Top 8 Tips for Valentine’s Day in Paris
Paris has long been known as the city of love, making it the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine’s Day with your special someone. The city is filled with the pictursque architecture and delicious food perfect for a day of love.
Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas to help you make a perfect day that you will remember forever.
Take a Tour of Montmartre
Book a tour of the romantic Montmartre district, guided by a flamboyant troupe of actors. Explore the cobbled streets and bask in the artistic heritage of the area, and pop into the Musée de la Vie Romantique for a taste of the life of the original Romantics. Why not stop a while and have a caricature drawn with your beloved?
A Sweet Day on the Seine
Start the day off with coffee at La Caféothèque, on the right bank of the Seine river, in a quaint district of alleyways and wonderful old buildings just right for a mid-morning stroll before lunch. Be sure to visit the bookstores of Quais de Montebello and Saint-Michel to pick up unique curios and souvenirs for your trip and pop into the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
A Seine Night Cruise
Take a night cruise on the Seine river through the heart of Paris, and view the sights of Paris like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral without having to fight through the crowds. The Vedettes de Paris offers a unique champagne tasting night cruise that can really add some bubbly fun to your romantic evening.
Get in the Mood for Love
To add a touch of risque to the romance, pop into the Au Bonheur du Jour erotic art gallery to view an eclectic display of male and female nudes. From there, head to the Erotic Museum for seven stories of titillating art and artifacts from Peruvian phallus pottery to modern works of erotic art. If that’s got you in the mood, make your way to Chatelet to visit the famous Passage du Désir lovestore.
Running for Romance
For athletic couples, the Valentine’s day fun run organized by the LGBT running group Les Front Runners de Paris is the perfect way to spend the day getting fit with the one you love.
Put a Lock on your Love
Putting your names on a padlock and fixing it to the side of the Pont de l’Archevêché is a venerable tradition for couples in Paris, symbolizing ones love and eternal devotion. Throwing the key into the Seine symbolizes the immortality of your coupling, an optimistic view perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Watch the Sunset at Sacré Coeur
Bring a blanket and bottle of wine and settle down for the sunset, though be aware that you won’t be the only couple with the exact same idea.
Kiss under the Eiffel Tower
It may be a cliche, but there is a reason why the Eiffel Tower is considered one of the most romantic places in the world. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, race your Valentine up to the top, or find a quiet spot to watch the tower sparkle at dusk.