Paris: A Romantic European Experience like No Other

 

It’s the subject of countless romantic movies, and the French capital is showing no signs of giving up its title as the City of Love. There’s no place like Paris for a romance, so whisk that special someone away for the weekend and enjoy our pick of some of the city’s most romantic attractions. It’s perfect whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, searching for a great place to propose or just fancy some time out together.

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower might be a cliché, but it’s a must-see if you’re spending a romantic weekend in Paris. But instead of following the other tourists to the top, take life at a slower pace and book a table at the Jules Verne restaurant. Located on the second platform of the tower, you’ll get all of the amazing views accompanied by a delicious plate of French cuisine. The tower looks particularly beautiful when it’s all lit up and sparkling at dusk, and one of the best places to view it is at the top of the Sacré Coeur. It’s also much cheaper and quieter!

If you’re on a budget, packing a picnic and cuddling up in the park below the tower is a fantastic alternative.

Paris isn't called the most romantic city in the world for no reason.

Paris isn’t called the most romantic city in the world for no reason.

Enjoy a Seine Cruise

There isn’t much romance around on the Parisian metro system, so leave the locals behind and hop on a Seine river cruise instead. Beautiful at any time of the day or night, you could even combine your cruise with a romantic candlelit dinner for two!

Champs-Élysées

Strolling down the Champs-Élysées is one of the most romantic things you can do, and it’s no wonder. Often dubbed the most beautiful avenue in the world, this stretch of street from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde is lined with trees and is home to a number of restaurants, theatres and designer boutiques. If you flew to Paris with CheapFlights, you might even have some money left over to splurge in the shops.

The world-famous Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

The world-famous Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Le Bilboquet

Like something out of a movie scene, the sultry atmosphere of Le Bilboquet restaurant and jazz club makes for the perfect romantic evening out. Recreating the Parisian jazz scene of the early 20th century, Le Bilboquet was opened with performances from Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and more, and nowadays you can still watch live music from the balcony.

Montmartre

[Also see our “Travel Guide to Paris and its Cultural Attractions“]

The north of the city is one of the most beautiful areas in Paris. The Montmartre neighbourhood is packed full of narrow winding streets, cute shops and cafes, and offers spectacular views of the city. It’s perfect for a romantic afternoon stroll!

The Sacre Coeur and the neighborhood of Montmartre at night.

The Sacre Coeur and the neighborhood of Montmartre at night.

Jardin du Luxembourg

The French Senate might not seem like the most romantic place in Paris, but love is sure to blossom here. And that won’t be the only thing! The gardens surrounding the Palais du Luxembourg are home to some beautiful flowerbeds, fountains and statues, and famous loved-up couples who enjoyed a leisurely stroll through them include Napoleon and Josephine as well as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

 

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