Top 10 Places for Romance in Paris
No other place in the world screams romance as the capital of France. The inspiring and romantic atmosphere of Paris has been praised by hundreds novels, poems, movies, paintings and other works of art. People from all over the globe strive to visit this city to experience its unique feel and spice up the romantic emotions with their significant other. And if you’re one of them, the following ten tips on romantic Paris and its places will certainly add up to the mood of your vacation:
1. Admire the view over the Pont des Arts
The bridge can be conveniently reached through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés metro station, and it’s especially romantic to take the metro there as the contrast you’ll see when coming out from the underground is just breathtaking. This place provides a wonderful panorama of the most beautiful spots such as the Louvre, Notre Dame and others. Just don’t forget to take your eyes off the beauty of the city and give your lover a gentle smile or kiss from time to time.
2. Stroll through the Jardins du Trocadéro
One of the most popular locations for couples in Paris, and once you arrive there in the evening you’ll understand why. The cozy benches offer a good place for kisses, while the magnificent view over the Eiffel Tower that lights up once an hour for ten minutes is just the perfect background for enjoying a very romantic evening in the park.
3. Enjoy kissing under the Pont-Marie
Nicknamed as “the bridge of lovers”, the picturesque Pont-Marie has a popular belief to it that attracts many loving couples. It is said that if you kiss under the bridge and wish for true and eternal love your wish will be fulfilled. Needless to say that there are many couples taking river boat cruises for an opportunity to make this magic kiss, and it’s really a romantic moment that you will remember for a very long time.
4. Explore the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont with your lover
This park is somewhat overlooked by tourists as it doesn’t offer the classic Parisian experience. And it can be an advantage since you won’t run into crowds there. Still, this place may be a bit challenging because its numerous cliffs, grotos, waterfalls and abundant forest can take some energy to explore. But you will certainly find a quiet romantic spot to enjoy kissing.
5. Dine at the famous Lapérouse
One of the oldest restaurants in Paris, Lapérouse is famous for being the meeting place for members of the higher spheres and their secret lovers during the 1800’s. Today this restaurant occupying a classic townhouse offers a decadent and romantic atmosphere that can be further enhanced by taking a private room that won’t be entered by anyone without notice.
6. Visit the Wall of Love
Located near Square Jehan-Rictus in the Montmartre area, the Wall of Love is one of the most symbolic places to express your affection. The wall represents an art project that has rapidly become a major tourist attraction, as it features the expression “I love you” written in 311 different languages.
7. Hide in the Medici Fountain of the Luxemburg Gardens
The Luxemburg Gardens are the most popular place for Parisians of all ages to enjoy a nice sunny day, so the park may seem a bit crowded at first. However, if you manage to find the quiet oasis of the Medici Fountain, you will realize how calm and romantic this place may be when there are no crowds surrounding you.
8. Recreate the Hotel de Ville kiss
The Kiss on the Sidewalk is probably one of the most romantic photographs of all time, which has contributed to the fame of Paris as the main romantic destination. Taken near the Hotel de Ville, 70, rue de Rivoli, this picture can be found just in any postcard shop in Paris. And you can easily recreate the scene if you’ll have someone picturing you from the sidewalk café near the hotel.
9. Indulge in the Lovers’ Carnival at the Musee Carnavalet
The Museum of Parisian History was once home to Madame de Kernevenoy, who became a widow at the age of 25 and attracted so many suitors with her beauty that the court near her house was the place for a never-stopping carnival. And now it’s a tradition to enjoy the time in the gardens near the museum as it recreates the spirit of this place.
10. Take a romantic walk in the Tuileries Gardens
The public part just outside the Louvre has been a popular meeting place for centuries. Today, you can enjoy a romantic break at one of the outdoor cafes or embrace each other in the shade of the trees, while the surrounding atmosphere of classic Paris will enhance your romantic walk.