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Romantic Paris for Valentine’s Day

2 years ago - Pauline P.

What city would be more romantic than Paris to declare its flame? The capital is full of nooks and crannies with old-fashioned charm, bucolic parks, intimate restaurants... so many places perfect for a head to head love. For Valentine's Day, follow our guide to the most romantic secret addresses in Paris... The museum of the Romantic life Its name sums up the place well. This museum (free!) Is dedicated to the current of romanticism, but is above all a place out of time, favorable to romantic walks. Beyond the art pieces of the artist Ary Scheffer, former occupant of the place and the collection dedicated to the woman of letters George Sand, it is the bucolic setting that attracts visitors. A small paved walkway, a vast house, a flower garden, and yet, you are still in Paris! Musée de la Vie romantique – Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Metro: Pigalle or Saint-Georges Perched on a tree This is an ideal place for a romantic evening. You can dine seated on swings or perched in small suspended huts or tree houses. Intimacy guaranteed! Make sure to book in advance to make sure you have a seat on one of the two swing tables. You also have the opportunity to enjoy massages in a back room before or after your meal. A truly unusual address for a memorable one on one! Sur un Arbre Perché – 1 rue du 4 septembre 75002 Metro: Bourse The bridge of Parc Monceau In the 8th arrondissement of Paris (and on the border of the chic part of the 17th arrondissement), Parc Monceau is one of the most pleasant gardens in Paris. A garden at the same time familial and romantic, created in the second half of the 18th century as a garden of illusions and pleasures. The small Venetian bridge that hides there is the landmark of lovers, and is very romantic for a photo shoot for two... The wall of I love you Hidden in the small square Jehan Rictus near the metro Abbesses, on the Montmartre hill, the wall of "I love you" was created to represent the reconciliation of the people. If the walls and the borders generally have the function of dividing, the wall of the "I love you" is instead a place of brotherhood. Dedicated to love, this work has become a meeting place for lovers all over the world, who come to read the 311 "I love you" written in 250 different languages. The Pont des Arts and the Pont de l’Archevêché Tradition wanted lovers to hang on the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l'Archevêché, more or less imposing padlocks, on which were engraved their names or initials, to leave a trace of their love in the capital of romanticism... But unfortunately, the weight of the padlocks threatening to damage the bridges, the padlocks were removed in 2015. These two bridges remain however places of emblematic walks for lovers, and corners of picnics for two very appreciated by couples. Gazebo at the Buttes Chaumont Like all Gazebos, the one from the Buttes Chaumont is a fairly quiet place in winter, because you have to have the courage to climb up the 173 steps despite the cold! Located on an island which is accessed by a bridge or a footbridge, it is twice isolated. With its Italian temple allures (from which it is directly inspired), it offers a view of Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and more simply on the 19th arrondissement that surrounds it. A really romantic spot where to hug to warm up! The boats of bois de Boulogne For courageous sailors or delayed lovers, the boats of the Bois de Boulogne, to be rented from February 15th, are perfect. Enjoy a stroll on the water, away from the hustle and bustle, to share a nice moment for two in the green lungs of the capital.

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Romantic Paris for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Paris for Valentine’s Day

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A magical atmosphere in Paris for the end-of-year celebrations

2 years ago - Pauline P.

The end-of-year celebrations are approaching, and the capital takes its finery. Discover what Paris has to offer for a more magical and wonderful Christmas... Dreamlike Illuminations The City of Light bears its name even better at the end of the year, and a stroll at nightfall takes you on a magical journey. Follow our stunning itinerary: Start your walk on the Grands Boulevards: the department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps will amaze young and old with their illuminated façades and their window displays with hundreds of puppets and automatons each year. Do not miss the inside of the Galeries Lafayette and the giant Christmas tree of 20 meters high, a true work of art on its own. Walk down from Rue Tronchet to Place de la Madeleine, where luxury caterers compete to showcase festive delicacies. After the church of La Madeleine, take rue Royale and do not miss the “Village Royal”, a small illuminated passage where you will find luxury boutiques. Further down, you will come to the illustrious “Place de la Concorde”, where the Ferris wheel is waiting for you to discover Paris from above. The panorama on the Champs Elysees, the Tuileries and the Louvre is superb, but cover yourself well, it is very cold once up there! End your walk with the Champs Elysées big Christmas market and admire the illuminations of the most beautiful avenue in the world. A classic itinerary but one that will make you discover the best of the Parisian spirit of Christmas. Museums in celebration Two events not to be missed during this holiday season: The nave of the Grand Palais hosts an exceptional event each year. One of two years, it turns into a covered fun fair. Great wheel, carrousel and other iconic rides take place under the illustrious canopy of the Grand Palais, a masterpiece of architecture. The following year, the nave becomes a gigantic Ice palace, hosting the largest indoor ice rink in the world! events to be enjoyed during a nocturnal opening for even more magic... In 2016, le Grand Palais des Glaces, from 14/12 to 2/01 We have already told you about it, but we are really big fans of the musée des Arts Forains near Bercy. And the end of the year is the only period when this magnificent collection of art forain dating from the 18th century to present day; is open to the general public, without reservation. Have fun with family on these rides of another time... Festival du Merveilleux, from 26 December 2016 to 02 January 2017 Delicious and luxurious delights After a long walk in the cold, nothing like a gourmet break to warm up. And to rejoice your pupils, give in to the delicious tea times of Parisian palaces, you will be dazzled by the festive atmosphere of these exceptional establishments. At the Peninsula: the classic tea-time of this palace transforms during the holidays into "Christmas Tea Time". A jazz orchestra and a children's choir accompany this great luxury cocooning moment, where mignardises, exceptional log and rare teas will delight your taste buds. 55 € per person, from 15h to 18h At the Shangri La: 100% vegan tea and 100% delicious, this is the originality of the Shangri-La palace in Paris. No animal protein but flavors that will explode in your mouth that’d be as well for the 3 pastries, biscuits and mini-sandwiches that accompany the excellent Sri Lankan teas from Dilmah. 45 € per person, from 15h30 to 17h30 At the Buddha Bar: mini truffle burger, foie gras cake and smoked salmon brioche, this is a salted and refined entrée that proposes the Buddha Bar for its Christmas tea time. Then  2 delicious pastries to choose from, accompanied with a hot drink, in the comforting atmosphere of the bar Le Quatre. 28 € per person, from 15h to 18h every day except Sunday.

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A magical atmosphere in Paris for the end-of-year celebrations

A magical atmosphere in Paris for the end-of-year celebrations