Are you planning to go on a romantic getaway in Paris with your loved one but not sure what to do? Then check out these most romantic things to do in Paris that will bring out all the feels.
Paris, a city that is full of love on every corner you look at! From beautiful canals, incredible sights, pretty streets that bring out the romantic vibe to the gastronomic atmosphere foodie couples will enjoy, there is no city that screams romance like Paris.
And for many couples, Paris is the perfect romantic destination to show their significant other how much they mean to them by sharing romantic experiences in Paris with them.
So if you want to experience Paris romance with your loved one but not sure what to do, this post will show you the most romantic things to do in Paris that will make you fall in love all over again.
Psst… If this romantic trip is also the first time you’re visiting the French capital, make sure that you read this post to know everything there is to know when visiting Paris for the first time and this post to learn all the big mistakes to avoid in Paris.
Most Romantic Things to do in Paris
This list of things to do in Paris for couples includes a little bit of everything from just walking the streets of Paris, indulging in the french cuisine, goofing around together to romantic places in Paris not to miss!
1. Picnic Under the Eiffel tower
One of the romantic things to do in Paris is to go picnicking since Paris is known for having beautiful parks and gardens that are perfect for that!
But even though there are so many parks, there is nothing more romantic than picnicking right under the glorious Eiffel Tower in Champs de Mars (the park where the Eiffel Tower sits).
So organize your favorite picnic delicacies or book yourself an already made picnic basket from some popular cafes and treat your loved one to a romantic date in Paris.
However, if you don’t know how to plan a picnic, you can check out my previous post on planning a perfect picnic in Paris to know everything you might need to.
Pro tip* On top of the Eiffel Tower, there are so many other beautiful places in Paris where you can picnic from including the banks of the Seine, Parc Monceau, Tuileries park (which is next to the Louvre Museum), Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and so many other Parks.
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2. Go on an Evening Cruise on The Seine River
There is nothing more romantic in Paris than taking an evening cruise on the Seine! With the breeze, shimmering lights from the famous French landmarks to a romantic dinner, a Seine cruise is bound to bring you even closer to your loved one.
And while on the cruise, you’ll also be able to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle for 5 minutes every top of the hour! So take in the stunning views, enjoy the food and the wine and say “Je t’aime” to your loved one as you enjoy the city of love.
Pro tip* There are so many cruises on the Seine but this dinner seine cruise is what I recommend if you want to have the best time of your life with your loved one.
Alternatively, you can choose to go for an afternoon seine cruise if you want to take in the views during the broad daylight. But make sure you don’t forget to book your afternoon Seine cruise here.
3. Plan a Couple’s Photoshoot at The Major Paris Attractions
One of the things to do in Paris for couples is to go on a couple’s photoshoot with a professional photographer! I mean there is no better way to keep memories of your romantic trip to Paris than through photos.
So book a professional photographer in Paris who will take you to all the major photo spots in Paris where you can goof around while making lovely poses with your significant other.
This personal Paris couple photographer is highly recommended when it comes to taking couples’ photos and even if you’re photo shy like me or have zero posing skills (still me), you can be sure that this photographer will direct you on how best to pose to come out with cool photos!
On top of that, he will suggest some cool places to take pics from but if you have places you prefer, he’ll still go be there.
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4. Have Cocktails/ Wine With a View at a Rooftop Bar
Paris is never short of rooftop bars! And as a couple that enjoys some drinks at the happy hour, you’re in for a real treat as there is nothing more romantic than sipping on a cocktail while taking in the incredible views of Paris.
Wind down your day of sightseeing by heading to one of the many rooftop bars! Some of the rooftop bars in Paris that serve outstanding cocktails with a slice of impeccable views include; 43 Cocktail bar, Khayma Rooftop Bar, Terrass” Hôtel Bar, etc.
So get tipsy with your loved one and set a romantic tone for the rest of the night!
5. Take Leisurely Strolls in The City at Night
One of the best things for couples to do in Paris at night is to take leisurely strolls in the city! I mean Paris is beautiful but it becomes even more magical at night!
Imagine walking down a pretty street hand-in-hand with your significant other with all the city lights on! It can’t get any better than this! And the best part is that it’s totally free, so you get to enjoy a romantic moment in Paris without spending a dime.
6. Go on a Wine Tasting tour
France is famously known for its high-quality wine and there is no way you can visit the French capital and not go on a wine tasting tour especially if you’re wine lovers.
Some of the wine tasting tours you can go for include this one if you want to have a fun and casual tasting but if you also want a deeper understanding of wine from various wine regions in France, then this wine tasting tour is best suited for you.
And if you love tasting wine backed with history, then this wine tasting tour will take you to a historical 18th-century wine cellar in Paris that was once used by the King of France. You’ll taste wine, learn the entire process of winemaking while walking through the footprints of a royal.
However, if you want to go back to the grassroots and visit the vineyards, unfortunately, Paris (the city) no longer has any but you can still experience this romantic activity by going on an easy wine-tasting day trip to either Bordeaux or Burgundy.
