A Fabulous Romantic Trip to Paris for Two
There are plenty of romantic things to do in Paris, so you only need to pick the right combination for you. Start your honeymoon in Paris, a Paris anniversary trip, or surprise your loved one with an unforgettable couples trip to Paris with this romance-packed weekend itinerary!
Romantic Getaway to Paris: Where to Stay?
For your romantic trip 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!
HOTELS WITH EIFFEL TOWER VIEW
If you plan a romantic weekend in Paris and can afford it, why not treat yourself to the pleasure of waking up with a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower? The Hotel Raphael on the left bank or the Hotel Plaza Athenée on the other side of the River are fantastic historic hotels in Paris that offer spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower. The Hotel La Comtesse is definitely more affordable, and all the rooms come with an Eiffel Tower view – Check out the full list of best hotels with an Eiffel Tower View.
FAVORITE ROMANTIC HOTELS IN PARIS
Hotel Particulier Montmartre: get ready for an epicurean stay in one of the most beautiful 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.
The stunning Pavillon de la Reine sits just back from the romantic Place des Vosges (Le Marais) in a private garden courtyard. The hotel’s facade is covered by ivy is lovely, giving it a countryside feel despite its super central location in the city.
How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Paris – A Detailed Itinerary
If you are looking for a romantic weekend, Paris is the place to go. So what to do on a romantic getaway to Paris?
This romantic Paris itinerary is perfect for an anniversary trip to Paris, Valentine’s Day in Paris, or any romantic trip to Paris for two. For this romantic weekend in Paris itinerary, we recommend arriving on Friday night to have two full days to enjoy Paris.
Romantic Paris Itinerary: Arrival
The RER trains are NOT the best way to start your Paris romantic getaway, so book private transportation from Paris airport to the hotel instead. Welcome Pickups offers excellent transfer services with good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris – Click here to book your Welcome Pickup
1. Drinks With a View
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 (12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre), you can spot some of the most beautiful monuments of Paris, such as Les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, or the Grand Palais.
There’s the option to dine on-site, which we recommend, or you can share a great value pre-theatre dining menu in the romantic neo-restaurant Vava (42 Rue Veron). 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.
Alternatively, secure tickets to a ballet performance at the sumptuous Opéra Garnier (you can check the program here) or at the hilarious comedy show ‘”How to Become Parisian in One Hour.” In this case, you can start with a pre-theater French apéritif at Galerie Lafayette’s rooftop bar, which is located in the same area.
For dinner, go to Le Grand Café Capucines (4 Boulevard des 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 Paris Itinerary: Saturday
1. Stroll Around Ile de la Cité
After enjoying breakfast in bed at your romantic hotel, head to Ile de la Cité, Paris’ beating heart. Medieval Ile de la Cité is full of curiosities to discover with your special one. You can start with the world-famous Notre Dame de Paris (from outside), followed by a visit to the Sainte-Chapelle, with its exquisite stained glassed windows.
Not far from the Sainte-Chapelle, you can visit the colorful Flower Market, which sells flowers and birds (the latter on Sundays) and has become an institution on the Ile de la Cité. Part covered and part open-air, its venerable old pavilions shelter hundreds of flowers, shrubs, trees, and other plants.
For lunch, you can stop at the oh-so Parisian Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole (open for lunch from 12 pm to 2.30 pm), one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris, which is especially beautiful when the wisteria that adorns the façade is in full bloom.
Alternatively, cross Pont Saint-Louis to Ile Saint Louis for a romantic meal in one of the terraces with Seine River views. Quiet and relaxing, Ile Saint-Louis is home to several art galleries and typical cafés-brasseries.
If the spa time whets your appetite, head to Angelina, at 226 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 special, head to Place Vendôme to pick up a fabulous gift at one of the exclusive jewelry shops in the square.
3. Enjoy Paris’ Most Beautiful Avenue from the Water
Enjoy a magical cruise along the Seine River, Paris’ most beautiful avenue. From Ile de la Cité and the Louvre to the Musée d’Orsay and the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River offers some of the city’s best views.
Book a private boat with a skipper and take your partner on a romantic sightseeing cruise for two; it will be a memorable experience! Alternatively, this Apéritif Cruise on the Seine River always gets excellent ratings.
After the cruise, stop for dinner at the iconic restaurant Les Ombres (27 Quai Jacques Chirac) to impress your partner with panoramic views over the Eiffel Tower. Make sure to book well in advance to secure the most intimate table.
To wrap up the first day of this romantic getaway to Paris, toast to your happiness at Rosa Bonheur sur Seine, a typical Parisian guinguette barge bar that welcomes people from all walks of life to eat, drink, and dance. 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, for one of the best views of Paris at night.
Romantic Paris Itinerary: Sunday
1. Morning Stroll in one of the Parks of Paris
The last day of this romantic Paris itinerary comes with more romantic places in Paris for couples; the hard part will be to choose only a few!
Start your Sunday morning with a tasty French breakfast. Once you’ve satisfied your early-morning appetite, take a walk through the Tuileries Garden on the Right Bank or the Luxembourg Gardens on the other side of the Seine River. They are both lovely, but if you decide to explore the second, don’t forget to visit the Médicis Fountain, considered one of the most romantic spots in Paris!
2. Visit a Museum in Paris
If this is your first time in Paris, you may want to check the Louvre Museum for a couple of hours. 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.
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, you can visit the Musée Marmottan-Monet (Paris 16), which features the most extensive collection of Monet paintings, and then take a taxi for a romantic lunch in the lovely Chalet des Iles (book in advance).
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 Paris romantic trip for you in the future.