LOVERS IN PARIS
Everybody knows about Paris the City of Love and Romance. From all the world, every couple will make a trip to the City of Love at some point to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Paris, a special anniversary, and engagement in Paris or just a romantic Paris getaway.
The truth is that Paris City of Lights can be as sexy as full of romance. So why not adding a sexy touch to your romantic trip to Paris?
If you are planning a Romantic Paris trip or a Sexy Paris trip and you want to avoid the clichéd tourist traps like an Eiffel Tower proposal or a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine, we have chosen below less obvious, alternative things to do in Paris for lovers.
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ROMANTIC PARIS: ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN PARIS
ROWBOAT RIDE AT CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES
Le Chateau de Versailles and its picturesque gardens are the perfect setting 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, its fountains, and sculptures 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
Maybe it’s about its incredible architecture. Maybe it’s about Chagall’s colorful canvas evoking the transformative power and beauty of art. Or maybe 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 the 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
NIGHT PICNIC BY 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 picnic under the stars. 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.
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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
Drive in style through the city’s enchanting illuminated 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.
SEXY PARIS: SEXY THINGS TO DO IN PARIS
TANGO BY THE SEINE
We cannot propose a better combination than a sensual and sexy tango danced at the River Seine’s banks. In the afternoon, tango enthusiasts gather around a small amphitheater located in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris to dance tango at the sound of some classic songs. If you don’t dance the tango, you can always join sitting on the steps with a bottle of wine to watch this improvised show. A mesmerizing and very atmospheric “people watching moment” with a very sexy twist.
INFO: Square Tino Rossi, Quai St. Bernard (Paris 5). M. Jussieu or Gare Austerlitz, Line 5, 7, 10.
A SPECIAL VISIT TO PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY
Parisian cemeteries are not spooky at all but rather irresistibly romantic places in Paris. However, this is our “Sexy Paris” section and in Père Lachaise there are some curious tombs that deserve our attention.
100 years after his death, Oscar Wilde’s tomb is still visited by thousands of fans who express their devotion with a lipstick kiss mark. Today a “kiss-proof” glass wall protects the stone of the monument while still allowing (somehow) the tradition.
Victor Noir’s tomb, instead, is reputed to have fertile powers. The young journalist’s gisant surprises for its disconcerting realism and . . . the size of his attributes. Since the last 50 years or so, women approach Victor Noir’s tomb to rub his parts asking to find a good lover within a year. So yes, Verona has Giulietta’s tits and we have Victor Noir’s parts!
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A NAUGHTY SANDWICH
Feeling hungry? This cheeky boulangerie located at Le Marais Paris proposes yummy quick eats with a sexy touch. So forget the Parisian baguette for today and try their phallic-shape “baguettes magiques” (=magic wands) instead, we are sure it will help with the mood. LeGay Choc Boulangerie’s successful products include galettes des rois, sandwiches, croque-monsieurs and many cakes.
INFO: LeGay Choc, 45 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris 4. The baguette magique costs from 2.20€ to 4.5€ depending on the size (yes, size matters!)
A PLATTER OF APHRODISIAC OYSTERS & WINE
One of our favorite combinations for a sexy night in Paris for lovers is a plate of oysters + white wine or champagne. Main oysters growing regions are Aquitaine (Arcachon), Normandy, Brittany and the Central West Coat, but there are many more. Oysters start arriving in Paris in April and spawn naturally on the markets and fisheries’ shelves until the end of the summer (oysters are in season during the months containing an “R”). You can eat good oysters everywhere in Paris, the important thing is that they must be fresh! Apart from the famous Au Rocher de Cancale (78 Rue Montorgueil, Paris 2) which is an oysters institution in Paris check our best oysters addresses below
OUR TIPS: Huitrerie Régis (3 rue Montfaucon, Paris 6), L’Ecailler du Bistrot (22 rue Paul Bert, Paris 11), La Cabane à Huitres (4 Rue Antoine Bourdelle, Paris 15) and Le Baron Rouge (1 Rue Théophile Roussel, Paris 12).
CABARET NIGHT IN PARIS
Cabaret Shows are a popular (and very sexy) tourist attraction in Paris at night. Because, YES! bars and nightclubs exist everywhere in the world but where else than in Paris can you find such a choice of quality cabarets? Today the most famous shows in Paris correspond to “music halls” or burlesque shows offering lavish musical and theatrical productions, with elaborate costumes, singing, and dancing. There is a stage for the show and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance being introduced by a master of ceremonies. It is an evening of entertainment and fun. A Cabaret in Paris is traditionally served with champagne and cabaret dinner into an all-evening extravaganza but of course, you can also go only for the show. French cabarets are a great way to enjoy Paris at night in style and a very popular option for special dates.
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ROMANTIC & SEXY PARIS: WHERE TO STAY
If you are planning a romantic or sexy Paris getaway, you cannot end your days in any hotel. Check our selection of sexy and romantic places in Paris to sleep. 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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The Hotel Montmartre Mon Amour is a great option for a weekend “à deux”. Located in the heart of Montmartre (Paris 18), we love the hotel’s contemporary design with all kind of comfort for the modern guest. Hotel Montmartre Mon Amour Paris proposes unique rooms, each of them dedicated to a famous French couple. Colors, furniture, and lightning are inspired by the host characters.
Located in Paris 9, in a building used as a pleasure house during the Belle Époque, Maison Souquet recreates an 18th-century pleasure house with all the comfort for the modern guest. This sexy hotel Paris, a temple of hedonism, proposes cozy common spaces and spacious rooms. A closed world where life revolves around the ritual of tea-time, play, dinner rendez-vous and after dinner chat.
Located in the historic Latin Quarter, Five Boutique Hotel Paris proposes their guests cozy rooms and common spaces decorated with vivid colors and with a sexy touch. Their en-suite “cocoon rooms” appeal to each of a person’s five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. Finally, the deluxe rooms feature special things like a suspended bed or a private Jacuzzi.
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