Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. The French capital has a culture that has always inspired love and romance and with so many magical places to visit and things to do, that are all enjoyed most when shared with a loved one, it is the ideal place for a romantic city break. Read our top picks to help you plan your perfect Paris trip.
Romantic Dinner Cruise of Paris
There is nothing more romantic than taking a cruise along the Seine River as the sun slowly sets. Couples will be able to admire some of Paris’ most iconic attractions as they sail slowly past and enjoy one of La Marina dinner cruises. The Marina de Paris sets sail at 18:45 and the experience lasts for just over an hour. This is the perfect way to see the Eiffel Tower light up against the night sky and there are sure to be plenty of excellent photo opportunities. Visitors are also treated to the chance to dine on fine French cuisine as they sail slowly along the river. Some of the culinary treats that are just waiting to be enjoyed include scallops delicately flavoured with lime leaves and diced potatoes with seaweed preserve, braised chicken leg with Mediterranean flavoured vegetables and celery chips with parmesan. The meal finishes on a decadent sweet note. This is an unforgettable experience that couples are sure to love.
Browse Romantic Works at Musée de la Vie Romantique
Paris is famous as being a city of art and culture and one of the best ways to set the mood is by viewing the artwork at the Musée de la Vie Romantique. Also known as the Museum of Romantic Life, this institution can be found at the foot of Montmartre hill in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. One of the best things about this museum is that many of the collections here are temporary. This means that there is always something different and exciting for visitors to discover at the Musée de la Vie Romantique.
Catch a Classic Film at Le Champo
There is nothing more romantic than the French language and watching a French film at Le Champo is the perfect way to create a romantic atmosphere. Located on the corner of Rue des Écoles and Rue Champollion, this single-screen cinema originally opened its doors to the public in 1938. This cinema boasts a striking art-deco façade and a number of both classic and modern French films are shown here throughout the day and in the evening. The main screening room features an intimate atmosphere complete with velvet covered chairs and a dim lighting so that couples can snuggle up together.
Dress up for Dinner at Le Cinq
Set in the elegant Four Seasons Hotel George V, Le Cinq is beyond doubt one of the most stylish establishments in the whole of Paris. Guests will want to ensure that they make a reservation for a table at one of the restaurant’s picture windows so that they can take in views of Paris as they dine. Some of the signature dishes here include grilled white asparagus with thyme and lemon broth and delicately flavoured foie gras. After an unforgettable dinner, visitors will have the opportunity to take in the sights of the city from the spatial terrace or perhaps linger a while over coffee and a selection of cheeses.
Enjoy a Show at Au Lapin Agile
Set in the beautiful and bohemian Montmartre district of Paris, Au Lapin Agile makes an excellent alternative to the Moulin Rouge. While Au Lapin Agile may not be as famous as the Moulin Rouge, this is a great place to watch local poets, comedians and musicians work their magic. Shows take place in a quaint pink painted cottage that boasts plenty of charm. Guests are treated to an intimated setting where they can unwind and enjoy a drink or two. Performances have been held at Au Lapin Agile since 1860 and a huge number of acts have graced the stage over the years. Each act typically lasts for around twenty minutes and guests are invited to interact with the performers and join in the fun in a range of different ways. The warm and friendly atmosphere means that guests are sure to leave with a song in the hearts.
Private Helicopter Tour of Paris with Champagne
Those who have a head for heights will have the chance to to experience Paris in a whole new way by taking a private helicopter tour of the city. This special tour takes guests from Paris to Versailles and offers plenty of opportunities to admire the gently winding Seine River and Versailles Palace. The trip includes a one hour stopover in Versailles where there will be plenty of time to take photos to commemorate this magical experience. On the way back to Paris guests will fly over iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse and La Défense. Guests will have the opportunity to share a glass of champagne with someone special and toast to the success of a very romantic trip before touching down again.