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It isn’t a secret that Paris, France is a city for lovers. Couples regularly head to this French city for romantic getaways, honeymoons and proposals. However Paris is more than just the Eiffel Tower (although the Eiffel Tower is still worth a visit). If you really want to set a romantic backdrop for you and your lover, head to these 10 most romantic spots in Paris, France.
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This list kicks off with the most iconic structure in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Many will say that the Eiffel Tower is too much of a tourist attraction to be romantic anymore. But don’t listen to these naysayers, the Eiffel Tower is truly stunning, especially when it’s lit up at night.
Parc des Buttes Chaumont
Spend some time in the outdoors with your love at Parc des Buttes Chaumont. This park in northeastern Paris makes for a beautiful, nature-filled backdrop. Walking through this park, you’ll come across a romantic waterfall, a lake, grottos and towering cliffs.
Hold hands and stroll through the picturesque neighborhood of Montmartre. This romantic part of Paris has grown in popularity due to the films Moulin Rouge! and Amelie. Catch beautiful views of the city while getting lost along winding Parisian streets. From charming squares to lovely cafes, there’s a reason why artists have flocked to Montmartre for years.
Pont des Arts
Known more commonly as the “love lock bridge,” the Pont des Arts bridge have drawn lovers from around the world, who have left padlocks on the bridge signifying their eternal love. However many of the padlocks have been removed, as the weight of the locks put too much stress on the bridge. Even with this considered, the bridge across the Seine still remains as a definition of love in Paris.
Wall of Love
No matter what language you speak, there is sure to be a token of love in your native tongue found on the Wall of Love in Montmartre. This wall of “I Love You” has “I Love You” written on it 311 times and in 250 languages. This wall unites us all through love.
Île Saint Louis
There is an island in the middle of the Seine that is the perfect place for a romantic stroll. Take the Pont Saint-Louis bridge to reach the Île Saint Louis. Watch the boats pass by from the riverfront pathways, which make for a romantic spot to steal a kiss from your lover.
Square du Vert-Galant
The Square du Vert-Galant is a magical square that will make any romantic swoon. This square is a piece of green space in the city where you and your loved one can enjoy a sunny day and watch the boats along the Seine.
Not too far from Square du Vert-Galant and Notre Dame, Place Dauphine is a scenic square that draws lovers, artists and locals alike. The area is absolutely picturesque, so many couples opt for a proposal here instead of the often crowded Eiffel Tower. Even though it is found in the middle of the city, Place Dauphine promises some quiet solitude since its tucked away between houses.
You and your lover would love a night at the opera at Palais Garnier. This elegant opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875, features an extravagant interior that makes for the perfect setting to a romantic evening out.
Place des Vosges
Visit the oldest planned square in Paris, the Place des Vosges. This Paris paradise is a great place to relax in the sun or take a nice walk after you and your boo enjoyed one too many baguettes and glasses of wine. Created in 1612, this romantic spot isn’t just lovely; it’s historic.