Spots to propose in Paris

Spots to Propose in Paris: 22 Places to Make it Unforgettable

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Are you planning to kneel very soon and looking for the best spots to propose in Paris? You’re at the right place! The city of love is the perfect setting to pop the big question and make a lasting memory. The French capital is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the world, and with its beautiful parks, iconic monuments, and sparkling views, it offers plenty of unique spots to propose. As Paris photographers, we always like to share our best tips to plan the perfect proposal, so to help you make your dream moment even more special, here’s a list of twenty-two of the most dreamy locations to propose in Paris!

What are the most popular places to propose in Paris?

Make this special moment unforgettable with these popular proposal locations in Paris, but make sure to know if you and your partner will be comfortable in front of a big crowd looking at you! If it’s not an issue for both of you, then pick the place that inspires you the most in the following list, you can’t go wrong with these trendy spots!

1. Place du Trocadéro

Located on the right bank of the Seine, Place du Trocadero offers magnificent sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy the most romantic setting in Paris and make the moment even more special with a Paris photoshoot.

2. Musée du Louvre

For art lovers, the Louvre Museum is the perfect spot for a romantic proposal. With its world-renowned art collection, you’ll be able to explore the many wonders of the museum with your soon-to-be fiancé! And if you prefer the fresh air, you can also stay outside and ask the big question with the Louvre pyramids in the background.

3. Disneyland Paris

If you and your beloved are huge Disney fans, you can’t do better than proposing at the famous Disneyland Paris. After all, it’s the most magical place in the world! Spend your day enjoying all the fun of the park, and then go for a romantic evening stroll hand-in-hand around the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. There’s no better place to declare your love!

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What are the best romantic spots to propose in Paris?

Looking for something more personal? We’ve got you! As Paris engagement photographers, we know proposing in front of a big crowd can be intimidating. That’s why we compiled for you a list of more intimate spots to propose in Paris.

4. On the riverbanks

Enjoy a romantic stroll along the Seine, admire the different bridges, and the architecture, and take the opportunity to make your marriage proposal in this incredible setting. Make sure to catch a sunrise or sunset on the banks of the river for a truly breathtaking experience!

5. On a Park Bench

The city of Paris has many parks, all more beautiful and romantic than each other. Why not take advantage of a bench a little apart to make your marriage proposal? The best spots are sometimes the simplest! If you like the idea keep reading, you’ll find a list of the best parks and gardens to propose in Paris below.

6. Montmartre

This charming little village located in the north of Paris is full of cobblestone streets and quaint cafes. There’s nothing more romantic than a walk through the artist’s neighborhood while popping the big question!

7. Pont des Arts

Located near the Louvre museum and the Tuileries Gardens, Pont des Arts bridge was once adorned with a plethora of padlocks. However, they have been removed in recent years and replaced by glass as they were too heavy to support. If you are looking for the perfect spot to make a marriage proposal and take in a beautiful sunset with cinematic scenery, then the Pont des Arts is the perfect place!

8. Pont Alexandre III

No doubt, the most picturesque bridge in the City of Lights is the one adorned with its golden trim and one-of-a-kind street lamps. From this vantage point, you can admire the breathtaking sight of the Eiffel Tower, making it a perfect spot to get down on one knee and pop the question of a lifetime!

9. In a Hotel

If privacy is really important to you but you still want to enjoy a view of the most beautiful monuments of the city, then you should consider proposing on the terrace of a Parisian hotel. Luckily the French capital has a multitude of luxury hotels with incredible views such as the Shangri La, or The Peninsula.

10. A Parisian cafe

Sometimes, a little can go a long way! Take advantage of the beauty of Paris by keeping your plans simple. Grab a seat on the terrace of a café, order a few pastries, then take this intimate moment to your advantage by confessing your feelings to your significant other and telling them why you want to spend the rest of your life with them.

11. Bir Hakeim Bridge

Another beautiful bridge in Paris! With its perfect geometric shapes and an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower, the Bir Hakeim Bridge is a favorite spot for photographers and filmmakers. However, it is much less frequented than the Alexandre III Bridge and Pont des Arts, which allows you to maintain some privacy. It is, therefore, in our opinion, one of the best spots to propose in Paris!

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Are there any unique or unusual locations to propose in Paris?

Yes! If you’re looking for some unique and unusual places to propose in Paris, you’re in luck. 🙂 Here are our favorite unique proposal spots in Paris that are sure to make your proposal unforgettable:

12. At the starred restaurant of the Eiffel Tower

There are plenty of romantic restaurants in Paris, but what could be more romantic than proposing inside the most visited monument in the world, with the beautiful city of Paris twinkling in the background? Book a dinner reservation at Jules Verne restaurant. We can assure you that you will have an amazing experience!

13. At the Clos Montmartre

If you’re looking for a romantic spot to pop the big question, why not head to the upper part of Paris where you can find a breathtaking vineyard? This hidden gem offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city and is the perfect place for wine lovers to get engaged.

14. On a private cruise along the Seine

Set sail on an unforgettable journey and take in the stunning vistas of the city of love from a unique perspective. Toast to your new adventure with a glass of bubbly and make your marriage proposal in this intimate and magical setting to experience a moment that you and your partner will never forget!

