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Latin Quarter

(Paris, France)

Located along the Left Bank of the Seine, the Latin Quarter has narrow streets that are largely known for their amazing restaurants and cafes, as well as a number of universities, including Paris’ first — the Sorbonne.


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Top Destinations to Propose
Every year nervous men everywhere try to find new and romantic ways to pop the big question. Popular destinations in 2012 include Puerto Vallarta, onboard a popular cruise liner, London (on everyone’s hot list after the royal wedding and soon-to-be-site of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games) and Buenos Aires, Argentina, says PeterGreenberg.com. Good luck!
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Destination Weddings
Picture this: You spend a long weekend in a tropical paradise, you say your “I Do’s” and immediately start your honeymoon -- now you see why destination weddings are still a must-do.
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Mini-Moons
Congratulations on your engagement! Now for the fun part -- planning your honeymoon. If you’re on a budget, mini-moons, which usually last less than a week, are a great alternative to a longer honeymoon vacation.
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Torres del Paine National Park

Multi-Destination Honeymoon
In the luxury category: More couples are opting for an around-the-world honeymoon, picking at least 2 international locations. So imagine: You tie the knot in Sri Lanka and honeymoon in Patagonia.
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Croatia

International Destinations
Travel agents report strong consumer interest in 2012 for international destinations such as Croatia and Vietnam. Croatia is known for having some of the world’s sexiest beaches. Hint, hint ...
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Romantic Destinations in the US
Looking for ideas for a short or long romantic getaway? This year, emerging and classic romantic destinations to watch include Kauai, Maui, San Francisco, Key West, US Virgin Islands, Savannah, Santa Fe, Charleston, NYC, Chicago, New Orleans and Fort Lauderdale.
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orwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Breakaway

orwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Breakaway

"The Love Boat"
The cruise line industry has its eye on an entire generation of travelers who have never cruised before. If that includes you and your significant other, take note: Uniworld’s river cruise line, Super Ship Antoinette, boasts open-air balconies and daybeds. On Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Breakaway, enjoy leather headboards and waterfall showers.
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Pregnant woman lying in the sun

Baby Moon
Calling all expectant parents: Now’s your time for one last “hurrah” before your new bundle of joy puts a stop to any future vacation time, at least for a while. No wonder the baby moon is one popular travel trend that shows no signs of slowing down.
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Couple biking

Adventure Sports
Getting away from the mundane is essential, especially if you want to keep the romance alive, relationship experts say. An adventure for 2 can include canoeing, kayaking, bouldering, mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding -- you name it. Escaping to the great outdoors with the one you love -- what could be better?
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Montmartre
Montmartre

Montmartre

Montmartre is set on a hill in northern Paris. It’s a great spot to take your significant other for breathtaking 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. 960 1280

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

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 your thing. 960 1280

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Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

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. 960 1280

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

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 by packing a basket for a nice picnic in the park below the towering tourist attraction. 960 1280

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Luxembourg Palace and Gardens

Luxembourg Palace and Gardens

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. 960 1280

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Gare de Lyon's Le Train Bleu

Gare de Lyon's Le Train Bleu

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. 960 1280

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Wall of "I Love You's"

Wall of "I Love You's"

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. 960 1280

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Palace de Versailles

Palace de Versailles

For the adventurous couple, take an hour-long 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 travel down to the main canal, where visitors can rent a paddleboat built for 2. 960 1280

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The Louvre

The Louvre

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 Venus de Milo, Antonio de Correggio’s Venus and Cupid With a Satyr, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Paolo Veronese’s The Wedding at Cana. 960 1280

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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges

Le Marais’ Place des Vosges, originally known as the Place Royale, is the oldest planned square in Paris. Catch some sun 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. 960 1280

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Île Saint Louis

Île Saint Louis

Take a casual stroll along the Seine near the Île St. Louis, but make sure you bring a blanket, a 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. 960 1280

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Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

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. 960 1280

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Sacré Coeur Basilica

Sacré Coeur Basilica

The Sacré Coeur 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. Why not? It's the perfect spot. 960 1280

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Saint Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés

St. Germain des Prés is a small area located around the church of the former Abbey of St. 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. 960 1280

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Parc des Buttes Chaumont is unquestionably one of Paris’ most romantic settings. It has all the ingredients to qualify it as romantic, including cliffs, grottoes, 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. 960 1280

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