It has spawned a million proposals and I Love You declarations, and the City of Romance continues its magic this Valentine’s Day with more amour than ever. Create magical memories while visiting some of the city’s most famous sites while declaring to the world “I Love You”.
Château de Versailles
The Château de Versailles is known around the world for its opulence and its royal heritage. One of the most visited castles on the Ile de France, the Château de Versailles is exceptional in its design and its sprawling grounds, which boasts one of the most impressive and impeccably cared for gardens in the world. Within the Château itself a majestic décor awaits, with several apartments making up the Château that Marie-Antoinette once called home. Listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, the Château de Versailles features different apartments and salons including the Hall of Mirrors, which features 357 mirrors.
Place d’Armes (enter at the Grille d’Honneur), 78000 Versailles, 01 30 83 78 00
Make sure you visit www.chateauversailles.fr for all opening times and daily programming.
Nestled in the Normandy region in northwestern France, Deauville is only two hours from the French capital and it is where Paris’s high society escapes to on the weekend to spend time in their quaint seaside houses. Boasting boutiques, restaurants and a small town charm, Deauville is an ideal destination if you are looking for a relaxed and prestigious getaway during your time visiting the French capital.
Royal Monceau Cinema
Every Sunday, the exclusive hotel movie theatre, Royal Monceau Cinema, screens a movie at 6pm. Visit www.leroyalmonceau.com for programming.
37 ave Hoche (8th), 01 42 99 88 00
Musée de la Vie Romantique
The Musée de la Vie Romantique museum, with one floor dedicate to the writer George Sand, was once the home of painter Ary Scheffer. Visit www.museevieromantique.paris.fr for opening hours.
16 rue Chaptal (9th), 01 55 31 95 67
I Love You Wall
A mural paved with tiles declaring I Love You in 300 languages.
Square Jehan Rictus
10 rue André Barsacq (18th)
The Louvre Museum
The world’s largest art museum and where the Mona Lisa is exhibited is must-see for all lovers and lovers of art. Visit www.louvre.fr for opening hours.
Rue de Rivoli (1st), 01 40 20 53 17
The Moulin Rouge
The famous cabaret where the Cancan is danced is a fun and romantic date night in the City of Love. Reserve your tickets at www.moulinrouge.fr.
82 blvd de Clichy (18th), 01 53 09 82 82
Puces de Saint-Ouen
Paris’s famous flea market is an ideal way to stroll hand-in-hand and look for previously loved pieces together. Visit www.marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com for opening hours.
142 rue des Rosiers, St-Ouen (10-minute walk from Porte de Clignancourt)
Château de Chantilly
Walk through the castle and its stables before enjoying a royal dinner at La Table de Connétable. Reserve your table at www.aubergedujeudepaumechantilly.fr.
7 rue du Connétable, 60500 Chantilly, 03 44 27 31 80
Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
Enjoy a couple’s massage at this posh hotel spa.
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (8th), 01 53 43 41 67
Less than an hour from Paris is where you will find this movie theatre that you can privatise for the night. Choose the movie of your choice and spend the night in a bed right in the middle of the theatre. Reserve your movie night in at manuitaucine.com
2 blvd Victor Hugo, 60800, Crépy-en-Valois
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Reserve a table at this 3-star restaurant for an incredible fine dining experience before strolling along Avenue Montaigne following the lights of the Eiffel Tower.
25 ave Montaigne (8th), 01 53 67 65 00
Enjoy the 2-hour Paris Romantic Tour or the By Night Tour in a Citroën 2CV car.
Call 06 64 50 44 19 or visit www.parisauthentic.com to reserve.
Watch the sunset from Paris’s oldest bridge.
Yachts de Paris
Dine aboard the Don Juan II with the city’s monuments acting as the backdrop to your romantic evening.
Port Henri IV (4th), 01 44 54 14 70
Get lost in the postcard neighbourhood of the city, going up and down its romantic stairs.
Have a glass of champagne in this Parisian institution and discover why Hemingway and Coco Chanel made it their local hangout.
15 Place Vendôme (1st), 01 43 16 33 74
Opéra de Paris
Take in an opera at the opera house. Check www.operadeparis.fr for programming.
8 rue Scribe (9th)
Go jewellery shopping around the famous square where the world’s most famous jewellers are located including Cartier.
Create your own perfume together at the iconic French perfume house.
68 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01 45 62 52 57