Most Romantic Places in Paris

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 St. Louis on the Seine.  

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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