Valentine’s Day is here! Despite being seen by many as a commercial celebration, for those of you in Paris today, you might as well make the most of romance in the world’s most romantic city! Here are some of our handpicked ideas, classical or out-of-the-beaten track…. follow your guide!
Diner with a view
Yes, it sounds simple, and yes, many restaurants are likely to overcharge on the 14th of February. Still, the following restaurants will offer incredible views, fine dining and a guarantee of an unforgettable moment with your other half. So how about dinner on the Seine River while cruising with Alain Ducasse newly opened “Ducasse sur Seine”? Or how about gazing over the River from the Kenzo glass ceiling at KONG?
And for those willing to splurge, propose or make some of your most stunning memories for a lifetime at the Eiffel Tower’s second-floor restaurant, the incredible Jules Vernes.
Save this day forever with a professional photo-shoot
Put on your best clothes and cheer yourself up with your loved one for your most memorable photos ever! Paris now hosts a variety of professional, outdoor photo-shoots of superb quality! Take 1 or two hours and let yourself be guided by a pro to pose like a model and keep beautiful, romantic, couple memories!
And don’t worry about the weather, photographs will help you pick the best locations depending on the day…covered arcades or indoor passages also make for amazing sets!
Visit the Rodin Museum at Night
Whether you love arts or just for the sensory experience, don’t miss the unique opening of the Rodin Museum for the 14th of February. During the evening from 7 pm onwards, beautiful lighting will highlight the garden of sculptures, together with gentle music and many other surprises inside the museum.
Take your other half on this beautiful love declaration and original experience!
Head to one of the most romantic neighbourhoods of Paris! Lose yourself in the narrow and hilly streets, enjoy the views over the city, explore the art galleries and of course, take a visit of the lovely Museum of Romantic Life.
And if you want to make Valentine’s a little different from another tourist day, how about sipping some Champagne at La Degustation and ending the night singing on the footsteps of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Monet at La Bonne Franquette? And for those looking for a typical “guinguette”, head to Rosa Bonheur for dancing until late in the night!
Watch a vintage love story
Look around in the Latin Quarter for some of Paris best and oldest independent cinemas such as Le Champo and the Filmothèque.
They keep screening old classics, French and American love stories, which you will enjoy watching tucked against your other half and with a big popcorn box! Prolong the romance by walking in the area from the Panthéon, the Sorbonne and the slightly hidden Church of Sainte Geneviève.
That was it for our best-kept romantic secrets in the City of Lights 🙂 And if you are not here for Valentine’s Day, how about saving our suggestions for your next trip?