Top Romantic Attractions In Paris: Best Things to Do Together

  • 01 of 09

    A Complete Guide for Couples Visiting the French Capital

    Lovelocks.
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    Paris is reputed as the city for lovers par excellence, and for good reason. There seems to be built-in romance everywhere you turn, from poetic parks and gardens to breathtaking panoramas and world-class restaurants-- making a romance-laced Paris vacation ideal for many couples. Coming to Paris on or around Valentine's Day can be truly idyllic, but no matter when you come for a jaunt in the city of light, making a special time of it is easy. With so many romantic Paris attractions to choose from, your only problem will be deciding where to start. Click through for tons of ideas. 

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  • 02 of 09

    Take a romantic stroll together

    Twilight along Pont Alexandre III over River Seine, Paris, France
    ••• Twilight along Pont Alexandre III over River Seine, Paris, France. Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty

    It's free, easy, and très romantique: a twilight or evening stroll in some of Paris' most romantic places to walk is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. No wonder so many squeaky-clean romantic comedies show lovers wandering Paris.

    More ideas for romantic walks in the capital:

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  • 03 of 09

    Idea #2: Have a gourmet tete a tete at a romantic restaurant

    Hotel Meurice Dining Room
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    Paris is filled with top-rate romantic restaurants. Assuming that you reserve ahead and avoid overly-noisy or crowded restaurants, dinner for two is definitely in order. 

    Read More: Most Romantic Spots to Dine "A Deux" in Paris

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  • 04 of 09

    Romantic Idea #3: Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city together

    A dusky panorama of Paris is always breathtaking
    ••• A dusky panorama of Paris is always breathtaking. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

    Imagine overlooking the entire city of light with someone you love. Paris affords several great spots for romantic panoramic views. Some of them are even free.

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  • 05 of 09

    Romantic Idea #4: See a Show Together

    Paris Opera House
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    Renowned for its excellent performing arts, Paris is the place for a romantic night of music or theater. If you're both learning French, what could be more stimulating than seeing a play in French and then decrypting it together afterward? For non-French speakers, not to worry-- many shows require only a love for the arts.

    Opera:

    Theater:

    Cabaret Shows and Concerts:

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  • 06 of 09

    Romantic Idea #5: Take a Boat Tour or Cruise

    A boat tour of the Seine is magical, and romantic, day or night.
    ••• A boat tour of the Seine is magical, and romantic, day or night. Michel Hasson/Used with permission

    What could be more idyllic than floating down the Seine in a lazy cruise boat, hand in hand with someone special? Paris boat tours are a fantastic way to see the city in a relaxed, picturesque light, and a great pretext for cozying up. For something more unusual, try taking a tour of Paris canals and underground waterways.

    Read related: 10 Most Beautiful Places to Enjoy Sunset in Paris 

    For an especially romantic evening out that includes sparkling lights on the water, fine dining and views, I recommend some of the following tour packages:

    • Paris Night Tour: Skip the Line Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise and City Illuminations: (Book tickets now at Isango)
    • Eiffel Tower dinner, Seine boat cruise, & Lido cabaret show package: (Book tickets now at Isango)
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  • 07 of 09

    Romantic Idea #6: See an old movie at a classic Parisian cinema

    La Pagode Cinema in Paris
    ••• La Pagode Cinema in Paris. Wikimedia Commons

    For lovers who share a passion for great movies, Paris is a great place to spend an evening at an old movie. The city of light is a cinephile's dream and has lots of fantastic places for celluloid, so try one of Paris' best movie theaters before or after dinner. Something about these charming theaters evokes a kind of old-school romance that's hard to come by these days.

    In the summer, open-air screenings of classic and contemporary films at the Parc de la Villette can be a great excuse for cuddling up on a blanket under the stars.

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  • 08 of 09

    Romantic Idea #7: Stroll or picnic in a beautiful city garden...

    A walk in the Tuileries
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    Paris is packed with elegant parks and gardens, where lazy ambling and cuddling is always romantic. Match these fabulous green spots to your desired ambiance:

    Classical and formal:

    Romantic-style:

    Modern:

    Educational:

    See More: Top Spots for Romantic Picnics in Paris 

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  • 09 of 09

    Romantic Idea #8: Cozy up in a traditional Paris cafe or brasserie

    Paris in White - Cafe glowing in the morning
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    Traditional Parisian cafes offer plenty of heady romantic ambience. Lean in over a cafe creme for an intimate conversation at one of these traditional cafe-brasseries. You can even pretend you're De Beauvoir and Sartre (or some other famed couple of intellectuels sharing passion for ideas and for eachother)...

    If you're both literature fans, why not take our self-guided tour to some of the most famous literary haunts in Paris? These places frequented by the likes of Oscar Wilde, Colette, and Hemingway ooze with both style and romance.