Blame it on literature, or on the movies that have always depicted Paris to be the destination of all things love. Be it for finding love, or rediscovering love for your partner, the magic of Paris can melt even the stoniest, most cynical hearts. All your bags are packed and you’re ready to be whisked away to the most romantic part of the world with your partner. Read on to find out about the most romantic places in Paris, and fall in love all over again with your beloved!
Pont des Arts
The pedestrian bridge of Pont des Arts across the river Seine offers a wonderful view of the city as it connects the Louvre’s central square with the Institut de France. From the bridge, you can not only see the calm waters of the Seine, but also of Île de la Cité – the classic center of the city.To add to the flavor of romance, you can take in performances by street musicians who strum melodies that are sure to make your heart sing and dance, even if you don’t understand the lyrics. The bridge is famously known for the locks of love – padlocks engraved with couple’s names attached to the metal sides and railings of the bridge. These padlocks symbolize the commitment of the couple in love towards each other.
One of the most iconic creations of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a natural choice for almost any visitor coming into Paris. Instead of heading straight to the top of the tower and back down, make your trip to the Eiffel Tower special by booking a dinner at Le Jules Verne – a restaurant located on the second platform of the tower. The remarkable view will heighten the mood of love as the two of you sample authentic French cuisine with sips of fine wine.
For an exclusive experience, consider splurging on an Eiffel Tower Romance Tour, which will offer access to parts of the tower that most people are unable to visit. The expert tour guide will offer you sneak peeks and many little-known facts about the tower, leaving the two of you far more enlightened about this scenic spot.If you have a lower budget and want to experience something more private, pack a picnic and settle down in the lawns of the Parc du Champ de Mars which overlook the tower. Get a splendid view of the lit up tower and spend some alone time with your love on the lush greens.
The most famous street in the city of Paris, Les Champs-Élysées holds the title of being the most beautiful avenue in the world, and not without reason. It may sound like an exaggeration to describe the tree-lined boulevard as the most overwhelmingly romantic place for a stroll, but once you experience it, you will become a believer.
The street offers everything a visitor would ever hope for – theaters, luxury stores selling exclusive products, cafes and even the Presidential Palace. On either end of the Champs-Élysées lie two significant monuments Paris is known for – the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde.
It’s a perfect place to head to if you want to take in Parisian culture. Grab a bite to eat, drop in at a theater to catch a show, shop for something couture, or explore the bustling party scene by dancing away at a nightclub – everything that Paris stands for, can be found down the Champs-Élysées.
For the more adventurous couples, consider a trip to the Lido Cabaret – one of the most famous cabarets of Paris, you’ll find it almost as good as the one at Moulin Rouge. It’s glitzy and kitsch, but gives you a wonderful glimpse into magic, can-can and cabaret.
You might find the mention of Le Musée du Louvre a bit of an anticlimax, especially if you aren’t an art lover. But it doesn’t matter if you and your partner lack interest – you must still pay a visit to the famous museum, and walk hand in hand through the aisles inside. Home to some of the most famous paintings and sculptures ever made on the face of the earth, the Louvre is one of the best spots in Paris to understand the evolution of romance over time.
When in the Louvre, the Venus de Milo, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Antonio de Correggio’s Venus and Cupid with a Satyr are sure to leave love-struck couple mesmerized and spellbound.
After taking a tour of the famous works of art at the museum during the day, consider heading back to the Louvre after the sunset too. The museum, when lit up, looks marvelous, and the benches outside the museum are the perfect place to settle down to enjoy a post-dinner coffee under the moonlit sky.
As you head to the city of love for your romantic holiday, make time for these destinations. They are sure to make for an absolutely unforgettable Parisian experience, one that you will forever yearn to come back to all your life.