Paris is frequently considered one of the world’s most romantic cities, and once you’ve been there, you understand why. Accordion music spilling out from cafes, picturesque gardens made for strolling, and nightly illuminations of the city’s landmarks create an atmosphere perfect for getting closer with that special someone. While there is no shortage of romanticism in the city of lights, use this list to help guide you towards five of most romantic spots in Paris.
Walk along the banks of the Seine and stop for a picnic
Pack up a traditional picnic lunch complete with a baguette and a bottle of wine and head out for a stroll along the banks of the Seine River. You and your sweetheart will get closer as you try to traverse the cobble-stoned walkways without tripping. If you’re feeling tired, take a break on one of the many benches and spend a moment gazing at the river. When hunger strikes, unpack your lunch and enjoy your meal knowing you have the best seat in the house.
Visit the Eiffel Tower at night
While the Eiffel Tower is always a magnificent sight to be seen, it’s even more incredible at night. Thousands of lights illuminate the structure once the sun sets. Every hour there is a light show featuring twinkling lights that should certainly not be missed. Take in the view from the base of the tower, or climb to the top to get a view of the entire city illuminated.
Take a boat ride at Bois de Boulogne (Boulogne Woods)
The Bois de Boulogne is one of Paris’ biggest parks. It’s a great place to walk, ride a bike, or simply read a book. But if you’re going there with your honey, you’ll want to make sure to rent a rowboat. These boats are built for two and each is marked with a traditional French first name. Spend an hour rowing around the lake, chatting, and enjoying nature. This is certainly an activity that will bring you closer as a couple.
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Visit the "I Love You" wall at Montmartre
This wall, located in a quiet square at the base of Montmartre, is made up of 612 blue tiles splashed with the phrase “I love you.” It is a cute spot to bring your sweetie to let them know how you feel. There are over 311 declarations of love written in 250 languages, each written in unique handwriting. Find also splashes of red on the wall. These sections represent pieces of a broken heart symbolizing humanity, which the wall tries to reunite.
Stop for an espresso in a café
Paris is home to thousands of cafés, and for good reason. They’re the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and take in all the richness of this beautiful city. Choose any cafe that strikes your fancy. Pair the calm atmosphere with a perfectly poured glass of French wine and your date, and you’ll have one of the most amazing afternoons of your life.
Choose more than one for the most romantic stay
While in Paris, make time to do one (or more) of the activities and you’ll be guaranteed unforgettable memories. The best part is that all of these activities are either free or very affordable, meaning you won’t break the bank in your quest to be romantic. Share your experiences and your favorite date ideas with us on our social media pages.
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