Paris is the most romantic city in Europe – maybe even in the world. Perhaps it not always known why this perception is so often proclaimed but it has certainly stood the test of time. In today’s blog post, we take a look at the most romantic spots in Paris and get some explanation for the commonly proclaimed opinion that Paris is thee city of romance.
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5 of the most romantic places to see in Paris
One of the most praised neighbourhoods in Paris, Montmartre is set on a hill in the north of Paris and lovers will find a view of the city like no other from here. Everything here is very typically French – the narrow winding streets, lined with small cafes that offer an overwhelming smell of amazing coffee which exchanges itself for the smell of fine wine in the evening. Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh were just a few well-renowned artists who had studios or worked in this beautiful Parisian neighbourhood.
- Arc de Triomphe
All couples looking for a scenic stroll must take the tree-lined Champs-Élysées, the most famous street in Paris, to the Arc de Triomphe. Here you’ll find an array of exquisite restaurants, what’s more romantic that a meal for two made in the country of fine food? Then when you’ve finished eating – continue along and you’ll find a selection of shops and a very French feeling. Visiting Paris as a couple means you must take every opportunity to stroll and feel the romance, culture and beauty of Paris.
- Pont des Arts
Picture this: one of the most beautiful rivers in all of Paris: Seine River, on a bridge only pedestrians can use and the beautiful sound of street musicians playing at their leisure. The Pont des Arts is a hot spot for both local and visiting couples who enjoy this unique setting. It may well feel a dream, but we assure you – it’s real.
- Eiffel Tower
Of course, one cannot spend time in Paris and not visit the Eiffel Tower – especially if that one is part of two. Quality time with your loved one more than 1,000 feet in the air with a view that words cannot describe. It’s a popular place for those about to get down on one knee and if you’re thinking of doing this – be prepared as the queues in peak season can be anything but romantic. There are beautiful parks below the Eiffel Tower and plenty of benches to sit and whilst you may not have the view going downward- you’ll be looking up at something equally magnificent.
- Luxembourg Palace and Gardens
Picturesque gardens, magnificent statues and perfect flowerbeds make this place a popular choice for couples. Strolling around in a place that has long been a figurehead of romantic locations is a must do for those who seek romance. Many famous couples from Napoleon and Josephine to Jean-Paul Sarte and Simone de Beauvior have strolled in the gardens. It’s a very popular place and it’s easy to see why.
Paris is a beautiful place that deserves time and attention, with so much to see and do, be sure you dedicate time to the above to really experience the romantic settings that Paris has to offer.