Valentine’s Day is coming this weekend and like every single year, girls — and some guys — may be wondering how their special someone will surprise them? Because everybody enjoys feeling special and the overall fantasy this day irradiates. Whether you already have a plan with your couple or are still struggling to get good ideas, Paris offers amazing options you should consider for creating the perfect backdrop for a proposal, a hug or a kiss. Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration:
1.Valentine’s Day For The Foodies: Trendy And Romantic
It’s not because a restaurant has 1,2 or 3 stars on the Michelin Guide that it makes it automatically romantic. Instead, why not try these trendy addresses:
Sit next to the fireplace and under “Bob” the deer, at the Hotel Particulier Montmartre. Clearly, the n°1 spot to have a romantic dinner.
Take a small boat to reach the Chalet des Iles, located on an island in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, sit by the fireplace and enjoy youserlves!
Fancy something off the beaten path? Try Bustronome, a mobile gourmet restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal on board of a luxury bus that will slowly drive you through iconic places like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame.
2.Tango On The Seine
If you love to dance, it could be a good idea to try a tango. If the weather is nice, tango enthusiasts gather at the mini amphitheaters along the Seine in the 5th arrondissement to dance seductively until twilight.
3.Valentine’s Day In Montmatre: The Romantic Village Within The City Of Love.
Have a romantic dinner in a small, traditional French restaurant on Montmartre hill (there are great restaurants in Rue Lepic like La Boite aux Lettres or le Coq Rico), though try to avoid the touristic restaurants in Place du Tertre.
Then, take a walk through the small cobblestone streets of the borough and kiss in front of the iconic Sacré Coeur Basilica, or take a ride on-board of the Midnight in Paris old 2CV car — roses and champagne included!
Spend the night in one of Montmartre’s hotels: Montmartre Mon Amour or Hotel Particulier Montmartre are your best options.
4.Valentine’s Day For The Sleepyheads: Romantic Hotels.
A romantic Parisian getaway wouldn’t be complete without a cozy, charming and comfortable place to spend the night. There are many great hotels in Paris, but only a handful would make your romantic stay out of the ordinary.
The Hotel Particulier Montmartre is the neighborhood’s secret gem and a truly hideout for lovers.
Relive all the love that 18th century playwright, Charles-Simon Favart, expressed to his wife Justine in the cozy Maison Favart.
And on a more luxurious end, the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal will let your most romantic dreams come true, as you watch the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower from a distance.
5.Massage And Well Being.
For those who have spent a full day running around Paris, indulge yourself with a couple massage or spa treatment at any of the Parisian Palaces, such as the Meurice (which also happens to offer some of the best Saint Valentine’s Special Pastries), the George V or the Peninsula. Other nice places offering spa treatmens include the Burgundy Hotel, the Fouquet’s Barrière or the Buddha Bar Hotel.
6.Valentine’s Day For The Dreamers: Paris Aquarium.
There is something magical about the Paris Aquarium, and it’s not only the fabulous fish you can find there, but the whole dimly lit ambiance, which is perfect for a romantic hour or two. But keep in mind you’ll need to avoid weekends, and show up at 5:30 pm (Aquarium closes at 7pm, with latest entrance being at 6pm) to have the area more or less just for you two.
The Louvre At Night
Wait until it’s dark, grab a bottle of wine and some glasses to go for a stroll. Walking around Paris at night time is definitely one of the best things you can do. See all the bridges and the amber lit buildings while walking. By that time tourists should be exhausted and the locals already in bed, so find your own little corner and admire the beautiful lighting around the Louvre. It’s almost as if Paris was taking you out on a date.
We hope that this article will help you plan a very special Valentine’s Day. And if you have your own recommendations, don’t forget to share them with us.
Written by Michele Borrelli