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Fresh off from celebrating Valentine’s Day, let’s continue to spread the love by getting to know some of Paris’ most romantic places.
Maybe you want to surprise a loved one with a rendez-vous in the city or you want to pop the question in a grand gesture. Either way, you picked the right place. Paris, after all, is still the most romantic city in the world.
What are you waiting for? Read on, explore the city and discover that love indeed is ever-present in Paris’ air.
Where: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole
We’ve all heard of the city’s iconic landmark. You may have seen it in movies while browsing through pictures or reading about it in books. Despite the cliché, nothing compares to actually seeing the lattice tower up close and personal.
Complete the experience by climbing more than 1,000 feet of height with your loved one. Up in the air, you will be treated to the enchanting beauty of the skyline and gorgeous views of the city. Cap off the night with a sweet kiss which should seal you and your lover’s unforgettable trip to the tower’s pinnacle.
With its sweet spot and magical ambience, it’s the perfect place to propose, don’t you think?
Where: 16th arrondissement of Paris
With its great romantic edifice matched by even more romantic surroundings, you and your sweetheart can find just the right spot in the garden to make out and snuggle while the Eiffel Tower stands nearby.
At night is the best time to head over to the garden. You can take the metro, find a bench then wait for the perfect timing when the Eiffel Tower lights up and spreads its magic for ten minutes. Once the iconic landmark sparkles, gently grab your loved one’s hand and seal your love with one passionate kiss.
Where: Square Jehan Rictus, Place des Abesses
Hearing your beloved say “I love you” in different languages will make any heart go aflutter. But even better is to take your sweetheart to Le Mur Des Je T’aime, also known as The Wall of “I Love You’s” in beautiful Paris.
With “I Love You” in 250 different languages scattered across the wall, you won’t need to open your mouth and say the words. The wall will speak for you.
Where: 6e Arrondissement
Considered as the second largest park and probably the most popular in Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg is another hotspot for lovers. It has been a haven of romance for centuries. Classic statues, calming fountains and colorful flowerbeds fill the place. Even classic lovers have strolled along its beautifully manicured landscape.
Did you know that Napoleon and Josephine used to frequent the place? Yes, they did! Might as well follow in their footsteps and grab this chance to explore and luxuriate in the garden’s romantic appeal.
Where: Pont des Arts, Paris
If the Eiffel tower is the most romantic tower in the city, the Pont des Arts is dubbed the most romantic bridge. With the stunning Seine River as a backdrop, it’s no surprise that it is another favorite lover’s spot in Paris.
Strolling along the pedestrian bridge while holding hands and enjoying views of the Ile de la Cite, Louvre and Notre Dame should be on every couple’s bucket list. Countless lovelocks also adorn the place. After attaching your own padlock of love, you can head over to the streets and enjoy hearing musicians playing to the tune of romance.
Touted the most beautiful avenue (hum not sure about it…) and famous street in Paris, strolling down Champs-Élysées is another must-do experience for couples. Dine in one of the avenue’s famous restaurants or treat your loved one to a shopping spree in the many designer stores.
At night, the boulevard is lit up inducing a more romantic vibe. After dinner, you can close the day with a tour to the Arc de Triomphe enjoying a set of unique and beautiful views of the city.
Where: 15 Quai de la Tournelle, Paris
After a memorable walk down the Pont des Arts, you can sweeten the day some more by dining at La Tour d’Argent. The old yet classically enchanting place has been around for over 4 centuries. Not only is it rich with history but it also commands unprecedented views of Notre Dame and the Seine River.
Toast to lasting love by picking from the restaurant’s 500,000-bottle wine cellar selection. And of course, indulge in the ultimate French cuisine experience like no other.The restaurant has its own private duck farm. Ordering its famous canard au sang dish means you’ll also get the duck’s serial number.
Where: 18th arrondissement of Paris
Probably THE place for couples. What more should I say? Just go! Montmartre is the perfect place to end your 7-day love affair with Paris.
There’s nothing like exploring the most romantic city in the world than doing it with your special someone. Not only will the city impress you but it can and will amp up the romance level of your love life.
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Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Twitter and Google +