riviera. The sandy shores beyond the area’s picturesque ancient walls provide a perfect place to recapture an old flame or start a new one. Meanwhile, Jordaan in Amsterdam offers a unique opportunity for a fairytale day featuring strolls past peaceful canals, novelty boutiques, art studios, and a host of swanky wine bars and cocktail lounges.

Over in Madrid, the cobblestone streets and medieval walls characteristic of La Latina and Lavapiés look like set pieces in the next epic romantic film. As if that wasn’t enough, local restaurants like El Ventorrillo – built on a high plateau amid a network of lush green gardens and parks – supply majestic views asking for sweet conversation.

Not much of a Romeo? Don’t sweat the lovey-dovey stuff anymore. Just head to one of these places and let the ambiance do the work.

  • Saint Germain - 6eme

    Paris

    Saint Germain - 6eme, Paris.
  • Antibes

    French Riviera

    Antibes, French Riviera.
  • Jordaan

    Amsterdam

    Jordaan, Amsterdam.
  • San Lorenzo

    Florence

    San Lorenzo, Florence.
  • La Latina / Lavapiés

    Madrid

    La Latina / Lavapiés, Madrid.
  • Lehel

    Munich

    Lehel, Munich.
  • San Polo

    Venice

    San Polo, Venice.
  • Piazza di Spagna

    Rome

    Piazza di Spagna, Rome.
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