Paris is a place for romance. You can’t help but to fall in love within its romantic hideaways, restaurants, and streets. Romance is a part of Parisian culture and locals and tourist alike show no shame in expressing their love in public. That is why this top five romance in Paris article is dedicated to helping you find the best locations and things to do this Valentines day to express your affection towards a loved one or even some love for yourself!
Jardin du Palais Royal
This eighteenth-century garden can be found tucked away behind the Louvre and is the perfect hideaway for you and your lover. The beauty of this romantic Parisian hotspot is less people know about it, which makes it an excellent picnic and romantic stroll location. The garden is surrounded by an array of elegant arcades and luxury shops and restaurants. You and your significant other can’t help but fall in love over and over surrounded by lush gardens, a fountain, and chestnut trees. Don’t forget your bottle of champagne and some cheese and bread!
Romance your loved one in Paris with these tasty little treats! This famous macaroon shop is named after its acclaimed pastry chef. Known for its array of unusual flavor combination, make sure this valentines day to pick up a box of beautifully colored and even tastier macaroons. Pierre’s first Paris boutique opened at 72 rue Bonaparte in the Saint Germain des Prés in 2002, he has since grown that number to six shops all over Paris, all supplying the same heavenly taste. My personal flavor recommendations include the olive oil and vanilla, as well as passion fruit.
Les Ombres Restaurant
What better way to have a romantic Parisian experience than with a view of the Eiffel Tower and fine dining. This restaurant is conveniently located on the roof of the Musée du quai Branly. Les Ombres provides delectable food choices and a view that can’t be missed. I recommend booking reservations several weeks in advance online through their website, because seats do fill up. Romance will fly over the streets of Paris as your watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle over your three course meal including such courses as truffles, salmon, and sorbet to name a few. This is a great way to capture a unique view of the Eiffel tower and surprise your loved one.
Arc de Triomphe
Sunsets can set a very romantic mood, especially in Paris where spectacular views can be found everywhere. But, did you know that you can climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for one of the best romantic sunset views of Paris. The arc is open nightly until 10pm which makes it a great spot to cuddle up with your lover and catch a glimpse of the sun setting over La Defense and than the Eiffel Tower lighting up just to your other side. This view is simply perfect because you are not too high to feel as though you are towering over everything but instead just high enough to get a close up view of Paris’ famous city streets and dazzling rooftops.
Written by our Paris Network Developer, Krystal Kenney
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