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Saint Valentine's Day 2020 - Romantic Getaways to France

by Robbie Doyle on 15-01-2020 in Aritcles1

SAINT VALENTINES DAY 2020 FALLS ON FRIDAY 14TH OF FEBRUARY

Saint Valentine's Day 2020

Who was Saint Valentine?

Saint Valentine was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. From the High Middle Ages, his Saints’ Day is associated with a tradition of courtly love. There are two different Saints’ Lives for a St Valentine on February 14, but they are probably the same man. It is said that the Emporer Claudius II had a man called Valentine arrested in 270 AD.

Known to all as Claudius the Cruel, the Emporer had to maintain a large army. However, the Romans of the day were reluctant to join the Legions of Rome and Claudius and his advisors thought the reason for this lack of interest lay in the reluctance of men to leave their wives and sweethearts behind and go fighting abroad.

So, to solve this problem, Claudius decreed that all marriages and engagements in Rome were to be banned. However, Valentine, a holy priest, decided he would defy the decree and carried on performing marriage services. As you might imagine, Claudius the Cruel was not impressed. The prefect of Rome ordered the arrest and imprisonment of Valentine and that he be put to death by clubbing and then beheading.

Whilst imprisoned, the legend has it that Valentine fell in love with the warder’s daughter and, before he was put to death, he wrote her a farewell love letter which he signed ‘Frome your Valentine’. And so, a legend was born and lovers have celebrated February 14th and the holy priest Valentine who was made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. See more

Self-Catering Rentals in France - Make Saint Valentines Day special

One of the most romantic ways to show somebody that they are special is to surprise them with a break from the daily grind. Book one of the many great villas, townhouses, Gites, apartments or even a chateau from Rent-in-France and really enjoy Saint Valentines Day. You are spoilt for choice with the hundreds of great properties available. Here is a couple we think you might enjoy.

Restored Holiday House in Historic Village Vouvant, Vendee, France

Weekly Rental: From GBP 400 to GBP 650

Saint Valentine's day in France

A delightful, well equipped and comfortable two-bedroom house for both summer and winter in the medieval village of Vouvant on the edge of the Mervent Forest.

It is perfectly located so as to be readily accessible from the UK and yet is within an hour’s drive of Ile de Ré, La Rochelle, Marais Poitevin, the warm white Vendee beaches and the famous major theme parks Puy de Fou and Futuroscope.

It is a location that provides something for everyone on holiday in every season.

The village shops and cafes are four minutes walk from the front door – quicker if you’re thirsty. See more.

La Brigue Holiday Apartment to Rent, Apt 1, Les Alpes D`Azur, Place de Nice, La Brigue, Alpes Maritimes

Weekly Rental: From GBP 189 to GBP 289

Rent in France for Saint Valentines Day

One of two beautiful apartments that offer magnificent mountain views overlooking Place de Nice, the main square in La Brigue. One of France’s most beautiful mountains villages, La Brigue is perfectly situated with a curious mix of Italian and French located close to the border in Alpes Maritimes. Until 1947, La Brigue was in fact Italian.

The apartments have been renovated, modernised and fully equipped and are set in the building that was formerly the 'Albergo Americano', an 1882 Italian inn on the French border. On the ground floor is the popular 'Bar des Platanes'.

This one-bedroom apartment is situated on the second floor and has a double bedroom with a balcony that overlooks the mountains to the rear of the building. The kitchen/living room is open plan with a small balcony that overlooks the Place de Nice. The kitchen area is fully equipped with an electric hob, oven, fridge and freezer. A large sofa bed, radio and table and chairs can be found in the living area. The apartment has windows on three sides which make it bright as it captures plenty of sunshine. The apartment has electric heating throughout which is included in the rental price as well as a wood-burning stove in the kitchen/living area. See more.

Please visit the main Rent in France pages and search for your ideal property. There are plenty of options available. If you need more information or help, you can contact Rent in France directly and we will be delighted to help. Enjoy Sain Valentine's Day in France.

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4 Bedroom Gite In the Small Village of Pillac, Private Swimming Pool - Gite Le Clocher

4 Bedroom Gite In the Small Village of Pillac, Private Swimming Pool - Gite Le Clocher

Weekly Rental: EUR 2200 to EUR 2200

12 sleeps

140 m² - Gite with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, 2 large living rooms, including a very pleasantly restored

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Holiday Cottage in Southern Brittany Near the Beaches - Gite Penty

Holiday Cottage in Southern Brittany Near the Beaches - Gite Penty

Weekly Rental: EUR 430 to EUR 685

2 sleeps

In southern Brittany, set in the quiet part of a small hamlet just 15 minutes walk from the village and amenities.

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3 Star Holiday Gite in Bergerac, Dordogne - Gîte Bel Air de Rosette

3 Star Holiday Gite in Bergerac, Dordogne - Gîte Bel Air de Rosette

Weekly Rental: EUR 1596 to EUR 2786

24 sleeps

Gîte 'Côté jardin' is the first large Bel Air gîte in Rosette is located on the garden level. It has an area of

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Holiday Cottage with Heated Swimming Pool in Ambon - South Brittany - La Chaumiere

Holiday Cottage with Heated Swimming Pool in Ambon - South Brittany - La Chaumiere

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

4 sleeps

This detached stone cottage with a thatched roof of 40 m2 can accommodate up to 4 people. It is very bright thanks to

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Independent 2 STAR House in Bordenec'h, a small hamlet near Bangor

Independent 2 STAR House in Bordenec'h, a small hamlet near Bangor

Weekly Rental: EUR 500 to EUR 1100

8 sleeps

We offer for rent a beautiful recent house (built in 1998), very bright, which can accommodate 8/9 people in conditions

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Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

PROMOTION 10% LAST WEEK AVAILABLE 01-08 AUGUST 2020

PROMOTION 10% LAST WEEK AVAILABLE 01-08 AUGUST 2020

**A SAISIR DERNIERE SEMAINE DISPONIBLE ETE 2020** TARIF 6290€/WEEK INSTEAD OF 6990€/WEEK VILLA MODERNE CLIMATISEE

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

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