PARIS THE CITY OF LOVE
Everybody knows about Paris City of Love and Romance. From all the world, every couple will make at some point a trip to Paris the City of Love to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Paris, a special anniversary, an engagement in Paris or just a Romantic Paris getaway.
If you are planning a Romantic trip to Paris and you want to avoid the clichéd tourist traps like an Eiffel Tower proposal, the Paris love locks or a dinner cruise along the Seine, we can help! On this post, we have chosen below less obvious, unusual things to do in Paris for lovers.
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UNUSUAL ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN PARIS CITY OF LOVE
Rowboat Ride at Chateau de Versailles
Chateau de Versailles and its picturesque gardens are the perfect frames for a romantic date. But if you want to do something really special for your loved one, a rowboat ride along the Grand Canal (13€, min half an hour) will be something difficult to forget. After visiting the impressive Chateau de Versailles, explore Versailles Gardens and Fountains from another point of view, from the water. We are sure that a romantic rowboat ride at Chateau de Versailles will blow her away.
OUR TIPS: there is no possibility to book rowboat rides in advance. The hire point is located on the banks of the Grand Canal near Little Venice. However, we strongly recommend to buy a Versailles Palace and Gardens skip the line ticket online in advance, the lines to visit Versailles Palace are insane (and not romantic at all!).
Night at Opera Garnier Paris
Perhaps it’s about its incredible architecture and rich decoration. Perhaps it’s about Chagall’s colorful ceiling evoking the transformative power and beauty of art. Or perhaps, we all still have Julia Roberts-Pretty Woman in mind awed by the beauty of the opera music. The thing is that a night at Opera Garnier, with the right music program, is a great way to start a romantic night in Paris. Book your opera tickets well in advance.
OUR TIPS: Dress Chic. If you don’t know what to wear, the quintessential Little Black Dress always saved many ladies’ lives (thanks, Coco Chanel!). More inspiration and lots of useful tips in our favorite Parisian Chic guide
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A Night Stroll along the Seine
The Seine River is one of the most romantic places in Paris, especially at sunset when the city lights up its monuments and bridges. That’s why many locals in Paris choose the river’s banks in Paris 1 and Paris 4 for a romantic walk or a picnic under the stars. If you prefer the second, remember that picnicking in Paris is an art where nothing is left to chance. A special picnic menu and a nice bottle of wine or champagne while dangling your legs off the banks of the Seine can be the beginning of a memorable night.
The Louvre at Night
Visiting the Louvre can be one of the most romantic things to do in Paris, especially at night when it is beautifully illuminated. Enter the Louvre when the sun goes down and contemplate its masterpieces in peace, without the crowds. If you want to make your visit even more romantic, check Louvre’s themed trail “I Love You” (1hr 30min) where “love” is the main subject. The Louvre proposes night visits on Wednesday and Friday, until 9.45 pm.
Cocktails with a View
When the weather in Paris is nice and the sun starts to set down, there are few better ways to start a romantic weekend in Paris than from above, cocktail in hand and your loved one, gazing across the lights and landmarks that define the city. Check out our own list of favorite rooftop bars in Paris, with something for every type.
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Romantic Paris Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour
One of our favorite unusual things to do in Paris during a Paris getaway is a ride for two on a vintage car. Drive in style through the city’s enchanting streets and avenues on a classic Vintage Citroen 2CV. The tour includes a fun and informative driver so you just need to sit in the back, relax and enjoy Paris with your loved one.
New! Where to Kiss in Paris Small Walking Tour
If after all the writing with unique things to do in Paris you still have no clue where to kiss her in Paris, Viator’s guys can help! Kissing is a serious matter in Paris and during this walking tour, you will learn the Parisian Kiss’ definite rules and the best places to kiss in Paris will soon be no longer a secret to you. Romantic kiss, passionate kiss, cheesy kiss . . . Kiss her already!
ROMANTIC PARIS GETAWAY: ROMANTIC HOTELS IN PARIS
If you are planning a romantic getaway to Paris, probably you don’t want to sleep in any hotel. Here’s a selection of romantic hotels in Paris, with themed hotel rooms for couples, to finish your days in style. Remember that the right Paris hotel can be just as memorable as your list of special things to do in Paris.
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Hotel Montmartre Mon Amour is a great option for a weekend “à deux”. Located in the heart of Montmartre, we love the hotel’s contemporary design with all kind of comfort for the modern guest. The hotel proposes unique rooms, each of them dedicated to a famous French couple.
Hotel Jardins de Montmartre, located in the heart of Bohemian Paris, is like a trip through the seasons, with 38 rooms each with their own personality. Decide for a stay in a winter wonderland, sweet spring, sunny summer or golden autumn and enjoy one of the most colorful and romantic hotels in Paris.
A beautiful themed hotel dedicated to Juliette Récamier, a French socialite with a popular salon in the 19th century. The hotel’s different floors represent different epochs of her life, with different decoration styles. Rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated. We love the hotel’s Japanese garden and their great spa.
A charming hotel inspired by Josephine de Bonaparte where every single inch recalls Napoleon’s wife. The hotel is set in a former 17th-century convent in the heart of Le Marais. Rooms are spacious and uniquely decorated, paying attention to every single detail. There is a touch of luxury and romanticism in the air.
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