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The most romantic destinations in Europe to visit this Christmas

The most romantic destinations in Europe to visit this Christmas
30 Oct 2014

Cold, snowy nights and warm mulled wine - aside from the obvious St Valentine’s day, Christmas is the most romantic, as well as magical, time of the year.

If you are thinking about whisking the one you love away for a break this year, here are some of the most beautiful destinations that will take their breath away.

Paris

Paris really is a no-brainer when thinking about the most romantic destinations to visit. The Champs Elysee is lit up with twinkling fairy lights and last year the French capital actually housed the tallest Christmas tree in Europe, making it the perfect place to go for a Joyeux Noel.

Any romantic festive day in Paris must begin with a trip to the Patinoire de L’Hotel de Ville, which has a giant ice rink in front of the city hall and has now become a well known symbol of Christmas in the capital. It also becomes even more romantic at night when the 19th century building is lit up in the background.

A trip up the Eiffel Tower is romantic any time of the year, but at Christmas it is especially so as you can take in the whole of the city’s Christmas lights from the breathtaking views its observation platforms offers. Make the most of it and book in for a romantic meal at 58 Tour Eiffel

Amsterdam

Amsterdam has everything you could ever wish for when creating a romantic Christmas holiday, including fairy lights and warm, comfy bars and cafes where you can snuggle up and relax.

It’s highly recommended that you book to go and see an opera or a ballet while visiting Amsterdam, and those heading there this year can expect to see Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Cinderella, of the Puccini favourite, La Boheme. Both of these are being performed at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and are a sure fire way to ensure a romantic evening.

Visit a Christmas Market and take in the smell of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts while mulling over the gifts and crafts that are on offer.ADNFCR-408-ID-801757572-ADNFCR

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