Paris has many nicknames, among which ‘The City of Love’ or ‘The City of Lights’. There is no doubt that a romantic weekend with your partner in Paris is one of the most meaningful things you could do together. There is so much to do in this city, so many activities to enjoy together that we believe one whole life would not be enough to fully experience it.
Let’s check out Paris’ main attractions and activities you could do together during a romantic getaway.
Attractions in Paris
Enjoy a picnic at Luxembourg Gardens!
It’s a big public garden and it’s well known for being one of the most beautiful places to visit in Paris, particularly between spring and summer.
Its flowerbeds are uncontaminated and luxuriant and the grass is such a comfortable place to sit in for a romantic picnic.
If you decide to do so, you could also buy a ticket to visit the Palace of Luxembourg. However, if you are not fancying a visit, you can simply enjoy this wide green area for free.
Be amazed by Sainte-Chapelle’s stained glass windows! This royal gothic chapel is located inside the Palais de la Cité, a medieval palace, once the residence of the French king. Built-in 1248, the chapel is stunning as its huge stained glass windows extend toward the ceiling. It is a pilgrimage site, but it is also aesthetically beautiful. Do not forget to experience a culinary tour! Make sure to check out French well-known pastry. There are different types of desserts you can try. Discover them together and find out your favourite ones. This is a unique way to enjoy a walk: you can explore Paris and try many different desserts as they are also aesthetically pleasing. French most famous desserts are croissants, macarons and crepes.
Less known, but equally delicious are frasiers and pralines. A great experience would be to attend a patisserie course so you can learn how to make them at home. Such a great way to remember your romantic weekend in Paris, isn’t it?
Taking a stroll around the Parisian bridges is a romantic experience, too. The river Seine is a charming place, and the surrounding trees and buildings are enchanting, especially the lights at night.
Without any doubts, the most romantic bridge in Paris is the Love Lock Bridge. In the past, lovers would attach personalised love locks and throw way its keys in the Seine. Today, this practice is forbidden, but it is funny to take a look at one of the love locks and appreciate the crazy things love makes you do!
One of the most romantic things to do in Paris is experiencing a sunset cruise on the river Seine. It is the perfect way to fully enjoy the City of Love. Cruising down the river as the sun sets will make you more lovey-dovey than ever!
In addition, the cruise will allow you to enjoy the city both during the day and at night and you will find out why Paris is called The City of Lights.
Do you know that Paris has a museum dedicated to romance? The fascinating Musée de la Vie Romantique exhibits artworks related to Romanticism, beauty and love. If you love art, you will definitely love this unique museum and its exhibitions.
Visit the Eiffel Tower at sunrise: this is the perfect time to enjoy one of the city’s landmarks without being too crowded. At that time you can enjoy it while basically being alone. Another romantic activity is to take a stroll around the Canal Saint-Martin, one of Paris’ most beautiful canals. It is surrounded by bars and cafés, so after a long walk you can always refresh yourselves with a glass of good wine or a delicious pastry. Finally, don’t forget to visit Marche des Enfants Rouges, the most ancient indoor market in Paris. Built in 1628, it is a real historic monument. Stroll around the market, smell the flowers, taste the local specialities as you find perfect ingredients for your romantic picnic. Here you will have the chance to dive into Parisian culture and become a local!