Romantic Things to Do in Paris: A Lover’s Guide With 17 Activities

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Paris is known as the City of Love, and it’s easy to see why! With its beautiful architecture, romantic ambiance, and countless opportunities for romance, it’s no wonder why couples flock to the city for a romantic getaway. From candlelit dinners to spa and sunset cruises, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Paris. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or to spend more time in town, this guide will help you find the perfect romantic activity for you and your partner. Read on to discover 17 of the most romantic things to do in Paris! ✨

Couple holding hand and walking on the riverbanks in Paris

Take a Romantic Stroll Along the Seine

Nothing says romance like a stroll along the Seine River. Enjoy the stunning views of the river and the city as you walk hand-in-hand with your loved one. Stop along the way to take in the sights and sounds of the city, or simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Cross the many beautiful bridges and explore both sides of the river. If you’re planning to come during spring or summer, you’ll see a lot of locals eating, drinking, and even dancing on the riverbanks so take this as an opportunity to live like a Parisian! 🥖🗼

Enjoy a Picnic in a Park

Paris is a city of romance, and what better way to enjoy it than with a romantic picnic in one of the many parks in the city? Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine or an area to explore and take in the sights, there’s something for everyone in the parks of Paris. So grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and explore the beauty of the City of Love!

What are the most romantic parks in Paris?

  • The Tuileries Garden – This stunning garden is located between the Louvre museum and Place de la Concorde. It’s a great spot for a romantic walk, with its lush lawns, beautiful flower beds, and ornate fountains.
  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont – This park is located in the 19th arrondissement and is one of the most romantic spots in Paris. It features a lake, cascading waterfalls, and a beautiful temple perched atop a hill.
  • Parc Monceau – This park is located in the 8th arrondissement and is a great spot for a romantic picnic. It features a beautiful lake, lush gardens, and a picturesque fountain.
  • Luxembourg garden – Luxembourg Garden is the perfect spot for a romantic afternoon in Paris. Enjoy a stroll hand-in-hand with your loved one or take a picnic and explore the 6th arrondissement.
  • The Bois de Vincennes – This sprawling park is the largest in the city and is home to a variety of attractions, including a zoo, and a lake. It’s the perfect place to spend a day exploring and enjoying the outdoors.

No matter which park you choose, you will have a romantic time in Paris!

Couple having a good time during a Paris photoshoot with the Eiffel Tower in the background

Plan a romantic couple photoshoot

Capture beautiful memories with a romantic couple photoshoot! There are plenty of professional photographers in Paris who specialize in couples’ photoshoots, so you can find one that fits your budget and style. Whether you’re looking for a classic portrait session or something more creative, you’re sure to find the perfect photographer for your needs.

Even if you’re someone who gets a bit nervous when it comes to being in front of a camera, don’t worry! – it doesn’t have to be a daunting experience! In fact, taking photos can be a really fun activity. As Paris photographers, we have a lot of tips and tricks to help you get the best pictures of your romantic trip and to feel at ease. So feel free to reach out if you need help!

A Paris photoshoot is a great way to make memories that you can look back on for years to come. ❤️

Take a personal city tour in a vintage french car

Explore Paris in style with a personal city tour in a vintage French car! 🚗 This is a great way to get a unique view of the city and experience the romance of Paris. The tour will take you to some of the most iconic spots in the city, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Champs-Elysees. It’s the perfect way to explore the city uniquely and romantically.

Bonus: you won’t have any crowds of tourists to follow 🙂

Restaurant in Paris with a lot of flowers and a cute terrace

Dine at a Romantic Restaurant

For a truly romantic experience, you can’t go wrong with a dinner at one of Paris’s many fine restaurants. From classic French cuisine to modern fusion dishes, you’re sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds. And with so many restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

Where can I find romantic restaurants in Paris?

To get started, check out the Michelin Guide for a list of the best restaurants in the city. You can also look up reviews online to find the perfect spot for your romantic evening. We also wrote a blog about the most romantic restaurants in Paris for all budgets that will definitely help you! Bon appétit!

Cruise on the Seine river

Take a Cruise on the Seine

Take a romantic cruise on the Seine River and enjoy the stunning views of the city. You can choose from a variety of different boats and cruises, from a leisurely sightseeing tour to a romantic dinner cruise (that way you can combine two romantic activities at the same time :)). It’s the perfect way to spend a lovely evening in Paris.

What are some romantic boat rides in Paris?

