How to Do a Romantic Weekend in Paris

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Paris is known as the City of Love. However, you cannot just step off the plane and expect romance to fall at your feet. It takes a bit of planning. If you are going to Paris with your other half, you should look into the most romantic things to do in the city so that you can plan the perfect trip. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best things to do for a romantic weekend in Paris…

Enjoy a massage for two – It is likely that you are going to spend a lot of time on your feet exploring. However, it is important to take some time for yourselves so that you can relax and enjoy each other’s company. After all, holidays are supposed to be about relaxing too. While a massage may not be the most innovative idea, there are some amazing salons within Paris, with Yuzuka being a prime example. This is a Japanese salon, which is incredibly soothing and relaxing. This is a great place for you and your partner to spend some quality time together.

Take a Louvre tour – Louvre tours are very popular, and for good reason. The Louvre Museum is the biggest museum in the world, and the monument itself is historic, making it a central landmark of Paris. Louvre tours are a must for romantic breaks. After all, art itself can be magical, and especially in such an iconic building.

Soak up the sun at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont – Paris is filled with lots of well-known tourist attractions and iconic buildings. Therefore, it is always a good idea to explore some areas that are less touristy. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is a great option. This is a stunning 19th arrondissement gem, which boasts everything from vertical cliffs and temples to waterfalls and meandering paths.

Step back in time at the Musee de la Vie Romantique – There is something romantic about previous eras, isn’t there? This small villa was built in 1830 by Ary Scheffer, a Dutch artist. The villa is devoted to George Sand, a novelist, who was a regular guest here. It also contains paintings by Scheffer, as well as other mementoes of the Romantic era.

Visit a jazz bar – There are lots of amazing jazz bars throughout Paris, with one of the best being Au Duc des Lombards. This spot attracts a great crowd with lots of high-class performers playing throughout the calendar year. This is a great place for a date night with your other half.

Enjoy candlelit cocktails in the Marais – When it comes to romantics, there is one spot that always wins people’s hearts, and this is Les Etages, which is an unassuming bar that is situated in the centre of Marais. With comfortable armchairs, coloured lanterns and candles, it is cosy and intimate, with electro-pop music playing gently in the background.

Visit the Temple of Love – What could be more romantic than an actual Temple of Love? Also known as Temple Romantique, this temple is situated on an island in the centre of a like in Bois de Vincennes, which is the biggest public park in the city. The Rococo movement influenced the temple and it was built in 1860. It is a beautiful spot, ideal for couples.

Experience the wonder of Sainte-Chapelle – Sainte-Chapelle is a shrine that was designed by Pierre de Montreuil under the order of King Louis IX. The King had a hobby for accumulating holy relics, and this resulted in the creation of the incredible shrine. The shrine is virtually completely covered in stained glass, with windows that are 15 m in size. The windows depict many different scenes from both the New and the Old Testament, with culminates with the Apocalypse in the rose window. It is a stunning sight to behold.

Try luxury cheese tasting – If you are looking for a fun activity to enjoy together, why not try cheese tasting? La Vache dans les Vignes is a tiny cheesemonger that is filled to the brim with dairy delights. You can enjoy a wide range of cured meats, wines, and cheeses, which you can take home too.

Simple the finest wines Paris has to offer – Perhaps you would rather try a selection of wines than cheeses? If so, Lavinia is the perfect place for you. Here, you will find many different wines, both French and non-French.

Rent a rowing boat – It is likely that you have already looked into taking a trip to Versailles. After all, this is a must-see when in Paris. However, to take this occasion to the next level, as well as seeing the picturesque gardens, why not also rent a rowing boat on the Grand Canal? This will definitely be a day to remember.

Enjoy a royal picnic – Last but not least, what could be more romantic than a picnic? Of course, you can have a picnic anywhere in the world, but you will struggle to find a better setting than Places des Vosges. This was built for Henri IV; it is a peach stone building with a stately park that enables you to chill out on the grass, which is where you can have your royal picnic.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for your romantic break in Paris. As you can see, there is plenty to see and do in the City of Love. You should have no trouble planning a romantic trip for you and your other half.

 

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