On February 10, 2021 / Ideas for going out

Nothing like a romantic getaway to relax and explore new horizons, right next to home.

As you know, the office likes to recommend the best addresses for all occasions. For Valentine's day, why not get away just for two, right next to your home? A brief overview of stays for lovers, unlessone hour from Lyon. Charming weekend in a romantic accommodation and bonuses gourmet tips to please his other half.

Love nest for two

What's better than get away for a weekend, or better, a mid-week, with the loved one? In these troubled times, getting some fresh air, getting away from the city has never been so vital. Our charming accommodations are there to help you go green. Relaxation just for two, this is the program for this getaway*!

logements pour séjour amoureux Saint Valentin

Castle, hotel, chalet, bed and breakfast, with spa or swimming pool, bathtub and fireplace : between Pérouges and Bugey, everything is possible! atmosphere of charm, authentic or ultra contemporary decoration, to choose according to the tastes of the person dear to your heart.

The good idea: book your accommodation for Valentine's Day to enjoy it when the good weather returns. That way, if the pool catches your eye, no more hesitation!

Hotels: No. 1 for romantic getaways.

Renaissance rooms

Stop off at Sainte-Julie for Valentine's Day. In this very pretty castle restored and decorated with taste, everything is designed to inspire well-being. Very comfortable bedding, room service, homemade jams, giant fireplace... Renaissance rooms take care of your stay in all serenity.

Good plan: the establishment offers the care of a specialist in massages and relaxing massages in the room.

The domain of cedars

This very beautiful 17th century residence offers beautiful rooms in the calm of the hotel's huge landscaped park. The domain of cedars is renowned for wedding receptions. From there to seeing THE question arise, there is only one step…

Good plan: A meal for two? The adjoining restaurant “la table des cèdres” offers creative home cooking.

Hostellerie du Vieux Pérouges

In the heart of the medieval town of Pérouges, Hostellerie du Vieux Pérouges is a real journey through time. Canopy bed and stone decor for a romantic atmosphere. The village, still inhabited, offers an extraordinary setting for photos for two.

Good plan: The hostelry is renowned for its gastronomic table. The occasion for a romantic AND gourmet weekend.

As a bonus: Le Clos du Bois Pretty offers very beautiful comfort suites on an enclosed site. For a stay as a couple and in peace.

Guest rooms: a little corner of paradise

Stay all romantic weekend in the bedroom, it is possible with our bed and breakfast. Real little cozy nests inviting you to relax, no one will blame you for spending the day in bed.

chambre hôtes de la Barre

The rooms of the Barre

The rooms of the Barre are nestled in the heart of the landscaped grounds of a 17th century fortified house. The frescoed breakfast room is a feast for the eyes. The suites with bathtubs and wooden floors are to die for. In summer, the fountain basin in the middle of the garden is ideal for cooling off. A stay between calm and pleasure.

Good plan: Right next to it, the very romantic blue lake with turquoise or emerald waters.

hébergement de charme avec piscine

The Maternity Villa

Its astonishing name comes from its former function as maternity in the 19th century. This very pretty bourgeois house welcomes you for a weekend of healing. Modern and elegant decoration close to the medieval town of Pérouges.

Good plan: In summer, the surroundings of the huge swimming pool invite you to relax.

A stone's throw from the Rhéby

Charm of the meeting between the industrial decoration and the incredible volumes of this 17th century house. The fully equipped kitchen will be your breakfast paradise. The swimming pool and the terrace will be the only reasons not to take advantage of the dozens of possible activities in the area.

Good plan: Located near the via rhona, the house becomes the starting point for a bike ride.

As a bonus: the salt cellar medieval village of Pérouges knows all about romantic getaways. Charming decoration and old stone atmosphere, before strolling through the cobbled streets of the city.

Unusual Valentine's Day: original accommodations

Enjoying a romantic weekend is great. In an original atmosphere it's even better. Selection of accommodations full of originality in exceptional settings. Something to surprise his other half and arouse his curiosity.

The chalets of Maramour

Treat yourself to a stay in a mountain chalet on the Ain plain! Live a weekend out of this world in this real village made up of ten wooden chalets and green roofs. In Maramour, the charm of originality will certainly satisfy your better half.

Good plan: ideal location, all the activities and tourist sites are close at hand!

Ambronay's house

Here, we go back to childhood! The old Ambronay school will be your backdrop for the night. The suites with a bathroom open to the bedroom are an invitation to absolute relaxation. The playground is there to get some fresh air between two siestas. In the morning, Nathalie, mistress of Ambronay's house cooks to offer you a hearty breakfast.

Good plan: on the other side of the street, the abbey of Ambronay and its cloister can be visited all year round.