There are plenty of options to choose from. One of the most popular is the Bateaux-Mouches, which offers a one-hour tour of the Seine River and its monuments. You’ll get to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and other iconic Parisian landmarks from the water.

Another great option is the Vedettes de Paris, which offers a one-hour tour of the Seine as well.

If you’re looking for something more personal, then have a look at “Le Calife“. A human-sized boat that will take you under the stars for a two-hour dinner cruise.

Finally, the Batobus is a great way to explore Paris from the water. The Batobus offers nine stops along the Seine, so you can hop on and off to explore the city at your own pace.

Whichever option you choose, you’re sure to have a romantic and memorable experience!

Couple holding hands during a photoshoot at the Louvre Museum in Paris

Be studious and visit a Museum (at least!)

Paris is home to some of the world’s most famous museums. With so many incredible works of art and artifacts to explore, it’s the perfect place to spend a romantic day together. Whether you’re looking for a walk through the galleries or a more interactive experience, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. So don’t forget to add a museum visit to your romantic Paris itinerary!

What are the best museums in Paris?

  • The Louvre Museum – It’s the world’s largest art museum and a must-see for any romantic getaway in Paris. It houses some of the world’s most famous works of art, from the Mona Lisa to the Venus de Milo. Take a leisurely stroll through the museum and admire the stunning works of art from different eras. You can also take a guided tour to learn more about the history and significance of the artworks.
  • The Musée d’Orsay – Located on the banks of the Seine, this museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. From Monet to Manet, you can admire the works of some of the most famous artists in history. The museum also houses a variety of sculptures, photographs, and other artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The Centre Pompidou – This modern and contemporary art museum, located in the centre of the city, houses some of the most renowned works of art from the 20th century, such as those of Picasso and Warhol. It also offers interactive exhibits and activities, making it an ideal spot for couples to explore and learn together.
  • The Musée de l’Orangerie – A must-see for any couple visiting Paris. Wander through the two oval rooms, filled with light and color, and admire the stunning works of art. Guided tours are also available, providing a great opportunity to learn more about the history and significance of the works.

Tip: all Paris museums are free every first Sunday of the month, take advantage of it!

Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris at night

Spend an evening at a Parisian cabaret

Paris is known for its vibrant nightlife, and a visit to a cabaret is a must for any romantic evening. From the iconic Moulin Rouge to the more intimate Paradis Latin, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a night of singing, dancing, acrobatics, comedy, and more, accompanied by a live band. Most cabarets also offer dinner and drinks, so you can enjoy a delicious meal and drink some champagne while watching the show.

Which cabaret show to see in Paris?

  • The Moulin Rouge: it’s one of the most famous cabarets in the world and a must-see while in Paris. Did you know that it has been open since 1889?! It’s located in the Montmartre neighborhood, the artists’ quarter and it is renowned for its extravagant shows, featuring a mix of music, dance, and comedy.
  • The Paradis Latin: a charming and intimate cabaret located in the Latin Quarter of Paris. This cabaret offers a unique and entertaining show. With its lively atmosphere and talented performers, Paradis Latin is a great choice for couples looking for a romantic night out in Paris.
  • The Lido de Paris: one of the most iconic cabarets in the world. Located on the Champs-Elysées, this luxurious cabaret offers an unforgettable experience for couples. From the moment you enter, you’ll be mesmerized by the stunning decor and vibrant atmosphere. The Lido is home to some of the most talented performers in Paris, and the show is sure to leave you with lasting memories.
  • The Crazy Horse: a must-see for any couple visiting Paris. This iconic cabaret has been created in 1951, and still offers amazing shows since then. The cabaret is located in the heart of Paris, and it is a great choice for couples looking for a romantic evening out.
Romantic things to do in Paris

Visit the wall of “Je t’aime”

If you’re looking for a romantic spot to visit in Paris, the wall of “Je t’aime” is a must-see. Located in the Montmartre neighborhood, this wall is covered with the words “I love you” written in over 250 languages. The wall was created in 2000 by two artists, Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, as a tribute to love and peace. It has since become a popular spot for couples to visit, and it is a great place to take a romantic stroll and take some beautiful photos. The wall is a great reminder of the power of love, and it is sure to make your visit to Paris even more special. So, if you’re in the neighborhood, don’t forget to check out the wall of “Je t’aime”! 🥰

Take a Romantic Bike Ride

Romantically explore the city by taking a bike ride through the streets of Paris. You can rent a bike from one of the many bike rental shops in the city and take a slow ride through the city’s parks and gardens. You can even take a city bike “Velib” for a short time. If you like adventurous experiences, you can try the cobbled streets and Parisian driving (which don’t always mix well with bikes!) but we recommend avoiding the traffic by going on the riverbanks or many parks.

