21 Reasons to Book a Romantic Getaway to Paris
POSTED BY Mavy | April 4, 2017
Label: Europe, Food Travel, Fun Facts, Travel Tips
Ask anyone where the ultimate romantic destination is, and the chances are that they’ll tell you Paris. After all, they don’t call it the City of Love for nothing!
As if you needed any more, here are 21 reasons you need to book Paris for your next romantic vacation.
The Eiffel Tower
There’s only one place to begin in Paris, and that’s the nation’s most iconic landmark, and still one of its most romantic locations.
Once you make it to the top, you and your partner will be rewarded with stunning views over the City of Love in all of its glory.
One of Paris’s most endearing features is the gorgeous River Seine, which snakes through the streets, glistening in the sunlight.
Whether you want to take a cruise and take in the sights of the city by water, or perhaps take a picnic on its banks as the sun goes down over the Notre Dame, the Seine is a living part of this city which can’t be ignored.
Home to Some of the World’s Greatest Art
Whether you and your partner are lovers of art or not, you’ll love a visit to the Louvre or any of the other galleries in Paris, especially the world famous smile of the Mona Lisa.
Be sure to head there after dark, when all the families and tourists have disappeared and you have the place to yourself a little bit more.
The Boutique Hotels
Paris has been catering for loved up couples almost since time began, and as such, there’s an increasing amount of boutique hotels popping up which cater specifically to couples.
These stylish hotels combine incredible décor with great views of the city, and of course a big, luxurious bedroom; you can check out some of the best in this article from The Telegraph.
The Small Scale
Unlike some bigger cities such as London where you have to spend so much time on a cramped Tube, Paris is small enough to explore on foot, meaning you can stroll the cobbled streets hand in hand at your own pace.
In fact, strolling the streets with no map or directions together is often the best way to experience the city. Who knows what you’ll stumble upon?
The candlelit dinner is a crucial element of any romantic break, and Paris is an absolute feast for the taste buds and is consistently rated as one of the best cities in the world for food and drink.
Food is a way of life in France, and you’ll find that sharing a meal together in Paris is a truly special experience, whether it be a gourmet restaurant on the banks of the Seine or simply a cone of roasted chestnuts from a street stall.
Of course, no meal is complete without a nice glass of wine, and the vino in France is truly world class.
There are loads of opportunities for wine tasting in Paris, or even just feel free to take your time having a drink after your meal has finished, as the waiters are in no rush to get you out of the door.
A romantic break in Paris is the perfect opportunity for you to spend a little bit of ‘me time’ together, with plenty of indulgent spas for you to get pampered in.
This post from Elite Traveler highlights some of the city’s best spas, including the Institut Dior and Spa Anne Sémonin.
Photos You’ll Treasure Forever
While your trip should be about focusing on each other, it’s always nice to get some photos to capture the moment.
Thankfully, in Paris, you won’t have to look far for a stunning backdrop, with iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Gothic churches, winding streets, and gorgeous architecture on every corner.
Here in the US, you might get a few funny looks if you and your partner show each other a little too much affection in public, but in the City of Love, a loved up couple sharing a moment together doesn’t even raise an eyebrow!
The Rue Crémieux
One of Paris’s most romantic streets is the gorgeous Rue Crémieux. Known as the most colourful street in Paris, each house is painted a different colour, whether it be pink, green, blue or yellow.
This little corner of paradise is a charming way to escape the bustle of the city for a couple of minutes, and a great spot for a photo.
The Pont des Arts
Another classic romantic Paris location, the Pont des Arts is a bridge over the Seine where couples traditionally write their names on padlocks, attach them to the bridge and throw the keys away.
Les Mur des Je t’aime
What’s better than saying ‘I Love You’ in one of Paris’s most romantic neighbourhoods? Saying it in 250 different languages!
Les Mur des Je t’aime (The ‘I Love You’ Wall), spells out those three special words, painted on enamelled lava tiles, in the über romantic Montmartre district.
No, we don’t just mean the besotted couples walking around the city, we mean the French Romantics, the group of 19th-century artists, whose work can be seen all over Paris.
For example, you can explore the home studio of the painter Delacroix, Musée National Eugėne Delacroix, or see the sculptures of Rodin at Musée Rodin.
You’re never too old to enjoy the magic of Disney, and Disneyland Paris can actually be a really romantic spot for adults.
Whether it’s the fine dining of the Bistrot Chez Rémy (based on the film Ratatouille) or the magic of the night-time fireworks in front of Cinderella’s castle, Disneyland Paris has something for you to enjoy no matter what your age.
It might not sound like a particularly romantic activity, but head to the covered shopping arcades of the Right Bank to discover some lovely second-hand bookstores, as well as vintage boutiques selling all kinds of nostalgic treasures.
A Night at the Opera
If you want to catch a show while you’re in Paris, how about heading to the Opéra National de Paris?
During the summer, there are also open-air shows at the Parc de la Villette, perfect for a romantic picnic as the sun goes down over the city.
The Café Culture
Nowhere does cafés like Paris, and no matter where in town you are, there’ll probably be a great little spot on the corner where you and your partner can drop in, whether it be for coffee in the morning, a spot of lunch, or perhaps just some people-watching.
The Palace of Versailles
To truly treat your partner like royalty, whisk them away to the settings of the Palace of Versailles, the grandiose château of French royalty which makes a perfect romantic day trip.
Once the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t stop in Paris, with bars and clubs to suit every taste, whether it be the renowned shows at the Moulin Rouge and the Lido, or the many smaller jazz bars which scatter the streets.
Something for Everyone
Sure, Paris has romantic cafés, art galleries and all the rest of it, but the beauty of it is that this is just the beginning.
If all the lovey dovey stuff doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, there’s plenty of other things for you and your partner to enjoy in Paris, whether it be a visit to the Catacombs, a Burlesque show, or a football match at the Parc des Princes or Stade de France, it’s up to you!
Of course, this list only just the beginning, so why not check out our great deals on cheap flights to Paris here and book your trip today!