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02/08/20

Enjoy a romantic getaway to Paris, the City of Love, taking in some of the city’s most seductive sights, decadent Paris restaurants, and trendy cocktail bars. There are plenty of romantic things to do in Paris for couples – particularly around Valentine’s Day.

Surprise your loved one during an unforgettable romantic Paris getaway with this romance-packed weekend in Paris itinerary!

 

Friday in Paris

Evening: See A Theater Show

Rooftop bars in Paris

Photo courtesy: Terrass Hotel Montmartre ©

Start your weekend by sipping chic cocktails and enjoying stunning views from one of the coolest rooftop bars in Paris, the Terrass Hotel’s rooftop bar 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.

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

Before the show, share a great value pre-theatre dining menu in the romantic neo-restaurant Vava, proposing 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 an opera or ballet performance at sumptuous Opéra Garnier, with a pre-theater dining at 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.


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Saturday in Paris

Morning: Explore one of the Historic Castles Near Paris

Versailles Palace

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 Palace, or being seduced by the charm of Château de Chantilly or Château de Vincennes, we are sure you will uncover lots of historical love stories.

 

Afternoon: Be pampered at a Luxury Spa in Paris

Galerie Vivienne Paris

If you’re in need of a spot of 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, two of Paris’s many luxurious spas where each of their guests 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, where you can shop for beautiful fabrics, books, and good wine, or pick up an extra-special gift at one of the exclusive jewelry shops in Place Vendôme.

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Evening: Explore the Seine’s Left Bank

Best Seine Cruises in Paris

Enjoy a magical evening stroll 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 best views of the city. 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 thanks to its lavish decoration and its prominent location showcasing one of the best views of the City of Lights.

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Sunday in Paris

Morning: Stroll around Paris’ Parks

Tuileries Garden in Paris

Start your Sunday morning in Paris with a tasty breakfast. Once you’ve satisfied your early-morning appetite, take a morning 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.

 

Afternoon: Visit a Museum in Paris

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).

Best Louvre Artwork

After viewing the exhibits, enjoy light refreshments (or champagne) at one of the museums’ restaurants.

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, Musée Zadkine near Luxembourg Gardens (Paris 6), or Musée Gustave Moreau (Paris 9), both open on Sunday.

Zadkine Museum Paris

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 more romantic Paris trips for you in the future.

If you’re looking for more inspiration for your romantic trip to Paris, take a look at our list of most romantic things to do in Paris, or impress that special someone with these hidden romantic places in Paris.

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Tips for Planning your Romantic Paris Getaway

If you are planning a romantic getaway to Paris for two, probably you 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.

 

Book a Hotel Room with Eiffel Tower View

Shangri-La Paris Terrace

photo courtesy: Hotel Shangri-La Paris ©

Is there anything in Paris more romantic than the view of the Eiffel Tower? Thanks to its monumental size, the Eiffel Tower can be seen from almost every corner of the city, usually outstanding among the quintessential rooftops of Paris.

The good news is that some of Paris’ top luxury hotels, well known for their great facilities and amazing interiors, come also with the best views of Eiffel Tower, especially beautiful during its night show. So if you are planning a romantic weekend in Paris and you can afford it, why not treating yourself with the pleasure of waking up with an amazing Eiffel Tower balcony view? The Peninsula Hotel Raphael or Hotel Plaza Athenée on the other side of the river are all awesome historic hotels in Paris offering spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower.

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Other Romantic Hotels in Paris

HOTEL MONTMARTRE MON AMOUR

  • Category: 4 stars
  • District of Paris: Paris 18 (Montmartre)

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.

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HOTEL JARDINS DE MONTMARTRE

  • Category: 3 stars
  • District of Paris: Paris 18 (Montmartre)

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.

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HOTEL & SPA LA BELLE JULIETTE

  • Category: 4 stars
  • District of Paris: Paris 6

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. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated. We love the hotel’s Japanese garden and its great spa.

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HOTEL DE JOSEPHINE DE BONAPARTE

  • Category: 4 stars
  • District of Paris: Paris 4 (Marais)

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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Other Useful Links to Plan your Romantic Getaway to Paris

 

Best Time to Travel to Paris

Unless you are heading to the capital to spend Valentine’s day in Paris or for a special anniversary or event, click here to check the best season to visit Paris.

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Book your Private Transportation from Paris Airport to the Hotel

RER trains are not sexy, a private transfer is the ideal choice for couples on a romantic trip. Welcome Pickups proposes good transfer services from Paris Airport to the hotel with good cars and the best English speaking drivers in Paris. Their flight monitoring means their drivers are always on time and they are waiting for you even if you are late.

You can also use Welcome services to visit any of the châteaux near Paris.

 

Paris Packing List

How should you dress for a weekend getaway to Paris? Whether you decide to spend your time exploring the city or in chic bars and restaurants, we tell you what to wear in Paris, all seasons.

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Pre-Trip Checklist

Don’t over plan your romantic Paris getaway but having a good pre-trip checklist will definitely put you on course for a successful trip. This Paris pre-trip checklist, even if thought for longer international trips to Paris, may come in handy.

 

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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.