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Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2018 in Paris – Romantic things to do

Valentine's Day in Paris

There is no city better than the romantic city of Paris to spend Valentine’s Day 2018 with your partner. Couples from across the world will be trying to wake up in Paris on 14th Feb 2018. Plan early and be one amongst them.

Paris has always been celebrated for its beauty, art, culture and iconic monuments. It isn’t without reason that Paris is called the city of love – millions of people come here to spend romantic time with their loved ones.

This Valentine’s Day 2018, stroll together with your lover through the streets of Paris. Kiss your girlfriend or boyfriend in the shadows of Eiffel tower. Find out why Paris is called the city of love. In short, up your Valentine’s day game in 2018.

Things to do in Paris on Valentine’s Day

1. Put a love padlock

Some things never go out of fashion no matter how clichéd they sound. Putting a love padlock at Pont des l’Archevêché (Archbishops Bridge) is one of them. On this Valentine’s Day buy a padlock and, write your name on it with your valentine, lock it up to the railing and throw the keys in the river. Sometimes these small, romantic gestures mean a lot. Update: In mid-June 2015, Paris decided to end the tourist tradition of attaching “love locks” to the bridge. Read More.

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2. See Paris from above

Ballon de Paris on Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s day get a different perspective Paris – from the top. Head to the modern Parc Andre Citroen and get onto a hot air balloon. Image: Goop.com

Paris is an extremely beautiful city and if you want to see something adorable you should hop onto one of the long-running Ballon de Paris balloons and check out Paris from the sky. Though you can’t book/reserve an air balloon for the couple the experience will be nothing less than romantic.

3. Rent your dream car

Valentine’s Day is the day of making your partner feel special…very special. One sure way is taking your Valentine for a drive in a Rolls Royce or any other super luxury car. The beauty of Paris is that you can rent any luxury car with driver for a day or two to make your Valentine’s Day 2018 super romantic. Some may find it bit showy but one can’t beat the ultimate pleasure of stepping out from a sparkling new Corvette Chevrolet.

4. Visit “I Love You: the wall”

Situated in the romantic garden at Square Jean Rictus Place, I Love You wall is not an ordinary wall. This wall has written “I Love You” Over it in more than 311 languages and dialects. Go to this wall to check or show off your language skills…it will be fun. Valentine’s Day is all about having fun all day with your valentine. Isn’t it?

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5. Go on a romantic picnic

Valentine's Day picnic in Paris
No Valentine’s day celebration in Paris is complete without a picnic near the Eiffel tower. Image: Yourparisexperience.com

One more romantic thing to try out in Paris on Valentine’s Day 2018 is a picnic in one of the many parks in the city. This romantic idea is more suitable for people who are yet to be couples or couples who are not sure about when to take the next step in their relationship. A romantic picnic will help you in open in front of each other.

6. See Opera Garnier

Going out for a night show has always been a very romantic way to spend the Valentine’s Day evening and nothing beats Opera Garnier when it comes to wow your Valentine. Opera Garnier is one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris. The whole event is a double treat for the couple, for they get to see a high-class performance in one of the most iconic buildings of the city.

7. Cabaret at Crazy Horse

Watch Crazy Horse show on Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s day in Paris warmup for the evening action by watching the Crazy Horse cabaret show with your partner. Image: Lecrazyhorseparis.com

This place is perfect for all the showbiz couples out there. Couples who love moves and grooves and want to spend their Valentine’s Day 2018 evening watching something energetic while holding hands. Cabaret performance in Crazy Horse is full of glamour, sensation, and beauty. The stage and the performance will blow your mind.

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8. Couple massage

After planning the Valentine’s Day trip to Paris and also executing it without any flaws, you deserve a break. A massage and spa is a must during Valentine’s day 2018 week. There are a lot of nice places in Paris where you could get a relaxing couple message.

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9. Valentine’s day dinner cruise

Dinner cruise on Valentine's Day
If you want to enthrall your Valentine during the Valentine’s Day celebration in Paris, no activity is better than the dinner cruise on river Seine. Book it right away! Image: Tours.france.com

If you really want to make your Valentine consider themselves lucky, do book a dinner cruise on the River Seine. There are some very classy dinner cruises in Paris. Book for two in advance and enjoy delicious gourmet dinner while cruising along the River Seine and admire the beauty of the magnificently lit Paris city.

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10. Sleep under the stars

After spending a romantic Valentine’s Day all you need is a romantic night. To have such a night you can head in the direction of the open hotel Les Piaules, which offers a double bedroom under the stars with a spectacular view of Paris. Believe me there can be no better way to end your Valentine’s Day in 2018 and there can be no better way to make out.

