Paris is known to be the most romantic City in the world. But Paris is also famous for its restaurants, museums and history …
If you are wondering what to do in Paris, please find below many activities for couples, must do’s and good spots in Paris, monuments to visit, best things to do and a selection of most romantic things.
Most Romantic things to do in Paris
- Have a romantic stroll in Seine river banks. discover the wonderful light on the Seine at the sunset. For examples you can walk on the left bank of the Seine : From St Michel to Jardin des Plantes park. During the summer you can find there many free dance lessons( salsa, tango, foro ..)
- Enjoy a seine river cruise. Many possibilities are available from the simple cruise to admire Parisian monuments to the gourmet diner with a show during a chic Seine river boat tour.
The sight from the Seine is very beautiful at the sunset. Parisian monuments (Notre Dame, Orsay Museum, Les Invalides…) seen from this side are wonderful. You can also have a romantic diner in one of the best Paris river boats : Capitaine Fracasse, Paris en Scène…
- Visit the covered passages built between the end of 18th century and around 1850 : For example the longest (190 m) passage is the “Choiseul Passage”. The Entrances is 40, rue des Petits Champs Paris (Mo Pyramide). You can also discover the Vivienne Gallery or Colbert Passage
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- Have a picnic on the Pont des Arts Brigde : It is THE “love Bridge”. Write your names on a padlock and leave it locked on the bridge. Many couples visit this bridge, an its considered as the most romantic place in Paris. Visit the love bridge, and “lock” your love for ever
- Have a walk and a dinner in Montmartre area, a quarter with a village atmosphere and picturesque streets and squares. This one of the neighborhoods the most appraciated in Paris for a stroll in couple. You can visit the Abbesses quarter (quartier des Abesses) known to be a neighborhood of artists. You can enjoy one of Paris’ most spectacular panoramas from the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
(Mo Abesses, or Anvers)
- Visit the Romantic life Museum (Musée de la Vie Romantique) and its picturesque Garden .Have a tea or a drink at the Museum’s terrace : unforgettable !
- Ice skating at the Eiffel Tower
You can surprise your lover with ice skating at the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. The ice skating rink is transparent, and situated at 57 meter, so the view and sensations are amazing
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Attractions for couples in Paris (or around Paris)
Many attractions are perfect for couples in the French Capital. Find a selection there.
- Visit the Eiffel Tower
Height : 320 meters
Weight : 10.100 tons
It should be destroyed 1 year after its birth. Fortunately, she is still alive.
Want to be romantic: have a dinner at gourmet restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, perfect for couples
- Have a walk on the Champs Elysées avenue.
1910 meters from the Arch of Triumph to Concorde Place.
The most beautiful and the most famous avenue in the world.
The sight from the top of the Arc de Triomphe is wonderful. during the winter, the grande Roue at Concorde place is very appreciated by lovers
- Be amazed a the Notre Dame Cathedral : (Mo Cité Or St-Michel)
Notre Dame was begun in 1160 and finished 2 centuries later in 1345. Don’t miss the spectacular rose window, the nave and the gallery of King.
- Discover the magic village atmosphere of Montmartre
Its Veinard, the Sacré Coeur Basilica, its Art galleries, museums and Amelie from Montmartre walk.
All around the Basilica wind the narrow streets and picturesque stairways of old Montmartre made famous by artists and writers who lived there. One of the most picturesque quarter in Paris.
>>The best way to feel this village soul is to have a guided visit of Montmartre (Many language are possible: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French…)
- Taste French food at a typical restaurant or cooked by yourself with food market French products
You can also visit famous flower markets of Madeleine, or Cité Island.
- Get out atwith your lover at the Marais neighborhood : (Mo saint Paul)
Taste one of typical falafel in a restaurant in the jewish quarter, or get out in one of many bars, pubs or night club. You can also visit Art Galleries or museums. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Marais is crowed with people out dining or bar-hopping with friends.
- Have a pic-nic at the Invalides esplanade
One of the most famous places in Paris and one of the most beautiful sight thanks to the esplanade, the church of the Dome, the Military Museum, the Emperor Napoleon Grave and the Invalides Soldier Monument.
- Have a stroll in the Père Lachaise Cemetery
With its garden, architectures, statues, it’s now a real open-air museum. And it’s free !! A very good place for a stroll
- Be impressed by the château of Versailles and its colorful gardens: (château of the king Louis XIV) (Station Chateau de Versaille- RER C).
Louis XIV built this château in which he set up home and installed the government. The many buildings attached to the château form quite a small town. The whole complex is a magnificent monument to the Sun King. The garden is wonderful, ideal for a walk with your lover
- Admire the panorama from the last floor of Montparnass Tower.Parisian people say ironically it is the best panorama of Paris, because the only place in the town where you don’t see the tower. You can have a romantic diner at the restaurant, Ciel de Paris, hosted in the last floor
- Visit the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte : (known to be the castle which inspired the Château de Versailles)
- Have a bike tour in one of charming neighborhoods of Paris: Better with a mild weather
You have choice between many possibilities : book a biking tour or use the velib’ bike-sharing service. They are many biking itineraries in Paris . It is very pleasant to discover Paris using bike during sunny days.
- Enjoy the cultural richness of the City of light, with its art exhibits, Opera, Theaters and musicals.
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If you are looking for a museum in Paris to impress your sweetheart:
- The Louvre Museum : The most famous museum in Paris (Maybe in the world). Very interesting for its Egyptian collection. The Louvre paintings (The Joconde (Mona Lisa), L’Ultima Cena of Leonardo da Vinci, “La Liberté Guidant le Peuple” of de Lacroix) are also very known.(Mo Louvre-Rivoli)
- Orsay Museum : A Wonderful museum housed in a very beautiful old train station building. Many movements are exposed Academism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Realism. Many artists (Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Renoir) are explained with an interesting audio guide.(Mo Musée d’Orsay or Solférino)
- Musée Carnavalet : This a very typical museum about History of Paris from the Gallo-Roman town of Lutetia to today, including middle age and French revolution. You can also visit Crypt of Notre-Dame Cathedral and catacombs. ( Mo Chemin Vert or Saint Paul)
- Musée de la Vie Romantique
Of Course you have to visit this museum devoted to Romanticism . It houses many furnitures which used to be property of George Sande . Try a tea at the Museum’s café !
- Georges Pompidou Museum (or Beaubourg Museum) A Modern Art museum and famous library. (Mo Rambuteau or Halles)
- Musée Rodin and its Garden : Famous to be a meeting place for Parisian Couples, the Gardens of the Rodin Museum are peaceful and very charming.