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Romantic Weekend in Paris Itinerary

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Enjoy a romantic weekend in Paris City of Love, taking in some of the city’s most seductive sights, decadent restaurants, and trendy cocktail bars.

There are plenty of romantic things to do in Paris, so you will only need to pick the right combination for you. Surprise your loved one with an unforgettable romantic trip to Paris for two with this romance-packed weekend itinerary!

Romantic Trip to Paris: Where to Stay?

If you plan a romantic getaway to Paris for two, you probably don’t want to sleep in any hotel. Here’s a selection of romantic hotels in Paris to finish your days in style. Remember that the right hotel in Paris can be as memorable as the city itself ; -)

Hotel with Eiffel Tower View: If you are planning a romantic weekend in Paris and you can afford it, why not treating yourself to the pleasure of waking up with an amazing Eiffel Tower balcony view? The Hotel Raphael on the left bank or the Hotel Plaza Athenée on the other side of the river are awesome historic hotels in Paris offering spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower. The Hotel La Comtesse is definitely more affordable, and all the rooms come with an Eiffel Tower view.

Hotel Jardins de Montmartre: located in the heart of bohemian Paris, is like a trip through the seasons, with 38 unique rooms. Decide for a stay in a winter wonderland, sweet spring, sunny summer, or golden autumn in one of the most colorful and romantic hotels in Paris.

Hotel Particulier Montmartre: get ready for an epicurean stay in one of the unique boutique hotels in Montmartre! The hotel is located in a beautiful and timeless private mansion typical of old Montmartre, nestled in the heart of the butte and surrounded by an enchanting garden and terrace.  

Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette: This beautiful, themed hotel in the neighborhood of Saint-Germain is dedicated to Juliette Récamier, a French socialité with a popular salon in the 19th century. The hotel’s different floors represent different epochs of her life, with different decoration styles. We love the hotel’s Japanese garden and its great spa.

How to Spend a Romantic Getaway to Paris – A Detailed Itinerary

If you are looking for a romantic weekend, Paris is the place to go. What to do on a romantic trip to Paris for two? Here’s the list of best things to do in Paris in two days.

Romantic Weekend in Paris: Arrival

The RER trains are definitely NOT the best way to start a romantic weekend in Paris, book private transportation from Paris airport to the hotel instead. Welcome Pickups proposes excellent transfer services with good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris.

See A Theater Show

Start your weekend by sipping your favorite cocktail and enjoying stunning views from one of the best rooftop bars in Paris, the Terrass Hotel’s rooftop bar. Located in Montmartre, you’ll be able to spot some of the most beautiful monuments of Paris such as Les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, or the Grand Palais.

Rooftop bars in Paris
Photo courtesy: Terrass Hotel Montmartre ©

From there, head to the Moulin Rouge, one of the best cabarets in Paris, for a night show of glitter, can-can dance, and bubbles.

Before the show, share a great value pre-theatre dining menu in the romantic neo-restaurant Vava. It’s a 5-minute walk to Moulin Rouge and it offers traditional cuisine with a touch of modernity and a pleasant setting that is both cozy and modern.

Moulin Rouge Cabaret
Photo courtesy: Moulin Rouge ©

Alternatively, secure tickets to a ballet performance at sumptuous Opéra Garnier, with a pre-theater French apéritif at Galerie’s Lafayette’s rooftop bar. For dinner, go to Le Grand Café Capucines, the legendary brasserie of the Grands Boulevards (since 1875), or at the intimate restaurant Vivre (3, rue de la Michodière), for a simple and refined cuisine where the product is so well highlighted.

Romantic Weekend in Paris: Saturday

Explore one of the Historic Castles Near Paris

Chateau de Chantilly, France

After enjoying breakfast in bed at your romantic hotel, treat your partner like a king or queen with a visit to one of the historic castles near Paris. Whether it’s wandering through the gorgeous gardens of  Versailles, or being seduced by the charm of Château de Chantilly or medieval Château de Vincennes, we are sure you will uncover lots of historical love stories.

Luxury Spa & Shopping in Paris

Galerie Vivienne Paris

If you’re in need of a spot for pampering, head to the first Arrondissement of Paris to indulge in a lunch of precise, delicate, elegant, and creative dishes at Le Baudelaire, the starred restaurant of the Burgundy Hotel , before relaxing at the opulent Spa Velmont (Hotel Le Meurice) or the Spa at Mandarin Oriental. They are two of Paris’s many luxurious spas where each guest is celebrated as an individual.

If the spa time whets your appetite, head to Angelina in rue de Rivoli for a cup of its classic (and world celebrated) hot chocolate. Next, whisk your lover off to Galerie Vivienne, one of the most beautiful covered passages in Paris for some retail therapy. Here, you can shop for beautiful fabrics, books, vintage gifts, and good wine. For something more special, head to Place Vendôme to pick up a fabulous gift at one of the exclusive jewelry shops in the square.

