Valentine’s Day in Paris

Valentine’s Day in Paris: Celebrate Love With These 17 Activities

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Are you looking to spice up your Valentine’s Day plans this year? Look no further than the romantic city of Paris. Known as the city of love, Paris offers countless opportunities for couples to celebrate their love in the most enchanting way possible. From strolls along the Seine River to indulging in decadent French cuisine, Paris has it all. In this guide, we’ll cover 17 different activities and things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris, so you can make this year’s celebration one you’ll never forget. So pack your bags and get ready to fall in love with the city of love all over again!

How can I surprise my partner with a unique Valentine’s Day experience in Paris?

If you want to surprise your partner with a unique Valentine’s Day experience in Paris, you’re in luck! The city of love has so much to offer, and plenty of ways to make the day special.

First, start with a romantic breakfast in bed. Pick up some croissants, fresh fruit, and coffee, and surprise your partner with a delicious feast. You can even add some flowers or a small gift to make it extra special.

After breakfast, take your partner with you on a Paris photoshoot to capture your Parisian adventures, and create lifelong memories in the city of love.

Next, take a stroll through one of Paris’s beautiful parks or gardens. The Jardin du Luxembourg or the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont are two great options. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a romantic meal together surrounded by nature.

In the afternoon, head to a museum or art gallery. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are both great choices. Take your time exploring the exhibits together and don’t forget to snap a couple of photos along the way.

As evening approaches, have dinner at one of Paris’s romantic restaurants. Some great options include Le Jules Verne, located on the Eiffel Tower, or Les Ombres, which offers stunning views of the city. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance to secure a table!

Finally, end the night with a river cruise along the Seine. It’s the perfect way to see the city at night and take in all of its romantic charms. You can even arrange for a private boat tour to make the experience even more special.

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What are some of the most romantic spots in Paris to spend Valentine’s Day?

Ah, Paris – the city of love! If you’re looking to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day with your special someone, this city has plenty of options for you. Here are some of the most romantic spots in Paris:

1. The Eiffel Tower – The most obvious choice, but still a classic spot for romance. Take a stroll around the tower, or even better, book a table for two at the tower’s one-starred Michelin restaurant.

2. Love Lock Bridge – The Pont des Arts bridge was famous for its love locks and many appearances in movies. Even if the locks aren’t there anymore (they were removed because they were damaging the bridge), it’s still one of the most romantic spots in the city.

3. Montmartre – This neighborhood captures the essence of Parisian romance. Take a walk through the narrow streets, stop by the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city in the artist’s neighborhood.

4. Palace of Versailles – Take a short trip outside the city to the stunning Palace of Versailles. Walk through the perfectly manicured French gardens, and admire the grandeur of the palace – a great option for a romantic day trip.

What is the best way to get around Paris on Valentine’s Day?

The city of love is perfect for a romantic stroll, so walking is one of the best ways to get around, especially if you’re exploring the central areas.

However, if you prefer something more comfortable, you can take the metro, which is fast, reliable, and affordable. The metro system is extensive and covers all the major attractions, so you won’t have trouble finding a station near your destination.

You can also rent a bicycle, a scooter, or a car if you’re feeling adventurous and want to explore more of the city, but be careful as Parisian traffic can be hectic.

The last option is to get around by Taxi or Uber. You will have no difficulties finding one or another during your Valentine’s Day in Paris.

Whatever mode of transportation you choose, enjoy the journey with your loved one and take in the city’s romantic atmosphere!

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17 Romantic Activities For an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Paris

Now that you’ve got more information and tips to prepare for your next Valentine’s Day in Paris, let’s keep going with these 17 things to do that will make your partner fall in love again with you!

1. Take a Romantic Stroll Along the Seine

Taking a walk along the Seine River is one of the most romantic activities you can have in Paris. As you hold hands with your significant other, you can appreciate the breathtaking views of the river and the city. Pause occasionally to admire the city’s sights and sounds or simply enjoy the tranquility of the area. Explore both banks of the river by crossing its many lovely bridges. During the spring or summer months, you might encounter locals eating, drinking, listening to music, and even dancing on the riverbanks. So use this opportunity to experience Parisian life. 🥖🗼

2. Have a Picnic in a Park

Paris is renowned for its romantic ambiance, and an ideal way to enjoy it is by having a romantic picnic in one of the various city parks! Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to unwind and appreciate some wine and food, or an area to discover and appreciate the sights, Paris parks offer something for everyone. So grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and explore the beauty of the City of Love!

Here are some parks we recommend for a picnic: Tuileries Garden, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and Luxembourg Garden.

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3. Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day 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.

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. ❤️

4. Take a City Tour in a Vintage French Car

Play with clichés and explore Paris in style with a city tour in a vintage French car! 🚗 This is a great opportunity 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. This is an ideal activity to discover the city distinctively and romantically!

5. Have Dinner at a Romantic Restaurant

You can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris without having 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.

6. Take a Cruise on the Seine (A Paris Valentine’s Day Classic)

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.

Some cruise companies we recommend are “Bateaux Parisiens“, and “Vedettes de Paris“. 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.

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7. Go to a Museum

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. We can’t recommend you enough to visit the Louvre Museum or Musée d’Orsay to admire the incredible sculptures and paintings.

8. Attend a Parisian Cabaret

Paris is known for its vibrant nightlife, and a visit to a cabaret is a must for any Valentine’s Day in Paris. 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! Most cabarets also offer dinner and drinks, so you can enjoy a delicious meal and drink champagne while watching the show.

9. Stroll to Paris’s Famous Covered Passages

Head over to “Galerie Vivienne” and “Passage des Panoramas” for a romantic walk in Paris’s most iconic covered passages. You will be able to walk holding each other hand and admire the colorful mosaics on the ground, historical eateries, and craftsmen working on their next masterpiece.

10. Take a Romantic Bike Ride

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” briefly. 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.

11. Take a Helicopter Ride For an Adventurous Valentine’s Day in Paris

Want to surprise your partner with an unexpected Valentine’s Day experience? 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.

12. 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.

As we said earlier in this blog, 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 of them.

13. Take a Valentine’s Day Walk Through the Jardin des Tuileries

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of the most beautiful parks in the city and a great place to take a romantic walk during your Valentine’s Day in Paris. 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.

14. Take a Pastry Class For a Tasteful Valentine’s Day in Paris

If you and your partner are foodies, why not take a pastry class together for Valentine’s Day? 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 photoshoot

15. Sip a Cocktail on a Parisian Rooftop

Paris is full of rooftop bars and terraces, and they’re the perfect place to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day 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.

Here are some we recommend: Le Perchoir Marais, Le Peninsula Rooftop, and the Rooftop of the Hotel Raphael.

16. Go for a Valentine’s Day Walk in Le Marais District

Le Marais is our favorite district 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. Without a doubt the best place to wander around during your Valentine’s Day afternoon!

17. Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day Evening at a Parisian Jazz Club

Are you a music lover? 🎶 Paris is home to some of the best jazz clubs in the world. Why not visit one of these iconic venues to end your Valentine’s Day in Paris? Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz while sipping on a cocktail and taking in the atmosphere.

Here are the best Jazz Clubs in Paris: Le Caveau de la Huchette and Le Duc des Lombards.

As you can see, Paris is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one. There is no shortage of activities or things to do to make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable. So why not plan a trip to the City of Love and create memories that will last a lifetime? As Paris photographers, we would love to help you capture those memories so get in touch with us now, and let’s start planning your Valentine’s Day photoshoot in Paris! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

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