Visiting Paris? Take your significant other to one of the city's most romantic spots, including the Eiffel Tower, The Wall of "I Love You's," Luxembourg Gardens or Île Saint Louis on the Seine.
<strong>Montmartre</strong><br>Montmartre is set on a hill in northern Paris. It’s a great spot to take your significant other for break-taking views of the city. Wander through the narrow, winding streets lined with small cafes and shops. Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh were just a few well-renowned artists who had studios or worked in the Parisian neighborhood.
<strong>Arc de Triomphe</strong><br>Couples can take a romantic stroll down the tree-lined Champs-Élysées, the most famous street in Paris, to the Arc de Triomphe. There are dozens of restaurants, theaters and shops along the street, and what’s more romantic than a new Chanel bag? Get a chocolate massage at the Four Seasons George V Hotel, located nearby, if shopping isn't you're thing.
<strong>Pont des Arts</strong><br>The Pont des Arts is another hot spot for lovers. The pedestrian bridge sits over the Seine River. It offers a picturesque view of Île de la Cité, and street musicians help create a wonderful, romantic vibe.
<strong>Eiffel Tower</strong><br>Spend quality time with your sweetheart more than 1,000 feet in the air, getting one of the best views of the City of Light. The Eiffel Tower is the perfect place to propose, but you may have to wait in a long line to take your love to new heights, especially during the spring and summer. Avoid the crowds, and pack a basket for a nice picnic in the park, below the towering tourist attraction.
<strong>Luxembourg Palace and Gardens</strong><br>The gardens surrounding the Luxembourg Palace has been a hotbed of romance for centuries. Famous couples -- from Napoleon and Josephine to Jean-Paul Sarte and Simone de Beauvior -- frequented the gardens. Today, lovers still stroll among the beautiful statues, fountains and flowerbeds.
<strong>Gare de Lyon’s Le Train Bleu</strong><br>Gare de Lyon is one of the 6 large railway terminals in Paris, but inside, Le Train Bleu restaurant has all the makings for a romantic night. The opulent restaurant, built in 1901, has grandiose sculptures, mural-covered walls and ceilings, crystal chandeliers and shiny brass fittings. Famous regulars included Jean Cocteau, Coco Chanel and Salvador Dali. The fixed-price menu is about $70 per person, whereas the a-la-carte menu costs about $90 per person. It’s expensive, but worth a trip to wine and dine your sweetie.
<strong>Wall of “I Love You's”</strong><br>Located in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, Le Mur Des Je T’aime, aka The Wall of "I Love You's," was created by Frederic Baron and Claire Kito. It has become a meeting place for lovers of love. The wall has “I Love You,” written in 250 different languages.
<strong>Palace of Versailles</strong><br>For the adventurous couple, take an hour-train ride to Versailles to visit the Palace of Versailles, the former residence of King Louis XIV. Spend a few hours visiting the Chateau, the manicured Gardens and the Domain de Marie-Antoinette. Rent a bike to get around the huge estate and or travel down to the main canal, where visitors can rent a paddle boat built for 2.
<strong>The Louvre</strong><br>What’s not to love about visiting the Louvre? It's one of the world’s largest museums, and it's the most visited art museum in the world. The Louvre is a great tourist attraction for art lovers, with a variety of artwork, including the Greek sculpture <i>Venus de Milo</i>, Antonio de Correggio’s <i>Venus and Cupid with a Satyr</i>, Leonardo da Vinci’s <i>Mona Lisa</i> and Paolo Veronese’s <i>The Wedding at Cana</i>.
<strong>Place des Vosges</strong><br>Le Marais’ Place des Vosges, originally known as the Place Royale, is the oldest, planned square in Paris. Catch some sunrays on the lawn; take a relaxing stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries; and hop on La Grande Roue, aka the Ferris wheel, to wrap up a fun-filled day with your sweetheart.
<strong>Île Saint Louis</strong><br>Take a casual stroll along the Seine near the Île Saint Louis, but make sure you bring a blanket, bottle of wine and some cheese with you. Lay out with your sweetheart, and watch the boats or foot traffic go by. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sights.
<strong>Palais Garnier</strong><br>Pick up 2 tickets for a show at the opulent Palais Garnier. The elegant opera house, built from 1861 to 1875, for the Paris Opera, is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. It was the setting for Gaston Leroux’s 1911 novel “The Phantom of the Opera.”
<strong>Sacré Cœur Basilica</strong><br>The Sacré Cœur Basilica, located in the Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood, is also a popular, romantic getaway. Climb the stairs for a spectacular view of the city. The sights and the Basilica may inspire you to propose to the one you love at one. Why not? It's the perfect spot.
<strong>Saint Germain des Prés</strong><br>Saint Germain des Prés is a small area located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint Germain des Prés. Pick up a cup of coffee and sit for a spell at a number of famous cafes in the neighborhood, including Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. It’s a great place for lovers who enjoy people watching.
<strong>Parc des Buttes Chaumont</strong><br>Parc des Buttes Chaumont is unquestionably one of Paris’s most romantic settings. It has all the ingredients to qualify it as romantic, including cliffs, grottos, waterfalls and a lake. Take a long hike up to the replica of Tivoli’s Temple of the Sybille, for a kiss on a cliff overlooking the city’s sights.