Even if Parisians are not particularly fond of this day (too commercialized) we found just a few local tips riming with love (and yes some clichés) in Paris for this Valentine’s Day! Here are our ideas where to say “I Love You”. Pick what fit you the most!
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→ The hidden garden of the Musée de la Vie Romantique – Museum of romantic life, a cottage housing museum and a secret paradise at the foot of Montmartre surrounded by flowers. Perfect for an afternoon tea. All the details (address, opening hours) right here.
→ “Le Mur des je t’aime” – The Wall of I Love you’s. The Wall is a meeting point for lovers in Montmartre. The wall, covering a surface area of 40 square meters, is composed of 612 squares of enamelled lava, on which ‘I love you’ features 311 times in 250 languages.
Where? Square Jehan Rictus. Metro stop: Abbesses (Line 12)
Buy her chocolate at ones of the best “Made in France” chocolate makers in Paris
Get your load of red roses at Au Nom de La Rose (more than 15 stores in Paris)
→ Our Valentine’s Day gift selection. For a perfect Paris design gift (for her), we found just the loveliest “Made in Paris” brand. Clemence Cabanes, an affordable small hand made leather goods, jewelry and accessory designing new brand. Order online. Otherwise, head to her shop in Bastille: .
→ Take her ice skating on the Eiffel Tower or on top of the Montparnasse Tower. First floor and a view on Paris from the rink. “Wow effect” guaranteed. All the details here.
→ The Valentine’s Day race on February 18th. A 10k-race where everyone is warm welcome, singles or couples. Nice way to meet Parisians! Starts at 9am. Book here. Where? In front of la Cité de la musique, Allée du Zénith, Parc de la Villette, 75019. Metro stop: Porte de Pantin (Line 7)
→ Also, next month: The Love run on March 9th. A 4,5k race where you’ll run tied to your partner by the wrist! A great couple’s experience. If you’re single, there’s no best way to find your soul mate (sponsored by Smeeters!). Activities before and after the race. Check out the Facebook event. When? From 1:30pm to 6pm. Book here. Where? Pavillon Dauphine, 75016 Paris. Metro stop: Porte Dauphine (Line 2).
“FOR A DRINK” MOOD
→ Head to the ephemeral Ice Bar on the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette!
→ Hôtel Amour – “Love Hotel”. A trendy and artsy hotel-restaurant with a charming intimate indoor courtyard in South Pigalle, near the lively rue des Martyrs. It’s not the most romantic restaurant but it’s simply called “Love Hotel” and it’s enough for a night of seduction. Where? 8 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris. Metro stops: Pigalle (Lines 2 & 12) or Saint-Georges (Line 12). Book a table or a room at +33 1 48 78 31 80.
→ Our selection of restaurants in museums are among the most romantic restaurants in Paris to take your loved one: Georges, Les Ombres, Zyriab, etc.
“FOR A TYPICAL VALENTINE’S DAY”
→ The romantic and gastronomic dinner on a boat with champagne. For two hours, enjoy a cruise with a lovely A-level dinner on the Seine. A romantic way to marvel upon the finest Paris monuments from a table reserved for two near the panoramic windows of the boat. Menu and tickets on the official website.
→ Dinner and Show at the Moulin Rouge. For 4 hours, enjoy a wonderful dinner with champagne and the world-renowed “Féérie” show at the legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret.
The Mistinguett Menu is created by the chefs at the famous Dalloyau house of gastronomy. Menu and tickets on the official website.
For more, check out our “Romance” mood page. We love you guys ♥
Where: Paris, France