THE PHOTOGENIC ONE Paris may be the obvious choice, but down south, your snaps will glitter with seaside romance – lit up with earlyseason sun, harbour lights and piles of seductive seafood. The perfect promenade: Explore the streets of Le Panier, the Old Town, happening upon secret staircases, powder-blue shutters and Instagramworthy scarlet blooms. Sigh with French-movie longing as you turn into the port beside the honeycomb tower of 17th-century Fort Saint-Jean. The cosy bar: Snug watering holes are everywhere in sailor-haunted Marseille. But nothing beats a sea-view drink at the stone-clad nook where Colin Firth proposed to his Portuguese paramour in Love Actually (Bar de la Marine, 15 Quai de Rive Neuve). The candlelit dinner: Get messy with the city’s signature: bouillabaisse. Miramar (lemiramar.fr) does the best bowlful, in traditional surrounds. At Dh240 a head, it’s not cheap – but only the best for you and your date. The romantic stay: Casa Honoré has soft white rooms, a peaceful location – and just six other guests with whom to share the sunny terrace (casahonore.com; Dh585, B&B).