Take a Helicopter ride

For the ultimate romantic experience and adventurous couples, why not take a helicopter ride over the city? You’ll get to enjoy stunning views of the most iconic monuments from the sky, and it’s the perfect way to end a romantic day in Paris. Just make sure to book your flight in advance, as they can be quite popular. The heliport is based in the 15th arrondissement, easily accessible by metro.

Pont des Arts bridge in Paris

Enjoy a Romantic Sunset at Pont des Arts

The Pont des Arts is one of the most romantic spots in Paris, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. Take a stroll across the bridge and take the time to admire the views of the Seine river and the typical Parisian landscape.

The bridge was also known for its love locks 🔐 , but as this was too heavy for the bridge (it started slowly to fall apart) the city decided to remove all the locks.

Take a Romantic Walk Through the Jardin des Tuileries

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of the most beautiful parks in Paris and a great place to take a romantic walk. Enjoy the lush greenery, the fountains, and the sculptures as you stroll through the gardens. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy each other’s company. It is near the Louvre Museum and the Pont des Arts.

Take a Pastry class

If you and your partner are foodies, why not take a pastry class together? You’ll get to learn how to make some of the most delicious French pastries such as croissants 🥐 and macaroons, and you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor afterward. There are many pastry classes available in Paris, so you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs.

Paris rooftop bar at sunset

Go have a drink on a Paris rooftop

Paris is full of rooftop bars and terraces, and they’re the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening. Enjoy the views of the city while sipping on a cocktail or a glass of wine. There is plenty of rooftops to choose from, so you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs.

What are the most romantic rooftops in Paris for a drink?

  • Le Perchoir Marais: nestled on the roof of one of the most popular department stores in Paris (BHV), Le Perchoir Marais is a cool place to have a drink and take in the view right in the center of Paris.
  • Le Terrass Hotel: Located in the Montmartre area, this trendy rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a romantic evening with a delicious cocktail or glass of wine, and friendly staff to make your evening even more special. This is definitely one of our favorite places!
  • Le Georges: This one is for culture lovers! Located at the top of the Georges Pompidou museum, this rooftop bar offers an incredible view of the heart of Paris. We recommend that you go there to admire the sunset over a drink.
  • Peninsula Rooftop: the rooftop bar of this Parisian palace offers one of the most incredible views of Paris. If you want to be very close to the Eiffel Tower, this is the place for you!
  • Hotel Raphael: imagine for a moment a hanging garden with a 360-degree panoramic view of all of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Sacré Coeur…. Quite romantic, right? Welcome to the terrace of the Raphael hotel, a magical place that we can only recommend.
  • Le Bar à Bulles: hidden at the top of the famous Moulin Rouge, this rooftop bar with a warm and colorful atmosphere is a trendy place to have a drink in the heart of Montmartre.
Paris photoshoot at sunrise

Go for a romantic walk in Le Marais district

Le Marais is one of the most romantic districts in Paris. This charming neighborhood is full of narrow streets, quaint cafes, and beautiful boutiques. You can explore the area and admire the architecture, or take a break in one of the many parks and gardens. Maybe our favorite neighborhood!

Enjoy a romantic evening at a Parisian jazz club

Are you a music lover? 🎶 Paris is home to some of the best jazz clubs in the world. For a romantic evening, why not visit one of these iconic venues? Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz while sipping on a cocktail and taking in the atmosphere.

What are the best Jazz clubs in Paris?

  • Le Caveau de la Huchette: This iconic jazz club in the Latin Quarter has been the temple of swing since 1946. With live music every evening, it’s a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
  • Le Duc des Lombards: Located in the heart of Paris, this jazz club has been the unmissable club in Paris for almost 40 years. Offering more than 300 concerts each year, it is one of the Parisian references. You can’t go wrong with it!
  • Le Sunset/Sunside: two clubs in one, offering concerts every evening in a sober and intimate atmosphere. Definitely a good choice for a romantic date!

Now you’re ready for a romantic trip to Paris! ❤️

As you can see Paris is full of romantic things to do whether you’re in town for a few days or for a longer stay! We made this guide to help couples enjoy Paris even more so we hope you will find what you’re looking for and come back home with many memories from France. And don’t forget, if you’re ever interested in a romantic photoshoot we can help capture your memories while having a good time! Just reach out and we will get back to you shortly! 😊

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