“Take me to Paris…”
Paris, the city of love. And Paris certainly deserves this name and not only because the Eiffel Tower is the second most popular place in the world where lovers propose. No, Paris has so much more to offer when it comes to love, because how romantic it is to take long strolls along the Seine, eat in cozy restaurants or to watch the Eiffel Tower at night from one of the many bridges? Paris has many romantic places to discover with your loved one. But even if you don’t have a special one walking by your side, Paris will for sure enrapture you. I will give you my most romantic places in the city which are definitely a must-see!
Pont des Arts.
The Pont des Arts is without a doubt the most romantic bridge in Paris. The old lanterns that beautifully illuminate the bridge in the evening and it’s a perfect place to enjoy the view over the Seine, sitting on one the wooden benches. For many years, the bridge has been known as the Lovelocks bridge. People were expressing their love by attaching a lock on the railing of the bridge and throwing the key in the Seine. But because of the heaviness of the locks that collapsed a part of the railing, the municipality of Paris decided in 2014 to remove all those expressions of love and installed glass railings which I personally think are more beautiful than the love locks.
Tip: Find a spot at sunset on one of the benches with a view on the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the amazing colors that this spectacle brings.
Address: Pont de Arts, 75006 Paris
Place des Vosges.
The Place des Vosges brings you back in a time when life was full of romance. It was a fashionable and expensive square to live during the 17th and 18th centuries. Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris and is located in Le Marais. The park is surrounded by arcades where you can find exclusive hotels, restaurants and antique dealers. The Place des Vosges is an oasis of calm in the busy Marais neighborhood and a wonderful place to feel the romance of Paris in the old days.
Address: Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
Of course Montmartre can’t be missing from this list! The village atmosphere, the winding streets and its rich history of artists and other creatives make Montmartre the most romantic area of Paris. Take a morning walk or take a seat in the evening on the steps of the Sacré-Coeur and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. The best way to discover Montmartre is by simply enjoying your stroll, without a map, it will not be more romantic like that. And if you are in the mood for a museum, don’t miss the Musée de Montmartre. Enjoy the garden where Renoir painted his famous painting The Swing and where you have a beautiful view of the only vineyard in Paris.
Click here for an early morning walk through Montmartre.
Address: Musee de Montmartre, 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place Dauphine is an oasis of calm in the center of the city. Located close to the Pont Neuf, this square is a place beyond romance. The triangular square full of chestnut trees that bloom beautifully in spring, the cobble stone streets, this square is such a charming spot. Take a seat under the trees on the wooden benches or drink a café au lait or a vin rouge on a terrace. With its quiet atmosphere and hidden away charm, Place Dauphine is definitely in my top five of most romantic spots in Paris.
Address: Place Dauphine, 75001 Paris
Musée de la vie romantique.
This small museum, where the garden blooms profusely in spring, is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with your sweetheart. In the garden of the museum, you can find the Rose Bakery tea room where you can take seat on the sheltered terrace amidst the rose bushes, bluebells and clematis and enjoy freshly baked cakes, pastries and delicious sandwiches. A conservatory overlooking the garden also provides shelter in bad weather. This place is guaranteed for a romantic afternoon.
Address: 16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Of course Paris has several parks that are super romantic, see my blog the most beautiful parks in Paris, but the Jardin du Luxembourg is the most romantic one! The park is in bloom all year round, even in the winter. The pond in which children play with boats, the well-known green chairs throughout the park and the many statues make you feel as if you have stepped back in time. And don’t forget to visit the beautiful Fontaine de Médicis.
Address: Luxembourg Garden- 75006 Paris