Most romantic places to propose in Paris

Romantic place to propose in Paris on Valentine's day
Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine. A large number of proposals in Paris happen on this bridge. Image: Thinglink.com

If you want to pop up the big question on this Valentine’s Day (while you are in Paris) consider these places:

• Pont des Arts, one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris
• Passage Vivienne, one of the most beautiful covered galleries in Paris
• You can rent a riverboat and propose her on the River Seine
• In front of the Eiffel tower, it never goes out of fashion

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Most romantic place to kiss in Paris

Paris is the place where you can kiss your valentine wherever you want and nobody turns their head. The most romantic place to kiss in Paris on Valentine’s Day is in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower.

Most romantic hotels in Paris

If you are visiting Paris to celebrate your Valentine’s Day in 2018 and your trip duration is anything more than a day you need a place to stay. Being the city of love, Paris has no shortage of romantic hotels. Here is the list of some of the finest romantic hotels in Paris for all budgets. These hotels can make your Valentine’s Day in Paris a lot more romantic.

Romantic Hotel #1 Maison Souquet, Paris

Maison Souquet best hotel for Valentine's day
One of the major components of any Valentine’s Day holiday is the accommodation. Make sure when it comes to the stay, you don’t cut corners and book one of the romantic hotels in Paris. Image: Janprerovsky.com

For a truly luxury and glamorous stay in Paris you need to stay in Maison Souquet. Big, lavish rooms, bar and staff are just extraordinary. They will treat you like royalty.
Address: 10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris, France
Rating: 5

Romantic Hotel #2 Le Bristol Paris, Paris

Gorgeous rooms and suites, world-class cuisine and exceptional cocktails. You will get everything in Le Bristol Paris. It is one of the best luxury hotels in Paris.
Address: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France
Rating: 5

Romantic Hotel #3 Hotel La Tamise, Paris

This is a great boutique hotel with all five-star amenities and luxury. Service is exceptionally good.
Address: 4 Rue d’Alger | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France
Rating: 5

Romantic Hotel #4 Hotel de Crillon, Paris

Great building, awesome and friendly staff, cozy and spacious rooms. Everything is available at Hotel de Crillon. Of course, you must bring your own partner. This can be just the perfect place to stay in Paris.
Address: 08 Arrondissement; 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
Rating: 4.5

Romantic Hotel #5 Ritz Paris, Paris

Located at very gorgeous location, this hotel is a nice choice to stay in Paris on Valentine’s Day 2018.
Address: 15, place Vendome, 75001 Paris, France
Rating: 4

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Most romantic restaurants in Paris

Paris is the place where people know how to eat. They focus not only on cooking but on the presentation, as well. There are plenty of classy restaurants in Paris where you can go out for fine dining on Valentine’s Day 2018. On this special day for lovers, most of the places will be full so make sure to book your table in advance.

Romantic Restaurant #1 Verjus, Paris

Verjus - Romantic Restaurant in Paris
The ambiance of this restaurant is as romantic as their cuisine. Image: Dianeabroad.com

One of the top-notch restaurants of Paris, Verjus is famous for its exotic food and ambiance. Take your sweetie out for the dinner and give her (or him) the best time of their life on Valentine’s Day.
Address: 52 rue de Richelieu, 1e Paris
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm

Romantic Restaurant #2 La Tour d’Argent, Paris

This romantic restaurant serves the top 50 dishes in Paris including the ever-popular duck with cherry sauce.
Address: 15 quai de la Tournelle 5e Paris
Opening hours: noon-1pm, 7-9pm Tue-Sat

Romantic Restaurant #3: Le Sergent Recruteur, Paris

Sophisticated and romantic are the two words which describe this restaurant. Gorgeous interior, fabulous ambiance and very attentive staff make it one of the best places to dine out on Valentine’s Day.
Address: 41 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile 4e Paris
Opening hours: Tue-Sat, 12mid-2pm, 7pm-10pm

Romantic Restaurant #4 Passage 53, Paris

If you have a deep pocket, this place is for you. Slightly expensive but worth every penny spent. You must check out this restaurant on Valentine’s Day.
Address: 53 passage des Panoramas 9e Paris
Opening hours: Tue-Sat lunch and dinner

Romantic Restaurant #5 Benoit, Paris

When you step in Benoit you’ll feel like you have reached the golden age of Parisian dining. It is that classy. Give your fair lady a taste of royalty and take her out for dinner in Benoit this Valentine’s Day.
Address: 20 Rue Saint-Martin, 4e Paris
Opening hours: Daily 12noon-2pm, 7.30pm-10pm

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