With its infinite artistic endeavors, monolithic monuments, and history of grandeur, everything in Paris seems to be a declaration of endless love. It’s no wonder Paris is known as the City of Love. Paris is a city to indulge your every sense and what better way than to do it with the love of your life? Paris is a city oozing with endless opportunities for romance. Here is our couples guide of the best things to do in Paris.
Check in at Your Romantic Hotel – The Hotel Napoleon
Start your romantic Parisian stay at the Hotel Napoleon, a hotel that was erected from a great love story. This five-star hotel near the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe is elegantly decorated in the empire style of Napoleon. Each room is adorned differently, making every stay absolutely unique. For the absolute best room in the hotel, request room 708. Trust me!
The hotel was constructed when a wealthy Russian entrepreneur fell in love with a young Parisian woman at a literary fair in the 1920’s. In order to show his love for her, he built this hotel for her and gave it to her as a wedding gift. Now, lovers from around the world celebrate their romance in the City of Love by staying at the Hotel Napoleon.
For an ultra romantic experience, order room service for breakfast in bed! With views of the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower, you’ll never want to leave your room. Then again, if you’re having a romantic weekend in Paris, it gives you another excuse to stay in bed. Not that you’ll need one!
Be Still, My Sacred Heart
Head to the district of Montmartre, home to the famed Basilique de Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart Basilica). Grab your honey and head to the top of the Sacred Heart Basilica for one of the best views in Paris. After you’re done, take a walk around the gardens and head to the Les Mur de Je T’aime (The Wall of Love). The Wall of Love has the phrase “I love you” written in hundreds of languages. Make sure to say, “Je T’aime (I love you)” to your sweetheart.
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Stroll Along Canal Saint-Martin
There are few things as romantic as a stroll down Canal St. Martin. The Canal St. Martin quartier is the perfect place for deep thoughts or also to people watch. Watch the vintage bridge open to let canal boats pass through. Grab a drink and people watch as philosophers, models, students, and artists pose and play along the canal.
Picnic in the Park
What better way to celebrate great love than by visiting one of the greatest monuments in history, The Eiffel Tower. Dodge the tourists by stepping away from the monument and bringing your own picnic to the nearby park. Sip rosé and nosh on cheese and baguettes with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Sip at Hotel Costes
For a classic, intimate, and magical night of drinks, head to Hotel Costes. Oozing with opulence and excess, this is one of the hippest bars in all of Paris. DJ sets commence at 9 pm. Beware: this is a high ticket bar!
Dine in Saint Germain-des-Prés
Head over to the Saint Germain-des-Prés district. This classically Parisian area is filled with dazzling boutiques, romantic restaurants, and thought-provoking museums. Saint Germain-des-Prés is named after the oldest church in Paris, which resides in its quarter. For an elegant, yet low key dining experience, head to Freddy’s for fabulous tapas and delicious wines. For a charming and classic dining experience, head to Le Coup Chou.
The Saint Germain-des-Pres district is also home to the Musée d’Orsay, a famed art museum set in a converted Belle Époque train station.
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Visit the Home of Napoleon & Josephine
One of history’s greatest fighters was also one of its greatest lovers. Malmaison, 9 miles outside of Paris, was home to Napoleon & Josephine. Home to beautiful rose gardens (Josephine’s favorite), this is a beautiful place to stroll for a day of history. This romantic estate fared better and lasted longer than their marriage.
Enjoy the Luxembourg Gardens
Near to Saint Germain-des-Prés, the Jardins du Luxembourg or Luxembourg Gardens are some of the most romantic gardens in all of Paris. Ride the cities oldest merry-go-round, bring a picnic, or simply stroll through the gardens. This is a great place to visit during sunset.
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