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There aren’t many things in life that are truly important. Facebook? Clearly, we could do without it. A nice glass of wine on Friday night, not essential at all (even if sometimes it’s really fun). But love, on the other hand, you can’t do without.

Just gaze into the eyes of your children or your darling to realize that Love is All You Need. Really.

With the International Day of Love approaching, we would like to offer you some very special Valentine’s Day activities to do as a couple.

A classic Valentine’s Day activity: dining out as a couple

How can we overlook this one? While some people find it clichéd to go to a restaurant as a couple for Valentine’s Day, it’s always fun to get dressed up and go out for a romantic meal somewhere together.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate love with a capital L, Val-David is the place to be. For foodies, we suggest L’Épicurieux. Absolutely stunning and delicious. The food is top notch and the prices are reasonably affordable. Adventurous diners should try the restaurant’s discovery tasting menu.

For a list of all the other good restaurants in the Laurentians, read our article on the best restaurants in Val-David and the surrounding area. There’s plenty of great places to discover.

A romantic weekend getaway

Another classic that keeps coming back year after year around February 14th is getting out of the house as a couple. If you want to escape the routine and rekindle your couple’s romance, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a weekend in a hotel or booking a cottage.

For a getaway that would make cupid blush, cottages are a much better choice than hotel rooms, mainly because they provide you with a more fulfilling, relaxed and intimate setting.

Take ours, for example. The cottages at Village Suisse are spacious, fully equipped (even the kitchen) and allow you to do (practically) everything you want to do as you please without fear of being disturbed by the housekeeping. What’s more, you can even bring your dog along if you want, which is almost always impossible to do in a hotel.

Perfect local activities for a wonderful Valentine’s Day together

If you’re looking for another activity to do as a couple for Valentine’s Day and you consider yourself a foodie, we recommend a trip to the Val-David Winter Market. The Market is the best place to buy local products from some 40 producers, as well as learn more about their trade.

This year’s event takes place on February 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re reading this article after that date, head over to the Easter Winter Market on April 20, also from 10 am to 1 pm.

After a trip to the Market, if you want to keep the romance going, get out your skates and head for the skating rinks in Parc Léonias-Dufresne (2525, rue de l’Église, Val-David) and Lac Paquin (1289, montée du 8e Rang, Val-David). The chance to skate doesn’t come along every day. And experiencing these small, simple and out of the ordinary adventures as a couple can break the sometimes monotonous flow of being a couple. It gives you a chance to play together, laugh together and make your hearts beat a little bit faster.

Simply visit the rinks’ Facebook pages to find out if they are open.

Treat yourself to a Valentine’s Day like no other with the Village Suisse

There you have it! We hope that our short list will serve as inspiration when choosing your next Valentine’s Day activities to do as a couple. And if you’re itching to get away from home for 2 days or more, book your cottage at Village Suisse. We’re sure you’ll love it! Send us an email or visit our website for all the details.