15. On a Paris rooftop

This is the most romantic spot to propose in Paris if you ask us! Although the luxury hotels we told you about previously offer services on their respective terraces, this can be restrictive because it requires a lot of planning and budget. If you prefer something more authentic, then a private rooftop proposal is for you!

16. In a castle near Paris

Are you a history buff? If so, you’re in luck! The Paris region is full of stunning castles that make for the perfect backdrop to a romantic proposal. Check out these two stunning spots to start planning your unforgettable proposal: Château de Versailles, and Château de Vaux le Vicomte.

17. Serres d’Auteuil

Do you love plants as much as we do? With over 50 different kinds of plants in our flat, it’s no wonder why! If so, you need to check out Les Serres d’Auteuil. This botanical garden in Paris has been home to many tropical plants since 1761. It’s one of the most unique gardens in all of Paris and one of the best spots to propose in Paris for plant lovers!

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Are there any parks or gardens that make good proposal spots in Paris?

Of course! Paris is full of magical and romantic locations all perfect for popping the question. Here are some of the best parks and gardens to propose in Paris:

18. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Set in the 19th arrondissement, this spectacular park combines a romantic atmosphere with breathtaking scenery. A favorite among locals, the park features a lake, waterfall, and island, making it the perfect spot to get down on one knee and make it official.

19. Jardin du Luxembourg

Luxembourg Gardens is a stunning garden located in the 6th arrondissement that offers a beautiful backdrop to your proposal. The garden features fountains, sculptures, and plenty of lush greenery, making it the ideal place to ask the most important question of your life.

20. Jardin des Tuileries

Whether you’re looking for a romantic stroll or a special place to propose, the Tuileries Garden in Paris is the perfect spot. Located between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde, this magnificent garden is full of charm and beauty. Enjoy a romantic picnic or a leisurely walk along the manicured pathways before asking the big question, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

21. Parc Monceau

Take a romantic stroll through this charming park located in the 8th Arrondissement and it could be the perfect spot for your Paris proposal! Enjoy the lush green trees that have been meticulously maintained, the melodic chirping of the birds, and the peacefulness of the lake. With its romantic atmosphere and beautiful scenery, this could be the perfect place for you to pop the big question!

22. Place Dauphine and its square

Nestled on the “Ile de la Cité” – the historical heart of the city – this charming triangular square is known for being one of the most romantic spots in the city. Not only does it boast stunning architecture, but you can also be sure of some privacy here – no noisy crowds to get in the way of your special moment!

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Are there any special activities or events that can be part of a proposal in Paris?

In addition to all these stunning spots to propose in Paris, we wanted to provide you with a list of romantic activities the two of you could do before or after your special moment. Whether you choose to go for a romantic stroll or enjoy a beautiful dinner, these activities will make your proposal even more memorable!

Take a vintage car ride over the city

This classic tour gives you the most spectacular views of Paris while enjoying a ride in a vintage French car. Start from the iconic Eiffel Tower to the majestic Louvre Museum by passing by the amazing Palais Garnier and iconic Arc de Triomphe. Get the perfect romantic photo moment with a view of the City of Lights in the background.

The romance doesn’t end there! Next, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, the city’s largest river. Finally, end your tour at the breathtaking Notre Dame Cathedral to eat a delicious crêpe.

Plan a romantic photoshoot

Capture the most romantic moments of your life while having fun with a Paris photoshoot! Explore the breathtaking Parisian streets, pose for photos beside the majestic architecture, and take a stroll along the riverbank, hand in hand with your special someone. You could even surprise them with a proposal – what better backdrop could you ask for? Reach us today to start planning your photoshoot and make sure to create memories to last a lifetime and look back on for years to come.

Explore Le Marais

Head to the 4th arrondissement of Paris and get ready to explore the fashionable and trendy streets of Le Marais! This delightful corner of the city is a great spot for discovering unique shops and romantic eateries – this is our favorite neighborhood in town!

Take a guided tour of Musée d’Orsay

Explore the masterpieces and the breathtaking architecture of the Musée d’Orsay, the left-bank museum that houses some of the world’s greatest Impressionist paintings! Located in the 7th arrondissement, this beautiful museum is a must-see when visiting Paris. Marvel at the incredible collection of artwork from renowned French artists, and be sure to take in the stunning vistas of the Seine. Whether you are an art lover or a history buff, this museum has something for everyone to enjoy!

Spend an evening at the Moulin Rouge

Let the Moulin Rouge, a Parisian nightlife staple since 1889, be your backdrop for the most romantic moment of your life – proposing to your significant other! Enjoy an unforgettable show with a captivating atmosphere at one of the most iconic venues Paris has to offer. Make your marriage proposal a night to remember at the Moulin Rouge!

Take a cooking class

A surefire way to make your time together even sweeter is by learning how to make delicious French pastries! Recreate iconic recipes such as croissants, macaroons, or eclairs, and savor the fruits of your labor with the love of your life.

Conclusion

We hope these ideas of spots to propose in Paris help you find the perfect place to make the big ask! Paris is an incredibly romantic city for a marriage proposal. No matter which location you choose it’s bound to be special. Feel free to reach us if you have any questions about these locations or if you need help capturing this special moment and making memories for the years to come!

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