Whether enchanting sceneries or breathtaking landscapes, tropical islands or bustling megalopolises, some destinations ignite your senses. For a tender kiss, or even more passionate and dashing ones, here are 10 of the most beautiful locations across the world to always remember how to love. For a kiss or a lifetime... in Technicolor.
Trevi Fountain in Rome
Jump in the Trevi Fountain, like Marcello Mastroianni in the middle of the night, to kiss your Anita Ekberg. A Fellini-esque slapping can still be perceived, as an echo of the high society depicted in La Dolce Vita.
Ipanema Beach in Brazil
On the legendary Ipanema beach in Brazil, the sun sets over the mountains, creating a perfectly romantic lighting, very opportune for a kiss.
É ela menina, que vem e que passa, / Num doce balanço, a caminho do mar. / Moça do corpo dourado / Do sol de Ipanema (Tall and tan and young and lovely / The girl from Ipanema goes walking / And when she passes, I smile but she doesn't see)
Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes composed this timeless hymn to a particular lifestyle, Garota de Ipanema, adapted in English by Frank Sinatra as The Girl from Ipanema.
First floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
After spending a romantic afternoon in Paris, offer each other a moment of eternity on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The Iron Lady, whose elegant silhouette opens François Truffaut's Stolen Kisses, looks pristine with its brand new transparent glass floor. 57 metres high, your heart will be pounding like never before!
Sainte-Marie in Madagascar
What could be more idyllic than an island lost in the immensity of the Indian Ocean? The promise of a languishing kiss on the turquoise waters of Sainte-Marie island (also named Nosy Boraha), a few kilometres from the Madagascan shores. Besides, you'll enjoy warmer and more welcoming waters to kiss your Deborah Kerr or Burt Lancaster than in the Pacific.
Halong Bay in Vietnam
You are Catherine Deneuve, he is Vincent Pérez, lieutenant in the French Navy. And you live a great love story within a romantic drama. A kiss with a taste of Indochine (1992), and you will sail from islet to floating villages in one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
You are James Bond as Sean Connery, in Amsterdam to meet with Tiffany Case, a.k.a. Jill St John. You tell her that Diamonds are Forever. And, along the peaceful Amsterdam canals, on every bridge, you just want to take her in your arms.
Oia on Santorin island
Nested on an island amidst the Aegean Sea, Oia offers each night a breathtaking sunset. Speaking of breath, save some for a kiss that is to remain unforgettable, between a Queen of Atlantis and a free diver out of the Big Blue.
Empire State Building in New York City
So many romantic comedies end up with an unavoidable kissing scene on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Among them, Sleepless in Seattle (1993), in which Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finally meet after 100 minutes of film. Create your own version!
Cherry blossoms in Tokyo
Kiss like the Japanese do with nature, under a thousand cherry blossoms. It is springtime and you celebrate hanami, dressing a table for a picnic under the blessed tree. Take advantage because as French author Marguerite Yourcenar wrote, You never see the same cherry tree twice or the same moon over a pine tree. Every moment is the last, because it is unique.
Notting Hill in London
An unlikely encounter, a love at first sight in Notting Hill, colourful village in the heart of London. Anything can happen. Brace yourself for after the initial shock of meeting with your star, kissing is imminent on Portobello Road... Gimme some a-lovin' every day…