7. Check Into a Hotel With an Eiffel Tower View
Waking up to the views of the Eiffel Tower is, in my opinion, the most romantic thing to do in Paris! And luckily for you, there are a number of hotels in Paris with Eiffel Tower views whereby stepping out of the room to the balcony or through the well-framed windows will give you stunning views of the Iron Lady.
So why not treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic stay by booking a room with an Eiffel Tower view! Some of the hotels you can book for a romantic night with your loved one include Hôtel Eiffel Petit Louvre for budget travelers, Le Metropolitan Hotel for mid-range travelers, or this luxurious hotel if you want the utmost best and can afford it!
Also, you can check out my previous post to see more options of the best Paris hotels with Eiffel Tower views.
8. Have a Dinner Date at One of The Fancy Restaurants
Going for a dinner date is literally the most classic romantic thing to do and it’s no different even in Paris! The only difference is that you’ll be able to taste the world-renown french cuisine at some of Paris’ prettiest restuarants.
And to even make it grander, book a restaurant with a view or better yet book at the restaurant at the Eiffel Tower! Taste Paris’ favorite foods while saying sweet nothings to each other!
Pro tip* Paris’ restaurants are usually booked out especially the fancy ones! So if you plan to dine at one of the popular restaurants like the ones at the Eiffel Tower, you have to book way in advance – even up to 3 months before your dinner date otherwise, you might fail to get a reservation.
9. Watch a Beautiful sunset
Sunsets are synonymous with romance! And while some people prefer sunsets on the beach, sunsets with a view of the Eiffel tower cannot be matched!
There are so many places to catch a beautiful sunset in Paris but the most notable ones include the banks of the Seine, the Trocadero square, the Sacré-Cœur, and so many other places.
So if you’re looking for romantic things to do in Paris on a budget, then watching a sunset is one of them.
10. Watch the Eiffel Tower Sparkle
The Eiffel Tower might be amazing to look at any time but it gets even more magical at night when it sparkes in sheer glory at every top of the hour.
So what better way to enjoy this beautiful display of lights than with your loved one! You can view the Eiffel Tower shimmer up close by going to Champs de Mars, see the reflection of its lights by watching in on the Seine banks or watch it from the observation deck of the Arc de Triomphe.
Pro tip* To be able to take in the glistening lights of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe, you’ll need to purchase this Arc de Triomphe entry ticket before you go to avoid wasting time in queues.
11. Watch a Cabaret Show
One of the romantic couple things to do in Paris is to watch a cabaret show! With a night of great entertainment from the beautifully dressed dancers, singers, drag shows, burlesque shows, striptease, one-man shows, or just a solo pianist, you can be assured of a great romantic night with your loved one.
And it’s not just watching the dancers, you’ll be treated to a fancy French dinner with champagne/wine to complete the fun night.
The most famous place to watch the Cabaret show in Paris is at the Moulin Rouge but since it can be a bit pricey and sometimes booked out, you can opt for other equally fun places like Le Lido Paris and Le Paradis Latin Cabaret.
But as you plan to attend the show, know that they fill up fast especially the one at Moulin Rouge so you’ll need to book your tickets in advance!
12. Stroll the Banks of Seine
Let’s be honest, Paris is a romantic city that even just walking down the streets with your loved one feels romantic but strolling the Seine banks is even more romantic.
With the cool breeze blowing your hair away as you point to some of the incredible architecture of Paris or even gazing at people that might be cruising the Seine, you’re bound to get those exciting feels of love that can only be felt by the 2 of you.
Though walking down the Seine is exciting at any time of the day, it’s even more impressive at the golden hour as the sun sets over it!
And if you can stay till night, you’ll be greeted with beautiful shimmering lights from the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles at every top of the hour on top of enjoying the bright lights from all the famous buildings around the Seine.
So if you’re looking for free things for couples to do in Paris, taking a leisurely stroll along the Seine banks is one of them.
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13. Learn How to Bake Macarons
Macarons are some of the best Parisian desserts that you must try while in the French capital! And why just eat them when you can learn how to bake them yourselves! And actually, learning how to Macarons is a piece of France that you’ll take back with you when you return home.
So if you’re a couple that loves being in the kitchen or even if cooking is not your thing but you just want to try out something new, then learning to bake macarons with a professional baker is one of the romantic things to do in Paris.
There are so many places in Paris where you can learn to bake Macarons with a professional but the one I recommend is this one as you not only learn how to make them but the chef will give you a detailed recipe so that you can recreate them when you go back home.
14. Go on a Pastry Tasting Tour
If learning how to bake macarons is not your thing, then you can opt for a pastry tour and taste some of the most delicious pastries in the city, after all, Paris and France, in general, is known for having some of the most delicious pastries in the world.
From my personal favorite the Fraisier, Tarte au fraise, Mille Feuilles a la Fraise, Cardinal, the famous Croissant to various pastries that come in different shapes and flavors, there are so many pastries in Paris that any couple with a sweet tooth will love.
To go on a pastry tour, you can DIY by listing down the pastries you want to try and choosing bakeries you’ll go to for those specific pastries, and make your own pastry tour itinerary. However, this might take a bit of time researching the best bakeries in Paris and what pastries they’re famous for!
