Paris is known as the City of Love for a reason. Wherever you are in the city, there are countless places to go and things to see that ooze romance, that it can be difficult to decide what to do with your lover while you’re there.
So, if you’re planning a romantic getaway to Paris, but you want to avoid the clichés and tourist traps in your bid to rekindle or rejuvenate your romance, take a look at these suggestions for the best dates in Paris.
Book an Apartment
Instead of booking into a hotel, where there are so many distractions, visit My Paris Apartments, and book your own private apartment for the duration of your stay. You’ll be guaranteed the privacy that you need to spend time romancing your beloved in the most romantic city on the planet.
A Hollywood Romance
Few things can tug at the heartstrings like a good old-fashioned Hollywood movie, so why not visit the Grand Action Cinema on the Left Bank, where you can see all of the classics from the Golden Age of cinema? This fabulous independent movie theatre is loved by film fans across France of its wonderful selection of Hollywood classics and independent movies, and it is a great place to relax without losing the romance.
Place des Vosges
If you want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris while also enjoying some private time between the two of you, rent a rowing boat and go out on the Grand Canal. You’ll see the beauty of Versailles and the impressive gardens there, take in the fresh cool air and spend some time enjoying each other’s company in one of the beautiful settings. What’s not to like?
Visit the Temple of Love
What could be romantic than watching the sun go down in seclusion with your lover at your side? Probably nothing, which is why, if you’re serious about rekindling your romance, you should take a trip to Temple Romantique or the Temple of Love, as it is often referred to. This temple, which is located in the Bois de Vincennes, where it sits in the middle of a lovely lake, was built in the Rococo style in 1860. Because this beautiful building is not particularly well-known amongst tourists, there is a good chance that you will have the privacy you seek if you take the effort to visit the temple.
Last Tango in Paris
What could be sexier and get the passions more inflamed than a sexy tango with your lover? An outdoor tango in the heart of Paris – that’s what! From June until August, on the banks of the River Seine, people will gather to eat drink and be merry and part of that being merry includes people doing the tango at twilight. Take a trip to the Left Bank with a bottle of wine and your best dancing shoes and your lover will fall into your arms.
There are so many opportunities for wine tasting in Paris, and you can be sure you will sample some of the best wines in the world at any of them, that it would be foolish not to attend at least one wine tasting event where you can indulge in the finer things in life as a couple.
Hire a Vintage Car
If you want to spend some quality time with your beloved, but you also want to see the sights of Paris, combine the two by hiring a vintage soft-top Citroen and taking a drive around the city. Hold hands as you drive along with the wind in your hair and a glint in your eye and the fresh Parisian air, the palpable atmosphere and the wonderful sites of the city will have your heart beating faster in no time at all.
Get Your Jazz On
Really great jazz, which is harmonic, dirty and more than a bit soulful is one of the most seductive sounds you will ever hear. When you combine that with great French wine and the atmospheric setting of a Parisian wine cellar, you can’t fail to ignite the passions of your other-half, which is why you should spend an evening at the Le Caveau des Oubliettes – Paris’ oldest and best Jazz club and a great place to spend a cool evening in Paris with the one you love.
The Eiffel Tower
It might be a bit of a cliché, but you really should visit the Eiffel Tower when you’re in Paris. It is, after all, one of the most famous landmarks on the planet. If you visit at night, when it’s lit up, you will find that there is more than a hint of romance in the air and the views from the top of the tower, over a lit-up Paris are even more spectacular. They’ll take your breath away and ensure you’re in the mood for love.
The Musée Marmottan Monet
Not as famous as the Louvre, the Musée Marmottan Monet is arguably one of the most romantic attractions in Paris, thanks to the many beautiful works by Monet and other great Impressionist artists it hosts. If you’re the kind of couple who are moved by art and beauty, an hour staring at the beautiful Monet’s and Renoir paintings will arouse your passions and help you to connect on a higher level as you discuss the works before you.
Dine at Sample Fabrizio’s
When you’re in Paris for a romantic trip, there is no way that you can’t have at least one really romantic dinner. Paris is, after all, known for its romance and for its fine food. If you want to ensure that your dinner is really impressive, go to the Rue du Faubourg and make your way down an easily missed alley at number 159, where you will find Fabrizio’s. This wonderful restaurant serves some of the finest dishes, including a wonderful saffron risotto, which is to die for. It's tucked away location helps to give it a really special romantic vibe too.
What are your most romantic experiences in Paris?