Alice's garden

Idyllic setting in this beautiful old residence surrounded by a sublime wooded park. The century-old trees of Alice's garden respond to the natural pool in a very zen spirit, ideal for getting together. A veritable cocoon of greenery for rooms in a contemporary style and a living room with a mountain atmosphere.

Good plan: the house lends bicycles for exploration in pairs.

As a bonus: the valentine barn and its wooded park await you for a romantic night. At the Relais Ville Vieille it is a Spa and mountain stay who is waiting for you for a romantic night.

All our other cozy and cocooning accommodations can be found in the brochure romantic accommodation.

*all the establishments mentioned comply with the health standards in force. And since it's just the two of you, eye to eye, no social distancing issue.

Menus to enjoy as a couple

We restaurants Thinking of you in these gloomy times. Festival of Valentine's Day menus to put balm in the heart of the stomach! Just ask your darling to do the service in uniform to feel like in a great restaurant.

The romantic box

menu saint valentin repas pour deux coffret surprise

Le Bon vivant (Château-Gaillard) has accustomed us to its good ideas for the events of the year. The Valentine's box is no exception. A complete creative and gourmet menu, plus an aperitif. All accompanied by white or red wine (your choice).

Good plan: As a gift, a sensual massage candle. Hot!

The gourmet meal at home

For a meal by candlelight in complete privacy, our prestige restaurants go out of their way for reasonable budgets.

  • Five-course menu to refined products at Villa L : white truffle, St-Jacque and saffron make up a mouth-watering suite.
  • Original spicy notes for the famous menu Lotto. The flavors of the world meet the French classics for your greatest pleasure.
  • For more comfortable budgets, the abbey inn, named at Michelin will delight you with its four to six-course gift boxes. All the French gastronomy in your living room.

Take-out menus

table romantique en amoureux Saint Valentin

For always more choices and flavors to take home, some good addresses for good food for lovers between Perouges and Bugey. In Pérouges precisely, therooster inn concocts a traditional gourmet menu. On the heights of Villebois, theSoudon hostel offers an economical menu on the price but not on the good products. At garden of flavors (St-Vulbas) three dishes with revisited traditional notes await you.

Good plan: order in click & collect as soon as possible


With all this, it will be necessary a good bottle to celebrate*. If all the restaurants mentioned offer a bottle of champagne as an extra, some will want to play the card of originality. Some ideas to mark the occasion without breaking the bank, by favoring local winemakers.

bouteilles vins blancs et rosés pétillants fêtes

Wine in the village

In Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey, friends cellar organizes all weekend a open door . The opportunity to go and choose a good bottle together or as a gift to accompany the chocolates.

Otherwise, at the bottom of the village, the Domain of the Pouponne welcomes you to taste house still and sparkling wines. In addition, with their poetic names, "Secret de Pompon" (sparkling rosé) or "Bienveillance" (sparkling white wine), they deserve to be on the Valentine's Day dinner table. To drink as an aperitif or with dessert to put bubbles in your life!

Bugey wines

vins AOC Bugey fabrication artisanale par des viticulteurs de l'Ain, entre Pérouges et Bugey

Bugey wines have the reputation of accompanying meals from aperitif to desserts. So among the multitude of addresses of our winegrowers, you will undoubtedly find what you are looking for.

We mention among them sparkling rosé, cousin of Cerdon, from the Vaux-en-Bugey winegrower with the festive name "Tohu Bohu". For a traditional method sparkling white wine, connoisseurs will rather turn to Montagnieu producers.

*Alcohol should be consumed in moderation. Still. And hitting the road after drinking is a big NO! Be responsible, it makes the party more memorable.

Romantic stay, gourmet meal for two, wine by candlelight, more than spoiled for choice to make a success of this Valentine's Day. The tourist office even recommends the three options during a weekend between Pérouges and Bugey. And if you are still looking for the right idea that will please your partner, our handmade gift guide by our creators craftsmen is available.

On Valentine's Day, visit the corner...

If you're the type cocooning weekend, you normally have all the right plans to stay in the room. If you want to take advantage of this move, the territory offers a multitude ofoutdoor activities. To start with hiking and other bike rides. For the more adventurous and sporty, why not book an instructor for a discovery of the via via ferrata ? Otherwise, a horseback ride, isn't that romantic?

Sabrina Megani

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Residence advisor

Old stones and pretty villages, she can't get enough of them. So much so that she moved to Pérouges, where she discovered a passion for gardening! Also likes to walk (but not run, never run) and take pictures. The rest of the time she prefers reading and eating cheese (with wine).


Special sign : collects tartan clothing.
Preferred country: Scotland (unless it's Italy).
Absolute fan of: tea !
Nature favorite: the blue lake.
Cultural favorite: the Ambronay festival.