So after traveling Europe for far too long, we decided to solve an eternal debate between us by settling where are the best places for couples to travel to in Europe.

Now, beaches are always lovely vacations. And I have a soft spot for the pebbly beaches of the Mediterranean (looking at you Greece & Croatia) but for one reason or another I just don’t consider them to be that romantic.

For me, I think the more couple-y places to see in Europe are the old, cobble-stoned cities.

Maybe I’ve already revealed too much about my inclination, so without further ado here is an exhaustive list of romantic places in Europe for couples:

London

Yes, London. You know- Fish, Chips, Cup o’ tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary ****ing Poppins, London! – Dennis Farina, Snatch

I’m going to go on record and disagree with Dennis about half of this statement.

While the weather ain’t great, I – for one – think the food is actually pretty great.

Who doesn’t love a Sunday Roast, scones with jam and cream or even a good fish’n’chips for that matter.

What’s more, you’ll notice all this food is incredibly homely, which really makes the dreary weather more palatable and almost welcomed. Who doesn’t lovely a night in with a decent bit of tucker with your partner?

Not that there isn’t plenty of things to keep you occupied as a couple visiting London.

Wimbledon, West End theatres, and Graham Norton. There’s a lot of entertainment in London to keep you stimulate you. Romantic walks. Delicious cocktails and perfect pints. More to come – watch this space.

Scottish Highlands

On our first visit to Scotland we mainly visited Edinburgh save for an organized day trip out to Loch Ness and some of the highlands.

As much as we loved Edinburgh and all the pubs and shops, taking a trip together to the Highlands was the highlight. The Highland Cooes were adoreable!

We’ll post more of an itinerary soon.

Paris!

The City of Love lives up to the hype!

Every single street is taken from a romance novel and it’s a cliched as you’d expect in the best possible way.

I even saw a man in a beret cycling down the street with a 6ft baguette in his basket!

The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Palaces are all must-sees.

But the real magic of Paris – like in many other places – is the food.

While the restaurants are delicious – if you’re staying for a longer time or if you’re on a budget, there’s absolutely no shame in venturing to your local supermarket to pick up a fresh baguette, some cheese and a bottle of cheap French wine.

We didn’t need to spend more than €6 for a better bottle of Vinot than we can get at home for $50!

Venice

Venice after dark when the tourists are gone is by far the best time to be in the beautiful old city

There’s something magical about floating along the canals in a gondola while a coked-up Gondolier sings his heart out.

Go in the evening when the hoards of day-trippers leave the city to you to enjoy quiet strolls in the moonlight.