While summer is the season which often gets the ‘love’ reputation, winter may actually be the best month to celebrate romance. And celebrating winter romance on the Côte d’Azur? You couldn’t have picked a better location!

If you think about it, winter is a very romantic season. Snuggling up by a roaring fire, planning weekend walks in the countryside, drinking as much hot chocolate as physically possible… it all sounds great!

However, aside from Valentine’s Day, romance often tends to get left aside in winter. People spend less time outdoors during the colder months, and the early darkness puts many off of making plans.

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Winter Romance Inspiration from Le Mas Candille

But not to worry – Le Mas Candille, a longtime Côte d’Azur staple, has a fair few suggestions to add some winter romance to your season. Take the time to celebrate the good things in life, and treat the ones you love year-round, not just in summer.

Below, find our suggestions top to better celebrate romance this winter. A mix of Le Mas Candille’s specialties and regional gems, this list will keep you and your other half feeling loved-up all winter-long!

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Idea 1: Treat Yourselves to a Delicious Meal

An evening spent together over a delicious meal is a romantic idea that cannot be understated. Not only does it afford you some much-needed alone time, it also forces you to spend time face to face, gadgets down. A perfect chance to reconnect.

What’s more, how often do you manage to fit in a delicious meal these days? Take this opportunity to try somewhere new, treat yourselves to a gastronomic meal, or have some drinks and tapas-style dining for something more casual, but still romantic. Even better, a dinner together perfectly fits in with winter romance as it doesn’t require any outside exposure to the cold!

For delicious dinner inspiration, take a look at Le Mas Candille’s Bistrot du Mas. A romantic setting, stocked wine cellar, with excellent staff at hand to serve you up Chef Basile Arnaud and Pâtisserie Chef Olivier Roth’s latest creations.

Le Bistrot du Mas is open every evening for dinner, from 1st January to 31st March, 7-9.30 pm. Le Bistrot du Mas is open daily for lunch from 1st April to 31st October, noon – 2 pm.

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Idea 2: Explore the Old Town of Nice

Nice’s Vielle Ville, or Old Town, is a stunning part of the city. Nestled into the coast right alongside the gorgeous blue Mediterranean, the Old Town can be an incredibly romantic destination. Embrace the winter for this activity: the Old Town will be blissfully void of the bustling crowds you’ll find there in summer. But, since it’s the Côte d’Azur, you can guarantee the sun will be shining away.

Take a leisurely wander around Nice’s Old Town, stopping for a fresh sea-side lunch, and embrace this time spent together. Discover some of Nice and Provence’s history, hit up the museums and art galleries, and try some socca for a lovely and cultural afternoon. Adding some culture and activity to your winter romance will make the day even more special! For some tips on where to go and what to see in Nice, check out our Guide to Nice blog.

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Idea 3: Relax Together with ESPA at the Spa Candille

Treat yourself to the height of luxury and self-care with a spa treatment for two at the Spa Candille. Book in some quality time together with one of our full or half-day cocooning packages. These include a spa treatment for two, a meal, and full access to our Spa features. Or, treat yourselves to a signature ESPA treatment. Why not get a couples’ hot stone massage?

Or book that sports massage your partner has been talking about?

Even if you book separate treatments, spend the day together at the Spa Candille. Admire the beautiful view from our relaxation room, take in the fresh air in our Japanese garden, or hop into the Jacuzzi for some quality relaxation time together. Just because it’s winter, self-care shouldn’t take the backseat. And what could be better for a winter romance than some pampering and time off?

In February 2020, the Spa Candille and Le Mas Candille are putting the spotlight on romance and relaxation with a brand new offer for couples. Our Romantic Escape for Two offer includes a 60-minute ESPA aromatherapy massage each, followed by a glass of champagne and some signature Mas Candille delicacies afterwards. Find out more about this exclusive ESPA deal here.

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Idea 4: Book an Exciting New Experience on the Côte d’Azur

The Côte d’Azur is always full of exciting events and experiences. For anything from kayaking and canyoning to wine tasting and walking tours, you’ll find it on the Côte d’Azur. This is especially true in winter-time: while the warm weather activities do subside, this only gives you more opportunity to discover everything else the region has to offer.

For instance, book in some time with Le Mas Candille’s sommelier to learn more about the enigmas of wine, wine tasting, and wine pairings. Take some together to explore one of the more romantic beverages, wine (French wine no less!). Give our reception team a call on +33 4 92 28 43 43 to arrange this. Why not read our blog on wine pairings to give yourself some prep?

Check it out here.

Or for something a little bit different, spend some quality time with your partner uncovering the secrets of perfume-making. Le Mas Candille offers an exclusive perfume workshop, which lets you and your partner try your hand at creating your own scents! More information on that here.

For those who enjoy new experiences together, the above events will give you a chance to spend some one-on-one time while also learning something new. It’s a winter romance win-win!

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Le Mas Candille’s Winter Romance Packages

As well as the above, also check out Le Mas Candille’s many winter romance packages. Take advantage of the Côte d’Azur’s low season and gorgeous year-round weather to take a well-deserved romantic break with our excellent deals.

Check out our intimate escape offer, available exclusively in February, and enjoy a welcome bouquet of red roses, a 5* hotel room, complimentary access to our Spa installations, and a delicious breakfast buffet. Find out more here!

Or if a gastronomy-focused romantic break is more up your street, have a look at our bistro-nomic escape for 2! This package is available until the end of March. It includes one night in a beautiful Traditional room, as well as a gourmet dinner for two at Le Bistrot du Mas, including beverages, and a buffet breakfast at Le Candille! Learn more here.

Celebrate Winter Romance on the Côte d’Azur!

At Le Mas Candille, we believe the positives in life should never go uncelebrated. Make the most out of the Côte d’Azur’s excellent year-round weather and take some time out with your partner to celebrate love this time of year.

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