Or you can make it as spontaneous as possible by just popping in any bakery and ask for what you want since there is literally a bakery on every turn you make in Paris.
But if you want an organized tour with a local professional guide that will take you to the best bakeries that sell the specific pastries you want (or even suggest the must-try ones), then I recommend going for this guided pastry tour.
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15. Watch an Opera at Palais Garnier
Palais Garnier is the most beautiful and popular Opera house in Paris and it would be a shame not to visit while on a couple’s getaway in Paris. So if you’re a couple that loves Opera music, this is one of the romantic activities in Paris not to miss.
Actually, even if you’re not into Opera music, I still think you should visit the Opera but not to watch the show but rather to admire the beautiful architecture and decor that dazzle in shimmer.
From the outside, the architecture is impressive but when you step foot inside, you’ll be welcomed by a masterpiece that drips in gold and the beauty will leave you in awe.
If you want to watch a show, you’ll need to check on the official website to see when shows will be conducted but if you just want to visit to admire its beauty, you can go on a self-guided tour by buying this skip the line ticket and if you want to get in-depth knowledge and learn the history about it, then I recommend taking this guided tour with a friendly professional tour guide.
16. Explore Art in Louvre Museum
Going to a museum might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of romance in Paris but the Louvre museum is an exception especially for couples that love art.
With over 38,000 objects on display, the Louvre is the largest art museum in the world and one of the most visited landmarks in Europe that you shouldn’t miss.
And because of its grandeur, I recommend putting aside at least one full afternoon or a couple of hours to be able to see at least a bit of it since it’s impossible to see everything in one visit.
You can visit on your own but the best way to see the Louvre or at least not get overwhelmed by everything and to know where to go, (I know I was on my first visit), I recommend booking this Louvre guide tour with a knowledgable tour guide that won’t only tell you all you need to know about the art in the museum but also guide you to the must-see sculptures and paintings in the museum.
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17. Enjoy the Charms of Montmartre
Perched on a hill, Montmartre is the most charming district in Paris in my opinion! With cute cafes and pretty streets on every turn, Montmartre offers a lot that cannot be imagined except when exploring it.
From a vibrant lifestyle to the artistic charm that can be seen from all around the city, Montmartre is one of the most romantic places in Paris.
And the fun part about exploring Montmartre is having both of you painted by one of the many artists in Montmartre whose stalls welcome you on this hilly district.
Honestly, you can’t ask for a better souvenir from Paris than a painting with your loved one. Other than the painting, there are so many things to do in Montmartre like taking in the views from the Sacré-Cœur, enjoying ice cream at popular ice creams shops, or even just strolling the charming streets as you explore the artistic side of Paris.
18. Say I Love You to Each Other at the I Love You Wall
Paris wouldn’t be called the city of love without a love-themed 40 square meters wall that says I love you 311 times in 250 languages.
So as you enjoy the charms of Montmartre, be sure to stop at Jehan Rictus garden square to tell each other “I love you” in those many languages.
To make it even more enjoyable, try guessing which languages those might be as you google the correct answers! It might seem like a simple thing but it’s actually one of the most romantic things to do in Paris.
19. Cruise on the Lakes in Bois de Boulogne Parc
For couples that want to get away from it all and connect with nature while still staying in the heart of Paris, heading to Bois de Boulogne Parc in the 16th arrondissement will give you that quality time with your loved one.
Bois de Boulogne which is commonly known as the left lung of Paris is an enormous tranquil public park with a number of lakes, beautiful botanical gardens, a waterfall, 2 Michelin-starred restaurants, and a Hippodrome horse racing track which makes for a perfect escape from the busy life of Paris.
You can choose to just chill in the park and explore the beautiful botanical gardens but the best way to enjoy a romantic trip in Paris in Bois de Boulogne Parc is by renting a boat and cruising on one of its lakes.
You can opt for hiring a private boat and cruise on your own while enjoying the serenity that comes with it as you also appreciate the beautiful views or you can hire a boat and its sailor so that you enjoy the cruise with no hustles of rowling it yourselves.
But regardless of what you choose to do, cruising on the lakes in Bois de Boulogne Parc is one of the romantic things for couples to do in Paris.
20. Ride in a Vintage Citroen 2CV
There is no better way to enjoy a romantic night in Paris than riding in the famous vintage Citroen 2VC. On this vintage tour, you’ll be driven around Paris’ famous landmarks like Place Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, Pont Alexandre III, and the Eiffel Tower to see the city from a different perspective as you sip on champagne en route.
This drive usually lasts from 40 mins to 2 hours depending on what you prefer! There are also a number of tours to book but the one I highly recommend is this romantic one.
Final Thoughts on the Most Romantic Things to do in Paris
Paris as a city is beautiful when visited alone but it gets even better when visited with your loved one as its one of the most romantic places in the world.
Even though anything can be romantic in Paris, I hope that this post gave you a number of unique ideas to plan a romantic Paris weekend getaway with your loved one.
Have you been to Paris with your loved one? Which romantic activity did you do and loved that is not on my list? Let me know in the comments below! And if you’re just planning your romantic trip to Paris, still let me know which romantic activity you’re most excited about.
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