Valentine's Day; the most romantic places in Paris
Published on 15 January 2019, dans Visit Paris
Paris, romantic city par excellence, attracts thousands of couples from all over the world, irresistibly drawn by the city’s picturesque neighbourhoods, fascinating streets, gardens and parks of unparalleled splendour and world-class museums brimming with a wealth of romantic stories... Here are some of the most romantic places in Paris for an unforgettable Valentine's Day.
A cruise through the heart of illuminated Paris
We often talk about the romantic vibe of certain Parisian streets, but one avenue surpasses them all in this respect ... the Seine! For Valentine's Day, why not treat your sweetheart to a night cruise and admire the sparkling capital of a thousand lights. For two hours you will glide past the most beautiful Parisian monuments gorgeously illuminated against the evening’s velvet backdrop; a magical and unforgettable spectacle. Enjoy a gourmet meal served by attentive staff aboard a boat offering panoramic views. By candlelight, to the sound of live musicians, you’ll be awestruck by the elegant loveliness and charm of the City of Light!
A stroll on the hill of Montmartre
Today it’s one of the most romantic Parisian districts, but in the early 19th century, Montmartre was a small village surrounded by orchards, vineyards and about forty windmills, a stronghold of artists, writers and musicians. With its charming and picturesque Place du Tertre populated by painters, its vineyard, narrow streets, delightful little restaurants and homely cafes where the aromas of pancakes and hot chocolate mingle, Montmartre offers a vivid contrast to the imposing architecture of central Paris. This small village in the heart of the capital invites you to ride its funicular railway, discover the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and admire, hand in hand, a breathtaking view of Paris.
Poignant memories of a sculptor’s love at the Rodin Museum
Rodin was one of the most sensual artists of his time, in love with the human form, as evidenced by his famous marble sculpture, The Kiss, depicting an embracing couple. Exploring the Rodin Museum, which pays homage to this great sculptor and his muse and student, Camille Claudel, with whom he lived a great love story, is an ideal way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Located in an early 18th century mansion, this museum houses an impressive collection of art works, epistolary memorabilia and more. A lovely garden awaits you in the museum grounds, inviting you and your loved one to take a stroll among the greenery and sculptures and exchange sweet nothings.
Grand Hotel Saint Michel, a refined hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin