When it is about romance, Paris will be the first name that pops into the mind of almost every traveler. Why not, the city is famous for its romantic ambiance and its artistic nature. In fact, most travelers claim that you cannot resist falling in love when you are in Paris. Unsurprisingly, the city is regarded as the City of Love, and it is one of the popular honeymoon destinations all around the world.
Note that there are numerous romantic packages available in Paris city and it will be really overwhelming to pick one since the city boasts infinite opportunities for romance. In order to help you out with this, below are some of the best things that you can do in the French capital when you are on a romantic date.
Enjoy a Spectacular View of the Eiffel Tower
There is no way that you are in the City of Love and you do not visit the iconic Eiffel Tower. This 324m Parisian icon is one of the most romantic things in the city. In fact, this iron beauty witness a number of marriage proposals every day. In order to enjoy it to the fullest, climb up the stairs and be amazed by the stunning panoramic spectacle of the city. You can make your overall experience even more enjoyable by relishing your favorite food and beverages at the restaurant on the top floor. Needless to say, wait until dark to behold the incredible sight of the Tower illuminated with 20,000 golden LED lights.
Another romantic destination in the French capital is Montmartre. There are many things in this neighborhood, which a couple would love to do on a romantic date. For instance, you may go to the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica here. If you were wondering what a religious spot could have to do with romance, you need to understand that Sacré-Cœur is not just any normal pilgrim spot; it is a pilgrim center for all the romantics out there. The lofty white domes, the steep staircase, the façade of the basilica, etc., are second to none. Explore the Basilica and get mesmerized by its incredible architecture.
Muse de Montmartre
After exploring the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, you may head on to the Musée de Montmartre, which is only at a walking distance from the church. The gallery that offers an ambiance of the 17th Century is rich with a number of amazing artworks. The main highlights in this museum are the artworks of the popular impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and the realistic painter, Suzanne Valadon.
After contemplating on your favorite artworks, make your way to the Place des Abbesses. There is a beautiful ‘I Love You’ wall here, which is painted beautifully on the enameled lava tiles. This creative artwork is the brainchild of famous artists, Claire Kito and Frederic Baron.
Discover the Secret Passages in the City
Going for a movie, dinner, boating, and all have become predictable these days and most couples may find it boring. So in order to make your date exciting, explore the secret streets and passages in the French capital. One of the best options for this is the covered arcade in the right bank of the Seine River. This area will give you a clear idea about the Parisian life in the 19th Century and is sure to make you feel a romantic nostalgia.
There are many vintage shops here and you can make some really cheap but priceless purchases at these stores. Some of the best buys here include secondhand books, vintage clothes, homemade cake, miniature dolls and toys, rustic furniture pieces, etc.
Stroll Down the Canal St. Martin
There will be hardly any romantic couple, who does not love to walk holding hands. The Canal St. Martin boasts some really fine spots for this such as the towed paths that will surely make you travel back to the 19th Century. The manicured gardens here are perfect for a romantic stroll or cycling. If you prefer, you may walk along the iron bridge here and witness the amazing scene where the vintage road bridge swing opens every time a canal boat pass.
There are many traditional French bistros here where you can savor your favorite French wine and pizzas. Furthermore, do not forget to capture your romantic and beautiful moments on your camera roll.
Go on a Seine River Cruise
You cannot wrap up your romantic date in the French capital without taking a spectacular dinner cruise along the Seine River. Reserve a table for two and arrange a candlelight dinner in order to make the night overwhelmingly romantic. Besides, this will be one of the best opportunities if you are planning to pop up the question.
There will be hardly any girl, who will be able to resist such a romantic night. The starry sky, glittering monuments, especially the Eiffel Tower, cool breeze, the soothing music of waves, and all will contribute to this. Call it a night by sipping your favorite French wine and some drool-worthy French dishes.