Paris is synonymous with romance. The two words go hand in hand just like lovers down the banks of the lovely Seine. Paris provides the perfect backdrop for rekindling romance or igniting passion in couples from around the world. Experience romance that can only be found in Paris by visiting these ten places where romance overflows like a freshly popped bottle of Dom Perignon.
1. Pont des Arts
Known as one of the most breathtaking and romantic views in the entire world, the Pont des Arts offers panoramic views of famous Paris sights like the Louvre, Ile de la Cite, and Notre Dame. With the colors of the river Seine dancing in the twilight, this is the perfect place to stare in amazement at the beauty of your lover’s eyes.
2. Jardins du Trocadero
A kiss atop the Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly romantic, but there is no need to wait until you reach the top. Find a cozy spot in the Trocadero Gardens, snuggle up to a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower at the top of the hour when it comes to life for ten minutes, and engage in a passionate kiss. Don’t be surprised if you’re not the only couple finding romance in this well-known “make out” location.
Legend has it that anyone who kisses under the “bridge of lovers” and makes a wish for eternal love will have their wish granted. You can take a riverboat up the Seine and ensure your love will last a lifetime by kissing your loved one under the Pont-Marie.
4. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Complete with dramatic cliffs, waterfalls, and grottos, this vast Parisian park provides an idyllic setting for a romantic kiss. Climb up to the cabin that overlooks the forested landscape of the park and prepare yourself for a memorable kiss on a cliff that overlooks the Paris skyline.
This elegant and extremely romantic restaurant situated on the Seine has a history of romantic liaisons. The private dining salons, complete with plush red velvet couches, offer a romantic escape where you can indulge in a decadent French feast and whatever else you please. The maître d’ will leave you in complete privacy until you summon him by pulling a cord. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
6. Wall of Love
Whisper sweet nothings into your lover’s ear at Le mur des je t’aime, where thousands of lovers have done so in the past. The Wall of Love is a beautiful mural that pays homage to the notion of love and romance. The mural features the words “I Love You” inscribed in over 300 languages and red slashes that symbolize broken hearts.
7. De Medici Fountain at the Luxembourg Gardens
Escape the hustle and bustle of the popular Luxembourg Gardens by stealing away to the forested alcove that houses the Medici Fountain. Surrounded by untamed trees and beautiful foliage, the private Medici Fountain is a lush and private oasis that provides the perfect backdrop for a passionate embrace.
8. Hotel de Ville
Here, you can recreate the famous Kiss on the Sidewalk that helped establish Paris as the City of Love. This iconic photo can be found for sale throughout Paris, but why not make your own. Simply grab a seat at the sidewalk table that is located directly under the letter “C” at the Hotel de Ville Café and engage in a passionate kiss that will be remembered forever.
9. Musee Carnavalet
This famous Parisian property has a history that is steeped in romance, love, and intrigue. According to local legend, you should indulge in romantic activities in the private hallways or secluded gardens of this elegant estate and soak up the undeniable passion that the decadent mansion has witnessed over the last 500 years.
10. Tuileries Gardens
Located outside of the famous Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens have been a rendezvous point for lovers throughout history. During the 18th century, Parisians would mourn rainy days, because the gardens would be locked up, ruining the encounters they had planned for the day. Today, you can hold hands at a Tuileries outdoor café and take a romantic stroll through the gardens that lead to the Champs-Elysees.