A 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. In addition to the hotels listed below, 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 an amazing Eiffel Tower 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 – Check out the full list of best hotels with Eiffel Tower View.
FAVORITE ROMANTIC HOTELS IN PARIS
Hotel Jardins de Montmartre, 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 Paris’s most colorful and romantic hotels.
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.
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 Weekend in Paris – A Detailed Itinerary
If you are looking for a romantic weekend, Paris is the place to go. But what to do on a romantic trip to Paris for two? This romantic Paris itinerary is perfect for an anniversary trip to Paris, Valentine’s Day in Paris, or any Paris romantic getaway.
For this romantic weekend in Paris itinerary, we recommend arriving on Friday night, so you have two full days to enjoy Paris.
Romantic Weekend in Paris: Arrival
The RER trains are definitely NOT the best way to start a romantic Paris getaway, so 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 – 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’ll be able to 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, Paris 18). 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.
For dinner, go to Le Grand Café Capucines (4 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris 9), 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
1. Explore one of the Historic Castles Near Paris
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 (click here for our quick guide to Versailles), 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.
2. Luxury Spa & Shopping in Paris
If you’re in need of a spot for pampering, head to the first Arrondissement of Paris to indulge in a late 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 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. Explore the Seine’s Left Bank
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, the Seine River offers some of the city’s best views. You can book a river cruise with dinner, or stop off 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.
Afterward, toast to your romantic getaway to Paris 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, also showcasing one of the best views of Paris.
Romantic Weekend in Paris: Sunday
1. Morning Stroll in one of the Parks of Paris
The last day of this Paris romantic trip 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. 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 perfect views of the pyramid.
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, which features the largest 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 other romantic getaways to Paris for you in the future.