Paris is a fascinating city for sightseeing, with the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum among the most popular and most famous visitor attractions. Paris is also a great city for kids, with adventure parks such as Parc de la Villette and museums such as Cité des Enfants designed especially for them. Those searching for cultural offerings are also spoiled for choice in the city; in addition to the museums and iconic buildings, there are year-round concerts and exhibitions to satisfy all tastes. What Paris does best of all, however, is romance; it really is the ultimate romantic destination.
Organizing a romantic trip
It is possible to find small, secluded boutique hotels tucked away in Paris’s romantic narrow streets close to the Seine, as well as chic, luxurious accommodation at fabulous five-star establishments. It is a good idea to decide which of Paris’s many sights and attractions will be visited and then, if on a budget, look for the best offers on cheap hotels in a convenient location; however, the Métro de Paris subway is very comprehensive and walking in Paris is a romantic excursion in itself, which makes it very easy to find the perfect place to stay.
Paris has no shortage of charming restaurants that deliver a superb and intimate dining experience for two, especially in the enchanting Montmartre area near the Sacré Coeur. For something a little different, there are a number of eateries that combine delectable food with a romantic ambiance and panoramic views, such as Le Georges in the Centre Pompidou and the restaurants in the Eiffel Tower. A Bateaux Parisiens cruise down the River Seine delivers an idyllic experience; enjoy a glass of champagne and a wonderful French meal freshly prepared by Chef Gras and his team. This is not an inexpensive night out, but it does combine delicious food and drink with sightseeing and on-board entertainment.
Seeing Paris from the river or canal network gives a new perspective on many parts of the city; simply strolling along the banks of the Seine, with its breathtaking views, is extremely rewarding. Follow the example of the Parisian couples and meander hand-in-hand in the sunshine or under the stars. Among all the beautiful gardens in Paris, the Jardin des Tuileries has many interesting features and the Jardin du Luxembourg offers immaculate lawns, beautiful plants, and exceptional views of the 17th century Luxembourg Palace.
Perhaps the most romantic way to explore Paris is by horse and carriage. Loving couples simply sit back and relax, snuggling up together as they tour the famous landmarks of the city. The wide boulevards are ideal for getting close to the Arc de Triomphe, the Trocadéro and the Champs-Élysées
Most horse-drawn carriage excursions depart from the Eiffel Tower and last for about one hour. There is also an upscale version that lasts for an extra 30 minutes and provides enough time to consume a bottle of champagne, which is included in the price. Could there be a more romantic way to spend time in Paris?