Be a Winner at Love! in France

Valentine’s Day may be over, but all that talk of love brings to mind the world’s most romantic city, Paris, of course.
Ah Paris… the sidewalk cafes, the couples canoodling in the park, the Louvre; what’s not to love? The whole of France is brimming with romantic countrysides, whimsical castles and all the passionate art, music and architecture that a French Renaissance could muster.

What better way to celebrate the month of love and passion than by taking a chance at winning your very own trip to the Country of L’amour.

Here are three opportunities to do just that:

photo courtesy of France Guide

1. Ah…Par-ree for Two

The Travel Channel is celebrating Valentine’s Day month by giving away a trip to the romantic city of Paris, France.

The winner and a guest will be flown to Paris to enjoy five nights first-class hotel accommodations, fine dinning, a couples massage, an intimate dinner cruise on the River Seine and $1,000 in spending cash.

Just head over to the Travel Channel’s website and take the daily multiple-choice quiz (the answers are easy to find within the site) and enter for your chance to win.

The sweepstakes is open to legal US residents who are 21 and over and it ends 2/29/12. The trip must be completed by February 28, 2013 and has an approximate value of $8,840.

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2. Cruise the “Sea Of Love”.

Le Boat is sponsoring the Discover France Sweepstakes for a 7-night/8-day cruise on the Canal du Midi aboard Le Boat’s ‘Magnifique Cruiser’, along with airfare and ground transportation to Southern France for up to 4 people.

First, you’ll visit the walled city of Carcassonne and the medieval Argens Minervois near the port of Homps while enjoying the intimacy of cruising under the dappled shade of trees along the Canal du Midi.

Then, while savoring the slow pace of life and the waterside cafes along this beautiful canal you’ll spend time visiting the wine towns of Trèbes and Bram as well.

This prize is worth approximately $6,125. The sweepstakes ends 3/31/12, is open to legal residents United States who are 21 years of age or older and travel must be completed between 4/01/2012 –10/31/2012

You can submit your information via the entry form available at which will automatically enter you in the grand prize drawing. Limited to one entry per person.

photo courtesy of France Guide

3. DRAW on Passion for Inspiration.

Enter France Guide’s Passion Giveaway Sweepstakes sponsored by Atout France USA/The France Tourism Development Agency (FTDA) to discover the art and passion of Paris.

The grand prize is round-trip airfare for two on Air France, a 3-night stay at the luxurious Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris, your very own private tour of The Louvre and $500 spending money via an American Express Gift Card.

Travel is valid between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012 and this trip has an approximate retail value of $5,755.00.

Just complete the sweepstakes entry form found at through February 28, 2012. The winners will be drawn on March 1, 2012 and only one entry per person/e-mail address per week is permitted.

An additional 50 Winners will receive the book, “The Louvre: All the Paintings” valued at $45.00.

To set the mood, check out this video for Paris Combo’s song entitled ‘Living Room’. The upbeat music of this Paris based fusion band is an eclectic mix of traditional French chanson and American jazz & swing. Listening to this band should make it easy to picture yourself exploring shops and cafes along the narrow streets of Monmartre. Hope it brings you some luck!