Explore the Seine’s Left Bank

Best Seine Cruises in Paris

Enjoy a magical evening stroll (or a Seine River cruise) along the Seine’s Left Bank. With 2,3 kilometers of walkways right along the Seine, from the Musée d’Orsay to the Pont de l’Alma, it offers some of the city’s best views. You can stop off for dinner at the iconic restaurant Les Ombres to impress your partner with panoramic views over the Eiffel Tower, but make sure to book well in advance to secure the most intimate table.

Afterward, toast to your romantic weekend in Paris at Rosa Bonheur sur Seine a typical Parisian guinguette- barge bar which welcomes people from all walks of life for eating, drinking, and dancing.  On the way, don’t forget to stop to admire the magnificent Pont Alexandre III, one of the most romantic spots in all of Paris also showcasing one of the best views of Paris.

Romantic Weekend in Paris: Sunday

Morning Stroll in one of the Parks of Paris

Luxembourg Gardens Paris

Start your Sunday morning in Paris with a tasty French breakfast. Once you’ve satisfied your early-morning appetite, take a walk through the Tuileries Garden in the Right Bank or Luxembourg Gardens on the other side of the Seine. If you decide to explore the second, don’t forget to visit the Médicis Fountain, considered one of the most romantic places in Paris.

Visit a Museum in Paris

Best Louvre Artwork

If this is your first time in Paris, you may want to check the Louvre Museum. Avoid the crowds around the Louvre’s main artworks and check out Louvre’s themed trail “Ideal Beauty, The Human Body in Greek Sculpture” (2 hours duration) through Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities. Or you can opt for a more personalized trail where ‘love’ is the main subject, with artworks like La Baigneuse (Joseph Charles Marin), L’Amour (Antoine Chaudet), Zéphir et Psyché (Henri-Joseph Rutxhiel), or the famous Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss (Antonio Canova). Book your Louvre tickets here.

After viewing the exhibits, enjoy light refreshments (or champagne) at the beautiful Le Café Marly, located beneath the arcades of the Louvre and with views of the pyramid.

Zadkine Museum Paris
Zadkine Museum Paris

You can also decide to keep it intimate by exploring one of Paris’s lesser-known museums or galleries; some of them are incredibly romantic. For example, Zadkine Museum near Luxembourg Gardens (Paris 6), Musée Gustave Moreau (Paris 9), or the Musée de la Vie Romantique (Paris 9), all open on Sunday.

Time flies when you are having fun in Paris! By now, it’s probably time to head to the airport to take your flight back home. There was no time to explore Le Marais or other less touristy districts of Paris, but Paris is always a good idea, and we are sure there will be another romantic trip to Paris in the future.

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  • Vicky and Buddy
    01/17/2018 at 4:18 am

    So many great suggestions! I’m such a romantic, so the rowboat idea is definitely my favorite. I had no idea you could even do that!

    • WorldInParis
      01/17/2018 at 10:27 pm

      YES and it must be great 🙂

  • Paige W
    01/17/2018 at 2:06 am

    This is a very fun, unique guide to Paris. I couldn’t help but giggle about the visit to Victor Noir’s tomb’s magical powers. That’s too funny! Thanks for sharing a one-of-a-kind guide!

    • WorldInParis
      01/17/2018 at 10:28 pm

      You are welcome! Now I need to go to Paris 4 for the phallic baguettes snaps 😉

  • Ami
    01/16/2018 at 1:38 am

    These are some unique things to do. I always wanted to see Versailles and the whole cruise thing definitely adds a punch to the visit. The cemetery thing is also a fun thing to do… Did not know about those myths though. Cheers

  • Claudia
    01/15/2018 at 8:31 pm

    I do recall Paris as quite romantic. The first time I visited, I was presented with a posy of lily of the valley flowers by a complete stranger! I’d love to enjoy a night picnic by the Seine, or cocktails with a view. Paris is gorgeous at night.

    • WorldInParis
      02/01/2018 at 11:02 am

      Oh wow!! Gentlemen in Paris! :-O

  • Shivani
    01/14/2018 at 5:53 am

    I missed Versailles while on my last trip and I hope to see this on my next one!! Your pictures are amazing, and it’s a shame that I didn’t come across this post, I missed so many spots. I’ve never an opera and would love to see one in Paris <3

  • Paul
    01/13/2018 at 6:01 pm

    I’m not a big lover of cocktails but that roof terrace looks lovely. I’d be happy having the oyster and wine up there! 😀

  • Marissa
    01/13/2018 at 4:59 pm

    I went to Paris and didn’t do any of these, which makes me really want to come back now! I had no idea you could rowboat out by Chateau de Versailles.

    • WorldInParis
      02/18/2018 at 8:17 pm

      I am not sure since when they are operating, maybe it did not exist when you were in Paris

  • Grace
    01/13/2018 at 4:56 pm

    I love the idea of a vintage car tour of Paris. What a clever idea. While I’m not likely to take a romantic vacation anytime soon, this is a fantastic guide for if that situation changes.

    • WorldInParis
      01/17/2018 at 10:29 pm

      Oh the vintage car can also be fun, not only romantic. So take it from a cool perspective 😉

  • Drew Robinson
    01/13/2018 at 4:45 pm

    Great list. I visited Le Chateau de Versailles in 2012, and didn’t know you could take a rowboat. Now that I’m married, this would be a fun one.